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I’ve been asked many times what plugins I use for my blog, so I wanted to share my personal list of best wordpress plugins for beauty bloggers with you. I know that this is only for WordPress (and likely specific to self-hosted on WordPress), but I thought it might be helpful.

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My spam prevention plugin.

Collapsing Archives
A plugin that makes archive act like blogger.

This is to allow anyone who comments on my blog to share their most recent post if they’re registered with CommentLuv. This is a GREAT plugin. It is responsible for cutting back on the number of beauty bloggers who would leave ‘come check out my blog’ links on my blog.

Digg Digg
This is for social media sharing in posts. I use this at the top of my posts instead of 2 separate plugins like I used to have. It’s extremely customizable. I don’t have it floating because it sometimes causes bugs with ipads and other tables. I’m not sure if it’s working properly for Pinterest.

Follow Me
This allows me to put all my social media profiles into the sidebar. I can also customize it and add profiles that aren’t listed. It’s really great.

Google XML Sitemaps
for better indexing in google and bing

Greg’s High Performance SEO
This makes it easier to optimize posts for SEO.

This displays recommended stories at the bottom of posts. This is supposed to link relevant posts within a post so that if you liked the post, you can more easily find other posts like it.

MaxBlogPress Ping Optimizer
This keeps my blog from being marked as a ping spammer. I’m not sure if this one is still needed.

Pinterest RSS Widget
This displays my latest pins. I love this! So cute!

Station Identification
This adds a notice to the bottom of my feed items indication my copyright. It’s been buggy recently because I can’t get in to edit my message.

Taxonomy List Widget
This allows for my tags down the right side of my blog.

This allows for database backup, repair and optimizing and other useful stuff.

WP Missed Schedule
This is to help prevent posts from missing their scheduled time.

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A plugin which formats your site with a mobile theme for visitors on Apple iPhone / iPod touch, Google Android, Blackberry Storm and Torch, Palm Pre and other touch-based smartphones.

As always, I would love to know what makes up your best wordpress plugins list! Are there ones you think I need to check out? Are there ones you think I should cut? Please share!