Must have best FREE WordPress plugins 2012

To summarize the year 2012 I have compiled a list of must have WordPress plugins:

  1. AddToAny: Subscribe Button

    Help readers subscribe to your blog using any feed reader or feed service.
    Add a subscribe button as widget, in a page or directly in the code.
    Let your users subscribe to your sites feed, support many accounts providers.

    You can see this plug in action in this blog, under the site header.

  2. Better WordPress Syntax

    Adding code to your blog posts? Making tutorial on HTML? Java? Good plugin, supports many languages: PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby, C, Java, Javascript, CSS, VBscript, XML, HTML4, Bash, CSharp, Apache, ActionScript, ActionScript3, and MySQL. .

     Print "Hello, World!";
     Print "Hello, World!";

  3. Count Per Day

    Counter, shows reads per page; today, yesterday, last week, last months … on dashboard, per shortcode or in widget.
    Add statistics to your dashboard:

  4. Easy Review Builder

    Creates a customizable star-based review summary table from a shortcode
    Doing reviews? Great solution for you!
    visit plugin site.

    An (optional) title goes here
    Create up to 8 rating categories, more than enough to accomplish most review formats.
    While voiceovers were charming, the game really lacked in the variety of sounds, and the music was repetitive.
    Where the sound and graphics faltered at times the gameplay is outstanding.
    This optional summary is automatically calculated. You just provide the text.

  5. Facebook Page Photo Gallery

    Show your public facebook album in your blog. Nice design.

  6. Follow

    Adds a floating Follow Button at the bottom right corner of WordPress.ORG sites (like in this site!)

  7. Google+ Plugin

    Integrate with Google+ Pages and add the Google +1 button to your site so your visitors can vote to tell the world how great your site is, exactly like in this post header!

  8. Google Analytics for WordPress

    This plugin makes it simple to add Google Analytics to your WordPress blog, adding lots of features, eg. custom variables and automatic clickout and download tracking.

  9. kk Star Ratings

    A clean, animated and sweat ratings feature for your blog With kk Star Ratings, you can allow your blog posts to be rated by your blog visitors. It also includes a widget which you can add to your sidebar to show the top rated post. There are some useful options you can set to customize this plugin.
    exactly like in this post header!

  10. Share Buttons by Lockerz / AddToAny

    Help people share, bookmark, and email your posts & pages using any service, such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, StumbleUpon, LinkedIn and many more.

    this blog uses this plugin, and you can watch it at this post footer.

  11. Sociable

    Automatically add links on your posts, pages and RSS feed to your favorite social bookmarking sites.

    this blog uses this plugin, and you can watch it at this post footer.

  12. Social Slider

    This plugin adds links to your social networking sites’ profiles in a box floating at the left side of the screen. you can see it in action in this blog.

  13. Subscribe to Comments Reloaded

    Subscribe to Comments Reloaded is a robust plugin that enables commenters to sign up for e-mail notifications. It includes a full-featured subscription manager that your commenters can use to unsubscribe to certain posts or suspend all notifications.

  14. WP-reCAPTCHA

    Integrates reCAPTCHA anti-spam solutions with wordpress

  15. WP Google Fonts

    The WordPress Google Fonts Plugin makes it even easier to add and customize Google fonts on your site through WordPress.

  16. Xavin’s Review Ratings

    Adds a shortcode tag to display a rating.

    Rating: ★★★★☆ 

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