In this long tail article, I’m going to show you some most important WIDELY used best WordPress plugins while blogging with WordPress. I’ve just find out many WP plugins which are really useful while blogging if installed. In this list of 35 best WordPress plugins, I’ve managed the list in really a good manner. Which can easily figure you out what plugins are used in your WordPress blog for what purpose. Everything will be discuss in this huge article, so if you want to know stay tuned with my article.
Best WordPress Plugins While Blogging
1. JetPack by WordPress.com
Actually the JetPack is powered by WordPress.com which provides you a wide range of good features including daily statistics reports about your blog, email subscription to your blog posts and posts’ comment… There are tons of features that are waiting for you.
Let me tell you about what you can do with JetPack if you have installed this plugin in your blog. You can stay up to date with your daily blog notifications and activities that take part in your blog. Your blogs posts will automatically shared on the most popular social networking sites (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc). The default comment system has integrated with social media login options. You can allow your users to subscribe with your blog posts and comments so that your users will get updates about your blog directly in their email.
2. WordPress SEO by Yoast
The second one and widely used WordPress plugin called WordPress SEO by Yoast. Which aims to improve your WordPress blog SEO better and maybe it’s the one stop shop for making your blog search engine friendly as fast as you think about. It provides many features, the top once are:
- Optimize your Site Technically for SEO
- Meta and Link Elements
- Generates XML Sitemaps
- Canonical URLs
- RSS optimization
- Add Breadcrumbs for each Post/Page
- Edit your .htaccess and robots.txt
- Social Media Integration for Facebook OpenGraph and Google+
- Ability to Import and Export
- It is very Compatible in multi-site
- Much more..
3. WordPress Importer
This simple WordPress importer WP plugin imports your blog data from one WordPress blog to another. Sometimes this comes while blogging. As I’ve already written an article about importing data from several blogging platforms to WordPress. You can import data in WordPress from WordPress, Blogger, LiveJournal and so on.
4. Google Analytics for WordPress
Google Analytics for WordPress is one of the best plugin for both verifying your Google Analytics profile and displaying the statistics about your blog daily, weekly, monthly, so on. This plugin is developed by Joost De Valk who have also developed WordPress SEO by Yoast plugin. It track your WordPress site with lots of metadata. And the best thing is that this plugin uses asynchronous Google Analytics tracking code, and offers the fastest and most reliable statistics. It verifies your Google Analytics profile on one click action, as well as you can verify it manually too by using UA code (UA-XXXXXX-X). There is also an ability of tracking anonymous data.
5. Akismet Comment Spam Detector
Akismet WordPress plugin monitors about your WordPress blog against comment spammers 24/7, automatically. You don’t need to do anything just install, activate and enter the API key in the plugin’s settings page (Or see the complete guide about Akistmet).
6. Contact Form 7
Yet another WordPress contact form plugin which creates you official contact forms on demand. It has already downloaded more than 10 million times (not bad).
7. Google XML Sitemaps
Google XML Sitemaps WP plugin let’s you generate your blog sitemap however you want. You can customize your blog sitemap according to your needs. Can include and exclude categories, tags, authors, pages, posts, etc. It’s widely used WP plugin out there on WordPress CMS.
8. Yet Another Related Posts WordPress Plugin
Yet Another Related Posts WordPress plugin displays highly related posts after each single posts in your WordPress blog. Even you can display the blog post thumbnail with the related posts links at bottom of the page.
9. Advanced Custom Fields
The one and best solution for any WordPress blog that needs more flexible data type like other CMS. Advanced Custom Fields is the perfect solution for them.
10. Better WP Security
Better WP Security is the top WordPress plugin in order to make your WP blog secure from hackers. It takes care of your blog 24/7 without having to worry about any thing. You can get your WP blog secure on one-click action. You don’t need to edit a couple of codes to make your blog secure. Just download and install this plugin. Comment below if you want a definitive guide on setting up this plugin…
11. W3 Total Cache
Here comes an Ultimate Guide to W3 Total Cache WordPress Plugin. Yet a top plugin which let’s you make your site load faster in just a few minutes. This plugin provides all in one user experience to make your site a lot faster than your thinking. It caches your entire blog whenever you make any changes like installing and activating plugins/themes or even WordPress core…
WP-NoExternalLinks plugin allows you to mask all external links and make them internal or hidden. It uses PHP redirect and attributes. Now, you don’t even need to worry about PR dropping due to tons of external links inside of your blog. You can write any kind of http link which will become internal link or hidden once the plugin enabled. Yep, the links will still be usable .
13. bbPress WordPress Forum
bbPress WordPress plugin will create you a powerful forum on your WP blog. You don’t need to do anything just install bbPress which is a simple yet easy to use WordPress plugin that gives you the access to create forums one click installations.
14. WP Maintenance Mode
Maintenance mode WordPress plugin will let’s you display page pointing to your visitors that the blog you are trying to browse is under construction. The only registered users have sufficient permissions to access the blog admin area. Visitors can only see the maintenance mode if the plugin is activated.
15. Easy Popular Posts
It’s a simple plugin which adds popular posts widget inside your blog. You can display popular posts in your blog sidebar for daily, weekly, monthly and yearly basis.
17. SEO Friendly Images
SEO Friendly Images (Which actually a WordPress Plugin) that automatically updates all images used in your blog posts/pages with proper ALT and TITLE attributes to improve traffic from search engine. Let suppose if your blog doesn’t use ALT and TITLE attribute in your image HTML code then your must take care of it.
WP Smush.it plugin uses a powerful optimization technique to specific image format and remove unnecessary bytes from images. Images will not be affected after Gzipping with Smush.it. It optimizes the images without changing their look and visual quality.
19. WP Touch
A simple, powerful yet elegant WordPress plugin to make your blog’s theme mobile responsive for any device. It automatically transform your mobile ready theme in iPhone, Android mobile phones, iPod touch, BlackBerry OS6+ mobile devices, and many more!
20. NextScripts: Social Networks Auto-Poster
Social Networks Auto-Poster WP plugin publishes your blog posts/pages to social media websites automatically. Currently it aims to publish your blog posts on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, Blogger, LinkedIn, Delicious, Plurk, Tumblr, etc responsibly.
21. Testimonials Widget
Testimonials widget is what a plugin for WP that helps us to brand our blog more higher. It allows you to display random quotes, reviews, showcases, or text with images on your WordPress blog.
22. Secure HTML5 Video Player
The strong and highly secure HTML5 video player which is actually a WP plugin enables to play videos professionally. All the videos can be served privately; pseudo-streamed from a secured directory. The plugin configurations can easily be configured from plugin’s settings page just after installing this plugin and can simply be use by inserting short codes within a post. There is also a widget to add the videos inside of footer and sidebars.
23. Broken Link Checker
24. Head Cleaner
25. Quick AdSense
26. Total Security
A simple, easy yet a powerful WordPress plugin let’s you improve your WordPress blog security in just a few minutes. It checks the whole WordPress installations, provide the reports on time also tells you how about to fix those issues to make your site secure from hackers. This plugin monitors for your WordPress site as a security guard. In this complete Guide to Total Security WordPress Plugin, we’ll show you what are the main facts of being your WordPress site hacked, in your WordPress installations.
28. WordPress Database Backup
30. All in One Webmaster
If you already know about the word SEO then you probably know about such webmasters tools like Google, Bing, and Yahoo. These tools help us to rank well in search engines just by getting a copy of our blog sitemap there in webmaster central. Doing this, the robots of these biggest search engines sit in our blog database and whenever a new is published there in our blogs these robots knock the search engines about the new posts and get our posts indexed.