WordPress Plugins – The Basics

Reveal Admin ID’s

Reveals IDs on admin pages for Pages, Posts, & Categories. Important for many customizations

Maintenance Mode

Adds a splash page to your blog when down for maintenance

All-In-One SEO Pack

Great SEO plugin, makes it easy to edit descriptions

Akismet

A collaborative effort to make comment and trackback spam a non-issue and restore innocence to blogging

Feedburner Feedsmith

This plugin will detect all ways to access your feed and redirect them to your FeedBurner feed so you can track every possible subscriber

Sitemap Generator

This plugin creates a sitemap for your WordPress powered site. Setup to work in conjunction with the Google sitemap generator

Google XML Sitemap Generator

This plugin generates a XML-Sitemap compliant sitemap of your blog

Google Analyticator

This plugin adds the necessary JavaScript code to enable Google Analytics logging on your WordPress blog. Requires Google Analytics account.

WP Database Manager

Allows you to optimize, repair, backup, restore, delete, & backup database. Supports automatic scheduling of backing up and optimizing of database.

Additional information about setting up a new WordPress installation:

10 step guide for improving a vanilla WordPress install

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