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12 Must Have Plugins for WordPress WWORDPRESS PLUGINS 101 According to Wordpress, a plugin is "a program, or a set of one or more functions, written in the PHP scripting language, that adds a specific set of features or services to the WordPress weblog." Plugins can extend the functionality of your blog in almost every imaginable way. Read on to find out more about the best & most essential Plugins for your Wordpress site. MUST INSTALL PLUGINS FOR WORDPRESS O Cache Plugin. These increase site speed and prevent server overload W3 Total Cache uses script, page, browser, database and objects caching. It is used by top web portals and offers 10x improvement in site performance. 416,344 DOWNLOADS +May want to try: WP Super Cache O SEO Plugin SEO plugins allow you to optimize your tags, site structure, and much more to make your website more search engine WordPress SEO by Yoast handles your SEO titles, meta descriptions, XML sitemaps, breadcrumbs and import functionality for the HeadSpace2 and All in One SEO plugins. friendly and improve your site rankings. +May want to try: 258,547 All In One SEO, HeadSpace 2 DOWNLOADS Social Bookmarking Plugin Social bookmarking plugins allow visitors to spread your content on Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks. Sharebar is an all powerful toolbar that adds a floating set of social buttons to your site. Sexybookmarks adds a beautiful set of social sharing buttons to posts. 29,269 DOWNLOADS 1 Login Protection Brute force hacks can be nasty if your website is not properly protected. These plugins stop hackers dead in their tracks. Limited Login Attempts limits the number of times people can try to login before being locked out and notifies webmasters of suspicious activities. +May want to try: 67,516 DOWNLOADS WP Login Security O Comment System Having a more sophisticated comment system get your visitors more engaged in your community. Intense Debate and Disqus are powerful comment moderation tools and enhance your comments with social/video sharing options, polls, and other tools. Disqus Intense Debate 193,270 DOWNLOADS 312,105 DOWNLOADS Accidents happen all the time.creating WordPress backups is like having insurance. G Backup Plugin BackWPup backs up your WordPress export files, databases, and files to the cloud, local host, or e-mail. ** +May want to try: Backup Buddy 52,544 DOWNLOADS Maintenance Plugin All webmasters need to take time to maintain their web properties. Vault Press is a service that maintains WordPress sites for webmasters. It covers disaster recovery, theme and plugin scanning, migration assistance, and other services. $15-$40 PER MONTH P URL Management URL Management plugins redirect the old URLS to the new ones (301) and Redirection keeps track of URL changes and automatically adds a 301 redirection when the URL of a post is changed. keep track of outgoing links. 605,262 DOWNLOADS O Anti Spam Plugin Anti Spam plugins block spam messages. Akismet is a free service for personal sites that keeps spammers at bay by checking comments against the Akismet web service to identify spam. 6,921,494 DOWNLOADS +May want to try: Bad Behavior Security Analysis These plugins can identify and notify you of security threats. Better WP Security applies common security techniques to your website and can patch many holes in one shot. 8,265 DOWNLOADS May want to try: WP Malwatch, Ultimate Security Checker Contact Plugin Contact plugins add contact forms to your website, giving your visitors a convenient Contact Form 7 is a customizeable plugin that can handle multiple contact forms. way to contact you. 3,960,121 DOWNLOADS +May want to try: Fast Secure Contact Form Plugin Bundles Plugin bundles offer multiple tools in one package. JetPack is a plugin toolset that includes WordPress stats, sharing tools, a Twitter widget, short codes and short links. More tools are promised. 147,523 DOWNLOADS THE MOST IMAGES 9% STATS 11% POPULAR ANTI SPAM 9% SEO WORDPRESS 20% PLUGINS CONTACT 6% SOCIAL 6% Based on the top 100 most OTHER downloaded WordPress plugins 33% from the directory. TAGGING 4% CACHING 3% SOURCES: a Plugin Wordpress Jedi

12 Must Have Plugins for WordPress

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There are many reasons webmasters should adopt WordPress as their content management system. Having access to thousands of plugins available for this platform is a pretty good reason. Plugins can enha...


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