Millions of website supported by WordPress are coming up everyday. WordPress is a complete website solution but sometimes you need bit more than a CMS system to establish yourself online. WordPress Plugins just come in handy at this place. There are more than 30,000 wordpress plugins available on WP repository and we are listing few of the most essential and best wordpress plugins that will enhance your websites functionality.
These all are recommended plugins. You are free to evaluate and try them, I am sure you wont be disappointed.
The moment you make your precious website up and running there are thousands of spammers are working across the globe to spam your website with unwanted comments and promotions. Akismet is one of the best wordpress plugins options to fight span because it comes with WordPress and it’s free for personal use. To setup and activate this plugin you need a key that you will get from Akismet.com after free and easy registration. Just punch in the key in plugins setting and your are done. No more spams on your website.
All the spam posts, comments are filtered and stored separately. You can change the setting later and even can review any spam post if you feel that is not spam
2. WordPress SEO by Yoast
Google has changed the way web used to work. Today everyone wants to be in best books of Google and grab highest rank in search results. Of-course this rank is going to fetch the website huge traffic and in turn achieving their revenue targets. Websites are ready to pay handsomely to get SEO (Search Engine Optimization) done to their site.
But with Yoast around, I think you dont have to spend a dime on SEO. It helps you to write content more uniquely and focusing on your targeted keyword. Few of the features are Page Analysis, Search Engine Friendly Sitemaps, Meta & Link Elements, RSS Optimization and many more.
3. WP Super Cache
Its one of the most important plugin which every website, blog or portfolio website should have. It creates the HTML static pages of all your dynamic content and static content are always rendered faster than dynamic one involving PHP/MySQL. The plugin comes with loads of configuration setting for creating caches and time to delete and re-generate cache.
The plugin will immediately boost speed of your website, which is critical factor if you want your online business to stay afloat. You can summarize the features as
- PHP Page caching.
- Page Compression.
- Caching based on the known users.
- Cache delete and rebuild.
- CDN support.
4. Contact Form 7
What is the easiest way to get contacted by your potential customers online. It may be a sale query, faq or quote request. You need to set up a form that people can use and send mails to you. That exactly where this fabulous plugin comes in. Contact Form 7 with 15M+ downloads is my favorite and its one of the best wordpress plugins you can have for your website.
Contact Form 7 supports multiple contact forms, plus you can customize the form and the mail contents flexibly with simple markup. The form supports Ajax-powered submitting, CAPTCHA, Akismet spam filtering and so on.
5. Digg Digg
Facebook, Twitter and Google+ are now so integral part of our life that we can not imagine word without these. As a business owner you must use this social boom to drive traffic and boost your sale. he Digg Digg plugin adds a floating box on your website that enables your users to quickly and easily share the page they are on. Over the time plugin has evolved and now it supports some great configuration about layout and loading. It is supported in excerpt mode as well as for email and print services.
It supports and 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.
Please feel free to try above plugins on your website and provide your valuable comments. Suggest if you have any other plugin in your mind that needs to be in this list.