Top WordPress Plugin for WordPress Bloggers
Some are not necessary if you used so many WordPress plugin for your WordPress blog then your blog is gonna or may be slow just because of unnecessary WordPress plugin.
When I begin my career as web publisher, I also used them unnecessarily without knowing them properly, how and where to use them. But with my career growth, I come to know that how to use them and how many we should use over WordPress blog. I am sharing some of the most popular and must have WordPress plugin for your WordPress blog.
What is WordPress plugin (a little definition)
Plugins is some sort of code / little app /add-on which solved some of your problem, enhancement, add extra feature to WordPress blog. they are called plugins.
Top WordPress Plugin for Every WordPress Bloggers
1. WordPress SEO Plugin by Yoast
When you start your first WordPress blog, you must use some of the most happening and feature rich SEO plugin which optimize your blog eligible for search engine index like Google, Yahoo, Bing, Ask etc.
You know Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a WAR in search engine indexing, you can win this WAR with the help of Yoast SEO plugin or any other SEO plugin.
But without SEO Plugin, it becomes very difficult to handle SEO in WordPress blog. This wordpress SEO plugin is one of my favourite plugin in top wordpress plugin list
2. Akismet Antispam Plugin
Akismet wordpress plugin can help you prevent spam comment within your wordpress blog. Now suppose, you start your wordpress blog which is running good and getting good amount of traffic from internet.
There are some bad guys available on the internet who tries to get illegal backlinks from your website to get their malicious website rank better or bringing traffic.
They put some sort of URL into your comment form from various bad software. By using Akismet wordpress plugin, you can prevent your blog from SPAM comment.
Akismet has been downloaded for more than 23 million and is being used by biggest blogger in world.
3. Contact Form 7
The creation of contact form on the wordpress is never been so easy. I know it is not so easy to create contact form if you don’t know about basic of HTML, PHP. But Contact Form 7 makes is very easy to make available contact form without any programming knowledge & very easy to configure on your blog.
4. Broken Link Checker
This plugin will check and monitor broken links in your post, comments and other contents like images, links and will notify you over the dashboard if it found any broken link in your blog.
Broken Link Checker wordpress plugin is very important when you are posting too frequently and update your post differently with images, links and contents.
5. Related Post Plugin
Related post wordpress plugin plays a important role when it comes to search engine optimization technique. Related posts plugin will insert a list of most similar posts at the end of each article that may be of interest to your readers.
Related post plugin gives your reader an extra bunch of related article set. This plugin is another my favorite wordpress plugin in top wordpress plugin list.
My favourite & most popular related post plugins
- Yet Another Related Posts Plugin (YARPP)
- Contextual Related Posts
- WordPress Related Posts
6. AddThis – Share Button
AddThis wordpress plugin is well known for giving us the functionality to reach our blog to social media presence. We can use this plugin anywhere on the blog.
It gives us the functionality to share our post to various social bookmarking website all across world in one click. You just need to enable AddThis plugin and let user share your important post.
7. WP Sticky
WP Sticky plugin is useful that makes one of your posts “sticky” so it always appears as the first post on your site, which will give you an easy way of explaining your blog to new readers that come in to the site.
It is useful when you wish to share some important notice for your reader. l.e. announcement, welcome board etc.
8. Nextgen Gallery
NextGEN Gallery is no doubt one of the most popular WordPress gallery plugin. It gives a powerful engine for uploading and managing the image gallery and gives us the ability to upload, import, edit thumbnails, group gallery into album and many more.
It gives us two front end display option. (1) Thumbnail (2) Slideshow. This plugin has been downloaded more than 10 million times.
9. SEO Friendly Images
SEO Friendly Images is also very necessary wordpress plugin that gives us the functionality. This plugin automatically put alt and title attribute which is very important for image optimization for the SEO purpose.
10. Simple 301 Redirects
Simple 301 Redirects is actually works when if it found any kind of broken link on our blog and it re-direct that 301 error onto our another page or another URL.
The plugin is very useful if we have lots of content in the blog and we are very even in modifying page, post, image very frequently, sometimes they may have problem, so this plugin works to re-direct that traffic to your another page.
11. Automatic SEO Links
Automatic SEO Links wordpress plugin helps us in saving our time to make manual link for particular link. When writing, we may have special keyword that we want to make internal or external link.
With the help of Automatic SEO Link plugin we don’t need to make manual links rather it would create the link automatically. We only need to choose the right keyword which we want to put hyperlink and then choose the URL.
This plugin will replace all the matches in the post. So forget to create manual links into your blog post.
12. Advertising Manager
Advertising Manager plugin gives us ability to place advertisement on our post, template, sidebar widge on our wordpress blog. With this feature rich plugin you can use almost all advertising network including google adsense, private ads, affiliate ads etc.
13. Platinum SEO Pack
Platinum SEO plugin another my favorite onsite SEO solution which make our blog lovable for various search engines. Platinum seo is very easy to install and configure as per your requirement. This SEO plugin is very rich in functions and we should try for better search engine ranking.
14. Jetpack by WordPress.com
Jetpack is wordpress official plugin which gives us extra features to enhance and better control on our blog.
But these features are available to wordpress.com users. So first signup with wordpress.com and use these features.
You can get better idea that how Jetpack is very popular because it has been downloaded more than 11 million times.
15. WP Statistics
WP Statistics plugin tells us the statistics of the visitor who have visited our blog and related info. It shows us current users, page view per day, most visited post, track search engine queries from the most popular search engine i.e. Google, Bing, Yahoo and Baidu etc
We hope that you definitely like and share top wordpress plugin list. Feedback and suggestions are welcome.