30 Powerful WordPress Plugins For Blog Administrators

title-admin-plugins-for-wordpressTo handle a blog these days can be quite difficult if you are not well-organized and you don’t spend enough time managing it. That’s why there are plugins for WordPress. They literally make your job lot easier and if you work well with them you can put them to work for you.

Sounds cool I know, but you have to know which plugins are ment for your blog and when to use them. In my opinion, the administration plugins have one of the most important roles in your blog because they are the ones that help you to get: statistics, help you manage content and help you to generate content.

There are tons of plugins designed to do the job I’ve just mentioned and is pretty difficult to find the plugins you really need. That’s why, in today’s post I’ve selected some of the most powerful administration plugins I know. You should also check out the great article by Saad Bassi about WordPress plugins to change the outlook for Administrator Dashboard .

Keep in mind that you have to save lots of time in order to become more effective and I’m sure that using these plugins right will save you a lot of time.

1. FireStats and FireStats Charts

Firestats is without a dub my favorite plugin for gathering statistics about the traffic that comes to my blogs. It has a powerful monetization system so that you can get info about: user country, ip, browser, operating system and many more. Firestats and Firestats Chart can work separately as well, but I recommend you to use both of them in order to get a better idea about the traffic that comes to your site.


2. Custom Admin Branding

Many people consider this plugin not very useful, but I consider that once with your blog evolution there will be more people to write for you or just more people logging in to your blog and if you are like me you want your own logo to be the one that dominates your creation.


3. Post Video and Photo Galleries

Being able to create photo galleries and adding videos to your WordPress blog is just perfect for any type of blog you manage. This plugin helps you to easily do that and also integrates a small button in the visual editor of your post writer.


4. Login with Ajax

The combination between PHP and Java Script has always a good impact for your visitors. The Ajax Login system brings great login effects which will determine more people to register.


5. Google Analyticator

If you are a Google Analytics user this plugin saves you a lot of time but if you are not, than you should definitely go and start using it because is the best option for your website traffic statistics.

6. Admin Management Xtended

To save more time, Admin Management Xtended brings new Ajax forms to automatically change or add content to your blog without having to reload the page and lose time.


7. Admin Menu Editor

Easily customize the Admin Menu as you like.


8. Database Size WordPress Plugin

Displays a small and non disturbing message text which contains information about the size of your WordPress blog database.


9. Hide Admin Panels

If you are running a collective blog, this plugin will help you to restrict some permissions for different types of members of your blog. You choose who sees what.


10. Favicons Chooser

We all know how important a first impression is and without a dub, the favicon you have on your website is vital and probably the one that remains in your visitors head. Favicons Chooser helps you to easily add or choose a Favicon.


11. Post Ideas

This plugin stores your ideas about what you would like to write in the near future. When you are ready to post about one of your ideas in the “Post Ideas” just click on it and you will be redirected to the writing page.


12. Broken Link Checker

Is pretty messy to find out that the post or page you are looking for is missing or is broken. Broken Link checker helps you to solve this problem and warns you when you should change links.


13. Digital Raindrops Style Sheet

The admin can easily change the style sheet of each page from the theme directory.


14. AdRotator

Helps you to add any type of ad banner anywhere you want and also it helps you to keep a statistics page for them.


15. WP Super Cache

WP Super Cache is a must have plugin for any respected website or blog. It generates static HTML pages for your every page and post so when you have tons of traffic the bandwidth will handle it and you will not have any problems.


16. Genki Pre-publish Reminder

This is very useful if you are that kind of guy who forgets what to do before posting a new article. If you forget to post an a category for your article or just need to add SEO tags you just have to add those into the Genki Pre-publish reminder.


17. WP Grins

Automatically adds clickable smileys for administrator area and also for users comment form.


18. WP Super Editor

Get more control over the styles of your blog and also emoticons and layouts.


19. Plugin Installer

This plugin helps you to get the content of other plugins and automatically installs it. All you have to do is to point the Plugin Installer to the source of the plugin and it will do the rest.


20. Batch Categories

Automatically adds a new page to category management which shows what posts are in that category so that you will be able to easily transfer them to other categories.


21. Ajax Spell Checker

One of the most powerful Spell Checkers created for WordPress.


22. Custom Write Panel

This plugin helps you to select the way that your WYSIWYG panel looks like and choose what elements to show and which not.


23. Google Sitemaps Generator

Automatically generates xml and gz extension sitemaps for your blog which is very important for indexing your pages by Google.


24. Share This

Adds the social media links for every posts and pages.


25. Site Unavailable

Displays a message which alerts your visitors that your website is unavailable. The message is customizable.


26. Fluency

Changes the whole User Interface in WordPress and creates a great experience for every user.


27. Simply Tags

Helps you to easily manage batch tags so that you will be able to save lots of time.


28. Adminize

Compress and hide unnecessary items in your wordpress blog.


29. Quick Menu

Create and customize your own menu in WordPress Admin Area. You can add all kind of quick links in the menu section like: Google Analytics, Adsense account or just a simple other page.


30. Admin Notepad

Adds the Notepad in your WordPress application. The Notepad panel can be hide or displayed by clicking one simple button.


I’ve personally tested all of these amazing plugins and I can confirm that they are great for every type of blogger. Hope it will help you too and stay with us to get more interesting articles about WordPress and blog management tutorials.

Cosmin Lupsan

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  1. Anonymous says

    Hello Cosmin, I have found this blog while touring in the blog land. I would like to thank you for sharing such great information about WordPress plugins. This is really helpful for the blogger and webmasters as well. I am personally using “All in One SEO Pack” and “Google Analyticator” for my wordpress site – those are absolutely great plugin and easy to use also. Anyways, I have bookmarked your write up and will make sure to come back here again. Keep up the good work mate.!

  2. Benjamin says

    Thanks. Saved a lot of time. I must recommend bloggers that they should get their hands on most reliable and powerful plugins at the very start of their newly developed sites so that they can avoid trial-error. Thanks for sharing all of the needed plugins in one post.

  3. John says

    When you write “without a dub” you actually mean “without a doubt”. Just saying.

  4. Sahil Kotak says

    Superb list, but I was wondering does all of them still works with the latest version of WordPress. In the latest version they’ve updated many things in Admin panel so I doubt it.


  5. Benjamin says

    Some great plugins have come to my attention. Really helpful for my blog as I am a newbie wordpress blogger, this list is very useful for me. Thanks a lot for sharing.

  6. Facundo says

    Wich plugin are you using for recommend other post, at the right-bottom corner?
    Pleace respond to my mail, thx :)

  7. Curry says

    Thanks for this list, and thanks Chuck for the link to this awesome forms plugin too! Just what i was looking for.

  8. Edward O'Daniel says

    Great list of wordpress plugins it’s very helpful thanks and shopping cart plugin is the same which I needed thanks…

  9. Tomy Egide says

    Great Blog Administrator Plugins recommendation, i never thought of a plugin that can manage the WP blog so easily, Admin Management Xtended is a Gem. Thanks again for the recommendation of Admin Management Xtended.

  10. Elmar Sandyck says

    With over a hundreds of WordPress features to choose from, you’ll never know which plugins to use. Glad you were able to put together these lists, although I don’t know some of them I’d be glad to try it out as well.

    Thanks for sharing.


  11. Johan Brodd says

    Really good list! One plugin I’ve found very useful is Adminer, gives access to a mysql editor inside wordpress.

  12. Darren says

    The broken link checker is excellent. Found a couple for me the other day, works a treat. Google sitemaps too, how can anyone do without a sitemap plugin I dont know. Many here I havent tried or seen yet so looking forward to seeing what they can all do!

  13. Ted says

    Nice share
    I have just added Google site map generator and ad rotator
    Thanks mate

  14. Jenni Cortez says

    Thanks for review. I will build my new blog, after read this, my problem solved

  15. Peter says

    Thanks for this great list. That’s just what I needed. Like others have said, usually people recommend the same old plugins but I have found some of yours to be pretty useful.

  16. Evelin says

    This is one of the best WP Plugin lists i’ve seen online. Usually it’s the same old plugins recommended over and over again. But you’ve chose some ones i’ve never heard of and will be getting. Thanks

  17. Adam says

    A really nice list of plugins, cheers!

    I’ve been using broken link checker for a while now, so useful!

    I find W3 Total Cache speeds up the loading of mysite more than WP Supercache however.

  18. Glen says

    Great list
    Google Analyticator, that’s the thing I’m looking for.

  19. says

    Love the post ideas plugin. Just a bit disappointed with the Ajax spell checker as it does not capitalize my “I” s when i do posts, that would be really cool.

  20. denal lab says

    Seems very good plugins to use in my latest web site. Dude!!! I am not much into reading, but somehow I got to read lots of articles on your blog. It’s amazing how interesting it is for me to visit you very often.

  21. bravel tangkok says

    Awesome list. I was especially looking for some advertising plugins. Hope they work as you say.

  22. SarahMills says

    Great job mate :)…What a wonderful article you wrote. Its helpful for me for my new blog. I have bookmarked your blog too.

  23. Zahnarzt says

    very nice list… but my favorite one remains “hide admin panels”… my question is.. even though they are hidden, will they be accesibile if you use the link directly?

  24. Adamfarson says

    Some of the photos look like the old version of WP. I love this list. Some I knew, most I never heard of. I think I will be visiting the admin area very soon :-)

  25. Usi says

    the custom admin branding plugin I think is best for me, i should be thankful for your great share.

  26. Squishy says

    Just wanted to point out that the saying is NOT “without a dub” (whatever the hell that is), it is “without a doubt”.

    Great article though. Thanks!

  27. Zashime says

    These are all cool and I will use those that will be helpful to my site… cheers!

  28. Carol says

    Thank you very much for yet another first-rate WordPress tutorial. I am always searching for original WordPress tips to suggest to my own readers. Thanks for making this article. It’s just what I was searching for. Truly fantabulous post.

  29. Dani says

    Thanks for the list. These are some, besides very help. I have sometimes a question in addition. Is there a Plugin for subject symbols? I would like to say I have seen such a thing in the kind schonmal, however, I do not know where and whether it was a Plugin for subjects Symbols. Can somebody say to me there what?

    Thanks and greets Micha

  30. Hermitbiker says

    …. a great list of awesome WP plug-ins, now if I could just get my WP blog going the way I want…. supposed to be a snap for blogger’s with “no experience” or very little “knowledge”…. I turn “simple” into something like “discovering” the cure for the common cold…. lmao :) !!

  31. says

    Great great list, fire stats looks like a awesome application and I am going to make good use of it. My mind is going into overdrive with this plugin list, it is going to take me weeks to check all these out!

  32. says

    Nice list Cosmin :) :)
    I have almost used all the plugins but never knew about Fireststats plugin ;)
    This made me to read more and more and scroll below :) :)
    Thanks for the list :) Tweeted :)

  33. says

    This list was really useful. Some of them are sort of outdated (although some also had newer versions/branches), but some were very useful! Thanks!

  34. Paul Pruneau says

    Great list!
    Post Ideas, Google Analyticator and Broken Link Checker look very interesting.
    Can’t wait to check them out @ WP.
    Thanks for putting this list together.

  35. says

    Great list! I’ve downloaded the admin notepad for my blog wp super cache and the ad rotator, thank yo so much.

  36. says

    i think i need the #1 and #30 plugins. I will get my hands on them some of these days. Great list here, though i don’t really use most of them. well, maybe that’s just me :)

  37. ImagingDesk says

    Wonderfull plugint list for administrators. Thanks for sharing this.

  38. says

    Amazing list of plugins for WordPress. We personally use most of the ones in this articles but there a couple I didn’t know about and look very useful especially for our blog. Good article and thanks for the resources.

  39. Julianntrott says

    Custom Admin Branding and The Favicon chooser, are the WP plugins I’ve been looking for a while!

  40. says

    Usefull list. I descover some new plugins here. I usually try to keep plugins to a minimum, but some of them are really essential! Thanks for puttinng this list together.

  41. Alex Denning says

    2.7 onwards comes with a plugin installer and 3.0 will include a menu manager. It’s all very well listing ‘the x most useful plugins for x’, but when the functionality is built in? Someone’s got some homework to do.

  42. says

    Custom Admin Branding is sweet.
    I used to manually change the login screen with my logo.
    But every time I updated wordpress I needed to change that again.
    With this plugin there isn’t need for that, so it’s saving me some time :)

  43. mupet says

    Great list and very useful plugin. I uisng some of them on my wordpress site

  44. Danny Cooper says

    Just installed Analyticator, great plugin thanks for the recommendation. Looks beautiful in the WordPress Dashboard too!

  45. djavupixel says

    Some really nice WordPress plugins! Some of them I already have them other I will give it a try :)

  46. says

    Some really nice collection of plugins here, we have installed most of them and will install few more after seeing this article, thanks for sharing.

  47. arfandia says

    Wonderfull plugint list.. i’m using 4-5 this plugin at blog. thanks for sharing this

  48. says

    I’ll have to check out some of these plugins.

    With some of them, I think it would be stupid to use a plugin(like Sharethis). Having a ton of plugins sucks when upgrades come out for wordpress because it can be a major pain in the butt.

  49. says

    Great list, added a couple to my arsenal, trying to limit my plugin use but a couple of these I hadn’t used and seemed like great finds!