Over a year ago, I asked readers for their favorite books on writing, and the response led to a wonderful list of 37 titles that I continue to refer to.

To help with the move from WordPress.com to a self-hosted site, I need your help again, this time for WordPress plugins.

Even something as simple as choosing a social sharing or comment plugin is far from easy. When I do a Google search, many of the “best of” sites are primarily filled with affiliate links. I’ve been using user ratings as a guide, but they aren’t very detailed. I’d much rather hear one-on-one recommendations from real bloggers who have had experience with the products.

So, here is my question:

What are your favorite, most-recommended, can’t do without WordPress plugins?


As with the writing books, I’ll collect your recommendations and share them, with helpful links, in a future post.

Thanks in advance!