Editors Note: In her first article for Think Vitamin WordPress specialist Amber Weinberg looks at the plugins she can’t do without.
I’ve reviewed several plugins before, but since I started using WordPress as the CMS for almost every site I do now, I’ve amassed some great and very essential plugins.
Some of these make the user experience better, but a lot of these work in the backend to help the actual functionality of the site out. While it’s best to have as few plugins as possible to speed up the site, I’ve had no problems running all 20 of these plugins on a regular shared server.
Akismet is such an awesome plugin, that WordPress decided to package it with every new install. It’s great for stopping spam and works really well without having to annoy your commentors with unreadable CAPTCHAs. Read more