10 WordPress Plugins I Won’t Blog Without

10 WordPress Plugins I won’t run a site without. Seriously.

Newest Discoveries
Editorial Calendar – do the planning that it takes to get the most audience reach from your blog content (I would force myself to learn how to write a plugin, rather than do without this one! It’s easily the most valuable FREE plugin on my site.)
Twitter Blackbird Pie – Embed your tweet in your posts, really attractive way to quote a Tweet

Standard on Install:
Gravity Forms – state of the art WordPress Form Management by GravityForms (included in every GingerWench.com client site)
Theme Test Drive – allows me to show clients a new theme working on their site without changing the them that visitors see
TinyMCE Advanced – allows you to customize the buttons on your Visual Text Editor within WordPress for added functionality
WP-DB-Backup – Easily make backups, and have them sent to your email at the desired interval (daily, hourly, weekly, etc)
WordPress SEO by Yoast – User friendly, easy to understand, visually exciting SEO for your WordPress site
Maintenance Mode – adds a splash page to your blog that lets visitors know your blog is down for maintenance. Logged in administrators get full access to the blog including the front-end.
NextGEN Gallery – simply the best, most versatile photo gallery plugin for WordPress
StudioPress Plugins for the Genesis Framework (8 theme specific plugins)

Ok, so that’s really 18 plugins if you wanna get all technical on me. What plugins do you hold near and dear to your heart? Share them in the comments!

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