What WP Plugins Do They Use?

Not-so-well-known WordPress Plugins famous bloggers use

Matt Cutts (Google)

Cookies for Comments

This plugin adds a stylesheet or image to your blog's html source code. When a browser loads that stylesheet or image a cookie is dropped. If that user then leaves a comment the cookie is checked. If it doesn't exist the comment is marked as spam. The plugin can also check how long it took a user to enter a comment. If it's too fast it's probably a spam bot.


Hello Bar

Specially made for developers, Hello Bar Solo is a self-hosted, fully-customizable JavaScript solution for building notification bars.


WP Category Post List Widget

WP Category Posts List is a WordPress Widget & Shortcode plugin to show your posts filtered by category.

Built on the latest WP widget class, it has multiple widget instance support. Also you can modify the HTML structure of the widget in what ever manner you want.

Laughing Squid

Advanced Recent Posts Widget

Advanced Recent Posts Widget is a light widget advanced version of the WordPress Recent Posts widget allowing increased customization to display recent posts from multiple categories or from custom post types.


go Social

go social plugin displays the social media sharing / bookmarking icons for your blog posts . It has buttons for Facebook , Digg, Google Buzz, Twitter & more to be added soon, It also displays number of likes and shares for twitter and facebook in a very neat and clean compact web 2.0 way .



The Embedly plugin allows bloggers to embed videos, images, PDF, and article previews from "any" source with just the URL. It uses the Embedly API to get the embed code and display it in a post.


Twitter Blackbird Pie

Add awesome looking embedded HTML representations of actual tweets in your blog posts just by adding simple shortcodes. Please read the blog post at http://themergency.com/twitter-blackbrid-pie-wordpress-plugin-03/ for more info and see a demo of the plugin in action at http://themergency.com/twitter-blackbird-pie-wordpress-plugin-demo/.

Author: Jacob Jarnvall

Even though I have been involved with traditional SEO for over ten years, I describe myself as a data-driven digital marketer who tries to synchronize search, social, and content to get found more often, more effectively, by more customers.

I often use WordPress when I build sites and blogs and I am always on the lookout for new exciting plugins which might improve the experience of my visitors.


I am not in any way affiliated with these companies and/or the Plugin developers. You use these plugins on your own risk and I can in no way be responsible for what they might do to your blog.