Did you know over the year WordPress has proved itself to be the best CMS?
Hey my fellow folks are you convinced to blog?.
Wow that’s amazing so as you are here you might already be familiar about WordPress CMS if not than don’t worry here’s a brief introduction to it.
WordPress is the best CMS (Content Management System) available for producing self hosted content rich websites with stunning layouts.
Since its arrival (back in 2003) it has managed to hit millions of downloads but still maintains the super elegance and charm. For all you thrifty peers, it is an open source software so anybody could download it for free, along with the rights to customize according to needs.
WordPress has managed to grab accolades from critics and has been awarded the best CMS awards multiple times courtesy the flexibility it offers to its user’s. Due to its eye catchy themes and simple programming, WordPress is widely deployed in blogs, news websites and other web publications.
Top Best WordPress Plugins
Being the market leader WordPress CMS is swamped with free plugins, at the time of this publication over 17K useful plugins are waiting to get downloaded on the official WordPress site so it gets quite hectic to research upon each one of them.
Here i have compiled a list of top 10 best WordPress plugins to look for your WordPress site.
1- All in One SEO
This essential plugin let’s you drive targeted traffic by optimizing your website for search engines in short a must have plugin.
That’s the default plugin integrated into WordPress installation you just need to activate it and register your blog on Akismet website to seek an API Key which once entered will let you get rid of spam. To me its the best plugin to combat spam comments, spam messages and spam track backs in your WordPress site.
3- Contact Form 7
This plugin adds a simple contact form to your WordPress installation, if activated you could create a custom contact page and add the html code to let your site readers and advertisers contact you.
4- Digg Digg
Social media websites are an essential way to get visibility for your work. The Digg Digg plugin let’s you add social bookmarking icons to your blog hence allowing reader’s to share the content on major social media websites.
5- Google XML Sitemaps
Google XML Sitemaps let you fulfill the requirement of major search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo by producing XML sitemaps for your wordpress site. These sitemaps let search engines crawl your site and rank pages for the relevant keywords.
6- JetPack by WordPress.com
This handy plugin lets the users enjoy the fabulous features offered exclusively to wordpress.com hosted blogs like grammar spell check, stats etc.
7- Quick Adsense
Are you monetizing your websites through Google Adsense or similar ad networks then Quick Adsense let’s you easily integrate Adsense and technoratimedia ads at suitable location in your site.
8- W3 Total cache
The best caching plugin available for WordPress blogs. This plugin radically improves your website speed, page load time and customize your website to load quickly hence boosting search engine rankings.
Disqus Comments System
The Disqus comments system adds a cool looking comments platform to your blog. The user’s can easily post comments on your blog as a registered user or anonymous visitor.
SEO Smart Links
Do you want visibility for your old wordpress blog posts hence improving user experience by providing relevant in-house blog posts keyword interlinking then SEO Smart Links plugin is tailored to fulfill your needs.
I hope you enjoyed the list. These are the 10 most common that should be considered by newbies. Share your experiences with the above mentioned plugins by using the comments section below.