WordPress Plugin List

Martin Brinkmann
Mar 7, 2012
Updated • Sep 1, 2018

Back in 2010 I published a list of WordPress plugins that were installed here on the site.

You can see the original WordPress plugin listing with a click on the link but it may not be necessary anymore as this article offers a revised and updated list of plugins run on this site.

This article looks at the WordPress plugins that are installed today here on Ghacks. If you compare this listing with the one from 2010, you will notice that some plugins had to go, and that a lot have been added to the site.

WordPress plugins extend the blog in a similar fashion that Firefox add-ons or Google Chrome extension the browser.

They most of the time add functionality that the default WordPress installation is not offering, and sometimes modify or remove existing features or options.

WordPress Plugin List

As you can see, I have installed many new plugins in the past two years. Let me know if you have questions about a particular plugin, or if you'd like to recommend another plugin.

Removed Plugins that were used previously

  • All In One SEO Pack (removed) - The SEO plugin back then, and a good choice today. There are better plugins available, like Yoast's WordPress SEO plugin but it still does its job. I'm mainly keeping it as I do not want to risk that a migration changes core settings.
  • Broken Link Checker (removed) - An essential plugin that verifies that links posted on the blog are not broken or redirecting. A few dozen links break every week, and this plugin helps me correct the issues quickly.
  • Category SEO Meta Tags - Categories in WordPress do not have their own meta tags, which in turn means that you cannot add your own descriptions to your categories. This plugin resolves the issue.
  • Contact Form ][ - A contact plugin for WordPress. Easy to setup, does its job well.
  • DB Cache Reloaded Fix - A database caching plugin for WordPress. Caches database queries to reduce the load on the database server.
  • Google XML Sitemaps - Creates sitemaps and submits them to various search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing or Ask.
  • Hyper Cache - A caching system for WordPress that works well with DB Cache Reloaded Fix. Better than other caching plugins in my opinion.
  • Internal Link Building - Create links automatically on your site.
  • MaGiKS Geo Country - A premium plugin that I use to geo-target advertisement on the blog.
  • Thank Me Later - Sends a thank you email to first time users who leave a comment on the site.
  • WP-PageNavi - Better page navigation for WordPress blogs. Also better for search engine indexation.
  • WP-Print - Powers the print option that removes much of the clutter from a page before the printing.
  • WP Minify - Reduces the size of CSS and JavaScript before it gets loaded by a site visitor. Speeds up page loading time.
  • WPtouch Pro - Another premium plugin that powers the Ghacks mobile site.
  • YARPP Experiments - Improves the functionality of the YARPP plugin. See below.
  • Yet Another Related Posts Plugin - Displays related posts for each WordPress post.
  • Yoast Breadcrumbs - Powers the breadcrumb navigation on the site.
  • Smart Archives Reloaded - Powers the Ghacks archive section.
Summary Wordpress Plugin List
Article Name Wordpress Plugin List
A list of all WordPress plugins that we run here on this site with descriptions for each so that you know what each does.
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  1. Anon said on July 17, 2020 at 8:05 am

    Martin could you please make an article with an updated list of plugins of wordpress? last update is from 2018…

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on July 17, 2020 at 8:12 am

      Hi, I cannot unfortunately as I don’t have access to the plugins section anymore on WordPress.

      The core plugins are Yoast SEO for SEO, WP Rocket for Caching.

      1. Anon said on July 17, 2020 at 9:37 pm

        Oh that’s because you are not admin? Kind regards! :)

  2. darek said on March 30, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    hehehe dobre dobre :)

  3. Felipe Veiga said on March 10, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    Martin, I have a few questions:

    1-) Why don’t you use W3TC instead of two plugins, one which is kinda of deprecated?
    2-) Don’t you use any CDN for your blog?
    3-) No Google Analytics plugins? Why?

    I recommend the migration to Yoast SEO Plugin, I’ve done it, it is simple and the plugin is way better.

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on March 10, 2012 at 6:53 pm


      1. I had issues with other caching plugins, the ones I use now work better for me
      2. No CDN
      3. I have installed the code manually
      4. I have installed Adsense manually.

    2. Felipe Veiga said on March 10, 2012 at 6:30 pm

      Forgot to ask regarding your ads. I am using the old Adsense Manager and you?

  4. RG said on March 7, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Martin, wrong ink to the contact form I believe

    Thanks for the list :)

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on March 7, 2012 at 9:57 pm

      It is the link that is listed as the plugin’s homepage. Seems it is not available anymore. I have removed the link.

      1. RG said on March 7, 2012 at 10:00 pm

        Oh ok thanks
        Internal Link Building seems interesting, had never heard about it before.

      2. Martin Brinkmann said on March 7, 2012 at 10:09 pm

        Well you can use it for all kinds of purposes obviously. I would not advise overdoing it though with the automatic linking.

  5. Joey said on March 7, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    Thanks for informing us about PubSubHubbub. Never knew about it. Those RSS scraper sites are a pisser, stealing original content you spent time and energy creating.

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on March 7, 2012 at 10:11 pm

      It is one of the first plugins that I install on any new blog.

  6. Rick said on March 7, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    And thus the reason for using the great feature of the router to block connection to sites say that include fmpub or kontera.

    There is so much discussion about privacy on search engines and major sites; go figure that for most places you visit your privacy is your responsibility :)

  7. GianniP said on March 7, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    In my opinion, W3 Total Cache is better than Hyper Cache. I like also very much SEO Auto Links & Related Posts, for better related post. Try something for better preformance, like Javascript to footer or others here:

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