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    kyle stevens

    Hi Nosa, Thanks for sharing with us this amazing list of pluings. My personal favourite is WP Smush it because it helps to the size of image an really increases the page loading speed by over a ten

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      Nosa E Nosa

      WP Smush.it is definitely a must have. The larger the image file size, the slower your blog loads. The plugin really does alot and works without added load to your server.

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    thanks for your post
    can you please say which of these are CPU hungry?
    i fear that “nofollow” plugin is eating all my resources…

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      Nosa E Nosa

      Hello Dorin,

      None of these plugins are CPU hungry, all of them where carefully selected.
      However, you can use P3 (Plugin Performance Profiler) to check which installed plugin is consuming your CPU resources.

      I have my doubts about “nofollow” plugins causing excessive CPU usage.
      Majority of the available SEO plugins have also been reported to cause high CPU usage.

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    Hello Nosa,
    You sure do know how to pick them :).
    I am only using most of the plugins you mentioned here because i am trying to keep my blog plugins to its minimum. but the 4 you mentioned that i do love dearly, are commentluv, Google xml sitemap, mobilepress and W3TC. I am no more using security plugins because a friend gave me a script which is working beautifully.

    You list is no doubt the finest, do have a good week ahead

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      Obasi Miracle

      Great list there Nosa,

      I currently have 4 plugins from your list and must say that I do not regret using them.

      The better part of it is that they get updated at every new wordpress update, this in turn helps to keep security in check.

      Thanks for sharing your list with us bro.

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        Nosa E Nosa

        Hello Obasi,

        Choosing plugins with good support is very important. There were some plugins I’d want to have but seeing the lack of support turned me off.

        I always take a look at the review tab to see what users have said then I make a conclusion.

        Have a nice day ahead friend

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      Nosa E Nosa

      Hello Babanature,

      It is the desire of every serious blogger to keep their plugin list to the minimum. Although it can be very difficult, but for optimum results, we need to do away with some.

      This figure is impressive for me considering the fact I had 4-times this number when I was skating through the blogging world in one of those terrifying years.

      Thanks for visiting.. )

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    Nice List Nosa,

    I already use most of the plugins you have listed. I find commentluv, wordpress seo, and a tweetly a plugin for tweeting old post quite useful! I think I am going to try WP Smush.it. Thanks for sharing.

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      Nosa E Nosa

      WP. Smush.it is a must have for every blogger. It can really help you alot with no additional load to your server and the best part is that, the process is automatic for older images and new images.

      Thanks for stopping by Ade 🙂

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    Hi ,

    I have used all of these plugins in my various blogs. But the only one i was missing and was also looking for is a plugin to customize my blogs to mobile campatibility , that is Mobilepress which you have mentioned here. Thanks for sharing this , i ill definitely try this plugin.

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      Nosa E Nosa

      Mobilepress is really awesome, I hope you enjoy it Shorya.

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    This is really a great post. Very informative and very useful. Thank you for sharing this great list of plug ins.

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      Nosa E Nosa

      Thanks Cassie. 🙂

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