Today, I will be sharing 10 free wordpress plugins that every blogger needs to know about and of course use. Plugins are a must have for bloggers who are not so tech savvy and don’t know much about programming, but still wants a professional website.
With plugins, you can customize your website/blog to look exactly the way you want it without having to dabble into the world of codes. They are essentially necessary and a must have for wordpress blogs. Most of the wordpress plugins are free and there are quite some paid ones, but you can pretty much get the feel and look of the website of your dream with the free wordpress plugins.
The only problem with plugins, is that there are too many of them, and you will get overwhelmed trying to sort through the entire wordpress plugin directory, which can be difficult and challenging.
Also having too many plugins on your wordpress blog can also slow down your blog, so you want to make sure that the plugins you are using are essential and effective.
That’s why I have put together this list of 10 free WordPress Plugins that are essential to run your wordpress blog effectively without experiencing a burn out.
HERE ARE THE 10 BEST WORDPRESS PLUGINS TO HELP YOU RUN AN EFFECTIVE WORDPRESS BLOG
Akismet is quite possibly the best way in the world to protect your blog from spam. It is a simple plugin that blocks spam comments on your blog. Your site is fully configured and being protected, even while you sleep. It is also used by millions.
2. YOAST SEO
Yoast SEO is the best plugin for SEO optimization, it takes out all the guess work of optimizing your blog posts and your page.
It is the first true all-in-one SEO solution for WordPress, including on-page content analysis, XML sitemaps and much more.
3. GOOGLE ANALYTICS
I use Google Analytics For WordPress By MonsterInsights.
It is the best Google Analytics plugin for WordPress. It enables you see how visitors find and use your website, so you can keep them coming back. You can check out how to set it up on your wordpress blog following this link
4. SOCIAL WARFARE
Social Warfare maximize social shares and drives more traffic using the fastest and most intelligent share buttons on the market, calls to action via in-post click-to-tweets, popular posts widgets based on share popularity, link-shortening, Google Analytics and much, much more!
5. CONTACT FORM 7
Contact Form 7 is a simple and flexible plugin, that makes it so easy for you to build simple and well designed forms for your blog.
6. EDITORIAL CALENDER
The editorial calender, makes it possible for you to see all your blog posts, scheduled and allows you to drag and drop your blog posts to easily manage your blog.
7. PRETTY LINKS
Pretty link is a great wordpress plugin for tracking and sharing links from your blog.
8. PINTEREST PLUGIN
I currently use Pinterest Widget by BestWebSoft. Pinterest Plugin is very essential for your wordpress blog, it enables you to add the save button to your wordpress blog so that your blog readers can easily pin your blog posts on pinterest, which means more exposure for your content too. It also enables you to add the Pinterest Follow Widget in the sidebar of your blog, as well as profile widgets too.
9. SIMPLE SOCIAL ICONS
Simple social icons is an easy way to customize your social media accounts, on your blog so that your readers can easily with you. You will be able to customize the colors, to reflect your brand too.
10. WP SUPER CACHE
Caching your website is a must so that your blog can load faster, and that is exactly what this plugin does. No coding required, simple install the plugin and activate it, and you’re good to go.