I've worked with Moveable Type and Blogger and while both of them are fine platforms, they don't match Wordpress for plugins. WP Plugins have the power to transform your Wordpress blog into a fine, well-oiled machine. After the jump you can also read the list of 15 plugins that I recommend.
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Ad management program. Rotates ads.
- Audio Player:
Configurable and customizable mp3 player.
Shows a link to a commenter's last post.
- Contact Form 7:
Executes php code in posts.
- I Like this:
Allows visitors to "like" or "heart" posts instead of commenting.
- Shadowbox JS:
- Thumbnail for Excerpts:
Adds thumbnails to excerpts.
Wordpress database manager. Allows you to optimize database, repair database, backup database, restore database, delete backup database, etc. I use it to automatically schedule backups.
- WP FB Like Button:
Adds Facebook "Like" button to your posts
Adds advanced paging navigation.
Adds a challenge box to prevent comment spamming by robots.
- WPTouch (free version):
Formats site with a mobile theme.
- WP Super Cache:
Serves Wordpress files as static pages -- helps deliver pages faster.
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