Most of the newbies, when start blogging seems confused about the necessary plugins a website must have. They often ask a question; Can you tell me must have WordPress plugins? In order to solve their problems of best WordPress plugins, I have decided to write the post.
Following are the must have WordPress plugins
The first step i do is to delete all default plugin prior to installing my first plugin.
Yoast Seo Plugin
Yoast Seo is one of my favorite plugin which I use to do mine on page SEO. This plugin has 5 million active installations and nearly 15k people have given their vote that this is one of the best search engine optimization plugin. it just your post looks in the search engine. How your title looks like in search engine, how you can adjust the description shown in the search engine is only done with the help of SEO plugins. The plugin provides you an opportunity you to write meta titles and descriptions for all your category, tag, and custom taxonomy archives. This provides you chance to further optimize the page SEO in order to get better ranking
If you want to engage your readers, keep your website safe and secure and want traffic then you must install Jetpack plugin. Around 4 million people have installed in on their website. from these figures you can get how much important it is.
It provides you site traffic stats that how much visitors visit your website. Allow you to share your website on all prominent social media websites such as Facebook, twitter, google plus, LinkedIn, Pinterest and whats app automatically, thus saves your sharing time.
It protects you from Brute force attack and insecure login attempts. Monitoring up and downtime is one of its free features. Provides you subscription option and acts as CDN for your images
3. Wp Edit
Wp edit is the third plugin I mostly installed on my WordPress blog because it provides me options to do editing work on text in WordPress. To style my content in WordPress I love to use this plugin as default WordPress doesn’t provide these features. This plugin has 100,000+ active installs.
I allow you to add media, YouTube videos, images, and clip art with the help of drop and drag icons. It also provides you option to insert subscript, superscript, and emoticons.
4. Wp Rocket
Do you know website loading speed effect your ranking in the search engine along with traffic? So its the utmost wish of a blogger to make people enjoy the fast loading speed of his blog. There are many free plugins available. But my vote is for wp rocket as it is very simple to use. Most of the free plugins are not as good and simple as wp rocket.
5. Smush it (image compressor)
The best way to optimize the images of your website is to optimize them before uploading. I mostly use caesium image compressor. It is not a plugin, but it provides me the best opportunity to optimize my image.
If you want to optimize pre-existing images of your website, then smush it provide you the best opportunity. With a rating of 4.8 and active installs of 900,000+ , smush it is my favorite plugin. Large image files may be slowing down your site without you even knowing it. Large image files may be slowing down your site without you even knowing it. WP Smush quickly smush every single one of your images and cuts all the unnecessary data without slowing down your site.
Download caesium image compressor
6. Contact form
For a blogger, it is very important to know the opinion, complaint, and suggestion of his / her reader. A contact form is the best way to attain this purpose. Contact form 7 is on the top rate plugin with 4.5 rating. Around 5 million plus blogs are using contact form 7. Contact Form 7 can manage multiple contact forms, plus you can customize the form and the mail contents flexibly with simple markup.
6. Remove Comment Website/URL Box
This plugin is not necessary to install, it’s my personal choice. I don’t want readers to come to my website to just get a link. I want to engage them. Therefore I have removed the URL option from comment. This also helps to prevent spamming
7. No Follow All External Links
I don’t want my website juice link to pass to my competitors. This is the reason i love to use this plugin. It has a rating of 4.4. It is a simple, lightweight plugin which automatically adds rel=”nofollow” to all external links. You can easily declare a “follow” class for individual links as required. Read in details
Sometimes we have to change the url or edit it. At the same time, we don’t want the backlink on that post or page to be lost. So redirection is the best option in order to maintain that backlinks. It 301 redirect your old url to new url. It has a rating of 4.2 with 800,000+ active installs. This totally free plugin also monitors 404 post or pages so that you can redirect them.
9. All in one wp migration
You have always heard prevention is better than cure. Our utmost desire is to have a backup of our website in case there is some issue appeared on our website. A website can also be hacked or malware. The best way is to get your website is to have backup. Almost all of hosting companies charges for the regular backup on monthly basis. Their charges for backup is sometimes more than the hosting itself.
Believe me, I have never used this option. What I do is very simple. I have installed megasync in my computer system and in its uploading folder, i download my website back up. In this way, my website is back up on my hosting, my computer, and online megasync. Here is the tutorial how to use duplicator plugin.
The only disadvantage of all in one wp migration is that you have to click on export in order to create a backup. Its my favorite backup plugin with little modification in it, i can enhance its uploading size.