11 Essential WordPress plugin and tools for a successful blogging experience

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11 Essential WordPress plugin and tools

  1. JETPACK: This is an essential WordPress plugin with security, performance, and site management tools. It guards you against attacks and unauthorized log in. Basic protection is always free. Its premium tools include downtime monitor, back up for your site, secure login with two-factor authentication, and an automated threat resolution.
  2. AKISMET: This is a spam-fighting plugin for WordPress users from comments and contact form. It filters messages and trackbacks, checks the submission against a global database of spam thereby preventing your site from publishing malicious content.
  3. YOAST SEO: This is an essential WordPress plugin that helps you with your site’s optimization. It’s an easy to understand plugin for a personal blog or a Seo professional. It helps make your site search engine friendly it offers the most advanced XML sitemap functionality, full control of the site’s bread crumbs, Seo analysis, readability analysis, and snippet preview that shows how the post will look.
  4. SITE KIT BY GOOGLE: This is an easy way for WordPress users to use everything Google has to offer to run a successful blog. With the site kit, WordPress users can find a one-stop solution to manage and get insights from Google tools to make their site successful. It shows metrics and insights from search console, analytics, Adsense, and page insights.
  5. GOOGLE ANALYTICS: Monsterlights is the most popular google analytics plugin for WordPress. With just a few clicks, you can enable all google analytics tracking features. It comes with a dashboard that shows the analytics report for your site.
  6. W3 TOTAL CACHE: This plugin improves the Seo of your site by increasing your site’s performance, reducing load time thereby improving the user experience for your site. This is to ensure your site grows and sustains loads of traffic without crashing.
  7. SOCIAL SNAP: This is an essential WordPress plugin that gives you that opportunity to control how your site’s visitors share and view your content. It gives the power of social sharing with ease. No complicated setup is required with over 30 social sharing platforms to choose from giving visitors the opportunity to share with their favorite app.
  8. XML SITEMAP: This plugin helps search engines like google, bing, and yahoo better index your website with a special XML sitemap. It automatically creates an XML sitemap that makes it easy for search engines to view, crawl, and index.
  9. WP OPTIMIZE: It’s an important tool with compression techniques to convert large images to compressed files. It also cleans your database and caches your site.
  10. CONTACT FORM 7: This plugin allows you to create and manage multiple contact forms, use ReCaptcha verification, and ensure spammy submissions are filtered by Akismet.
  11. PRETTY LINKS: This is a perfect plugin for affiliate marketers who want to create short URLs in WordPress. It allows you to easily manage affiliate links making them short and memorable.


Shadrack biwot

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Comments (26)

  1. Vivian Chemtai
    November 10, 2019 Reply

    Great article,I can now add some plugins I was missing.

  2. Ra_k_
    November 11, 2019 Reply

    So many great options I’d not thought of, thank you.

  3. Katie + Kelly
    November 12, 2019 Reply

    These are great recommendations! Going to look into them for sure!

  4. Joanna
    November 12, 2019 Reply

    I use very little plugins because they slow down the website. Another great plugin that I would recommend you hover is Really Simple SSL. I see you are having some issues with your SSL and this will fix them.

  5. patientandkindlove
    November 12, 2019 Reply

    Yoast is my new favourite as I had no idea about SEO. Thanks for the recommendations

  6. The Crumby Vegan
    November 12, 2019 Reply

    These will be super helpful when I start trying to develop my page – thank you so much! ?

    • nuwanpathum
      November 14, 2019 Reply

      Good job,
      nice article,

  7. momelite2
    November 12, 2019 Reply

    Great tips! I use most of these plugins already. I’ll give site kit a try.

  8. LifeRiiImagined
    November 12, 2019 Reply

    I LOVE Yoast. It makes SEO easy to understand.

  9. Play2WinApps
    November 13, 2019 Reply

    thanks for sharing these tips. will have to check them out

  10. Kristin O'Ferrall
    November 13, 2019 Reply

    Thanks for these plug in resources. While I am familiar or use many of these, I was not familiar with all such as Site Kit for Google or Contact Form 7. Will check these out.

  11. amayszingblogs
    November 14, 2019 Reply

    Great tips from you about blogging it helpful a lot especially to the newbie bloggers 🙂

  12. itsasweetsweetworld
    November 14, 2019 Reply

    I haven’t use any of these but they seem really helpful. Will check them out!

  13. ansh997x
    November 14, 2019 Reply

    Thanks for your suggestions. I guess I’ll consider some of these.

  14. serenarogers19
    November 14, 2019 Reply

    Really informative post! I need me the Yoast plugin I think!

  15. aisasami
    November 14, 2019 Reply

    What an awesome list! I will have to use these in my own WordPress site!

  16. Sanjota Purohit
    November 15, 2019 Reply

    I use Jetpack & Yoast SEO from this list. They are the must!

  17. Marjie Mare
    November 15, 2019 Reply

    Although, I don’t use a lot of plugins, these are great recommendations! I am going to start looking into them.

  18. myspiritualshenanigans
    November 15, 2019 Reply

    Found some plugins I will read more about and add to my blog. Thanks for sharing!!

  19. Trijit
    November 15, 2019 Reply

    I use almost all the mentioned plug in except social snap. I would like to mention to add some plug in for push notification

    • Shadrack biwot
      November 15, 2019 Reply

      Which one would you recommend I use for push notifications?

  20. Rocio
    November 15, 2019 Reply

    Great post. I am glad I read it. I have most of them for my blog but few that I am missing. This will help to improve its performance. Thanks for sharing

  21. Bindu Thomas
    November 19, 2019 Reply

    These are really great tools. I use quite some of them as part of my work.

  22. hanifa yusliha
    December 9, 2019 Reply

    a great information

  23. hanifa yusliha
    December 10, 2019 Reply

    It filters messages and trackbacks

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