Ravijit here and this article will help you to make your WordPress blog awesome using awesome plugins.
Ultimately I’m going to talk about most useful WordPress plugins which you must have on your blog.
WordPress is the biggest platform for creating a blog, and it has lot’s of plugins (i mean thousands of thousands), and all plugins have their dedicated features. But, we have to be a smart blogger while choosing plugins because more plugins, as well as heavy weighted plugins, can make your blog slow.
So, here is the list of Most Useful WordPress Plugins For Blog.
#1: WordPress SEO by Yoast (FREE & STRONGLY RECOMMENDED)
This plugin is the MOST IMPORTANT PLUGIN for your blog. If you really want to create your blog search engine friendly (Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc.), hen this plugin is like water in a desert, because this free plugin takes all the care about making your blog search engine friendly. This plugin most recommended by bloggers and web developers. So, just install this plugin and make your blog search engine friendly.
#2: Akismet (FREE)
This plugin is installed on millions of blog right now and used for protecting your blog from comment and trackback spam. It keeps your site protected from spam even while you sleep. So, this plugin is you must have in your blog for protecting your site.
#3: W3 Total Cache (FREE): Makes your site very fast
W3 Total Cache is the master key for speeding up your blog. This plugin is highest rated and manages all stuff related to your blog’s Performance. It improves the speed and user experience of your blog. It has great features such as Add browser, page, object and database caching as well as minify and content delivery network (CDN) to WordPress. So, just install this plugin and make your site faster.
#4: WP Smush (FREE): Makes images compressed without reducing quality
WP Smush is the best plugin for your image compression. This plugin reduces a size of your blog’s image, improves performance, boost your SEO and make your blog faster and smoother. It allows to compress images automatically whenever images are uploaded. It also offers a bulk compression to your older images. So, this plugin is most important for your WordPress blog.
#5: SEO Friendly Images (FREE): Automatically adds alt and title attributes to all your images
This plugin is an ultimate plugin for making images SEO friendly. This plugin automatically adds an alt and title attributes to all your images for ranking higher in search engines.
#6: Insert Headers and Footers (FREE): For verification of webmaster tools like Google, Bing, Alexa, etc.
This plugin is very easy and lightweight for a blog, so it does not affect on your blogs loading time. This plugin is useful for verification for webmaster tools like Google, Yahoo, Bing, Alexa, etc. it is developed by WPBeginner.
#7: IP Block (FREE): Secure unwanted logins to your blog
IP Block is plugin makes your blog more secure against the hackers. This plugin blocks the IP address which attempts X numbers of wrong logins to your blog. It is powerful login throttling plugin for your WordPress blog.
#8: Jetpack(FREE): All in one plugin For analysis of your blog’s traffic
This plugin is developed by wordpress.com, and it allows you to see your traffic reports on your Dashboard as well as there are many addons for your WordPress blog. It is called all in one pack for WordPress.
#9: Floating Social Bar (FREE): For adding social sharing buttons to your blog
Wpbeginner creates this plugin, and it allows you to share your blog content in the social world. There is also an option for social sharing buttons below your every post. This plugin is the best social sharing plugin for WordPress that adds a floating bar with share buttons to your content without slowing down your site.
#10: Sucuri Security (FREE): Secures your Blog or Site
Sucuri security is best security plugin and widely used for make your blog secure from hackers and some other unwanted threats. This plugin provides best Activity Auditing, SiteCheck Remote Malware Scanning, Effective Security Hardening and Post-Hack the features to the website owner. SiteCheck will check for malware, spam, blacklist and other security issues like .htaccess redirects, hidden eval code, etc. The best thing about it is it’s completely free.
New Added WordPress Plugins in the List
#11: Author hReview (Free): Used for adding a rating to any product or article.
#12: Better Delete Revision: Used for deleting Revision posts (older post after post update)
#13: Last Updated (Free): Used for showing latest updated posts to the sidebar.
#14: No Self Ping (Free): Used for preventing pinging your own post(self-ping)
#15: Lazy Load (Free): Used for making faster loading blog.
#16: Broken Link Checker: It automatically scans your site and show you about broken links if any detected.
#17: Ad Inserter: Best plugin for adding ads (AdSense) in between post content.
#18: UpdraftPlus Backups: Best free WordPress Backup Plugin.
NOTE: This list will be updated with new WordPress plugins.
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