What are your favorite WordPress plugins?

Lisa Riveroblogging3 Comments


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!


Lisa RiveroWhat are your favorite WordPress plugins?

3 Comments on “What are your favorite WordPress plugins?”

  1. Victoria

    Okay, let’s see if I can do this easily and quickly and still make sense. First, Akismet for spam filtering, I use the image widget, Jetpack for a lot of different things. I believe the Smart Youtube Pro is what allows you to post a video simply, the social media widget to link to Facebook, Twitter, etc. Then I have a lot of other ones I should probably weed out. Sometimes they look like they’ll be just what I need, but end up short on the deal. I hope this helps a little, Lisa. :)

  2. Victoria

    By the way, congratulations on the New Site! The comments are working great. And now I’m going to go searching for the “comment love” to add to mine.

    1. Lisa Rivero

      Thanks, Victoria! Your plug-in suggestions are terrific. Too many options, too little time to try them all… :)

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