The top 20 plugins to transform WordPress in a CMS

Flutter

Fantastic plugin to transform wordpress in a real CMS.
Some cool features are the “edit in place” , the possibility to hide obtrusive options or to widgetize your entire theme and the perfect integration whit the Role Manager plugin (see below).

Role Manager

If you are the only author of your blog you don’t need this plugin but if have some editors you can use this plugin to create new roles with different privileges.

WP-CMS Post Control plugin

It allows you to hide unwanted items like custom fields or trackbacks.

Pagemash

Here you have an ajax interface to drag-and-drop the pages into the order you like.

Cforms II

Just the best plugin to create custom forms.

Subscribe2

A subscription management system (general public and registered users) for your blogs.

WP e-Commerce

If you want to sell products this is the best e-commerce shopping cart plugin

Members Only

It allows you to make your site only viewable to visitors that are logged in.

Redirection

A nice plugin to manage 301 redirections and keep track of 404 errors.

All in One SEO Pack

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Useful to optimize your blog for search engines.

Search Everything

With this plugin you can increase the ability of the default wordpress search.
For example you can search every page, tag, comment or draft.

CMS-Like Admin Menu

If you don’t want the post functionality you can use “CMS-Like Admin Menu” to manage to default to using pages instead of posts.

Simple CMS

Simple CMS removes all of the functionalities which are not needed for a basic website.

Google XML Sitemaps

Create a Google sitemaps white a click.

Exec-PHP

To execute custom PHP code in posts, pages and text widgets.

Breadcrumb NavXT

This plugin generates locational breadcrumb trails for your WordPress blog.

BM Custom Login Plugin

Use this plugin to create a custom wordpress login screen.

Secure Files

This plugin allows you to upload\download files that are stored outside of you root for security purposes.

Maintenance Mode

You can add a splash page to your blog when the website is down for maintenance.

Create a static home page

Ok, this is not a plugin but a powerful option of the newer versions of wordpress.
It give you the ability to create a static homepage whit a normal page (instead of a post).
It is under “Settings -> Reading”.

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Francisco Carle
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Nice selection. I think I’ll use some plugins of the list. Undoubtedly it will be very useful for me and my blog. Thanks! :D

John
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I can’t get enough wordpress plugins….I can’t keep up with all the latest releases and updates. It’s almost overwhelming.

Ryan
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Thanks for featuring our Simple CMS plugin :)

James Rosenstein
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the webpurify profanity filter plugin is really effective. It makes sure no profanity makes it on to your website. http://www.webpurify.com/profanity-filter/wp-plugin.php

Jakob
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Gee… I thought I had enough of these plug-in.

Iula
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Really nice collection

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Alican
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Thanks for featuring our Simple CMS plugin :)

Paul "Best Buy" Robinson
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Very good list of wp plug-in. I used to use only SEO Pack, Google Analytic. Keep bookmark and back to try it.

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p0st3r
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good collections of wp plugins

sanjeev bhadresa
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Great list. I had not come across Simple CMS before!

Thank you!

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John conrad
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one more nice topic in your blog and nice comments too keep it up, If you advise some more related links to topic. I’m very interested in CMS and all its related subjects.

Rosario
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Wow.. Thanks for the list :)

Paul George
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Nice topic. Here is a nice tool to better manage wordpress blogs

emlak
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one more nice topic in your blog and nice comments too keep it up, If you advise some more related links to topic. I’m very interested in CMS and all its related subjects.

Egg Web Design Cork
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Fantastic stuff. Really love using WP as a cms. Plugins rock!

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Scott
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Hi guys, I’m very new to WordPress, but am impressed by the plugins. However, slightly off-topic, but I’ve created a CMS that contains a few of these features either as standard, or as a plugin. An online demo and a free, downloadable version will be available very soon and can… Read more »
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Christian Lyrics
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Thanks for sharing great plugin. I will use some.

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I enjoyed reading your interesting yet very informative insights. I just love reading about 10 top anything and everything under the sun. Thank you for sharing and I am looking forward to reading your newest and most recent blogs on 10 top!!! :) – 10top

Scott Dylan
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Very useful tools, recently i started to use WordPress as CMS and the community is huge.

Pitou
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Very interesting post concerning most of the best plugins. However have you test yourself all of these pugins? For example have you test cformII? Seems for me not working fine or do I have parameters problems but: – No receiving e-mail user confirmation at all, – No successful page displayed… Read more »
Geoff
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Thanks! Just what i was looking for…

fog lights
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Thank you for providing so much useful information!

change your life
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WordPress themes are amazing….!

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Gaz
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My favourite plugin has to be the All in One SEO plugin. Although its since changed hands, its still passes the test of time – I use it on all of my blogs to great effect.

Rjjelley
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I love the All in One SEO Pack Plugin as well. When I added that and the XML Sitemap to one of my websites I noticed a huge difference in my search rankings. I highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for organic search engine traffic.

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Jim
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I would agree with earlier post about all in one SEO pack. A new plugin that I am using is Video Traffic genius ( this is not a plug) I just am finding it great & has already helped my site. What would Seth Godin do would be another good… Read more »
Best Fishfinder
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I have to agree that one of my favorite plugins is the SEO pack. But, I use the SEO Platinum plugin and it’s really worth the upgrade. I noticed a huge increase in my website rankings when I started using it.

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Annie
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this seems an interesting plug-in, it would be very useful in my site.

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Michael
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I agree with All in One SEO. Its a must have for every WP blog.

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Sample Business Plan
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The All-in-One-SEO plugin is great, but Platinum SEO offers many more options. My advice to SEO newbies is to start with All-in-One, and then move to Platinum later.

Very nice theme, you have here – by the way. :)

Tim Moore
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I have used All-in-One-SEO in all my WordPress sites. Is platinum SEO free or we need to buy it? I have not heard of platinum SEO. I am interested in it. Hope you would tell me. Thanks!

Ryan
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The All In One SEO Plugin is pretty good. I did notice my rankings start to climb after I was using it properly after a month or so. I haven’t seen the Platinum SEO Plugin. But I will check it out for sure.

Ryan
Webmaster
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Candyryon
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Everything seems useful but All-in-1 SEO seems to be the most popular for us. :)

Barbara
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I agree – All in 1 SEO is great. Worthwhile getting to know all that it offers.
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Matt
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Don’t forget Advance Custom Field plugin :), it same with supple , but I think this one better … and maybe Gravity form , but it is premium plugin

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