WordPress is one of the most popular content management system. The reason is flexibility, features and many plug-ins offered by WordPress. It has some really amazing plug-ins which helps to extend a website’s functionality to a new level. Discussed below is the list of 7 most desired WordPress plug-ins that can be used on every website.
SEO is one of those aspects where a webmaster may need help. Although the default WordPress installation is relatively SEO- friendly when compared to other CMS, but there are several other things required to be done in order to optimize a website. All in one SEO pack can prove to be very useful for a website as it includes everything one needs, that is, the ability to manage keywords, descriptions, titles and heading as well as duplicate content.
This is the ultimate WordPress spam guard. In fact, this is one of the WordPress plug-ins you can’t do without. The good thing is that Akismet is among the handful of plug-ins that come pre-installed. You just need to activate it. The spam algorithm used by Akismet is very sophisticated and you can be rest assured that your blog would not get filled with spam. If you use Akismet on a personal site, then it is free. Although the commercial license is not free but still it is not that expensive.
Although Adsense injection is not so popular like other WordPress plug-ins but it surely is similar to other plug-ins and is quite useful. The most important feature of this plug-in is that it randomizes the places where your Adsense ads are published. Many other ad plug-ins publish ads in static places. Users learn where ads are and they tend to avoid looking at these places. Adsense Injection changes this – every time the page is loaded, the Adsense blocks are published in a different place in the text.
Although this plug-in does not add much functionality to your website, but it does save you from a lot of trouble. As the name implies, this plug-in creates the back-up copy of your WordPress blog. However, it does not back-up your WordPress database. It only takes back-up of the content outside the database. If you want to have the back-up of the entire database as well, you need to use other plug-ins.
This is a really useful plug-in especially if your posts and your website as a whole have many external links. This plug-in allow to set global settings for external links. You can make all external links open in a new window, so that when users click a link to an external site, they do not leave your site. Also, if you set a “nofollow” attribute, the external links would not be followed by search engine spiders and this way you would not harm your own SEO rankings.
This plug-in is not exclusive to WordPress. It allows you to add links to related articles from your own site or from all over the web and to display free photos from Flickr and other sites. The best thing about Zemanta is that you can opt to include your blog in the list of sites in Zemanta’s database. It may make other bloggers link to your articles, thus driving you free targeted traffic.
If your blog has many images then this plug-in can be very useful for you. It uses jQuery and its concept is very advanced. This plug-in has enough features to make a full-fledged image gallery.
There are thousands of plugins in Worldpress but above mentioned plugins are quite famous and must have for your website. These plugins not only enhance website’s search engine visibility, but also enhance performance of your website and save your website from hackers and spammers. Each plugin has its both Pros and Cons. You should choose plugin that best meets your requirements. We hope that above mentioned list of plugins helps you pick the best one for your site.
All these plug-ins make your wordpress development more powerful and effective for your website. And you get a fully functional, very flexible and SEO friendly website.