Plugins extend and expand the functionality of WordPress. The majority of WordPress users don’t require Plugins. But you need to have some must have plugins to stop comment spam and optimize your blog for SEO.
You may activate it or deactivate plugins under Administration Panels(click on the Plugin tab). Here is a list of recommended wordpress plugins for every wordpress blog.
- All in One SEO Pack – Optimizes your WordPress blog for Search Engines (Search Engine Optimization).
- Google XML Sitemaps – This plugin will create a Google sitemaps compliant XML-Sitemap of your WordPress blog
- WordPress Database Backup – WordPress database backup creates backups of your core WordPress tables as well as other tables of your choice in the same database.
- WP Super Cache – This plugin generates static html files from your dynamic WordPress blog. Very fast caching module which will survive the Digg.
- Akismet – Stops comment spam (checks your comments against the Akismet web service to see if they look like spam or not).
You can find more WordPress plugins at Plugins directory.