WordPress makes blogging easier and more convenient. No wonder, it is becoming popular as far as content management system platform is concerned, aside from its flexibility, it has over thousands of free plugins that can help bloggers boost their sites. However it is difficult to determine which plugin is beneficial or not, and it is always wise to inspect first their pros and cons. For those who have just started setting-up wordpress, here’s a list of plugins that you should install in no particular order:
a. contact form plugin
b. security plugin
c. back- up plugin
d. seo plugin
e. anti-spam plugin
f. wp stats plugin
g. caching plugin
i. sitemap plugin
j. social media plugin
k. wp-optimize plugin
I gave you already idea what are the necessary plugins that you may install to your site – for newbie wp bloggers. Take time to read the plugin features from the list below.
excerpt via: 50 Free WordPress Plugins to Boost Your Blog
- Jetpack: Basically the all-in-one plugin pack that gives WordPress users site notification capabilities, social media integration, URL shorteners, commenting system, simple stats and so much more.
- WE Total Cache: Your site can only hold so much information. Avoid overloading it and use this plugin to help your server’s performance, reduce downloading times.
- Bulletproof Security: Helps protect your blog from being attacked by hackers.
- All in One SEO: Increases you SEO visibility
- Broken Link Checker: Helps you find those broken links.
- Adsense Made Easy: Allows you to add AdSense to any widgetized area of your blog.
- Editorial Calendar: Just in case you want something fancier than an excel spreadsheet.
- WordPress Backup: You’ll need this just incase you are doing work on your site and things go bad.
- WordPress Backup to Dropbox: In case you don’t have space on your hard drive.
- Pretty Link Lite: Shrink, beautify, track, manage and share any URL on or off of your WordPress website.
- P3 Profiler: If you have too many plugins they can slow your site down and start to cause problems. This plugin will help you identify problem plugins. Keep Reading.