WordPress is very dynamic. It powers lots of plugins. In this post, I will discuss around 9 plugins that you can install once you’ve installed WordPress and set it up altogether.
The official WordPress repository has over 47000 WordPress plugins are counting. That means there are plugins for almost every function or post or feature of WordPress.
In addition, you may also find multiple plugins for a single post.
For e.g, IF you type opt-in in the search plugins option, you’ll be abe to see around 10 plugins.
One thing to keep in mind is some plugins are Freemiums. All it means it has two versions, one is paid (with more features) and another one is free is with less features
I’ve listed around 9 Best WordPress Plugins to have in 2017 for your blog or website
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- 1 I’ve listed around 9 Best WordPress Plugins to have in 2017 for your blog or website
Let’s explore them:
1. JetPack (Freemium)
Jetpack keeps your WordPress site Secure.
It has all the tools required for Running & Keeping your blog up-to-date.
Traffic and SEO Tools
Security and Backup Services
Discussion and Community
2. Akismet (Freemium)
Akismet keeps your spam in control, period. Whatever form of Niche, Whatever form of blog or content you establish you got to keep your blog spam free.
Akismet is one solution to all. Akismet checks all comments and filters out the ones that look like spam.Moderators can see the number of approved comments for each user.
Basically, all in all it keeps your commenting system free of spam with all powerful features it has.
3. Yoast SEO (Freemium)
YOAST SEO wins when it comes to SEO. Search Engine optimization depends on various factors and all is covered in Yoast SEO.
You can easily put the Focus Keyword & Meta Description without much technicalities involved.
Combined, this plugin makes sure that that your content is the type of content search engines will love!
4. Google XML Sitemaps (Free)
This plugin will generate a special XML sitemap which will help search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo and Ask.com to better index your blog. With such a sitemap, it’s much easier for the crawlers to see the complete structure of your site and retrieve it more efficiently. The plugin supports all kinds of WordPress generated pages as well as custom URLs. Additionally, it notifies all major search engines every time you create a post about the new content.
Best rated plugin over 9 years.
5. w3 Total Cache (Freemium)
W3 Total Cache improves the SEO and user experience of your site by increasing your website performance. Basically, all it does is makes a Cache of your Website / Blog on the computer so it loads faster whenever the user visits it.
6. WP Smush (Freemium)
Uploading large image files to your blog? WP-Smush has the biggest advantage to compress and optimize large files.
It has more than 700,000 installs till date.
Some features include
Resize, optimize and compress all of your images with the incredibly powerful and 100% free WordPress image smushed, brought to you by the superteam at WPMU DEV!
Now with image resizing! Set a max width and height and large images will scale down as they are being compressed.
7. Broken Link Checker (Free)
This plugin will monitor your blog looking for broken links and let you know if any are found.
Monitors links in your posts, pages, comments, the blogroll, and custom fields (optional).
Notifies you either via the Dashboard or by email.
Makes broken links display differently in posts (optional).
8. Redirection (Free)
Redirection is a WordPress plugin to manage 301 redirections, keep track of 404 errors, and generally tidy up any loose ends your site may have. This is particularly useful if you are migrating pages from an old website, or are changing the directory of your WordPress installation.
9. Disable Comments (Free)
The plugin allows administrators to globally disable comments on any posts or pages. WordPress also has this functionality to manually disable all comments on pages and posts. However, this plugin removes your hassle of disabling it manually.