Are you a beginner? Just started a new blog or did you just shift your blogging platform to WordPress? Well, that’s really awesome if your blog is powered by WordPress. We love it. Everyone loves it and you will also
WordPress enables you to install plug-ins, which basically is used to power up your blog even more. In other words, plug-ins help you to extend your blogs functionality. There are thousands of WordPress plug-ins that are available for download (free and premium). You just need the right plug-ins to tweak and extend your blogs functionality.
So, are you worried about to which plug-in you should install? Confused about it? Hmm, need not be anymore The following is the list plug-ins that I’ve created for you and the reason, why you need to install them on your new blog even before you go ahead and make your first post.
- All in One SEO pack:
This plugin is streamlined for some best practices for WordPress SEO. This plug-in is mainly used to optimize your blog for Search Engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo and so on…Some features
- Canonical URLs
- Automatically optimizes your titles for search engines
- Generates META tags automatically
- Avoids the typical duplicate content found on WordPress blogs
- WP-Super Cache:
Your blog loads it’s pages pretty slow? Then this a want you need to install. WP Super Cache is a static caching plugin. It generates html files that are served directly by Apache without processing comparatively heavy PHP scripts. By using this plugin you will speed up your WordPress blog significantly.Too geeky? Forget it then. Just install this plug-in. It helps you to load your pages faster. Simple!
- Google (XML) Sitemaps Generator:
Sitemaps are simple and easy way to keep Search Engines informed about the pages existing on your site/blog for crawling. It lists the URLs and META data along with the URL as a small description for Search Engines for better results. This XML-Sitemap format is supported by Google.com, Yahoo, MSN and Ask.comP.S. The XML-Sitemap format was introduced in 2005 by Google and adopted in 2006 by Yahoo, MSN Search and Ask.com so that’s why it’s often called “Google Sitemaps”.
“Sharing is Caring” Your readers on your blog might really appreciate and love the way you blog. Why not ask them to share it among with their friends? Sounds like a great idea to me This plug-in adds a “Share This” button at the end of your posts and enable readers to send it to their friends or submit it to social media websites.
- Enhanced Contact Form:
He there! Your readers are desperate to talk to you! Give them a chance to speak to you. This plug-in loaded with features and enables visitors/readers to contact you without disclosing your email address.Scared of those stupid SPAMS!? Not to worry. This plug-in protects SPAM messages reaching you. We hate SPAM. All hate SPAM!
- Google Analyticator:
Every blog needs a statistics system to keep track of things. Hence, there exists Google Analytics. Thanks to Google If you don’t have a Google Analytics account then go get one, now!You need to put in the Google Analytics tracking code into your theme by editing it. to make it work. Does that sound too geeky to again!? Don’t know coding? No problem! This plugin, Google Analyticator allows you to add the tracking code to your blog without having to edit the template and make you go mad.
- WordPress Database Backup:
Okay, now that you have installed these basic essential plug-ins and your blog is running smoothly and effortlessly and you should be definitely happy with it. But what if something goes wrong with your host provider? There are chances of server crashes and not every host provider backups your blog regularly. And if they do, there’s no guarantee that you could get your hands on it. (unless you are rich enough to shed some cash!)So, never take the risk of depending on your host. Just install this plug-in and put in your email id and tell it how often you want it to make backups in the setting page. It automatically mails them to you at those scheduled intervals you have set. Sweet! Isn’t it ?:)
Well, there you go. These plug-ins will definitely help you and your blog’s performance. Enjoy blogging
P.S Here’s another list that I’ve created. You must be interested in it – Collection of WordPress Plugins for Better Blogging Performance
P.S.S Oops! Did I miss something? Something that is really worth a mention? Then please, use the comment form below and share it with us. Like I mentioned, “Sharing is caring”