Top Plugins and Themes

Try to download some more plugin’s to make your website exciting.

Must have – Click Akismet-to-prevent-spam to download the PDF tutorial

Others are:
a) WP-Polls or PollDaddy (see example at the end of the page below) are two poll plugins you can investigate– a must for your website to keep customers from bouncing.
Steps: Click Plugins. Install and Activate your Plugin. Create your poll. After you save it. Go back to the Dashboard, and Click EDIT POLLS and either use the URL or EMBED the HTML (like you see below).
b) Contact Form 7 – In case you want a form that submits data to you. (See the page called CONTACT 7).
c) Google XML Site Map (a must for every website).
d) Tweet this–Insert Tweets (http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/tweet-this/)
e) Two plugins that you can investigate for eCommerce solutions: eShop and WP e-Commerce
f) Calendar – A most for 50% of the WP projects! (click here for full tutorial)
g) SlideDeck plug in for Content Slider from Digital Telepathy
h) Social Media: Share-and-Follow (http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/share-and-follow/)
i) WPOnlineBackup plugin for Online Backup for WordPress (from Jason Woods)
j) Exclude pages from menu options. Why Exclude? You have a privacy policy statement or terms and condition web page. You want to hyperlink to them rather than clutter your menus.Click here for details.

A list of popular plugs from other websites.

List one: http://www.makeuseof.com/pages/best-wordpress-plugins

List two:  2009 list of popular plugins….

List three: List of plugins from Dummies website. It has links to tutorials as well.

Finally, if you don’t have a poll on your website,  you are missing an opportunity to make your website interactive and interesting.  See an example of poll below: