A Handful of Useful WordPress Plugins

Earlier we shared with you the plugins that we use in your blogs. Today, we are updating that list with another six of them.

1. Popularity Contest

popularity contest

Popularity Contest keeps a count of your post, category and archive views, comments, trackbacks, etc. and uses them to determine which of your posts are most popular. There are numerical values assigned to each type of view and feedback; these are used to create a ‘popularity score’ for each post. Very useful when you want to offer your visitors the best of your posts.

2. Page Links To


This plugin allows you to make a WordPress page or post link to a URL of your choosing, instead of its WordPress page or post URL. It also will redirect people who go to the old (or “normal”) URL to the new one you’ve chosen (301 Moved Permanently redirects are standard, but you can choose a 302 Moved Temporarily redirect if you wish).

3. Subscribe To Comments Reloaded


Subscribe to Comments is a robust plugin that enables commenters to sign up for e-mail notification of subsequent entries. The plugin includes a full-featured subscription manager that your commenters can use to unsubscribe to certain posts, block all notifications, or even change their notification e-mail address.

4. Facebook Comments for WordPress


This plugin integrates the Facebook commenting system right into your website. If a reader is logged into Facebook while viewing any comment-enabled page or post, they’ll be able to leave a comment using their Facebook profile. Non-Facebook users can post anonymously with a valid email address.
Even though its a great plugin, we noticed a few issues while using it. The number of comments is not getting displayed properly in the home page. Also the comment section sometimes fails to render properly because of Facebook bug.

5. Share and follow


Add Share Icons, Follow Links, Facebook Like, Twitter Tweet and other buttons on your site in the way you want. Designed for average users to use, ideal for developers who want to save time, this plugin gives links to the most prominent Social Networking sites for sharing and following, presented in many different formats

6. SexyBookmarks

sBookmarks for wordpress

Though the name may be a little “edgy” for some, SexyBookmarks has proven time and time again to be an extremely useful and successful tool in getting your readers to actually submit your articles to numerous social bookmarking sites.