I have so many friends who are bloggers and web masters and they often ask me for plugin suggestions for their sites. Having the right set of tools can help you take sites to the next level. In this article, we will share the must recommended WordPress plugins for your wordpress websites in 2017-2018. So let’s start from here:
1. Akismet Anti-Spam
Every WordPress installation comes with two plugins pre-installed. One of them is Akismet, which is definitely in the first position of our list today. And here is the reason why:
Akismet is a comment spam filtering service. Akismet catches blog comment and pingback spam using their algorithms. This algorithm learns from its mistakes and from the actions taken by participating websites. For example, when a number of websites start reporting similar looking content as spam, then Akismet will learn to identify that kind of content as SPAM in the future
Lucky that you dont have to install it since it is pre-installed. All you need to do is active it in Plugin page in Admin panel of your site.
2. WordPress SEO by Yoast
One of the most popular and widely used WordPress plugins. WordPress SEO by Yoast brings in all the important SEO related features to your WordPress site. I like the on page SEO feature by this plugin; it’s useful for any WordPress user as it provides you a glimpse of how well your blog post is optimized.
Also, it creates the XML sitemap for your site, and you don’t need to use any other WordPress plugin for creating the sitemap for you.
3. W3 Total Cache
Do you know our site’s speed plays an important role in search engine rankings.That’s the reason why it should be improved amap. W3 Total Cache improves the SEO and user experience of your site by increasing website performance, reducing download times via features like content delivery network (CDN) integration.
It allows you to easily setup page and browser caching, compress pages for quicker downloads, and setup a content delivery network for your static files.
4. Yet Another Related Posts Plugin
Feel boring with pre-installed widget like: Recent post, Recent comment. So let’s use “Yet another related posts”
Yet Another Related Posts Plugin (YARPP) displays pages, posts, and custom post types related to the current entry, introducing your readers to other relevant content on your site. YARPP uses a built-in algorithm to find related posts. It has a great template system, allows for thumbnails / text display, supports custom post types, and RSS feed display.
5. Advanced Tiny MCE
Tired and boring of built-in Editor ? Try Advanced Tiny MCE
This plugin will let you add, remove and arrange the buttons that are shown on the Visual Editor toolbar. You can configure up to four rows of buttons including Font Sizes, Font Family, text and background colors, tables, etc. It will also let you enable the editor menu, see the screenshots.
It includes 15 plugins for TinyMCE that are automatically enabled or disabled depending on the buttons you have chosen. In addition this plugin adds some commonly used options as keeping the paragraph tags in the Text editor and importing the CSS classes from the theme’s editor-style.css.