WordPress offers so many features for beginner and advance WordPress users, developers and bloggers. Getting started with WordPress is not really difficult now a days, dedicated WordPress hosting providers can set up a blog for you quickly.
In this post i am going to share some very powerful and useful plugins that will not only help you make your blog secure and safe but increase your subscriber and traffic as well. At the time of writing more than 38000+ free plug ins are available at https://wordpress.org/plugins/.
Every blog have different requirements you can not install all these plugins on a single site with out any reason. But there are many plugins that you can install on almost every WordPress blog.
Top 8 WordPress plugins for Serious Bloggers for security, social sharing and subscribers
Here are 8 plugins that you should install on your blog, remember there are many alternative plugins also available in the market. I have listed only free plugins here.
This one is one of the most popular WordPress plugin, if you want to allow your readers to post comments on your blog, this one is a must have, Akismet will help you to stop spam comments.
Floating Social Bar
Social media websites such Twitter, faceBook, Linkedin and others are very popular. Billions of people use these websites on daily basis, you can not ignore all these users. With Floating Social Bar your readers can easily share your blog posts and articles on their favorite social media platform.
Every day millions of WordPress websites are targeted by hackers and spammers and thousands of websites are hacked successfully. You can not ignore security at any cost. Ithemes Security plugin will help you to implement many best security practices. It offers so many basic and advance features.
Jetback by WordPress.com
JetPack is another most popular and widely used free plugin created by Automatic the team behind WordPress Content Management System. Jetpack is a combination of so many small plugins known as modules. You can activate any module/feature that you really need. I personally use Jetpacks’s comments, social sharing and stats features.
Mailchimp for WordPress Lite
email marketing is most reliable and profitable method. Successful and serious bloggers highly recommend to build your email list, if you really want to earn good money from your online business and blog. MailChimp is one of the most popular email marketing service. Mailchimp for WordPress Lit will help you to integrate your mailchimp account with WordPress.
Contact Form 7
You should make it simple and easy for your readers and clients to contact you. There are many WordPress contact form plugins available. With these plugins you can create contact page quickly and easily with in few minutes. Contact Form 7 is most popular free lug in to create contact pages on your WordPress based websites.
Read my other article 6 best contact forms for WordPress to learn about other best contact form plugins.
W3 Total Cache
This plugin will help you to optimize performance of your WordPress blog. Speed is very important and remember Google and visitors hate slow websites, Google will ignore your blog if your website is too slow and user will leave your website to find another better option.
W3 Total Cache plug in offers Easy Web Performance Optimization (WPO) using caching: browser, page, object, database, minify and content delivery network support. This plugin is designed to improve user experience and page speed of your WordPress blog.
WordPress SEO by Yoast
As a serious blogger you can not ignore Search Engine Optimization commonly known as SEO. With more than 1+ million active installs WordPress SEO by Yoast is most popular SEO plugin for WordPress. WordPress SEO by Yoast free SEO plugin will help you to write better content (articles, blog posts).
You will be able to see reports before publishing your blog posts and recommendations to make your blog posts and articles more SEO friendly. With WordPress SEO by Yoast you can submit your website to popular search engines such as Google, Bing and pinterst very easily.
These are few plugins that can be very useful for your blog. I hope you will be able to use all these plugins and their features wisely to improve SEO, security and subscribers.
CMSToWP has also published an infographic Top 20 Popular WordPress Plugins
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Dane Morgan says
Wow a not Gravity Forms form recommendation! How contrarian. 😉