12 Essential Plugins for WordPress

Plugins are those which is added to enhance blogging experiance. It helps you to make your blog search engine optimized and also provide lots of features, like stopping spam comments, adding comment form, adding sitemaps etc.

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Here, we have collected a list of 12 plugins that is most essential for your blog. Follow the list below:

AdRotate

The AdRotate is a plugin that allows you to manage advertising on a blog. With this plugin you can count clicks and views, you can set a start and end date and all advertising is managed through the administration panel of WordPress. [adrotate plugin page]

Akismet

Akismet comes by default in WordPress is very useful to filter spam from comments. To run the plugin you must insert a API key which can be obtained for free from wordpress.com. You just have to register, go to the panel to see which is your key and paste it into your WordPress administration panel.

Contact Form 7

If you allow your readers to contact you, then you should prefer of using contact form. As its very easy to use, and any one can mail you within short time without login to their mail account. [contact form plugin page]

W3 Total Cache

The W3 Total Cache is a powerful plugin that optimizes your site in almost all points. You have several options including the gzip compression, automatic use of a CDN, optimization of site code, etc. [W3 Cache Plugin Page]

Google XML Sitemaps

For a good indexing in search engines, it is important that your website has a sitemap. A sitemap is a page that links to all pages of the site thus facilitating the work of indexing. The most popular is the plugin Google XML Sitemaps which creates and updates a sitemap.xml automatically whenever you update or publish a post. [Google XML Sitemap Page]

All in One SEO Pack

The All in One SEO Pack plugin is an even more important than the last. It allows you to customize the title, description and keywords of each post and the blog itself so you can get more visits and be better positioned in search engines. [All in one SEO plugin page]

SEO Smart Links

It is extremely useful for those working with affiliation platforms or simply want to increase the internal links. You can now exclude pages, set whether the plugin also makes the substitution in the comments, the number of links per page, etc. [SEO smart links page]

Subscribe To Comments

This plugin is also very useful to commentators on your site. It adds an option next to the feedback form where you can choose to follow the comments via email. [Subscribe To Comments Page]

Popular Posts WordPress

It lets you add a list of posts or pages which is most popular. It works through the widgets and has several interesting options, including the show’s thumbnail post, the number of comments, delete pages, etc. [Popular Posts WordPress Page]

WP-Optimize

WP-Optimize enables you to remove comments not approved, comments classified as spam, review posts and optimize the database with a few clicks. [WP-Optimize page]

Yet Another Related Posts Plugin

The Yet Another Related Posts Plugin (YARPP) uses a template system that can be customized in several ways and sizes. To do this just to have knowledge of html, php and a little light, some imagination. [Yet Another Related Posts Plugin Page]

Google Analyticator

Google Analytics is the famous service statistics provided by Google. So he can tell their visitors, and provide data that will allow you to improve the usability and quality of your website, you must paste a code in the theme you use (usually in or footer.php header.php). If you do not like messing with the code, you can use this plugin that has some interesting options that allows you to obtain further information about the behavior of their visitors. [Google Analyticator Plugin Page]

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  1. Areej says:

    Thanks for the list of plugins Rajesh. And love that you only mentioned free plugins to make a better WordPress sit :) . I actually use almost all of them. But this is the first time I heard about WP-Optimized. Will definitely give it a try.

    There are two other plugins that I also use which I think are great (you should check them out!). One is called Conditional CAPTCHA and the other is Find Broken.

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