In this blog post, I am going to share with you 10 free WordPress plugins which you must have after installing WordPress on your hosting.
I am sharing this WordPress plugins list it will help you if you are new in WordPress or you are not a technical guy.
I also use this WordPress plugins and every blogger must need to use these plugins.
It is a free plugin and it comes inbuilt when you install WordPress for the first time. It is a WordPress’s official plugin and you just need to use this plugin.
These plugins block all type of spam comments and spam contents. You just need to activate this plugin and ready to go.
You can’t imagine how cool plugin it is and what this plugin can do. This plugin comes in 2 variants one is the free version and paid version.
Personally, I use the free version and you can also use it for free. You can say it is an all in one plugin, let me describe its features.
Performance: It increases website performance by optimizing website images and by creating static files. This plugin also provides you inbuilt lazy load.
You are thinking what is lazy load? It is a system which load image which area of page visitor reading other areas of the image don’t load. I guess you got it. It is a very helpful feature. It reduces CPU usage.
Sharing: It comes with feature auto share on social media which is very helpful. It reduces your work and time. When you post any new post it publishes URL of post auto on all social media.
You can turn on sharing button on posts too with this option you don’t need any 3rdparty plugin for sharing (You can turn it off, as I will share you one good share plugin).
Traffic: Jetpack comes with a traffic monitoring option. It helps you to see daily traffic on your dashboard. It is very helpful.
Security: This plugin comes with website downtime monitor, spam blocker also Brute force attack protection.
Many more features available for the paid version. But I highly recommend you to use this plugin.
Contact Form 7
You know that every website one contact form page but it is difficult to make a contact form. But with this plugin, you can build your contact form very easily.
There are too many forms and contact form building tools available but I highly prefer you to use contact form 7 as it is an optimized plugin.
AMP for WP
You know that most of the visitors come from a smartphone so we need to optimize our website with a smartphone for that we need to use AMP.
AMP mean Accelerated Mobile Pages, it speeds up your website load time on the smartphone.
You always need to use it as google like AMP websites. It will help you to rank faster on google.
Yoast SEO is the WordPress plugins you must have. Because it makes easy to do SEO for your website. It will help you to add google search console analytics in an easy way.
Not only this but it also comes with a readability checker when you are writing any post. It provides you with an extra option on the new post writing page to write a meta description, meta title. And you can also add a key phrase option which will help you to write a good article.
I Guess now you understand why Yoast SOE is WordPress plugins you must have.
WP Super Cache
WordPress comes with too many dynamic data so we need to make some static file which increases our website speed. For this, we use a cache plugin. here I am recommending you WP Super Cache, as it is a very lite and very easy plugin for you.
I personally use WP Rocket and WP Super Cache for some blogs. WP Rocket is a paid plugin but it the best cache plugin. If you re finding a free option then definitely you need to go with WP Super Cache or W3 Total Cache.
W3 Total Cache it difficult for a non-technical user but it is a good plugin.
W3 total cache works good on VPS servers but in shared hosting, WP Super Cache works better. Now choose which cache plugin you will install.
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Easy Table of Contents
You know that sometimes peoples need to know some particular topic and if the visitor needs to scroll too many times he will go back to Google you don’t want this right?
So you just need to make a table of content which you covered in that particular post.
For this you can use this Easy Table Of Content plugin it will do for you very easily.
Highly recommended for every blog. And if you re writing big list article or talked about too many topics you must need to use this plugin.
There are too many tables of the content plugin available but some are broken and with bugs and unoptimized. So I personally use this Easy Tabe Of Plugin. If you want to install you can download from given the link.
Easy Affiliate Links
When any blogger running any blog he wanted to earn some money from blogging so they start doing affiliate.
When you sign up for any affiliate program that program gives you some big spammy looking URL. If you show your users that URL user will never click. So you need to change that URL look.
To change URL look we use Affiliate Link redirector plugins like Easy Affiliate Links. With this type of plugin, you can make beautiful URL and redirect that URL to that spammy URL.
There is too many affiliate link redirector available but I personally use Easy Affiliate Links plugin, It is a very easy and optimized plugin.
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As I all-time say that the website load time must be fast. To make website/blog faster you need to compress images. As if you use very big size image liek 1MB 2MB it will slow down your website/blog.
So we need to compress the image to compress image I personally use Imagify it is a recommended plugin by WP Rocket.
You always need to optimize your image. The only compress is the not tht image optimization you need to do many more thing I will share later.
Imagify is a premium plugin however it comes with the free option with free you can compress 100 images every month. For me, it is enough so I use the free version. If you upload too many pictures go with the paid version or use the free version. I will share official website link below you can download from there.
I guess you know that many social shares drive much visitors in your blog also it help to viral your blog post. So we need to help the user to share your content on some good social media platform, like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Linkedin etc.
You will just need to install this plugin and you are ready to go. This plugin comes in 2 variants one is free another one is paid. In the paid plugin, you will gut too many customization options. I am using a free one. Free Social Warfare plugin is enough for me.
If you are a beginner you don’t need to buy paid one you can use the free one, the free version can do all the basic works for you.
This WordPress plugins you must have if you are running a blog or any website. With this WordPress plugins list, you can achieve good ranking, not directly but it will help you.
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