I have compiled here my first selection of 10 WordPress plugins that I have found useful. These plugins are a mixture of free and paid-for or Pro versions. I have included a link to the plugin on the WordPress site, and if you click on the image, this will take you to the developer site of the plugin. I hope you find these links helpful.
1. All in one SEO
All in one SEO WordPress plugin page
WordPress SEO plugin to automatically optimize your WordPress blog for Search Engines.
At the time of writing, there does not appear to be a link to the Shareaholic WordPress plugin on the WordPress plugin pages – please let me know if you spot one on the WordPress website.
Easily share, spread, and save interesting links via your social networks, email, blogs, IM, and more!
3. Related Posts Thumbnails
Related Posts Thumbnails WordPress plugin page
This plugin will add related posts thumbnails after the post. Plugin allows to customize thumbnail sizes, display settings and type of relation.
Redirection WordPress plugin page
Redirection is a WordPress plugin to manage 301 redirections, keep track of 404 errors, and generally tidy up any loose ends your site may have.
TubePress WordPress plugin page
Displays gorgeous YouTube and Vimeo videos and galleries in your site. Please visit tubepress.org for more info!
Akismet WordPress plugin page
Akismet checks your comments against the Akismet web service to see if they look like spam or not.
7. Google XML Sitemaps
Google XML Sitemaps WordPress plugin page
This plugin will generate a special XML sitemap which will help search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo and Ask.com to better index your blog.
8. WP Touch
WP Touch WordPress plugin page
WPtouch: A simple, powerful and elegant mobile theme for your website.
9. Twitter Widget Pro
Twitter Widget Pro WordPress plugin page
A widget that properly handles twitter feeds, including @username, #hashtag, and link parsing.
10. Fast Secure Contact Form
Fast Secure Contact Form WordPress plugin page
A super customizable contact form that lets your visitors send you email.