So here they are – the WordPress plugins I can’t live without (not in any particular order):
Akismet – The most-downloaded comment spam plugin. It does an awesome job of catching spam before it gets through and putting it in your moderation queue for you.
CommentLuv – I have a great fondness for this one. It gives the commenter the option of leaving a link to their last blog post underneath their comment. I love that it makes it easy for me to visit the last blog posts of the people who comment on my blog. It’s a great way to connect with your readers!
All-In-One SEO Pack – A must-have if you care at all about your site and content being found via search engine. This plugin might take some research before you get everything , but it’s worth it!
Greg’s Threaded Comment Numbering – This one not only numbers your comments for you, it puts them in threads and pages – everything looks neat and organized!
NoFollow Free – This is a great way to reward your faithful commenters. It removes the “nofollow” attribute from the comment author’s links. I have mine set so that after someone has commented (and been approved) three times, the “nofollow” is removed. (Click here to find out more about what “nofollow” is.)
Subscribe to Comments – This plugin allows commenters to subscribe to, or be emailed when more comments are made on the post. I wanted to add this because I frequently reply to comments directly on the post and didn’t want my readers to miss anything. :-)
And that’s it for now. I still have quite a few additional plugins to share with you, so stay tuned for part 2 of this series!
Until then, what are your favorite plugins?