WordPress Plugins that you may need on your blog

These are some of the most popular WordPress plugins that you can have on your blog. WordPress Plugins

      • Akismet –This plugin checks your comments against Akismet Web service to see if they look like spam or not and lets you review the spam that it catches under your blog’s comments admin screen. 
      • All in one SEO pack – WordPress SEO plugin to automatically optimize your WordPress blog for Search Engines
      • Contact Form 7 – This plugin can manage multiple contact forms, in addition, you can customize the form and the mail contents flexibly with simple markup. The form supports Ajax-powered submitting CAPTCHA, Akismet spam filtering etc.
      • Google XML Sitemaps – This plug-in will generate a special XML Sitemap which will help Search Engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo and Ask.com to better index your blog. With such a sitemap, it is much easier for the crawlers to see the complete structure of your site and retrieve it more efficiently.
      • 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. WordPress Plugins
      • NextGEN Gallery – It provides a powerful engine for uploading and managing galleries of images, with the ability to batch upload, import meta data, add/delete/rearrange/sort images, edit thumbnails, group galleries into albums etc.
      • WPtouch – This plugin automatically transforms your WordPress website for mobile devices, complete with ajax loading articles and smooth effects when viewed from popular mobile web browsing devices like the iPhone, iPod touch, Android mobile phones, BlackBerry OS6+ mobile devices etc.
      • Google Analytics for WordPress – With this plugin you can Track your WordPress site easily with lots of metadata views per author & category, see automatic tracking and of outbound clicks and page views.
      • WordPress Importer – Imports pages, comments, custom fields. categories, tags and more from a WordPress export file.
      • Jetpack by WordPress.com – Jetpack is a WordPress plugin that supercharges your self-hosted site with the cloud Power of WordPress.com
      • WP-PageNavi – This plugin provides the wp_pagenavi() template tag which generates fancy pagination links.
      • Fast Secure Contact Form – This plugin allows a webmaster to easily create and add contact forms to WordPress. This contact form will let the user send emails to a site’s admin, and also send a meeting request to talk over phone or video. An administration panel is present where the webmaster can create and preview unlimited forms.
      • Share Buttons By Lockerz/AddToAny – This Plugin will help you share, bookmark, and email your posts and pages using any service such as Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon, Google, Digg, Delicious and over 100 sharing and social bookmarking sites.
      • WordPress SEO by Yoast –This plugin helps you improve your WordPress SEO, write better content and have a fully optimized site.
      • WP e-Commerce – WP e-commerce is a shopping Cart plugin that lets customers buy your products, services and digital downloads online.
      • Yet Another Related Posts Plugin (YARPP) – This plug-in gives you a list of posts and or pages related to the current entry, introducing the reader to other relevant content on your site.
      • Google Analyticator – This one adds the necessary JavaScript code to enable Google Analytics logging on any WordPress blog. This eliminates the need to edit your template code to begin logging.  Google Analyticator also includes several widgets for displaying analytics data in the admin and on your blog.
      • TinyMCE Advanced –  This plugin adds 16 plugins to TinyMCE. Advanced HR, Advanced image, Advanced Link, Advanced List, Context Menu, Emotions (Smiles)., Date and Time, IESpell, Layer, Nonbreaking, Print, Search and Replace, Style, Table, Visual Characters and XHTML Extras.
      • Really Simple CAPTCHA – This plugin does not work alone, it is intended to work with other plugins. It is originally created for contact Form 7, however you can use it with your own plug-in.
      • Sociable – After introducing Sociable skyscraper, the ultimate advanced and feature-packed plugin for setting up a rating system on your WordPress blog. It is a sort of banner that reminds your readers to spread the word. You can select and customize several features such as text, color and length in order to ensure your readers and their friends a great sociable Experience.
      • WP to Twitter – This enables you to automatically posts a Tweet from your WordPress blog to Twitter using your URL shortening service to provide a link back to your post from Twitter.
      • GTrans – It makes your blog available to the world using Google Translate.
      • AddThis – This is  a social Bookmarking Widget that allows a visitor to bookmark and share your site easily with over 330 popular services.
      • Broken Link Checker – This plugin will monitor your blog looking for broken links and let you know if any are found.
      • Smart YouTube Pro – Smart YouTube is a professional WordPress Video plugin that allows you to easily insert Videos/playlists into your post, comments and in your RSS feed.
      • WP-DB-Backup – WP-DP-Backup allows you easily to back up your core WordPress database tables. You may also backup other tables in the same database.
      • WP-Polls – This is extremely easy to customize via templates and css styles and there are many options you can choose from to ensure WP-polls runs the way you want. 
      • Redirection – This is a WordPress plugin to manage 301 re-directions, keep track of 404 errors, and generally tidy up any loose ends your site may have. This can be useful especially when you are migrating from an old website or changing the directory of your WordPress installation. 
      • BuddyPress – This plug-in lets users sign-up and start creating profiles, posting messages, making connections, creating and interacting in groups and much more.
      • W3 Total Cache – Improves site performance and user experience via caching: browser, page, object, database, minify and content delivery network support.

You can also read: Key Important things, you need to consider when installing WordPress Plugins


Author: John Mulindi

John is very passionate about Digital marketing. He blogs on topics ranging from Social Media marketing, Search Engine optimization, Internet Marketing, Email Marketing, to Personal Development. In free time he likes watching Football, Reading, Listening to music and taking Nature walks.

16 thoughts on “WordPress Plugins that you may need on your blog”

    1. Am very much grateful for the comment. It is recommended that you only add the very important plugins. If you install so many they may affect the loading speed of your site.

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