All tested to work with the latest WordPress Version 3, these plugins also work on WordPress MU.

Ad Codes Widget

The Ad Codes Widget allows you to place ANY size banner ads, AdSense®,Javascript, XHTML or any code you like, into a widget-ready bar forWordPress®. Also allows for rotation of scripts each page load. This is the best Text or Code Widget by far!

By / WebSharks, Inc. | Visit plugin site

Advanced RSS

Feed aggregator
widget which is able to reformat your RSS and ATOM feeds into any HTML layout you want. The built in widget feeds are cached locally to speed up load times, and title, link and number of items to display may be modified. Feeds are formatted via XSLT, but if you don’t know how to write XSLT there is a variety of built in templates for you use and learn from. The formatting of feeds is this plugins best feature – even display Twitter feeds anyway you like!
By Stephen Ingram | Visit plugin site

All in One SEO Pack

Out-of-the-box SEO for your WordPress blog. This plugin presents your blog items in a way search engines love. One of the most popular SEO plugins – easy setup.
By Michael Torbert | Visit plugin site

Better RSS Widget

Replacement for the built in RSS widget that adds an optional link target, shortcode, and page conditionals. Display feeds right in your post or page too!
By GrandSlambert | Visit plugin site

Broken Link Checker

Checks your blog for broken links and missing images and notifies you on the dashboard if any are found. Easy setup, works great – no more broken links!
By Janis Elsts | Visit plugin site

Cleaner Gallery

This plugin replaces the default gallery feature with a valid XHTML solution and offers support for multiple Lightbox-type image scripts.
By Justin Tadlock | Visit plugin site

Drop-Down Post List

Generates a drop-down list of posts for a particular category.
By Dagon Design | Visit plugin site

Exclude Pages from Navigation

Provides a checkbox on the editing page which you can check to exclude pages from the primary navigation. IMPORTANT NOTE: This will remove the pages from any “consumer” side page listings, which may not be limited to your page navigation listings.
By Simon Wheatley | Visit plugin site


Quickly and easily create drag-and-drop forms. Too easy.
By Stephanie Wells | Visit plugin site

jQuery Colorbox

Like Lightbox and similar plugins, but better. Used to overlay images on the current page, images in one post are grouped automatically, and can display as slideshow. Best of all, you don’t need to add special code to your image links to make it work!
By Arne Franken | Visit plugin site

Limit Login Attempts

Limit rate of login attempts, including by way of cookies, for each IP. Great boost to security, a must.
By Johan Eenfeldt | Visit plugin site

Link Counter

Counts links in posts; organizes list by domain if desired. Basically produces a complete list of ALL links contained anywhere on your blog (links in posts, pages, the lot!)
By Henry Woodbury | Visit plugin site

Permalink Finder

Never get a 404 page not found again. If you have restructured or moved your blog, this plugin will find the right post or page every time.
By Keith P. Graham | Visit plugin site


Manage all your 301 redirects and monitor 404 errors. This plugin will redirect any url on your site (even a custom affiliate url) to any url of choice. Cool!
By John Godley | Visit plugin site

Related Sites

Add your posts to the Blog Traffic Exchange and add Links to related websites throughout the blogosphere. Get free backlinks on auto-pilot!
By Blog Traffic Exchange | Visit plugin site

RSS scroller

This plug-in will display RSS feed with simple scroller or ticker. It gradually reveals each item into view from left to right.
By Gopi.R | Visit plugin site

Search Unleashed

Advanced search engine that provides full text searching across posts, pages, comments, titles, and URLs. Searches take into account any data added by other plugins, and all search results are contextually highlighted. You can also highlight incoming searches from popular search engines. Improves relevancy of search results.
By John Godley | Visit plugin site

SEO SearchTerms Tagging 2

The purpose of this plugin is to strengthen our On Page SEO by adding new internal linking to the blog post using the most popular keywords used by search engine visitors to find the blog post from a search engine ( incoming search terms ). Can really improve search engine traffic.
By Purwedi Kurniawan | Visit plugin site

SEO Smart Links

SEO Smart Links provides automatic SEO benefits for your site in addition to custom keyword lists, nofollow and much more. Link certain keywords/phrases to go anywhere you like, sweet!
By Vladimir Prelovac | Visit plugin site


Tests server & hosting configuration to determine problems & compatibility with various WordPress themes and plugins.
By Dustin Bolton/PluginBuddy | Visit plugin site

Simple Tags

Extended Tagging for WordPress 3.0 ! Suggested Tags, Mass edit tags, Autocompletion, Tag Cloud Widgets, Related Posts, Related Tags, etc! Very popular.
By Amaury BALMER | Visit plugin site

TranslateThis Button

Automatically translates any site into 52 languages leveraging the Google Language API. Easiest WordPress translation plugin I found, and reliable too.
By Jon Raasch | Visit plugin site


Displays gorgeous YouTube and Vimeo galleries in your posts, pages, and/or sidebar. Easy to use, heaps of features, dynamic display of keywords based videos – splendid!
By Eric D. Hough | Visit plugin site

Widget Logic

Control widgets with WP’s conditional tags is_home etc. To see what conditionals can do, see Conditional Tags at WordPress.
By Alan Trewartha | Visit plugin site Popular Posts

Shows the most popular posts, using data collected by stats plugin (required, see below).
By Frasten | Visit plugin site Stats

Tracks views, post/page views, referrers, and clicks. Requires a API key. If you have problems with the graph/chart displaying correctly, download the G Network modified version below, which works in WordPress MU 3.0 too.
By Andy Skelton | Visit plugin site | G Network modified version

WP Minify

This plugin helps you easily integrate the Minify engine into your WordPress blog. Once enabled, this plugin will combine and compress JS and CSS files to improve page load time. Simple, effective, and really works!
By Thaya Kareeson | Visit plugin site

WPMS Mobile Edition

WordPress Multi Site Mobile Edition is a conversion of the famous WordPress Mobile Edition plugin suitable for WP3+ in both normal and multi-site mode. It will make WordPress use the Carrington Mobile theme designed for mobile devices when visitors come to your site or any site on your network with a mobile device. This is the fastest plugin for mobile device I have seen. Lacks some of the refinements of WPtouch (see below), but it still is the fastest and cleanest code for mobile.
By RavanH | Visit plugin site


An extremely powerful anti-spam plugin that virtually eliminates comment spam. Finally, you can enjoy a spam-free WordPress blog! Includes spam-free contact form feature as well.
By WP-SpamFree | Visit plugin site

WP Super Cache

Very fast caching plugin for WordPress. Really works, with minimum of fuss – and like all of Donncha’s plugins, very well thought out.
By Donncha O Caoimh | Visit plugin site

WPtouch iPhone Theme

A plugin which formats your site with a mobile theme for the Apple iPhone / iPod touch, Google Android, Palm Pre and other touch-based smartphones. When using with WordPress MU, each site can have its own custom icons by placing them in ‘public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/#/uploads/wptouch/custom-icons’ where
‘#’ is the blog id number.
By Dale Mugford & Duane Storey (BraveNewCode) | Visit plugin site

WordPress MU Domain Mapping

Map any blog/site on a WordPressMU or WordPress 3.0 network to an external domain. Yes you can use any domain names for your blogs – way cool.
By Donncha O Caoimh | Visit plugin site

XML Sitemap Feed

Creates a feed that complies with the XML Sitemap protocol ready for indexing by Google, Yahoo, Bing, Ask and others. I love this plugin, because it just keeps getting better, and works with WordPress MU.
By RavanH | Visit plugin site

WordPress MU Plugins

My-Guide Clean Revisions WPMU Plugin

This Plugin cleans all saved revisions to optimize your database, with just one click.
By Daniel Bakovic | Visit plugin site

Unfiltered MU

Adds the unfiltered_html capablitiy to Administrators and Editors so that content posted by users with those roles is not filtered by KSES; Embeds, Iframe, etc. are preserved. Note: If for any reason the unfiltered_html capability is ever lost, simply deactivate, and then reactivate this plugin. For WordPress MU or WordPress 3.0 multisite only. Regular WordPress already offers this feature and does not need this plugin.

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