The basic install of WordPress has many useful options, but the true power of the CMS comes from it’s ability to be extended to do almost anything. If you need a poll, stock images, social media integration, or well, almost anything, WordPress can do it. Check out these useful plug-ins. Find out what you can do with your site.
Improve site performance and user experience via caching: browser, page, object, database, minify and content delivery network support.
This plugin generates static html files from your dynamic WordPress blog. After a html file is generated your webserver will serve that file instead of processing the comparatively heavier and more expensive WordPress PHP scripts.
Reduce image file sizes and improve performance using the Smush.it API within WordPress.
A very simple social share plugin with just 5 social icons (Twitter, FB Like, Google +1, Linkedin and FB Share)
Add links, copyrights or whatever you want to feed content.
Increase your site registration and engagement by integrating Gigyas social optimization service into your WordPress site.
Adds an attractive social bookmarking menu to your posts, pages, index, or any combination of the three.
Posts a Twitter update when you update your WordPress blog or post to your blogroll, using your chosen URL shortening service. Requires PHP 5 and cURL
Digress.it lets you comment paragraph by paragraph in the margins of a text
Add Wiki functionality to your WordPress site.
WP Mobile Detector automatically detects standard and advanced mobile devices and displays a compatible WordPress mobile theme.
WPtouch automatically transforms your WordPress blog into an iPhone application
Akismet checks your comments against the Akismet web service to see if they look like spam or not.
Automatically optimizes your WordPress blog for Search Engines (Search Engine Optimization).
This plugin will generate a special XML sitemap which will help search engines to better index your blog.
Scissors Continued enhances WordPress’ handling of images by introducing cropping, resizing, rotating, and watermarking functionality.
NextGEN Gallery is a fully integrated Image Gallery plugin for WordPress with dozens of options and features.
Track your WordPress site easily and with lots of metadata: views per author & category, automatic tracking of outbound clicks and pageviews.
A plugin for managing the article series you write.
Simple, concise stats with no additional load on your server.
Display a list of related entries on your site and feeds based on a unique algorithm. Templating allows customization of the display.
Enables the advanced features of TinyMCE, the WordPress WYSIWYG editor.
MapPress is the most popular and easiest way to create great-looking Google Maps and driving directions in your blog.
This plugin will check your posts, comments and other content for broken links and missing images, and notify you if any are found.
Keeps track of all your blog article or post ideas including a working title, possible keywords, source links and descriptions.
MediaElement.js is an HTML5 video and audio player with Flash fallback and captions. Supports IE, Firefox, Opera, Safari, Chrome and iPhone, iPad, and Andriod.
FeedWordPress is an Atom/RSS aggregator for WordPress. It syndicates content from feeds that you choose into your WordPress weblog.
Adds an AJAX poll system to your WordPress blog. You can also easily add a poll into your WordPress’s blog post/page.
Lets you embed MS Office, PDF, and many other file types in a web page using the Google Docs Viewer (no Flash or PDF browser plug-ins required).