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Top 25 Essential Plugins for Wordpress Blogging Platform. What's your favorite?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by keywordspot, Dec 8, 2014.

  1. keywordspot

    keywordspot Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    1. Responsive Full Background (Add responsive full background to your website easily.)
    HTML:
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/responsive-full-background/
    2. Fast Shorten (Fast URL shortener using Google API) -
    HTML:
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/fast-shorten/
    3. All-in-one Internet Search -
    HTML:
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/all-in-one-internet-search/
    4. Subscribe Forms (Create Beautiful Professional looking Subscribe Forms) -
    HTML:
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/mailchimp-subscribe-sm/
    5. AtContent ? Grow Audience & Blog Traffic (Grow your audience and traffic with just a few clicks.) -
    HTML:
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/atcontent/
    6. Feedweb (Get precise feedback and expose your blog to a brand new audience at the same time.) -
    HTML:
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/feedweb/
    7. WP Fastest Cache (The simplest and fastest WP Cache system) -
    HTML:
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-fastest-cache/
    8. Embed Articles & Posts (Embed any article or post from your blog to any other external blog or website.) -
    HTML:
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/embed-articles/
    9. Encyclopedia / Glossary / Wiki -
    HTML:
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/encyclopedia-lexicon-glossary-wiki-dictionary/
    10. SEO by SQUIRRLY -
    HTML:
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/squirrly-seo/
    11. CSS & JavaScript Toolbox -
    HTML:
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/css-javascript-toolbox/
    12. Google Translate WordPress -
    HTML:
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-translate/
    13. Viral Social Sharing by UP -
    HTML:
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/viral-social-sharing-icons-by-up/
    14. Fetch Tweets -
    HTML:
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/fetch-tweets/
    15. Yuzo ̵ ̵ ̵ Related Posts -
    HTML:
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/yuzo-related-post/
    16. Awesome Surveys -
    HTML:
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/awesome-surveys/
    17. Feed Them Social (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc) -
    HTML:
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/feed-them-social/
    18. WOW Slider -
    HTML:
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/wowslider/
    19. Page Builder by WooRockets.com -
    HTML:
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/wr-pagebuilder/
    20. WP Clean Up Optimizer -
    HTML:
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-clean-up-optimizer/
    21. Portfolio Gallery -
    HTML:
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/portfolio-gallery/
    22. WP Contact Bank -
    HTML:
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/contact-bank/
    23. WP Gallery Bank -
    HTML:
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/gallery-bank/
    24. Captcha Bank -
    HTML:
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/captcha-bank/
    25. Free Live Support Chat -
    HTML:
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/livesupporti/
     
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  2. boladeblogger

    boladeblogger Newbie

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    Thanks for the list. I found something I will use for my blog.
     
  3. M4XW3LL

    M4XW3LL Senior Member

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    Haven't heard about SEO by SQUIRRLY, is anyone using it? I'd like to hear your feedback.
     
  4. keywordspot

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    Much welcome. :)


    Yes. Recently, SQUIRRLY trending plugin. That's why I suggest you.
     
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    So why is SQUIRRLY better than YOAST?
     
  6. blackcandy

    blackcandy Newbie

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    Thanks that is a big help :)
     
  7. keywordspot

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    hey mate,
    thanks for the great list, my favourite is yoast plugin, its very useful for seo beginners
     
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  9. infoasian

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    Not using any plugins. Much safer :)
     
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  10. keywordspot

    keywordspot Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Glad to know your fav plugin. Yeap. You're right. It's spl for newbies.

    So, you're not using any plugins right.. ! Then, How to optimize your post and images and social media share... ? Can you explain me your secret treasure?
     
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    You can do social media share buttons via javascript. Grab instructions from Google+, FB and all other sites. Very easy to handle and in most cases they will load much quicker.
     
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    I agree. I actually use plugins but only 3 on each of my sites and the site speed went up massively when I got rid of lots of them. Sometimes you get plugin envy and think that YOU MUST HAVE THEM! when the reality is that it is just a case of the Emperor's new clothes.
     
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    I am using SEO Plugin by Yoast & Spam Protection plugin Akismet.

    Thanks OP.
     
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    Many of this plugins come inside jetpack plugin so it is maybe better to use jetpack?
     
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    Jetpack is a resource hog - picking and choosing the ones you absolutely need will improve your page load speeds.

    To see which ones are bogging down your site, run P3 Performance Analyser plugin, swap out any hogs, then uninstall P3. This will keep your site running efficiently.
     
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    In this list i use only WP Fastest Cache
     
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    If your having trouble with load speeds I highly recommend the below plugin

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/speed-booster-pack/

    It took my load speed from 1.67 sec (really like 2 sec depending on internet) and got it down to 0.6 sec (I would say 0.8 sec tho)

    40% of users leave your website if the load speed is 2 seconds or more and I can already see a increase in traffic.
     
  18. keywordspot

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    Thanks for suggestion. :)

     
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    Thanks for the list :) Very useful for me.
     
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    Do you forget or ignore about social media sharing plugin? e.g: AddThis?

    This plugin can help people to share your blog post on social media.