I’ve had a number of people ask which WordPress plug-ins I use on my blogs. Not every blog uses the exact same set of plug-ins, but they’re all pretty similar. If I find a plug-in that I like, I tend to use it on most of my sites. Here is what I have running on this one:
Akismet — It comes with WordPress. Use it. Love it.
All in One SEO Pack — It has some nice features to help with the SEO of the blog.
Fancy Zoom — Adds a nice effect to embedded images. Click the WordPress logo at the top of this post to see what I mean.
Highlight Author Comments — If I leave a comment to one of my own posts, it shows up in yellow to help it stand out from the others and show that it’s more of an official reply.
Show Top Commentators — The users with the most comments show up in the sidebar, along with a link to their site. This can be a good way to attract more comments.
Sociable — Adds popular social bookmarking links to the end of each post.
Subscribe to Comments — This adds “Notify me of followup comments via e-mail” below the comments on each post. I hate when a site doesn’t have that, and it usually reduces the chances of me leaving a comment there.
That’s about it. I’m always on the lookout for other useful plug-ins, so what do you use?