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10 Must have WordPress plugins for your blog

WordPress is a CMS specifically designed for building blogs but you can build even different kind of websites as well.

It has awesome support of wordpress plugins. Various plugins can be used to enhance the capability of your wordpress blog.

However, in order to keep your blog less bulky so that it loads faster, it is advised to use very few plugins. In such situations, you must know which the most required plugins are so that you can use only them and not the ones which are not even required.

Therefore, I am here to list out 10 Must have WordPress plugins for your blog ..?Read on:

Akismet

akismet

akismet

This plugin comes with the WordPress installation but you need to activate it using API which you can get from its official website.

Akismet is basically an Anti spam plugin which helps you keep your comment folder neat and clean by sending all the spam comments in a separate folder named as ?spam?.

This is the most important plugin for your blog because there might be possibility that you get more than 100 spam comments in a day. My blog is still very new and I am getting more than 150 spam comments daily but thanks to Akismet. It lets me stay worry free by sending them into spam.

Backwpup

Backwpup

Backwpup

When you run a website, you must keep a back up to ensure the safety. Technicalities, hacking and other unwanted stuff can happen and in that case only your blog back up can save you.

As we are talking about blog which gets updated regularly, taking regular backup is important.

Backwpup is one such plugin which takes both file and database backup automatically once you configure it. You can set it to take daily or weekly or monthly backup.

WordPress SEO by Yoast

Yoast

Yoast

SEO is an important part of any website. Putting Meta title and description is important to optimize every blog post thus having a SEO plugin to do this task can be greatly helpful.

There are many plugins for this task but WordPress SEO by Yoast is considered to be the best plugins of its kind. It gives you options to put Meta title, Meta description, and focus keywords. On the basis of your fed keyword in the Focus keyword option, this shows you the Optimization score of your blog post which gives you an idea about the optimization of your post. Now accordingly you can optimize the post to a greater extent. It also creates xml sitemap for your blog automatically.

Limit Login Attempts

limitloginattempts

limitloginattempts

This is a security plugin which helps you lock access by IP. Many a times hackers keep on trying to get access by trying a lot username and password combinations.

In such case, this plugin helps you lock their access by putting some restrictions like you can put a condition that if someone tries wrong password 3 times, then lock his/her access to open the site?s admin link for 24 hours or 5 days or whatever time you want.

This cannot give you a full-fledged security but it can be great reducing the chances of hacking from admin page. I recommend everyone to use this awesome plugin.

Floating Social Bar

Floating Social Bar

Floating Social Bar

It is one of the best social sharing buttons plugin for your blog which adds a floating bar with share buttons to your content page without slowing down your site. You can use any of social share plugins such as monarch, shareholic, addthis etc for this purpose but Floating social bar is great because it doesn?t show actual buttons which come with javascript code but it shows tiny images for the buttons. The actual buttons show up only when you mouse over them. Thus it doesn?t put any negative impact on your site?s loading speed.

Commentluv Plugin

CommentLuv

CommentLuv

Commentluv plugin gives an option to blog?s commenters to show up latest post links from their blog thus bloggers more likely to comment on the blogs which have installed this cool plugin.

If you really interested to see better engagement on your blog then this is a must have plugin. This is simply awesome.

Comment Redirect by Yoast

comment redirection by  yoast

comment redirection by yoast

Comment redirect is one of the best products from Yoast. It gives you an option to redirect commenters who just made their first comment on your blog, to a page where you can show a thank you message or ask to like your FB page or ask to subscribe to your blog etc.

This is the finest way of welcoming your readers. I recommend it to everyone.

P3 (Plugin Performance Profiler)

Plugin-Performance-Profiler

Plugin-Performance-Profiler

I don?t know why this plugin is not on most of the online list of recommended plugins but I would recommend it because it helps you know the resource consumption of each plugin. You can easily figure out which one is slowing down your blog by eating the resources and accordingly you can take action.

Jetpack

Jetpack

Jetpack

Jetpack is the best plugin packed with so many options like you can see your blog?s traffic stats, you can show contact form, you can show social sharing buttons etc.

This is power packed plugin so don?t miss to install it. I wonder how this plugin is being offered for FREE in spite of having a lot of features in one??

WordPress Related Posts

wordpress related posts

wordpress related posts

Showing related posts has its own benefits. You can show a number of related posts to your readers in order hold them on your blog for a little longer time helping you decrease the bounce rate.

Final Words

Plugins make the wordpress the best CMS for blogging. Without plugins you won?t be able to do a lot with WP. Thus they are important and you should use ones which are important and required. I have shared a list of 10 must have wordpress plugins and the best thing is all are absolutely FREE. Install these if you have missed anyone out of these.

You can also suggest me more plugins in the comment section which you think are important as well.
Suggestions and feedback are always welcome at Techiegig!

Mukesh Annamalai

Mukesh Annamalai is the Founder of this blog and he specializes into Technology thus he loves to share tech & gadget related Blog posts.

3 Comments

  1. You’ve gathered some essential plugins Mukesh. As Atish said, I’m using most of the tools which you’ve listed except Jetpack. Taking backup for our valuable WordPress blog is most important and thus I’m looking for a premium one. So, I’d suggest you to list some paid tools too. Keep your good work, have a great weekend.

    • Thank you Nirmala for visiting this post, yes will work on paid tools as well, Thank you for your suggestion.

      Regards
      Mukesh

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