(Last Updated On: November 1, 2014)
WordPress will be very hard to handle if there have no plug-ins. Plug-ins make WordPress as icing on cake. But after starting a WordPress blog you might be confused on how to choose proper plugins from their thousands of plugins. In the web you will find hundreds of plugins on any one feature with both free and premium version. It will be complicated to choose good one from them. But don’t worry today I am going to share some basic WordPress plugins that everyone should install on his/her WordPress blog.
A powerful compact WordPress plug-in created by Automattic. Using Jetpack you can set up email subscriber, grammar check, social sharing buttons, stats, contact from etc.
To activate this plug-in you have to connect WordPress.com. If you have not any account on WordPress.com just create an account on WordPress, connect and feel the power. In this plug-in setting section you can easily activate and deactivate any feature. <Download>
Top anti-spam plug-in for WordPress users. In WordPress you will get 100 or even 1000 spam comments on your blog every day, so having an anti-spam plug-in is essential for everyone.
Very easy to set up, create an account on Akismet, collect API, put API in Akismet plug-in and run. Normally this plug-in work is check all incoming comments with Akismet web service, if they found any spam comments they automatically separate spam comments in spam comment section. A really headache free spam cache plugin <download>
W3 total cache
Some webmaster refer wp super cache as best cache plug-in. Similarly some other webmaster also refers W3 total cache as best cache plug-in. As my assumption both of this plugins are great and best on its work, but using W3 total cache you will get some extra feature like – minify, CDN service etc.
It will boost your blog load time heavily . Setup process little complicated but following this post you can set up W3 total cache easily. <Download>
Check How to Setup W3 Total Cache easily.
SEO by Yoast
SEO (search engine optimization) is essential part for any blog. WordPress are not come off with search engine optimized. You have optimized your WordPress blog with plug-ins. For this work SEO by yoast plug-in is best. A complete SEO plug-in, using it you can handle which type posts should index in search engine and which types of posts are not ? you can set each and every posts meta tags, keywords for better optimization. It also have some extra features like – Google webmaster tool verification, alexa verification, .htaccess editing, robots.txt editing, XML sitemap etc. <download>
Word fence Security
If you heard any website is hacked, you will find almost 60% time that website was hosted on WordPress. WordPress sites are very un-secure, to tight your WordPress site security try wordfence security plug-in. This plug-in sent you an email every time when anyone log into your wordpress site. This plug-in also offer free cache service and some extra security features. <download>
quick adsense is father of WordPress all ad management plug-ins. It offers a quicker & flexible way to insert Adsense or any Ads code into a blog post. Besides, using it you can randomly place the Ads anywhere within a post. <download>
Broken like checker
Too many broken link can ruin your blog SEO. Now to check broken link you don’t need to go anywhere, just install this plug-in. This plug-in offer one click edit link and one click unlink, so it’s very easy manage broken links. <download>
Now it’s time to make your WordPress website mobile friendly, No doubt a responsive WordPress theme is mobile friendly. But having W3 touch plugin you will get some extra advantage, Your site will load much faster than responsive site, your site will look like a mobile app and so on. <download>
Now tell me which plugins you already install on your blog ? Which one best plugin among them ? If you use any other plugin as alternative above plugin, let me know.