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WordPressThere are some 22,000 plugins available for WordPress. Below is a list of some of the more useful ones.

WordPress PluginDescription
All in One SEO Pack Automatically optimizes your WordPress blog for Search Engines.
WP-SpamFree Powerful anti-spam plugin that virtually eliminates comment spam giving you a spam-free WordPress blog!
DMSGuestbook This is an easy configurable guestbook with heaps of features.
WordPress Simple Paypal Shopping Cart An simple and easy to use plugin that lets you to sell products or services online in one click.
WP Security Scan Scans your WordPress installation for security vulnerabilities.
Admin Management Xtended Adds AJAX-driven options to some admin management pages with CMS-known functions like toggling post/page visibility without having to open the edit sc
Events Calendar This is a replacement for the original calendar included with WordPress but with greater functionallity to keep track of your events.
Plugin Central Dashboard plugin update notification, update all plugins at once, move your plugins from one blog to another with plugin install. WordPress 2.5+ only
Add to Any Share/Save/Bookmark Button Helps readers share, save, bookmark, and email your posts and pages using any service, such as Delicious, Digg, Facebook, Twitter, and many, many more.
Dagon Design Sitemap Generator Generates a fully customizable sitemap
Dagon Design Secure Form Mailer WordPress version of the secure php form mailer script
MailPress Allows you to send beautiful emails with style! Last release for WordPress 2.6.x.
Exclude Pages from Navigation Provides a checkbox on the editing page which you can check to exclude pages from the primary navigation.
Google XML Sitemaps This plugin will generate a compatible sitemap of your WordPress blog which is supported by Google,, MSN Search and Yahoo.
Google Analytics for WordPress A free service offered by Google that generates detailed statistics about the visitors to a website.
Sociable Automatically add links on your posts, pages and RSS feed to your favorite social bookmarking sites.
Page Flip Image Gallery FlippingBook plugin helps you to create Image Gallery with Page Flip effects on your WordPress blog.
Codestyling Localization You can manage and edit all gettext translation files (*.po/*.mo) directly out of WordPress Admin Center without the need of an external editor.
WordPress PDA & iPhone This plugin helps the users to view your blog in a pda and iPhone browser. iPhone is still in beta testing.
Platinum SEO Pack Platinum SEO plugin offers complete onsite SEO solution for your WordPress blog. Platinum SEO plugin offers all the functionalities of all-in-one SEO
Last.Fm Records This plugin shows cd covers on your WordPress weblog. It connects to and grabs the list of cds you listened to recently and tries to find the cover images at
All in One Video Pack Easily add full video capabilities to your blog.
Adminimize Visually compresses the administratrive header so that more admin page content can be initially seen and moves "Dashboard" onto the main administrative menu
Quick Shop QuickShop has two shopping-cart widgets automatically adding buttons to your posts and includes a TinyMCE editor button.
Smartlinker Smartlinker is a toolbar on the WordPress TinyMCE editor that enables you to hyperlink words and phrases in your blog.
Featurific For WordPress An effortless but powerful interface to Featurific Free, the featured story slideshow. (Similar to the 'featured' widget on,
Events Create a list with events, appointments, concerts and future happenings and shows them on your site. Includes optional widget and advanced page options.
Category Page Use pages as a category archive header or list some posts from a category into a post page.
All in One Adsense and YPN Automatically insert Google Adsense ads or Yahoo Publisher Network ads into your posts on the fly.
RelatedPosts This  plugin provides multiple options to show the via tags related posts of a post (for example via a sidebar widget).
ComicPress Manager ComicPress Manager ties in with the ComicPress theme to make management of your WordPress-hosted Webcomic easy and fast.
Easy Admin Color Schemes The Easy Admin Color Schemes plugin allows users to easily customize the colors of the administration interface for WordPress.
Category Icons The number one plugin to assign icons to categories.
XmasB Quotes Add random quotes with image to your WordPress blog with this widget.
WP-SimpleViewer Add SimpleViewer Flash image galleries to your posts and pages. Easy to use and several options to allow customization.
Quote Rotator Creates widget for adding quotes  or other content on the sidebar. Content will rotate through.
wpSearch wpSearch is a very powerful search plugin for WordPress. It is based on the open source search engine "Lucene" which means it's fast and relevant.
WP-Crontrol WP-Crontrol lets you take control over what's happening in the WP-Cron system.
outbrain A WordPress plugin to deal with the Outbrain blog posting rating system.
p2pConverter This plugin allows you to easily convert a post to a page and vice versa through an easy to use interface.
FV Community News Let users submit news to your site.
Site Maintenance Puts the site into maintenance mode by sending a '503 Service Unavailable' status to all unauthenticated clients.
WP-ShortStat Track your blog stats.
Disable WordPress Plugin Updates Disables the plugin update checking and notification system.
Snow, balloons and more Snowflakes (and other stuff) falling down your blog!
WP Opt-in Collect e-mail addresses from users with a simple form. Send them an e-mail automagically.