One of the biggest reasons why so many site owners trust wordpress to run their web sites and blogs is because of their massive collection of free and premium wordpress plugins that are available.
WordPress plugins are applications that can be downloaded and added to the existing wordpress content management system and allows you to create specific actions and viewing settings for readers of your site.
Below we have listed some of the top wordpress plugins that you should be using on your blog. All of the plugins below are free to download. Simply search for their name within your dashboard area when you are logged in.
Contact Form Plugin
Every web site needs a contact form so they can be in touch with their audience and answer any questions that people may have. This plugin is super easy and have will have a form on your blog in seconds.
Shareaholic Social Plugin
The world of social networking is taking over and people are going to want to share your content. When using Shareaholic you can add social buttons to the top or bottom of all of your post pages. Twitter, Facebook, Digg… all the good ones you already know about.
Related Posts Plugin
When people are viewing your blog pages, you want to make sure they stay on your site and one of the best ways to do this is to show them relevant content from your other pages. This is exactly what a related posts plugin will do for you.
AddThis Follow Widget
Another excellent social networking plugin that allows people to follow yourself or your blog fan pages across the major social networks. The more followers, the better.
WordPress SEO Plugin by Yoast
Out of the box wordpress is great for SEO, but this plugin makes your posts and pages even better. Tweak your titles, post pages, archives and much more.
In addition to the list above, there are thousands of other must use wordpress plugins out there. To view a list of more plugins that you can add to your blog, click here.