In our previous article, we have taught how to setup hosted WordPress blog and how to choose the best theme for WordPress blog. In wordpress.org, there are thousands of plug-ins. It is very hard to choose the appropriate WordPress plugin for beginners. Today Tricks Academy will share the 10 most useful WordPress plugins for the beginners. With the help of these plugins you don’t need to be an expert in coding to maintain a blog and make it attractive. If you are visiting our website for the first time, then we request you to go through these articles before reading further:-
- How to setup hosted WordPress blog part-1
- How to setup hosted WordPress blog part-2
- How to choose the best theme for WordPress blog
The 10 most useful WordPress plugins for beginners are:-
AKISMET blocks unwanted comments in your blog. It finds the unwanted and suspicious links in comments & blocks these comments, marking them as spam. In the initial phases, when your blog is not so frequently visited, you might not feel the importance of this plugin, but the very next day as you login your account, you will find many suspicious and unwanted comments promoting their products. AKISMET helps you in blocking those comments.
If you are a beginner in WordPress, then you surely think about search engine optimization (SEO) for your blog. WordPress SEO by youst is the best plugin for WordPress. It optimizes all pages and articles apart from giving a feature of page analysis by adding focus keyword. It sets the indicator for good, ok and bad SEO. This plugin also has advanced features like social network linking, edit robots.txt and .htaccess file. Install this plugin to make your blog SEO optimized.
If you have managed your blog on wordpress.com and willing to change it into self-hosted WordPress, you want to move all your posts, comments, your subscribers, visitors to your self-hosted WordPress. You have to install jetpack plugin to do so. It brings the power of the WordPress.com cloud to your self-hosted WordPress. Jetpack enables you to connect your blog to a WordPress.com account. This powerful feature is available only to the WordPress.com users. Jetpack plugin have most powerful widgets like subscriber form, facebook like page, twitter following box etc.
Wp smush is a very useful plugin. It helps to compress your image size without losing its quality. It improves your website performance and boost your SEO. Your visitors can easily load your blog even with slower internet connection.
If your website is very slow to load and it takes more time, then install this plugin. It helps to combine, minify and cache inline java scripts and CSS files, on demand to speed up page loads. It reduces the size of your page and helps to load your blog faster.
By default WordPress post editor is very simple. It has only the basic features, and doesn’t even make the post more attractive. Now, if you want some extra features to make your post attractive like change font color, text-justify, add code snippets, etc, install the TinyMCE Advanced plugin. It helps you add and remove buttons shown on the visual editor toolbar. It includes 15 plugins that automatically enable or disable depending upon the buttons you choose.
When you start your blog you need a contact form to add in your blog. If you are not too good in coding and not able to design your contact form, don’t worry, just install the Ninja form. It will make a contact form for you. In the contact form, you can add fields as per your needs. You can manage your form subscriber easily. Above all, using the Ninja form is very convenient. It has many other forms also.
Google Analytical Dashboard is a very powerful tool for WordPress. It helps you track your audience using latest google analytical code. You can do daily, weekly and monthly monitoring of your visitors. There are 7 types of reports. This plugin helps you to make your website SEO friendly.
The social network plays a very important role in website publicity and promoting your blog. You can get a huge traffic by social network. Social Sharing Buttons by GetSocial.io will provide you a social floating bar on your pages and posts where the visitors can easily share their posts and pages. So install this plugin and get huge traffic.
Friends, we are using all these plugins in our blog Tricks Academy. If you are a newbie, we suggest you install these plugins. If you face any problems, please feel free to comment and contact us. Very soon we are coming with another tutorial about how to install all these plugins on WordPress, so please keep visiting.
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