1552 Goldcliff Circle, DC (PressExposure) May 12, 2009 -- Blogging has become one of the most popular activities in the online world in the past few years. Blogs are used to express thoughts and ideas, and to share personal experiences. Many blogs have also been utilized for a variety of reasons.
According to a Los Angeles web design firm, Wordpress is a favorite blogging platform among bloggers. It has different functionalities and it is fully customizable. No wonder many internet users, even those who are experts on Los Angeles website design, prefer to use it.
One of the features of Worpress that could be credited for its popularity is its plugin feature. According to a Los Angeles web design company, plugins are software programs or components that adds features to another application. These can extend Wordpress into doing almost anything. Most Wordpress plugins are free and downloadable. Below is a list of the most popular Wordpress plugins.
*Akismet. This plugin actually comes with the regular Wordpress install, you just have to activate it. It helps in managing spam comments on your blog by stopping what it detects to be spam comments and holding them for moderation. This plugin is very effective in catching those spam comments.
*Share This. This plugin allows your readers to share your blog with social bookmarking sites like Digg, Facebook, and many more. An icon is placed at the end of each of your blog post for the reader to click.
*Related Posts. This plugin is a great way to link to your previous posts and increase their page views. This plugin will include a short list of related posts at the end of each blog post.
*Popular Posts. It allows you to include a sidebar widget that shows your most popular posts.
*Simple Sidebar Navigation. This plugin adds a widget into the Widgets dashboard that allows in a simple way, without writing any PHP code on your part, to create custom navigation in any sidebar pre-defined by your WP theme.
*Subscribe to Comments. This plugin allows your readers to check a box when they leave a comment on your blog if they want to subscribe to future comments.