Jul 15 2008

5 Wordpress Plugins To Make Your Blogging Easier

Lately I have been installing Wordpress Plugins like crazy. Probably about 10 in the last few days. I wanted to share a few ‘new’ ones that I have found from other bloggers. After reading the 15 Most Under-Utilized Plugins for SEO I installed many of them.


This is the #1 Wordpress Plugin to make life easier as a blogger. This particular blog gets at least 100 spam comments per day. Not sure why it’s so high, but imagine trying to moderate that yourself everyday. Waste of time!

I recently just upgraded this plugin, which is sporting a new feature. You can now automatically discard spam comments on posts older than a month. Check!

Download the Askimet plugin

TagMahal – Automatic Tag Suggestion

This plugin will simply find suggested keywords you can tag your post with. I am a bit lazy and would like to see more from this plugin. After generating these suggested keywords, I’d like to then click and add them, instead of copy and pasting them in. Still a time saver.

Download TagMahal.

Technorati Incoming Links

I hated upgrading Wordpress after finding out my Technorati links would be replaced with some Google garbage. Well if you miss Technorati you can have it back. Simply install the plugin and you will have your incoming Technorati links back in the dashboard where they belong.

Download Technorati.

Broken Link Checker

We have posts dated all the way back to Nov 2006. We’ve done a lot of linking to try and share our traffic and really promote other bloggers. As we know, many come and go. This has left us with tons of broken links, way more than I had ever thought.

At the time of this post, the plugin has found 183 broken links. That’s after I’ve already cleaned some! How many broken links do you have?

Download Broken Links.

No Self Pings

I already blogged about No Self Pings Please, but I had to mention this again. Ever since installing I haven’t had to deal with any annoying self pings.

Which Wordpress plugins make blogging easier for you?

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8 Comments on this post


  1. David K. said:

    Thanks for the information and TagMahal sounds cool. I wish you had included a link to each plug-in as they are kind of hard to find.

    July 15th, 2008 at 1:15 pm
  2. Matthew Henrickson said:

    As mentioned I am a bit lazy, I will update the post with locations of where you can download the plugin.

    Im sorry about that.

    July 15th, 2008 at 1:25 pm
  3. Matthew Henrickson said:

    Okay, updated with links to download the plugins.

    For self pings the download link is on our other post :)

    More wordpress plugin posts coming as I have found several more :D

    July 15th, 2008 at 1:29 pm
  4. David Hobson said:

    Good post with some really useful plugins especially tagmahal.

    David Hobsons last blog post..464 Social Media Links – In Excel and PDF Format

    July 15th, 2008 at 2:53 pm
  5. Matthew Henrickson said:

    Glad you like it David, do you use any of these plugins listed?

    July 15th, 2008 at 4:09 pm
  6. AffiliateObsession.com said:

    Excellent list and as always, a great resource for bloggers.

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    July 15th, 2008 at 6:56 pm
  7. Blog for Beginners said:

    Hey Matthew,

    Thanks for the linky and I appreciate your reference. I guess ‘broken link checker’ should be included to the list of under-utilized plugin, what do you say?


    Blog for Beginnerss last blog post..WordPress Template Tag

    July 15th, 2008 at 8:03 pm
  8. Matthew Henrickson said:

    Definitely! Id never heard of it before and has been great for finding old links.

    July 21st, 2008 at 10:53 am


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