Wordpress is the one of the most popular CMS on the web. Its popular and powerful because of its wide range of plugins available to extends the functionality of WordPress websites. There are almost every type of plugins available like Google,Face book,Yahoo,Bing,Ask to extend your site functionality.
In this article i am going to discuss the 13 popular Google plugins for your WordPress website to extend its look and functionality. As we know Google is known the father of the web and it provide a wide range of services to its users, due to the use of these plugins you will be able to make your WordPress website compatible with the competing web.
The Google Analytics for WordPress plugin allows you to track your blog easily and with lots of metadata.
This simple plugin lets you optimize your landing pages (as posts or pages) using the Google Website Optimizer without needing to edit the HTML code of the theme.
This plugin will generate a special XML sitemap which will help search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo and Ask.com to better index your blog. With such a sitemap, it’s much easier for the crawlers to see the complete structure of your site and retrieve it more efficiently. The plugin supports all kinds of WordPress generated pages as well as custom URLs. Additionally it notifies all major search engines every time you create a post about the new content.
This plugin allows you to easily insert Google Map or Google Earth Plugin Maps into your website. You just have to add a link to your self defined Map from My Google Maps, Picasa Webalbum Picture Map, any geoRSS Feed (like Flickr), your uploaded Google Earth file (kmz, kml) or any other dynamic or static Google Earth file (umapper.com, flickr.com, etc.).
Best Google Adsense is a free plugin and open source software that automatically insert Google Adsense ads.This plugin is compatible with the widget system. To make money with Google Adsense ads you just have an account with Google Adsense. You have full control over the ads. It is possible to control color, size, number and types of ads. You determine how many Adsense ads you want to show.
Google provides a lot of useful services, which can be integrated with your blog. With them you can check how your site is indexed in Google (using Google Webmaster Tools), get detailed statistics (Google Analytics), earn money (Google AdSense) and more. This plugin allows to easily integrate them with your blog.
This plugin adds a Google PageRank (PR) column to your Manage Pages and Manage Posts administration panels. This will give you the individual PageRank of each page / post on your site. Also includes site-wide PageRank in the top right hand corner of your WordPress Dashboard. This plugin was formerly known as SlaptiGooglePR.
Automatically generates a Google News XML sitemap for submission online via Webmaster Tools. Keywords for sitemap are generated from post category and post tags. Optional categories can be excluded from Google News sitemap.
The Google AJAX Translation WordPress plugin provides a quick, simple, and light way to add translation to your blog. A “Translate” button can be added to the bottom or top of posts, pages, and/or comments. When the button is clicked a popup window opens showing a list of available languages. You can choose which of the 52 languages to display in the Administration Panel. The list of languages can be shown as text (in the native language of each language), as flag icons, or as both. Flag icons can be confusing and sometimes misleading so I recommend the text option. (See this google search for language flags.)
Parses Google Calendar feeds and displays the events as a calendar grid or list on a page, post or widget.
- Parses Google Calendar feeds to extract events
- Displays events as a list or within a calendar grid
- Events from multiple Google Calendar feeds can be shown in a single list / grid
- Lists and grids can be displayed in posts, pages or within a widget
- Options to change the number of events retrieved, date / time format, cache duration etc
- Complete customization of the event information displayed
- Calendar grids can have the ability to change the month displayed
This plugin uses the power of Google to search the contents on your wordpress site. WordPress has a relatively good search functionality but tends to get sluggish and doesn’t match keywords that well. This is even more apparent when your site is quite large and you have many posts and/or pages. In addition, wordpress search functionality display results ordered by date and not by its relevance to the keywords. Google Custom Search Engine is not limited to just your site. You can configure it through google to search multiple sites/domains.
Using this WordPress plugin you can add AJAX Search to your site. Version 1 allows for the option of having Blog Search and/or Web Search with another option for a secondary url search, ideally for flickr or another photostream. Full Style options and Widgetized for you pleasure.