I was getting some emails lately asking about the WordPress plugins that I have installed here on Ghacks. I know that many webmasters read my blog and I thought it would be nice to publish a list of plugins. I also thought to write a series of articles about setting up a blog with your own domain, please let me know if that sounds interesting enough. I have been using WordPress since the beginning and find it really easy to administrate.
A large plugin repository exists on the net and I have downloaded most of my plugins from the WP Plugins website (update: it is better to use the plugin repository on the official WordPress website, or directly from within the WordPress admin dashboard).
I have added and removed many plugins since then and found a number of plugins I can't live without anymore. I have decided to use an alphabetic list for ease of accessing the information.
Update: Things have changed quite a bit in the meantime. Plugins can now be downloaded from the official WordPress website or directly from within the blog if the proper permissions are set to do just that. Of all the plugins listed above, only a few are still used. Below is the new list of plugins used on Ghacks at the time of writing. Links have been removed from the above list.
Update 2: We replaced a couple of plugins recently again. We removed All in one SEO, Google XML Sitemaps and Yoast's Breadcrumbs with WordPress SEO. The anti-spam plugin has changed again. We are now using NoSpamNX which takes care of the spam problem big time.
New plugins added are the following ones:
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