Now over 60 million (and still counting) people are using wordpress platform today, which makes wordpress one of the best blogging platforms around. Big shots in the blogging world use wordpress today because of its easiness and numerous plugins it offers. WordPress can be customized just the way you want it and how you want it.
We have numerous plugins to choose from but today, we are going to be discussing the top 5 wordpress pluggins that any new blogger should have in his or her blog.
WORDPRESS PLUGINS YOU SHOULD HAVE.
Akismet: This is one plugin every wordpress blogger must have. What does Akismet do for your blog!
It checks your comments against the akismet web service to see if they look like spam or not. It also let you review the spam it catches under your blog’s comments admin area.
All in one SEO: with over 12,107,141 users, that is to prove that all in one SEO is one of the best SEO plugins. All in one SEO does many things, among them are; it helps integrate Google analytics, advanced canonical URLs, it generates META tags automatically, as a beginner, you don’t have to set it because it works out-of-the-box. It does even more…
Mobilepress: This plugins render your wordpress blog on mobile handsets; with the ability to use customize themes and also you can even customize it default theme just the way you want it to be. If you’re thinking of making your blog look sweet on mobile, then I will recommend you use it.
Contact form 7: if you’re looking for a plugin to handle your contact form then “contact form 7” is the perfect plugin for you. Cantact form 7 can manage multiple contact forms; you can also customize it just the way you want. It supports akismet spam filtering, captcha, ajax-powered submitting e.t.c…
Share this: This plugin makes you easily share your content across the social media world. It increases traffic and also keeps your audience engaged in your content. If you have a blog and do not have this plugin then you’re missing out.
MY OTHER TOP 5 PLUGINS THAT DID NOT MADE IT TO THE LIST (BONUS)
As much as I would love to name this blog post “my top 10 wordpress plugin every new blogger must have” but then, it won’t bring out the flavor it needs. So I am bringing these other great plugins as the bonuses that you should also have as a new blogger. See list below…
Easy adsense: No matter how it is, every blogger need to get paid for his/her hard work. Now how do you integrate your adsense to your blog post, widget and header? This is where “Easy adsense” comes to play. Easy adsense provides a way to generate revenue from your blog using Google adsense.
Yet another related posts (YARPP): This plugin gives you a list of posts/ pages that are related to the current entry, introducing the reader to other relevant content on your site. It give numerous features, few include: Related posts in RSS feeds, it gives advanced and versatile algorithm and many more…
Google xml sitemaps: This plugin generates a special XML sitemap which help search engines like Google, Ask, yahoo, bing to better index your blog. It is much easier for the crawlers to see the complete structure of your site so they can retrieve it more efficiently.
Page links to: This plugin allows you to make a wordpress page or post link to a URL of your choosing, instead of its wordpress post or page URL. If you want to put external links to your menu page, then “page link to” is the perfect shot for you.
Website defender wordpress: This is a free security plugin that helps you secure your wordpress installation and suggests corrective measures for: security of database, version hiding, admin protection, strengthening passwords and lots more… Did I mention that it backs up your database automatically? Yep! So give this plug-in a try.
Those are my top five best wordpress plugin every new blogger should/ must have. If you know any plugins that has been helping your blog, then drop it at the comment box below.
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