Plugins are making WordPress more and more popular day by day as Plugins make things much simple as you can get anything to your WordPress Blog with just Plugins with just one click.So Today I’am sharing with you guys the Top Best Must Have Free WordPress Plugins.I have tested them and according to me they are awesome.
Top Best Must Have Free WordPress Plugins :-
Akismet is an awesome free WordPress Plugin which is used by millions and it is also recommended by WordPress,it comes by default with WordPress Installation.Akismet protects your blog from Comment and Trackback Spam and it is very good.By default the Akismet plugin is not activated you will have to activate the plugin.Akismet reduced my Comments Spam by 95% almost.
2)Contact Form 7 :-
Contact Form 7 is a plugin which adds a Contact Form to you blog as if you have a Website then having a Contact page is the must according to me the Contact form 7 is the best.You can see a live demo of this plugin on the Contact Page.
3)404 Redirected :-
If you have made a post or page which is also indexed by Google and then you delete that page or post so when someone visits that page the person get 404 error so if you want someone to be reditected to a new page or post or you want them to be redirected to a the home page then 404 Redirected plugin is the one which will do that for you.
4)Auto Tags :-
Whenever we write a post we need to think and put tags for the post.Auto Tags is a plugin which does that automatically as soon as you write post it generates Tags automatically which is suitable for your post.If you wanna know how to setup that plugin then click here :- Auto Tags.
5)Better Wp Security :-
Better Wp Security is currently counted as one of the best Security plugin for WordPress blog as it helps to protect your WordPress installation from attackers as it hardens standard WordPress security by hiding vital areas of your site, protecting access to important files via htaccess, preventing brute-force login attempts, detecting attack attempts, and more.
6)Comment Luv :-
Comment Luv is a plugin which helps you in increasing traffic as whenever someone comments on your blog the person when enters his/her blog address he/she can select one of the top ten posts on his/her blog this helps you as well as prompts others to comment as they can show the link to their latest post.They get backlink and you get comment its like give and take !
7)Google XML Sitemap :-
Google XML Sitemap plugin creates a Sitemap of you WordPress Blog which is used for Google Webmasters Tools.It adds new posts automatically to your Sitemap you have to do nothing just you have to submit the sitemap to Google Webmasters Tools.
Jetpack is a plugin which comes by default with WordPress Installation.In order to Activate and start using Jetpack you have to make a new account on WordPress.com and have to connect it with Jetpack.Jetpack is awesome,it is like all in one full of awesome feature plugin as it provides features like Site Stats,Publicize-by which you can share new posts directly to Facebook,Twitter,Tumblr,Linkedin and Yahoo !,It has its own Comment System,Its own Image Carousel,Subscriptions,Likes,Sharing and many more such awesome features.
9)No Self Pings :-
No Self Pings is a plugin which keeps WordPress from sending pings to your own site.Pings is a service which helps your WordPress posts to be indexed as it is a service which notifies the other ping services about your new posts.
10)SEO Friendly Images :-
SEO Friendly Images helps a lot to build traffic from Image search as it automatically adds alt and title attributes to all your images which results in improvement of traffic from search results and makes them W3C/xHTML valid as well.
11)SEO Smart Links :-
SEO Smart Links provides automatic SEO benefits for your site in addition to custom keyword lists, nofollow and much more.
12)Shareaholic | Share Buttons,Analytics, Related Posts:-
Shareholic provides which awesome and responsive as well as non responsive sharing buttons as you can see on my blog below post the buttons movement and look is mind blowing.It provides too many different looking sharing buttons and each and everyone’s look is also very good.Shareholic also provides you with Social Analytics by which you can discover and connect with who is reading and sharing your content.
13)UpdraftPlus – Backup/Restore :-
This is the must have WordPress Plugin as it automatically Backup’s your Theme ,Plugin ,Database ,Uploads and any other things.It is a full one click backup and restore plugin,you can manually backup and restore or you can also set backup to automatic with time intervals like 4 hours ,8 hours ,12 hours ,daily ,weekly ,fortnightly and monthly and it also gives you many option of where to store that backup,you can store it to email but as email has limited space of 25 – 30 mb so I would recommend storing it to Google Drive or Dropbox or etc.. If you wanna know how to setup this UpdraftPlus Backup/Restore plugin then click here:- UpdraftPlus – Backup/Restore
14)W3 Total Cache :-
This is a WordPress plugin which will increase your WordPress blogs performance i.e increase in loading time of your blog and many more.This plugin is used by many top Bloggers as it is the highest rated and most complete WordPress performance plugin which dramatically improves the speed and user experience of your site. Add browser, page, object and database caching as well as minify and content delivery network (CDN) to WordPress.
15)WordPress SEO by Yoast :-
You must be thinking why I didn’t recommend All in One SEO Pack plugin as WordPress SEO by Yoast is has more features than All in One SEO Pack has.If you are using All in One Seo Pack then stop using it and start using WordPress Seo by Yoast you don’t need to worry about losing setting as you can import the settings from All in One SEO Pack to Wordpress SEO by Yoast with just one click.
Read This :- How to Setup WordPress SEO by Yoast !
Note:-Never use both plugins at a time as it will have wrong effects as both are operated differently.
16)Wp Smush.it :-
By using Wp Smush.it you can reduce image file sizes and improve performance i.e you can increase loading time of your WordPress blog as we all know that the Images are the one which take time to load and also makes your blog slow.If you wanna know how to setup Wp Smush.it then click here :- Wp Smush.it
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