From last few month I am working on WordPress. I came across lot of blogs to get some idea about plugins, so here I have listed out plugins that power top blogs.
Here I am listing the best WordPress Plugins that can add new functionality to your WordPress Blog. All are free( Premium plugins are not listed) and open-source so you can download them from the official WordPress plugins repository.
Here I am including previous post on plugins : 5 WordPress Plugins You Must Have
Akismet: Akismet will check your comments if they look like spam or not and lets you review the spam it catches, under your blog’s “Comments” admin screen.[see screen short and more detail review HERE ]
Yoast SEO: This is best and commonly used by top blogger for SEO . It helps you create better titles, to block duplicate pages (like archive pages) from search bots. It also adds the necessary meta tags required for more search-friendly snippets. The new version also allow you to integrate Twitter and Facebook .
Many blogger suggests “All in one Seo” . However Yoast is more effective in search engine.
YARP: [yet another related post] one of the most advanced option to show related posts on your blog. This plugin offers many options like show related posts in feed ,caching mechanism helps in decreasing down the load on the server.
Robots Meta WordPress plugin: Robots meta WordPress plugin developed by yoast helps you to put nofollow and noindex tag around your WordPress blog. Those who are using Thesis or Genesis framework this plugin is not essential though you still can use it for your robots.txt and .htaccess file.
WP-DbManager: backup is most essential thing if you are a serious blogger. WP-Dbmanager plugin will backup your WordPress database manually or you can set up a schedule for automatic backup. It will mail your database files in your in-box at set intervals.
XML sitemap For video/Image/mobile : Here is the best plugin for Xml sitemap for video/image/mobile.
- Xml Sitemap for video : This plugin generate sitemap of Youtube video that embedded with your WordPress blog.
- Xml Sitemap For Image: Will generate xml sitemap for your blog image .
- Xml sitemap for mobile: The Mobile Sitemap plugin will generate a sitemap for your blog with URLs that serve for mobile web content.
Redirection : If the URL of an post/page has changed or if any other site is linking to a non-existent page on my blog, This plugin can create redirection rules automatically and forward all the incoming traffic to the right landing pages .
SEO smart link WordPress plugin: SEO smart link plugin will let you interlink your keyword with any post . This plugins also helps a lot in automatic interlinking and that is a major factor for search engine ranking.
W3 total cache : This is possibly the best caching WordPress plug-in , helps blogger to improve your site’s page speed score. Few alternative like Hyper Cache ,Wp super cache but w3 total cache perform better than others. it allow you minify scripts, cache database queries, add expiry headers to static images and more option to do.
Google Xml Sitemap: Will generate sitemap of WordPress blog and make aware search engines about your each and every post and pages.
Search Regex : Adds a most powerful set of search and replace functions to WordPress blog. Search regex allows you to search and replace almost any kind of data stored on your site.
Quick Adsence: This plugin allows you to add google adsense ads code into a blog post in flexible way.
Bing404 :Using this plugin will intercept your st 404 page and return a list of urls that may help your user find the content they are looking on your WordPress blog.
Pubsubhubbub: This plugin provides a better way to tell the world when your blog is updated. it will instantly ping Google .
After the deadline:English is not my first language and I often make mistakes. Deadline is essential plugin for those whose English is not good. This plugin will checks for Grammatical and spelling mistakes.