We are well settled into the new year and the new decade but one must have list took me longer than expected.The wordpress plugin directory is a place you can easily get lost, it's like a toy store were all the toys are free.Wordpress plugins are available for everythins from S.E.O. plugins to Twitter and comment plugins.But for every great wordpress plugin there are five pointless and poor attempts.

My main blogs are still hosted on Blogger but since last summer i have been keeping two sometimes neglected wordpress Blogs.As i fall into the gadget mad Male stereotype i seem to test plugins, themes and design more than actually post anything.

I wanted to post a top five wordpress plugin list on Info Barrel but having chopped down from a possible 20 i just couldn't eliminate two more, maybe i should have given Simon Cowell a ring.

So in no particular order here is the top 7.

WordPress Plugins For 20101. WPtouch iPhone Theme

With a single click, WPtouch transforms your WordPress blog into an iPhone application-style theme, complete with ajax loading articles and effects, when viewed from an iPhone, iPod touch, Android or BlackBerry touch mobile device.

Get it !

2. I Like This

This plugin allows your visitors to simply like your posts instead of comment it.
This plugin includes:
A counter/button to display the number of "like" and to vote.
A widget and a function to display the X most liked posts.
A preference pane with some options.

Get It !

3. Thank Me Later

Thank Me Later (TML) will automatically send an e-mail to your those who leave a comment at your blog. Use this plugin to say 'Thanks' to your visitors, and prompt them to further engage with your blog.

Get It !

4. Quick AdSense

Quick AdSense is an Ads management Wordpress plugin. It offers a quicker & flexible way to insert AdSense or any Ads code into a blog post. Besides, it can randomly place the Ads anywhere within a post. It comes with a simple setting page, and it does not overwhelm you with complicated customizable options

Get It !

5. Twitter Followers

This plugin can display two types of widgets:

People that are following you on Twitter
People that you are following on Twitter
Both widgets support caching for 30 or 60 minutes

Get It !

6. Comment Rating

If you're tired of moderating readers' comments on your blog, stop doing that and let your readers decide which comment deserves to be shown. If you're getting outrageous comments on your blog, don't get too angry yet. Let's see how many readers feel the same. You can do these tasks (and more) with the Comment Rating plugin.

Get It !

7. WP-PageNavi

Out of the box, WordPress adds 'next' and 'previous' links to blog pages. While this is useful, some people want a little more control. That's where this plugin comes into play. It adds page numbers to your archive pages, and in the case of a lot of themes (such as those from WooThemes), there's 'plug-and play' support for it.

Get It !

I hope these Plugins can help move your blog into the next decade.

What do you think .. Have i left out one of your favorites ?