Top 10 plugins to use wordpress as a cms

In continuation to my previous post, here are the Top 10 plugins you may need [depending on the requirements] to customize wordpress into a full fledged CMS website.


  1. Search EverythingBy default, WordPress search is limited to only posts, with this plugin, pages as well as posts both will be searchable.
  2. Google Sitemap Generator – creates XML sitemap for search engines
  3. All in One SEO Pack – Optimizes your site for Search Engines (Search Engine Optimization)
  4. WP Super Cache – A very fast caching engine that produces static html files and loads them quickly.
  5. WP-DB-Backup – Easily backup your core WordPress database tables. You can also schedule automated backups.

Add – on Features

  1. Cforms II – can be used to create custom forms for contact, quotation, feedback etc.
  2. WordPress Navigation List Plugin NAVT – Create, organize and manage custom menus and navigation lists by logically grouping your pages, categories, users via a drag’n drop interface.
  3. Newsletter Plugin – Send periodic newsletters to keep the visitors updated with all the latest happenings.
  4. NextGen Gallery – A picture gallery plugin which can be used as a photo gallery or can be easily customized into a product catelogue or a portfolio.
  5. FAQ-Tastic – To add FAQ section on your website.

Did I miss any?


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