8 ESSENTIAL WORDPRESS PLUGINS EVERY WORDPRESS USER SHOULD POSSESS
In The blogging industry, specifically those using wordpress. There are some extensions or plugins that they should have in order to maintain a good and well constructed website. Taking a look at it from my own perspective is the list I compiled below.
1. JETPACK PLUGIN:-
Jet Pack simplifies managing WordPress by giving you visitors stats, telling you how many visitors your site gets and helps you get more traffic with tools like Related post, Sharing etc. Jet pack also protect your against unauthorized login and brute force attacks. It optimize and speed up Image on your sites. Jet pack is free and user friendly
2. RELATED POSTS FOR WORDPRESS:-
This Plugin provides a feature which shows Related posts below all of your posts in a well befitting and good way that will fit into your blog’s design.
3. YOAST SEO PLUGIN:-
Yoast SEO Plugin is the best SEO Plugin so far with over 1 million active users. Yoast SEO Plugin helps you to write better content, forces you to choose a focus keyword when writing an article and also make sure you the keyword throughout the entire article. Yoase SEO Plugin also helps you with: * Page Analysis: It helps you analyze your page by making sure your post is long enough, your site description contains your focus keyword and check if your post has sub-headings * Technical WordPress Search Engine Optimization * Import Functionality in other SEO plugins * XML sitemaps etc.
4. WP STATISTICS:-
This plugin provide full time stats of your website much more elaborate than how JetPack shows them. It shows *Daily Page views *Total page views *Top browsers *Top posts and pages *Search engine referrals *And many more. You’ll be able to know the amount of visitors you get from each country that visits your blog
5. ADVANCED ADS:-
Well For those That will monetize their website. Monetize means applying for an Ads account and pasting the ads code on your blog to start earning. This plugin is useful in implementing that. You can add numerous ads codes and you’ll specify where you want it to appear
6. SQUIRRLY SEO PLUGIN (Yoast Alternative):-
As per my own view Squirrly seo plugin is the best alternative to yoast seo. It also provides you with keywords research and you can check your rank on Google for the posts optimized with squirrly
7. W3 TOTAL CACHE PLUGIN:-
W3 Total Cache Plugin W3 total cache is the only WordPress Performance Optimization (WPO) framework; designed to improve user experience and page speed. W3 Total Cache improves the user experience of your site by increasing server performance, reducing the download times and providing transparent content delivery network (CDN) integration. It also Reduced page load time: increased visitor time on site; visitors view more pages. This Plugin enhances “Instant” subsequent page views: browser caching and also Improve conversion rates and “site performance” which affect your site’s rank on Google.com.
8. Contact Form 7:-
Contact form 7 plugin enable you to build custom contact form easily on your WordPress blog. It has Unlimited style, enabling styling of forms easy even if you have no HTML and CSS skills. You can simply select from a range of compatible templates and styles.