What Are Your Top 5 WordPress Plugin You Can’t Do Without?

So tell me, What are your top 5 WordPress plugin you can’t do without? The first 5 Plugin you always install when creating a new blog?

Top 5 WordPress Plugin

WordPress is a wonderful platform because it gives you the freedom to do what you want and how you want with it.

Unlike the Blogger platform, you do not need any coding skill to create a beautiful site. All you need is an idea and the right plugin to execute the idea.

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Hey! Though WordPress can give you endless possibilities, but not use it well will cause more harm to your blog than good.

Like using too much plugin on your blog can put weight on your blog server and cause your site to run slow.

And once your site becomes slow, it will lose its rank on Google search and your host provider might suspend your account due to the weight it is putting on the server.

Installing and using two plugins that work the same thing is bad for you. Uninstall one of the plugins and just use the other.

What are your reasons for having 30 WordPress plugins on your blog? If you don’t have a good reason, please try to cut it down by uninstalling the useless ones.

Top 5 WordPress Plugin

After installing the WordPress platform, there are top 5 wordpress plugin I install first before doing any other tweaking. And the top 5 wordpress plugin are;

Yoast SEO

Writing good content will get your blog ranked in Google search. But sometimes, to quick, the process for your content to get ranked is what we should think about if we want to make money and leads. That’s where Yoast SEO comes in.

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Yoast SEO can make your content s go viral by shooting your blog posts to Google front page. But sir, you will have to make it work for it to actually work.

Contact Form 7

I love listening to feedback and requests from my loyal blog readers. That’s why I got this bad boy installed on my blog.

If you are a blogger and want your customer to get in touch with you, you need to install a contact that is flexible and can do all you imagine a contact form can do.

With the free Contact Form 7, your blog is covered… and rest assured your customer will get in touch with you swiftly

Feed Burner Smith Extended

Using the default feed can put some strain on your blog server. And your default feed can’t give you that 100% flexibility. So changing the default feed to either Google’s own FeedBurner will be the best option. That is where Feed Burner Smith Extended comes in.

With Feed burner smith, you can easily change the default feed to any feed of your choice. How? Just download, install and start using without stress 😉


As long as you have a blog that has plugins and other blogger comments on, you will get a broken link.

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An internal broken link is bad and can get your blog penalized. So to make sure you help your blog from getting penalized for broken links, you will need to draw measures. That’s where Redirection comes in.

With Redirection, you can easily redirect your internal broken links to its original without stress and without putting much effort into it.

Now you can protect your blog by adding this plugin to your plugin collection.

Wp Optimizer

After browsing and working on your blog, there’s going to be clusters like your auto revision and others.

It is good to clean your blog regularly so it can perform well and fast for your visitors. Remember, your visitors will love your blog once it is going smooth and fast… that’s where WP_Optimizer comes in.

You can easily optimize your blog’s table, clean your post revisions and many more using this awesome plugin.

If you want to keep your blog clean and going smooth, this plugin should be on your list.


The above plugins are super and can perform wonders if you decide to try them out. You can find them at the WordPress plugin section and they are all free plugins.

Back to you

Are you using any of the above plugins or all the plugin mentioned above? Please do let us know about your experience using the comment section below.

What other WordPress plugin do you use that makes you blogging life easy? Please do let us know using the comment section below.

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Remember that your comments, questions and thoughts are highly welcomed and most appreciated.

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40 thoughts on “What Are Your Top 5 WordPress Plugin You Can’t Do Without?”

  1. Hi, this is really fantastic blog with full of knowledgeable thoughts. Readers are always like to read full informational blogs, and this is one of them. You really done great job.

  2. Hello
    WordPress is one of the best platform to start a blog and it provides many services to their customers. Yes, these 5 wordpress plugins are very important and we can’t do wordpress blogging without it.

    You have nicely explained the information about these plugins.

    Thanks for sharing with us.

    Best wishes,
    Praveen verma

    • You are right about that Anand,

      WordPress SEO by Yoast is a keynote plugin every blogger should have.

      Thanks for your input on the top 5 WorPress plugins, do have a wonderful weekend start

  3. For me, Yoast SEO is the most important of all. Almost everyone knows how important SEO is. What I also love having in my wordpress is the Qeryz. It is a wordpress survey tool. I’m so thankful for that plugin because I have an idea what my readers like and dislike about my blog.

    • Hello Albert,

      Yes, Yoast SEO is awesome and it do help our blog for better ranking. Though, I haven’t heard about Qeryz, but with what you’ve said so far makes the plugin sound awesome… I’ll try it out on my other blog and see how it goes.

  4. Hi Babanature,

    I just couldn’t live without Yoast. It saves so much time when checking my SEO. I won’t publish anything unless all the lights are green. Its like having a virtual assistant looking over my work telling me I need to fix up this or that until it is all working well.


    • Hello Donna,

      You’re right about that WordPress SEO by Yoast has made SEO tweaking more easy for bloggers. I can see why every bloggers love the plugin 😉

      Thanks for your input on this, and do have a special weekend start. (Y)

    • Yeah, Jetpack is awesome and many blog do use it plus it robust features… for me, it does put stress on servers that’s why most bloggers don’t use it 😉

      Thanks for mentioning this awesome plugin with use. Have a good weekend start

    • Hello Sandeep,

      Indeed you’re right, Yoast SEO plugin is awesome and advisable for bloggers who are using the WordPress platform…

      Thanks for your contribution and do have a beautiful week ahead.

  5. Hey BabaNature

    I hope you are doing well.
    I think Yoast is one of the best and must have a plugin for WordPress sites.
    Doesn’t matter if it is news website or a personal blog or an e-commerce
    Even the free version provides you with so much stuff that it makes it easier to do the on-page SEO.

    Keep up the good work 🙂

    • Hello Ashish,

      Yes, SEO by Yoast is an awesome plugin and has features that can help make a blog stay on top.

      Thanks for adding your thought on this, I really do appreciate it.

      Do have a wonderful week ahead…

  6. Thanks for your nice content. I really pleased of the writer. I have a new site. I have already installed all of your plugins. This is really true that it is not possible to run any WordPress site without this plugin. Thanks again.

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  9. Thanks for sharing this post. It will help those who don’t know how to use the plugin in WordPress. keep sharing such article

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