Plugins are a big part of the WordPress community. Over the years I have used many of the WordPress plugins. WordPress plugins help you make a better blog and get more reader interaction. There are in total 4,245 plugins and these have been downloaded 22,152,788 times. 18 most downloaded WordPress plugins This post is a tribute to the top 18 most downloaded WordPress plugins ever (Akismet is not included as it comes with the default WordPress installation). Each of these 18 has been downloaded a minimum of 200,000 times.
At the end of last week I caught the Eurostar out to Brussels to present at the very first twiist.be conference in Leuven. This was my first visit to Belgium, and my first time presenting “10 Cost Effective Web Development Techniques”, so it was a pretty fun trip all round. I’ve put the slides up on SlideShare, which didn’t translate perfectly (beware ugly ampersands), but give a flavour.