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Best WordPress Plugins for Beauty Bloggers

I’ve been asked many times what plugins I use for my blog, so I wanted to share my personal list of best wordpress plugins for beauty bloggers with you. I know that this is only for WordPress (and likely specific to self-hosted on WordPress), but I thought it might be helpful.

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Akismet
My spam prevention plugin.
http://akismet.com/

Collapsing Archives
A plugin that makes archive act like blogger.
http://blog.robfelty.com/plugins/collapsing-archives

CommentLuv
This is to allow anyone who comments on my blog to share their most recent post if they’re registered with CommentLuv. This is a GREAT plugin. It is responsible for cutting back on the number of beauty bloggers who would leave ‘come check out my blog’ links on my blog.
http://comluv.com/

Digg Digg
This is for social media sharing in posts. I use this at the top of my posts instead of 2 separate plugins like I used to have. It’s extremely customizable. I don’t have it floating because it sometimes causes bugs with ipads and other tables. I’m not sure if it’s working properly for Pinterest.
http://bufferapp.com/diggdigg

Follow Me
This allows me to put all my social media profiles into the sidebar. I can also customize it and add profiles that aren’t listed. It’s really great.
http://www.ignitesocialmedia.com/tools/follow-me/

Google XML Sitemaps
for better indexing in google and bing
http://www.arnebrachhold.de/redir/sitemap-home/

Greg’s High Performance SEO
This makes it easier to optimize posts for SEO.
http://gregsplugins.com/lib/plugin-details/gregs-high-performance-seo/

LinkWithin
This displays recommended stories at the bottom of posts. This is supposed to link relevant posts within a post so that if you liked the post, you can more easily find other posts like it.
http://www.linkwithin.com/

MaxBlogPress Ping Optimizer
This keeps my blog from being marked as a ping spammer. I’m not sure if this one is still needed.
http://www.maxblogpress.com/plugins/mpo/

Pinterest RSS Widget
This displays my latest pins. I love this! So cute!
http://www.bkmacdaddy.com/pinterest-rss-widget-a-wordpress-plugin-to-display-your-latest-pins/

Station Identification
This adds a notice to the bottom of my feed items indication my copyright. It’s been buggy recently because I can’t get in to edit my message.
http://extrafuture.com/projects/station-identification

Taxonomy List Widget
This allows for my tags down the right side of my blog.
http://www.ethitter.com/plugins/taxonomy-list-widget/

WP-DBManager
This allows for database backup, repair and optimizing and other useful stuff.
http://lesterchan.net/portfolio/programming/php/

WP Missed Schedule
This is to help prevent posts from missing their scheduled time.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-missed-schedule/

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WPtouch
A plugin which formats your site with a mobile theme for visitors on Apple iPhone / iPod touch, Google Android, Blackberry Storm and Torch, Palm Pre and other touch-based smartphones.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wptouch/

As always, I would love to know what makes up your best wordpress plugins list! Are there ones you think I need to check out? Are there ones you think I should cut? Please share!

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    Phyrra is an award-winning cruelty-free beauty blogger. She is hair obsessed, into alternative fashion, an avid urban fantasy reader, and a standard poodle fan.