Must Have WordPress Plugins for Your Blog

WordPress has loads of “add-ons”, known as “plugins”…

In my opinion, these listed below are

Must-Have WordPress plugins for your blog

 

Plugins can automate some tasks and also enhances the software itself. If you’re running a blog as a business tool, you should be using these mentioned below…along with any others that make your specific blog run more efficiently. Just be careful not to go “plugin crazy”, as some plugins may conflict with others and cause problems.

Acunetix WP Security – The plugin is free and monitors your website for security weaknesses that hackers might exploit and tells you how to easily fix them.

AddThis Social Bookmarking Widget – Help your visitor promote your site! The AddThis Social Bookmarking Widget allows any visitor to bookmark your site easily with many popular services. Sign up for an AddThis.com account to see how your visitors are sharing your content–which services they’re using for sharing, which content is shared the most, and more.

Bad Behavior – Deny automated spam-bots access to your PHP-based Web site.

Broken Link Checker – Checks your blog for broken links and missing images and notifies you on the dashboard if any are found.

Facebook Social Plugins – Adds three Facebook social plugins as WordPress widgets: Facebook Recommendations, Facebook Activity Feed, and the Facebook Like Box.

Fast Secure Contact Form – a super customizable contact form that lets your visitors send you email. It also blocks all automated spammers.

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Google Analytics for WordPress – This plugin makes it simple to add Google Analytics to your WordPress blog, adding lots of features, e.g. custom variables and automatic click-out and download tracking.

Jetpack by WordPress.com – Bring the power of the WordPress.com cloud to your self-hosted WordPress. Jetpack enables you to connect your blog to a WordPress.com account to use the powerful features normally only available to WordPress.com users.

LinkWithin – Displays recommended stories and associated thumbnails from your blog.

Onlywire – the fastest and easiest way to auto-submit content to the top social networks.

Pretty Link Lite – Shrink, track and share any URL on the Internet from your WordPress website.

Social Media Widget – adds links to all of your social media and sharing site profiles. Icons come in 3 sizes, 4 icon styles, and 4 animations.

Spam Free WordPress – Comment spam blocking plugin that blocks automated spam with zero false positives.

TinyMCE Advanced – ever felt frustrated not being able to format your text the way you want it? It lets you format your font size and family, paragraphing space and much more just like you do in Microsoft Word.

Tweet Old Post – for randomly tweeting your old posts.

W3 Total Cache – the fastest and most complete WordPress performance plugin; it improves the user experience of your site by improving your server performance, caching every aspect of your site, reducing the download times and providing transparent content delivery network (CDN) integration.

Wordfence Security – Anti-virus and Firewall security.

WordPress SEO by Yoast – one of the most complete SEO plugins that exists. It incorporates everything from a snippet preview that helps you optimize your page titles, meta descriptions and keywords to XML sitemaps, and loads of optimization options in between.

WP-DBManager – Manages your WordPress database. Allows you to optimize database, repair database, backup database, restore database, delete backup database , drop/empty tables and run selected queries. Supports automatic scheduling of backing up, optimizing and repairing of database.

Yet Another Related Posts Plugin – Returns a list of related entries based on a unique algorithm for display on your blog and RSS feeds. Now with custom post type support!

 

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