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Five plugins that add essential WordPress features

Introduction

NOTE: If you'd prefer to view this information as a blog post, check out this entry in our Five Apps blog.

WordPress is the most popular blogging tool available. And blogging isn't just for personal use now. It has turned into a great marketing tool that can help spread the word about your product or service. Naturally, if you decide to take on a blog for your company, you'll want to make sure it has as much in the way of features and flexibility as you can get. WordPress offers just that in the way of plugins.

Thousands of plugins are available, and "essential" is in the eye of the blogger. But  I've rounded up five that I think are highly useful no matter what kind of blog you maintain.

About

Jack Wallen is an award-winning writer for TechRepublic and Linux.com. He’s an avid promoter of open source and the voice of The Android Expert. For more news about Jack Wallen, visit his website getjackd.net.

13 comments
mmabon
mmabon

I agree, slide shows are annoying, especially if you want to save an article for review later.

important
important

I can't find any useful info. It might be my fault, but whatever the case be, the info is hidden successfully.

isa
isa

Whose idea was it to put up a slideshow of just screenshots of wordpress plugin pages? I have to agree with the other commenter: This is useless. It should have been an article instead, not a slideshow.

encompassit
encompassit

cuulblu - click on the blog link if you don't want a slide show

JCitizen
JCitizen

This is one of the most valuable articles I've seen in a LONG time! EXCELLENT! I love that "Adorkable" pic; I gotta look that site up! :D

cuulblu
cuulblu

Give me an article not a slide show.

pcullinan
pcullinan

>click on the blog link if you don't want a slide show Thanks 4 the article.

arthur.christy
arthur.christy

Every time I click next to the next slide, I have to scroll down again. This gets annoying really quick.

hollyscarlo
hollyscarlo

I went to the blog and there is much more information regarding this.