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:
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.
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.
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.
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
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 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.
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 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
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.
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!