There aren’t many WordPress blogroll plugins at your disposal right now, certainly not as many as you get when you have to work with the layout or you are looking for some social media integration and the likes. But there are enough WordPress blogroll plugins to attend to your needs. Here is a list of some of the most popular WordPress blogroll plugins. These plugins have been used and are being used by thousands of webmasters and developers. So their efficacy is proven. All you need to do is identify the one that is most relevant for you.
WP Social Blogroll will monitor all the sites in your blogroll in real time and would sync the updates ad display them accordingly. The plugin follows Google’s indexed items and uses the AJAX Feed API for this purpose. The application is that if your blog posts are indexed and in sync then your latest posts would automatically find a mention.
There are two primary purposes of this plugin. You can get your links displayed on the site and you can improve your site’s optimization at the same time. After all the links that you have on your sidebar widgets or wherever are actually back-links or for redirecting purpose. These contribute to the relevance of the website.
You can have a sidebar widget which is customizable and you can have all your posts mentioned in a blogroll through RSS feeds. The Blogroll Widget with RSS Feeds is pretty lightweight and easy to install. It has a very simple interface and you can customize the plugin based on your needs. The plugin allows you to add a title of your choice to the sidebar widget, choose the number of items or posts you wish to display and you can also define the size of the images. Blogroll Widget with RSS Feeds is available in English, German, Italian, French, Belorussian and Bulgarian.
This isn’t one of your typical WordPress blogroll plugins. Instead of facilitating the development of a blogroll, it actually checks for broken links. This is a very helpful plugin as you don’t want your visitors or target audience to bump across broken links. It is bad for reputation and bad for traffic. Broken Link Checker monitors comments, posts, images, custom fields, blogrolls and will notify you if there is any broken link or a malfunctioning back-link.