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    I thought it would be a good idea to have a thread where we share useful plug ins that we use. Here are some of my favorites:

    1. All in one SEO: Custom titles and descriptions of each post and search engine friendly URL's - WordPress › All in One SEO Pack WordPress Plugins

    2. Dropdown archives: Nice to keep your archives section from being too long - Dropdown Archives Widget for WordPress | Posts | Reid Beels

    3. Subscribe2: Will email all members when you make a new post - Subscribe2 Plugin

    4. WP forecast: Nice for local blogs, will show up to the minute weather - WordPress › wp-forecast WordPress Plugins

    5. Daiko's video widget: Displays random videos from youtube, google etc. in your sidebar - http://www.daikos.net/widgets/daikos-video-widget/

    6. Contact7: A simple plugin for making any kind of form for your readers to submit to you - WordPress › Contact Form 7 WordPress Plugins

    Any other widget junkies out there?

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    I have two wordpress blogs, but currently do not use any plugins on either, some of these sound interesting so i may have to look into if they are going to be a benefit to me or not.

    The video widget sounds good, although i have been looking at the adsense youtube, thing they have available have been thinking about it for a good way to maybe add a little revenue to my site. Unsure how good the potential is for this though.
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    I've got to add this one that Van Gogh suggested:

    Automatic Upgrade: Makes upgrading to new versions of WP a breeze - WordPress › Wordpress Automatic upgrade WordPress Plugins

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    I love Automatic Upgrade. Vangogh makes the technical stuff on my blogs work, and he installed that for me. It's great, because I can do upgrades myself and don't have to worry about blowing up the blog.

    I suspect he probably installed it to save himself some time, but I'm o.k. with that. It works for me too.

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    I collect plugins. I have a folder on my computer with about 75 zip files. I like testing them out. Too many to list, but here are a few I have installed.

    AdSense Deluxe - I don't use AdSense on my blog anymore, but it's still on old posts and this plugin made it very easy to add the ad blocks within posts.

    Brian's Threaded Comments - If you see comment areas where people can reply to each other's comments, it's probably because of this plugin.

    Photo Dropper - One of my new favorites. If you visit my blog and notice all the images it's because of this plugin. You can search Flickr for Creative Commons Licensed images and then embed them in posts with a single click. It makes adding images to posts incredibly easy.

    Robots Meta - Lets you add meta robots tags to post for when you don't want one to be indexed or have the links followed. All of Joost's plugins are worth looking at. He writes some really good plugins including...

    Sociable - which adds many of the social media icons at the bottom of posts to make it easy for others to submit your content.

    Those are a few of the ones I use. I also use some of the others mentioned above.

    I'm getting to the point where I'm learning to write my own plugins so maybe before too long I'll be able to list a few of my own in this thread.
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    I have to look at Photo Dropper. That sounds like a good one. Sociable sounds good too.

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    If you want to use images in posts, Photo Dropper is great. That's pretty much where all the images on my posts lately have been coming from.

    If you notice the little icons at the bottom of my posts that's Sociable. The drop down is a different plugin, but the icons are Sociable. You can display a lot more icons than I did, but I only wanted to display a few.
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    These are 2 of my favorites for comments:

    Sezwho and Intense Debate. They create profiles for you and your commenters, and list their activity around the blogoshpere, even if they do not have a registered profile with the platform.
    IF you register your profile, you can tie in all of your social networking I.D.'s like Twitter, My Space, Face Book, etc.

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    Both look interesting eborg. Obviously then need to reach a certain critical mass in order to be truly useful, but I think they both have a lot of potential for getting there.
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    Here's a couple more that I use sometimes:

    Favicon Manager: Easy way to change the sites favicon in the browser address bar (no code changing) - http://www.digitalramble.com/favicon...dpress-plugin/

    Max Blog Press: Easy way to put rotating banners around your site - Max Banner Ads

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