100 Most Popular WordPress plugins

With the new WordPress 2.5.x we have to update some of our plug-ins. Below is a collections of 100 most downloaded WordPress plugins. There is a list of 100 plugins because the downloaded number is relative with updated versions of this plug-in. These downloads are not unique, lets say most popular’s a quoted on the title . I have included any screenshot for every plugin and add a direct link for download.
All in One SEO Pack


Automatically optimizes your WordPress blog for Search Engines (Search Engine Optimization).

Download all-in-one-seo-pack.zip

Google XML Sitemaps

This plugin will create a Google sitemaps compliant XML-Sitemap of your WordPress blog.

Download google-sitemap-generator.zip

NextGEN Gallery


NextGEN Gallery is a full integrated Image Gallery plugin for WordPress with a Flash slideshow option.

Download nextgen-gallery.zip

WordPress.com Stats


You can have simple, concise stats with no additional load on your server by plugging into WordPress.com’s stat system.

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Ready to upgrade WordPress 2.5

WordPress 2.5 Back on Track: The WordPress Trac has been updated for March 17 release of WordPress 2.5 and reports that it is 62% completed with 610 closed tickets and 374 active tickets, though some may be pushed to the next release.

So what you need for a better update:

  • Check Plugin and Theme Compatibilities
  • Update Themes and Plugins
  • Do a PreFlight Test
  • Disable and/or Remove Old Plugins
  • Backup your Database
  • Relax and Read (The finer print is what matters)

Whether WordPress 2.5 will be released soon or not is still unknown. According to the chatter on the mailing list it looks like it still isn’t ready yet. Matt apparently mentioned a beta2 but the latest SVN tag mentions beta1 so I’m not sure if we will see WordPress 2.5 today.

[via dailyapps]