Top 25 WordPress Plugins Required for your Website

Every WordPress site must uses a Pack of plugins to run every website in an efficient way.There are more than 31,923 are available on core . Each plugin has their own feature and compatabily,some plugins may updated regularly and some may not.Here I’m sharing all the WordPress plugins that Iam using in this site,keep in mind that all the plugins may not work for your website so,before you are going to install any plugin please check whether that plugin version is compatible to your WordPress version or not.

Here I’m going to list all the 25 wordPress plugins but before you install them please read the description that really helpful for you to understand the usage and implementation of the plugin.

1. Akismet

Akismet wordpress plugin

Akismet is the first Anti-Spam WordPress plugin which filters out your comment spam so you can focus on more important things.And Akismet is the official plugin for creator of WordPress

Major new features added in Akismet :

  • Links are highlighted in the comment body, to reveal hidden or misleading links.
  • If your web host is unable to reach Akismet’s servers, the plugin will automatically retry when your connection is back up.
  • Moderators can see the number of approved comments for each user.
  • Spam and Unspam reports now include more information, to help improve accuracy.
2. Yoast WordPress SEO Plugin

SEO by Yoast

Yoast is a WordPress Plugin used to drive the traffic to your website.WordPress SEO by Yoast forces you to choose a set of focus keyword when you’re writing your articles, and then makes sure you use that focus keyword everywhere.And you can also Use the snippet preview of your post that can see a rendering of what your post or page will look like in the search results.

The plugin also allows you to write meta titles and descriptions for all your tags,category,and custom archives,posts and giving you the option to further optimize those pages.

3. W3 Total Cache

W3 Total Cache WordPress Plugins

Another most essential WordPress plugin for any blog i.e W3 Total Cache.It is one of the most popular caching plugins for WordPress. Caching is the best way to easily improve your users experience without having to make change to your site’s content. And this plugin helps to bring down the load from the server but service caches pages.

4. Jackpack

 Jetpack WordPress Plugins

Jetpack supercharges your website with a collection of powerful features,such as site statistics,email subscriptions,forms,social networking ,sharebuttons and more.It Monitor and manage your site’s activity with Notifications in your Toolbar and on WordPress.com and Your readers can easily share your posts via email or their favorite social networks. Previously provided by the Sharedaddy WordPress plugin.

5. Ultimate Coming Soon Page

Ultimate Coming Soon Plugin

If you want to keep your website under construction mode then,The Ultimate Coming Soon Page plugin allows you quick and easily set up a coming soon or launch page for your website.This plugin is Compatible with any wordpress theme and it has a feature to add custom CSS and HTML.It Stretch Background Image to Cover the Entire Browser and collect the emails with FeedBurner.

6. WP Pagenavi

wordpress-pagination

This plugin provides the wp_pagenavi() template tag which generates fancy pagination links.instead of latest post and older posts.This plugin helps the visitor to navigate the pages in an easy way.To know more about this plugin Click Here .  

7. Digg Digg

Digg Digg WordPress Plugin

Digg Digg is a floating share by Buffer.With this plugin you have an all in one social sharing plugin for your blog.It Display all social sharing buttons nicely on your blog and make it look amazing.It Display all popular social sharing buttons with count, such as Twitter, Buffer, Facebook Share, Facebook Like, Digg, LinkedIn, Google +1, Reddit, dZone, TweetMeme, Topsy, Yahoo Buzz, StumbleUpon, Del.icio.us, Sphinn, Designbump, WebBlend, BlogEngage, Serpd, Pinterest, Pocket and Tumblr.

8. After The Deadline

After the dead line

After the deadline is useful plugin used for whose English skill is not so good. This plugin checks for Grammatical mistakes and spelling errors. Read more about After the deadline WordPress plugin.

9. Google XML Sitemaps

Google XML Sitemaps WordPress Plugin

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 visitors 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.

10. Quick Adsense

quick-adsense

Quick Adsense is an Ads management WordPress plugin. It offers a quicker & flexible way to insert Adsense or any Ads code into a blog post. Besides, it can randomly place the Ads anywhere within a post. It comes with a simple setting page, and it does not overwhelm you with complicated customizable options.Default Ads positioning and Assigning Ads to the beginning of post, assign Ads to the middle of post, assign Ads to the end of post, assign Ads after ‘more’ tag, assign Ads before last paragraph, assign Ads after certain paragraphs and assign Ads after certain images.Flexible Ads placement, insert Ads specifically or randomly anywhere within a post.

11. Wp Touch

 WPtouch Mobile Plugin

Usage of Smartphones were increased day by day This plugin comes with an advance WpTouch panel to set up your mobile theme.The administration panel allows you to customize many aspects of its appearance, and deliver a fast, user-friendly and stylish version of your site to your mobile visitors, without modifying a single bit of code your regular desktop theme.

12. Broken Link Checker

broken link checker

This plugin’s name is self-explanatory. Check your posts, pages and comments for broken links if it found any broken link then the admin receive notifications by email or on your dashboard.It detects links that don’t work, missing images and redirects.It Makes broken links display differently in posts and Prevents search engines from following broken links.

13. Addthis

addthis wordpress plugin

AddThis Share Buttons helps to get more traffic back to your site With AddThis, your users can promote your content by sharing to over 330 of the most popular social networking and bookmarking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ and LinkedIn and more.

14. Contact form 7

contact form 7 wordpress plugin

The Contact Form 7 plugin is the most versatile and robust form plugin for WordPress.Contact Form 7 can manage multiple contact forms you can customize the form and the mail contents flexibly with simple markup. The form supports Ajax-powered submitting, CAPTCHA, Akismet spam filtering.You can know more about this plugin at <link>

15. MailPoet Newsletters

mailpost

MailPoet Newsletters also known as Wysija Newsletters is an powerful WordPress newsletter plugin for people who want to send newsletters regularly without having to pay any monthly fees.Wysija is free up to 2,00000 subscribers which will more than enough for most blogs and small businesses.

16. Powerpress

powerpress wordpress plugin

Blubrry PowerPress is a podcasting plugin that brings features for podcasting to wordpress.Powerpress offers full iTunes complaint podcast feed to wordpress blog.With integrated HTML5 Flash Media Players with embed support from sites like Ustream.tv,Youtube and more.This plugin supports various media formats such as mp4, m4a, mp3, m4v, webm, ogg, ogv, wma, ra, mp4a, m4v, mpg, avi, asf, swf, divx, mov, 3gp, wav, midi, aa, pdf,torrent, m4b,etc.

17. Gd Star Rating

gd star rating

GD Star Rating is advanced and feature packed plugin.This plugin allows you for setting up advanced rating system and review system on your WordPress blog.Such as posts, pages and comments with great degree of customization. List of features is very long,and you can check it out on the page on the right, or better yet go to the official website. Plugin will still remain free and there is no intention for that to change and here you can find more info about this plugin at <link>.

18. Captcha

captcha wordpress plugin

This Captcha is a Anti-Spam plugin.This Plugin allows you to implement security captcha form into web forms or in contact forms.This plugin protects your website from spammers by using 3 math logic operations such as addition,subtraction and multiply.This plugin can be used for login,password recovery,registration forms and comment forms.

19. Wp Status notifier Plugin

wp status notifier

This Wp Status notifier plugin sends a notification to respective email adresses of posts pending reviews by contributors.This plugin also have a option to notify the cotributors whether ther post is accepted or rejected.Wp Status notifier is very useful plugin who are maintaining multiple contributors as guest blogging.

20. Author Advertising WordPress plugin

author advertising

This plugin allows you to create a revenue sharing program with your authors.utilising one of the many advertising programs i.e Google Adsense,chitika,CJ,Amazon,Allposters etc.This plugin can also be used as a bannermanager,author photo for random website widgets.

21. iThemes Security

itheme security

iThemes Security also named as Better WP Security is a security plugin used to improve your wordpress site security.Having a features like User action logging means it tracks the information when the user uses to edit content ,and it also tracks the user’s login or logout information.To know more about this plugin here is the <link>

22. Limit Login Attempts

limit login attempts

This is the security Plugin for your wordpress login page.To limit the number of login attempts set by the user.This plugin is very useful for running your wordpress website safely.And Escaping from brute-force or hacking attacks.It Limit the number of retry attempts when logging in for each IP address and Informs user about remaining retries or lockout time on login page.

23. Yet Another Related Posts Plugin

yarp

YARP is a plugin used To display Related posts,pages and custom post types related to your current entity from your website.It also features the customize thumnail layouts through users user choice this plugin helps the visitor to find the related posts from his current entity.

24 WP Smush.it

wp.smush.it

WP Smush.it is a useful plugin used to compress the size of the images available in the website this plugin also helps you to speed up the load of a pirticular image.For stripping meta data from JPEG images and it optimizes JPEG compressions.All these optimizations are done by an API automatically this plugin intigrates Smush.it with WordPresss.

25. Duplicator

duplicator wordpress plugin

The Duplicator is a free plugin makes it easy to copy and migrate WordPress sites.It makes an exact copy of an existing WordPress site.Also serve as a simple backup utility.And supports both serialized and base64 serialized string replacement. If you need to move WordPress or backup WordPress this plugin can help you in the easier way.If you want to install this plugin,Please follow up the instructions on how to install Duplicator.

AJAY BHARADWAJ (7 Posts)

Hey there !! Iam Ajay Bharadwaj a part time blogger from India. Specialized in web designing, front-end web development and WordPress expert since 2012. am well passionate for sharing knowledge that makes an impact. I write articles about on tech ,customizing templates designs and a lot more on wordpress.


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