Andy Beal’s 21 WordPress Plugins & Commenter Superpacks

by Matthew Diehl on December 19, 2008

For those of you haven’t seen it yet Andy Beal, author of Radically Transparent, shared his secret list of the best 21 WordPress plugins for new blogs at Marketing Pilgrim. The last time I checked there were over 150 comments on the post. People offered up their amazement at finding must have new plugins and others shared the plugin that makes their blog a cut above the rest.

Now for the goods…

I have taken the time to download all of Andy’s top plugins that make Marketing Pilgrim the awesome site that is and created the Andy Beal 21 WordPress Plugins Superpack. It contains the latest version of all the plugins mentioned on Marketing Pilgrim (as of 12/18/2008).

Download Andy Beal’s Superpack (880 Kbytes)
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Also, I have combed the comments on the post and extracted all the recommened WordPress plugins that readers of Marketing Pilgrim offered up. They offered an additional 36 great plugins on top of Andy’s list (get commenter superpack).┬áHere is the list (as of 12/19/2008):

  • All in One SEO Pack – Allows for custom title, description and keyword tags for all posts and pages (link)
  • Amazon Reloaded – Easily add Amazon affiliate links to your blog (replaces WP-Amazon as it is no longer being updated) (link)
  • Contact Commenters – Adds interactivity with commenters via email (link)
  • Draft Notification – Emails admin when draft post is saved(link)
  • EasyTube – Easy YouTube and Google video linking via tags (link)
  • Exclude Pages – Allows to specify which pages will and will not be included in menus that list pages (link)
  • Feedburner Feedsmith – Captures all feed links and redirects to Feedburner for easy tracking of subscribers (link)
  • Feed WordPress – Atom/RSS aggregator for WordPress (link)
  • Google Analyticator – Installs Google Analytics on all WorPress pages without changing theme coding (link)
  • Google Maps Advanced – Allows for the easy integration of Google Maps into WordPress (link)
  • Google XML Sitemaps – Automatically creates a Google XML compliant file when site is updated and notifies search engines (link)
  • Headspace 2 – Meta data manager for custom titles, descriptions, keywords, site name, “more text” and more (link)
  • Internal Link Builder – Allows for mass upload and management of keywords tied to the pages they correspond to (link)
  • Order Categories – Drag and drop category reordering(link)
  • OZH Who Sees Ads – Customized ad displaying based on user defined values (example – ads for new visitors and no ads for returning visitors) (link)
  • PageMash – Reorder, restructure and decide which pages show in your menus (link)
  • Referrer Detector – Custom greetings based on where your visitors orginate from (link)
  • Robots Meta – Easily manage Robots Meta tag on multiple pages (link)
  • SEM DoFollow – Removes “Nofollow” attribute on comments (link)
  • Simple Tags – Tag management plugin (link)
  • SMS Text Message – Admin can send alerts and updates to blog readers who enter in a cellphone number (link)
  • Sociable – Adds up to 99 social bookmarking site links (link)
  • Stats – Provides clear and concise data on a select few important blog stats ie. pageviews, visitors, etc. (link)
  • Sticky Posts – Adds a sticky post feature to your blog (now standard in WordPress 2.7) (link)
  • TagPig – Fully automates tagging and categorization (link)
  • TwitMe – Automatically posts new blog posts to your Twitter webpage (link)
  • Twitter Tools – Complete integration of your Twitter account into your WordPress blog (link)
  • Tylr Slidr – Adds quicktag button to WYSIWYG editor for including Flickr tools like FlickrSlidr(link)
  • WordPress Mobile Edition – Mobile device freindly interface for mobile browsers of your site(link)
  • WP125 Ad Manager – Manages 125 x 125 ads on site including click reports, ad expiration and more (link)
  • WP-Cumulus Tag Cloud – 3D interactive tag cloud feature (link)
  • WP Hashcash – Requires actual pageview to prevent robot spam comments and pingbacks (link)
  • WP-Polls – Poll plugin with built in quicktagging and customization (link)
  • WP-Postalicious – Posts your delicious, magnolia and Google reader bookmarks to your blog (link)
  • WP-PostViews – Allows you to display the number of times a post has been viewed (easy counter) (link)
  • WP-SpamFree – Eliminates comment, trackback and pingback spam from bots (link)

Download Commenter Plugin Superpack (5.2 Mbytes)
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{ 3 comments }

BlogPiG December 19, 2008 at 6:29 pm

Great idea packaging up all the plugins into a zip. A little one line description next to each plugin heading above would be super useful too, but then I am a fussy bugger!

matthewdiehl December 19, 2008 at 9:15 pm

@BlogPiG Thanks for the comment. I am working on the descriptions now. A few have already been updated. Plus, I am still watching Andy’s post so I am sure some more plugins will be added to the Commenters Superpack.

Ted V February 25, 2009 at 8:28 am

Matthew,

This was wonderful.

Thanks,

Ted

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