Blogs are the greatest thing to ever happen to online business marketing, WordPress is the greatest thing that ever happened to blogging and WordPress plugins are the greatest thing that ever happened to WordPress! Setting up a bare-bones WordPress blog is fine and functional, but why would you not want to install incredible and free WordPress plugins to enhance your business blog?
Top 15 – Business WordPress Plugin Guide
1. Akismet | Download
Akismet comes standard on most blogs and is arguably the most important plugin because it will save you from a comment spam nightmare!
2. Business Directory For WordPress | Download
I recently discovered this useful plugin, which allowed you to set up a cool mini directory on a page of your blog so you can list relevant resources.
3. Google Maps in Posts
A useful plugin that let you take advantage of Google Maps, making it easier for your blog viewers to find your business or the location of events and such.
4. 125×125 Ad Management | Download
Looking to monetize your blog or add your own banners to promote your products and services? This plugin will make it easy to manage 125×125 ads on your site.
5. qTranslate | Download
This handy blog will allow you to service an international audience, by making it easy for readers to view the content in their native launguage.
6. Google (XML) Sitemaps Generator | Download
This important plugin generates a sitemap file on your server which Google can read and it will help ensure all your posts get indexed properly.
7. Related Entries | Download
This is a great way to keep your readers on your blog even longer and is usually displayed at the end of a blog post. Be sure to tag all your posts so the related entries will know which posts are related.
8. EasyTube – YouTube Plugin | Download
Everyone knows the power of viral videos, video tutorials and so on, so why not feature your great video content on your blog? This YouTube plugin will allow you to do so.
9. Democracy AJAX Poll | Download
The power of surveys and polls are obvious, so why not add a poll to your website using this great plugin to gather vital information from your readers?
10. FlickrRSS for WordPress | Download
If you have a Flickr account this plugin makes it easy to display your recent photos.
11. WordPress Database Backup | Download
Backing up your hard work is vital and the same applies to blogs, so be sure to install this handy plugin to make sure all your posts are saved.
12. PodPress | Download
Podcasts are all the rage and this advanced and detailed plugin has tons of great features sure to make your podcast dreams come true on WordPress.
13. All in One SEO Pack | Download
Having a search engine friendly blog is a life and death matter and this seo plugin will help you fine tune your blog for the major search engines.
14. AdSense Manager | Download
Do you monetize your site with Google Adsense ads, then be sure to give this plugin a shot which takes advantage of widget ready WordPress themes.