Essential WordPress Plugins You Should Use Today

WordPress is one of the most popular and best CMS (content management system) for beginners and professional developers, designers and bloggers. There are a plethora of WordPress plugins being created by developers almost every day for the WordPress platform which are useful and provide something new by which to enhance the Blogging experience.

Nearly every user of WordPress is quite aware that the WordPress blogging platform is infinitely extensible. The core philosophy of WordPress is to keep the core code as light and fast as possible – and within this philosophy, the recommendation is to provide a rich framework for the huge community of Developers to expand what WordPress can do, and which is of course: limited only by their imagination.

In this article we would like to outline some of the best 15 WordPress plugins which will help you jump start your WordPress powered site and take it to another level. We hope these WordPress plugin will suit your requirements and will enhance your Blog and your users end experience. Enjoy!

1. Akismet

Akismet plugin checks your comments against the Akismet web service to see if they look like spam or not and lets you review the spam it catches under your blog’s “Comments” admin screen.

2. All in One SEO Pack

All in One Seo Pack automatically optimizes your wordpress blog for search engine and provides google analytics support, advanced canonical urls, fine tune page navigational links, nonce security, and many more.

3. WP Super Cache

This plugin generates static html files from your dynamic WordPress blog. After a html file is generated your webserver will serve that file instead of processing the comparatively heavier and more expensive WordPress PHP scripts.

4. Socialble

Sociable Skyscraper is the ultimate advanced and feature-packed plugin for setting up a rating system on your WordPress blog. This plugin allows you to set up different rating systems for posts, pages and comments with a great degree of customization.

5. WP Google Analytics

WP Google Analytics is a lightweight and useful plugin that allows users to use Google Analytics to track their WordPress stats.

6. Google Sitemap Generator

This plugin will generate a special XML sitemap which will help search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo and to better index your blog. With such a sitemap, it’s much easier for the crawlers to see the complete structure of your site and retrieve it more efficiently. The plugin supports all kinds of WordPress generated pages as well as custom URLs.

7. Wordfence Security

Wordfence Security is a free enterprise class security plugin that includes a firewall, anti-virus scanning, malicious URL scanning and live traffic including crawlers. Wordfence is the only WordPress security plugin that can verify and repair your core, theme and plugin files, even if you don’t have backups

8. Auto Image Re`sizer Lite

The “Auto Image Resizer” is a state of the art WordPress Plugin which reduces your uploaded images to the maximal used image dimensions of your WordPress website. If the uploaders (author, member, whoever) browsers supports HTML5, gears, flash or silverlight the images will be resized directly on the client otherwise the server will do that. So the plugin works in every case regardless of the clients browser or OS.

9. WP-PageNavi

This is another impressive and useful wordpress plugin which lets you add more advanced paging navigation interface to your websites.

10. Digg Digg

Digg Digg is useful wordpress plugin that help users to include different social networking buttons wordpress blogs. It supports almost all popular social sharing buttons with count, such as Twitter, Buffer, Facebook Share, Facebook Like, Digg, LinkedIn, Google +1, Reddit, dZone, TweetMeme, Topsy, Yahoo Buzz, StumbleUpon, Delicious, Sphinn, Designbump, WebBlend, BlogEngage and Serpd, Pinterest.

11. Contact Form 7

Contact Form 7 allows you to flexibly design the form and mail. You can manage multiple contact forms as well.In addition, it supports many features including AJAX submitting, CAPTCHA, Akismet spam filtering, file uploading, etc.

12. WP-DB Manger

Allows you to optimize database, repair database, backup database, restore database, delete backup database, drop/empty tables and run selected queries. Supports automatic scheduling of backing up, optimizing and repairing of database.

13. SEO Internal Links

SEO Internal Links plugin provides automatic SEO benefits for your site in addition to custom keyword lists, nofollow and much more configurable options. SEO Internal Links can automatically link keywords and phrases in your posts and comments with corresponding posts, pages, categories and tags on your blog. In case the plugin finds more of once the same word in a post, it will only change the first one. This is to avoid black seo and inconveniences to the users.

14. Mini Twitter Feed

The plugin “mini Twitter feed” puts Twitter on your WordPress blog, you can add your tweets or the tweets from the folks you like, lists, queries. You can display up to 100 tweets within 7 days (limit set by Twitter’s Search API).

15. Easy Table

Easy Table is a WordPress plugin that allow you to insert table in easy way. Why it’s easy? Because you don’t need to write any complicated HTML syntax. Note that this plugin is not a graphical user interface table generator, so you can simply type your table data directly in your post while you writing.

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  1. I really wish I had known about WordFence before. It looks like the sort of plugin that would have saved me a lot of time and headaches.

  2. Kristenhanna says:

    Good list of most recommended wordpress plugins. Especially Wordfence Security is most important wordpress plugins.

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