Best and must have WordPress plugins List
WordPress is one of the best blogging platform and it’s also the most recommended choice from the bloggers. Its not just because of its flexibility and ease of use, its also about the availability of great plugins. WordPress allow you to install custom plugins, there are free and premium plugins available.
In this post i’m going to list down some of the best plugins, which every blogger should install in their site.
It’s one of the best SEO plugin available for WordPress users.It’s important that your website should have a good SEO. For a newbie SEO optimization will be a pain in the ass. But Yoast is a great plugin and which will take care of your SEO works.
Yoast provides options for dealing with page titles, descriptions and URL’s. You can integrate various Webmaster tools and major social networking sites with your blog. There’s also option for XML Sitemap creation. URL redirection is available, but for that you should upgrade the plugin to premium.
This plugin is a must have one for clearing cache from your site. It will do a biggest effect on your page loading time. There are a number of plugins available for cache clearing, WP Super Cache is the best one available in free cost.
Every website should have a contact form, it will help collect visitor information and feedback’s. There’s more than 1500+ forum plugins were available in WordPress. In which I selected Contact Form 7, which is one of the popular and free contact forum. Its very flexible and easy to use.
Creating backup for the sites at regular basis is a must thing. BackUpWordPress is a free tool which will take care of this part. Its super simple to use and works in low memory and Shared host environments. You can schedule your backups, it will automatically create backups on that time. If the backup exceeds at a certain limit, it will delete the old backups. There’s also option for getting backup files to your email.
If your site contains picture galleries, then Envira is the best option for you. You can create better galleries with this plugin and include into your posts. Its free of cost and its also the fastest WordPress gallery plugin. Its 100% responsive and mobile friendly.
Images on your blog will cause the loading time of posts. For increasing the speed, you should reduce the size of images. But this will effect in reduction of quality of images. The best solution is “Smush it”, an online tool powered by Yahoo. It can be used to reduce the size of images, without losing the quality. But when comes to the blogging side, it will be hard task to reduce each image before uploading. WP Smush is the solution for this, which will automatically smush your images while loading.
Redirection is a best plugin available for managing 301 redirection and tracking 404 errors. This one will help you while migrating pages from old websites, or changing directories. The Yoast plugin also has redirect option, but its for only premium users. So for free users this plugin is helpful.
If any other plugins are there, which should be added in this list please comment below. Also comment your feedback about the plugins I mentioned here.