Plugins extend WordPress to do anything you may imagine. Does your WordPress blog has the most essential plugins? Let me point out few plugins that improve your web site user experience and make WordPress admin tasks easier. I have created a list of 12 WordPress plugins which are very useful for every blogger who are blogging on WordPress platform.
Useful WordPress plugins for every WordPress blog
1. SEO by Yoast:
This plugin is like must have for every WordPress blog out there. I have never seen any other free SEO plugins to be so powerful and effective. With this one plugin, you can cover all the aspects of your On site and on page SEO. You can watch above video to learn how to set up the plugin.
2. WP Super Cache:
What if your site loads faster than ever by offering your site visitors a great user experience? Isn’t it great? This plugin generates static html files from the bulky dynamic php files. Most of the users will be served with the static pages that download faster than php files. You can fine tune the performance of your blog with the help of many options that are available in the plugin settings page. <Link>
3. Floating Sharing buttons plugin by ShoutMeLoud:
This plugin will help you to add beautiful sharing buttons on your WordPress blog. This adds responsive social sharing buttons and also offers sharing button for mobile site. Simple and easy to use plugin.
4. Google XML Sitemap:
My website receives more number of visitors with the help of this plugin. Visitor traffic to your site increases because your website ranking improves in major search engine results page (SERP). This plugin generates the xml sitemap that helps the search engines like google, yahoo, bing, and ask.com to index your blog. It also notifies major search engines every time you make a post in your blog. You can also include non wordpress generated pages in the sitemap. Also you can update your post change frequencies, priorities, and many other options. <Link>
5. Roost Web push plugin:
This is a plugin which is unique and almost all the pro blogs are using it. This plugin adds a new way for your readers to subscribe to your blog. This plugin adds the web push technology on your blog, and a reader using Safari browser on Mac OS, will get notification to subscribe to your blog updates. After that, when ever you will be publishing a new blog post, your subscriber will get push notification on his blog. You can read this guide by Harsh to learn configuring this plugin.
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8. SEO Smart Links:
Again you can offer better user experience to your site visitors by automatically interlinking your blog posts. It also improves search engine rankings of your web pages. You can manage many options like setting up your own keywords and set of matching URLs, and nofollow. <Link>
9. Easy Affiliate link:
This is a free plugin for WordPress which let you manage all your affiliate links. You can read all about this plugin here & download from official WordPress repo. Easy Affiliate links helps shortening and masking an awkward looking URL. It also helps redirecting to your favorite affiliate programs. There is a great advantage for affiliate marketers when used with SEO Smart Links. <Link>
10. Really Simple CAPTCHA:
11. FD Feedburner Plugin:
It simply redirects your blog’s main feed and comments to feedburner.com. You have to just provide your feedburner feed URL to make it work. <Link>
12. No Self Pings:
This plugin avoids sending pings to your own site when you publish posts with links to your own posts. Activate the plugin after installation. No configuration required! <Link>
Above mentioned plugins may are very popular and useful plugin for any WordPress blog. They will add another layer of functionality and add features to your WordPress blog. You should also check out list of WordPress plugins that powers ShoutMeLoud.
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