10 WordPress Plugins That You Should/Must Install

I’ve prepared this article for you in which I am sharing a list of my favorite top 10 WordPress plugins. I hope you will love them all.

Lets start :

Are You Sure?

are you sure wordpress plugin

It happens alot of times when I hit Publish button instead of clicking Save Draft. These are called accidental clicks, to stop such clicks completely here is a WordPress plugin called Are You Sure. After installing this plugin when you will click Publish or Update Post button, a Window will pop up asking for whether you wish to publish the current content or not

Search Meter

search meter

Search Meter automatically records what people are searching for and shows the results for last couple of days, weeks or month. It also tells you about unsuccessful searches. With this plugin you will be able to find out, what people are searching on your site and you can write on those topics more

Theme Test Drive

theme test drive

With this plugin you will be able to safely test drive any theme on your blog as administrator, while visitors will still see the default one.

Maintenance Mode

maintenance mode wordpress plugin

This plugin adds a message to your blog telling visitors that your blog is down for maintenance. You can easily change the default message by going to plugin’s option

Comment Preview

comment preview wordpress plugin

As the name indicates, with this plugin your commentators will be able to preview their comment without reloading the page. This plugin uses jQuery.

Shockingly Big IE6 Warning

ie6 warning wordpress plugin

Well, if your WordPress theme does not look good on Internet Explorer then you should install this plugin. It shows a warning message alerting the user why it is bad to use IE6, the security risk and the bad compatibility of Web Standards

Live Blogroll

live blogroll

Live Blogroll will make your Blogroll livelier. It will show a number of recent posts for each link in your Blogroll using Ajax.

Exclude Pages

exclude pages

This plugin adds a checkbox, if you uncheck it, the page will not appear in any listings of pages.



WP-DB-Backup allows you easily to backup your core WordPress database tables. You may also backup other tables in the same database.

Notifixious Plugin

This plugin allows you to notify your readers on their Instant Messaging (AIM, MSN, GTalk, ICQ…), Email or SMS when you publish new posts. It also adds a widget to your blog to allow your users to choose on which channel they want to be notified.

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Drew Douglass September 1, 2009

Thanks a lot for this list, I hadn’t seen the jQuery comment preview or the search meter, I’m gonna give those a look.

Also, a tip of the hat to you for mentioning my plugin, ‘Are you Sure?’, I hope you found it useful!

-Drew Douglass

Arjun S Kumar September 2, 2009

All the plugins have their part ..
most important to use is Shockingly Big IE6 Warning as IE sucks..

Rajesh Kanuri November 19, 2009

some of them are new to me.. ll give a try..

99tutes May 16, 2010

Very informative post. Can you write a similar post for 10 must jquery plugins for joomla

Bapun December 20, 2010

Great list. Going to install Search meter & Theme Test Drive.