Plugins can extend WordPress to do almost anything you can imagine.  Below is a list of 10 WordPress plugins that will help your blog or website become “more social”.   These plugins will help your readers bookmark your site to a number of services, get to know you better, and view your activity on different social sites.

All-In-One SEO Pack
Automatically optimizes your WordPress blog for Search Engines (Search Engine Optimization).

Akismet
Protects your blog from comment and trackback spam.

Disqus Comment System
DISQUS is a comments platform that helps you build an active community from your website’s audience.

FeedBurner Widget
Adds a sidebar widget to easy customize and display your FeedBurner subscribers stats RSS button.

Google Analytics
Enables google analytics on all pages.  This plugin adds the required javascript for google analytics.  After installing plugin:

Google XML Sitemaps
This plugin will generate a special XML sitemap which will help search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing and Ask.com to better index your blog.  With this sitemap, it’s much easier for the crawlers to see the complete structure of your site and retrieve it more efficiently. Additionally it notifies all major search engines every time you create a post about the new content.

Simple Facebook Connect
Simple Facebook Connect is a series of plugins that let you add any sort of Facebook Connect functionality you like to a WordPress blog. This lets you have an integrated site without a lot of coding, and still letting you customize it exactly the way you’d like.Link:

Sociable for WordPress 3.0
Enables you to add social bookmarks to posts, pages and RSS feeds. Choose from more than 100 different social bookmarking sites like Digg, Facebook, and del.icio.us, or add your own sites!

Tweet Meme Retweet Button
Adds a button which easily lets you retweet your blog posts.  The button is for websites and blog publishers who want to encourage their audience to tweet their content on Twitter.  The button shows a live count of the number of times your webpage or blog post has been tweeted.

WP-Cumulus
WP-Cumulus displays your tags and/or categories in 3D by placing them on a rotating sphere.

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