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Best WordPress Plugins for Bloggers

There are lots of  WordPress Plugins available but finding good feature plugins is a very difficult task. Many plugins don’t support free themes and they are outdated plugins. Here I am sharing Best WordPress Plugins for Bloggers which I used for this blog. I am sure this Plugin list will help you to grow your website.

In Free themes, most of the plugins won’t support so that here I have shared all free plugins which will support Free themes as well as premium themes.

I highly recommend you to use premium themes

Also read: Best WordPress Themes for Beginners

1. Title and Description: Yoast SEO

Yoast SEO is the best SEO plugin of WordPress blog. Yoast SEO WordPress plugin helps to rank a website in google search engine and it increases organic traffic from search engines.

This plugin comes in free & pro versions.

Yoast SEO plugin features:

  • Advanced XML Sitemaps
  • Full control over site breadcrumbs
  • Set canonical URLs to avoid duplicate content.
  • Title and Meta Description

In Premium features, you can do Advance video SEO, Local SEO and woo commerce SEO with 1-year free support from the Yoast SEO team.

2. Website Traffic & Site Status: Jetpack by WordPress.com

Jetpack WordPress plugin helps to check site status and customize your home page, website post, footers, sidebar, and widgets without doing any coding. Jetpack record the 20 most recent events in website

This plugin comes in free & pro versions.

Free plugins you will get, a high-speed CDN for images, site status, related post, social media sharing, and sidebar customization

Premium Plugins include website security scanning, real-time daily automated backup, spam filtering, Automatic security fixes and SEO tools

You can use Free Plugin for your website

3. Google Search Console Verification: Yoast Seo Plugin

Yoast Seo Webmaster tools monitor all the website errors. When Google is crawling the website for indexing of website pages than Yoast SEO webmaster tool will show you all errors in your WordPress dashboard.

To link Yoast SEO webmaster tool with Google, first, you have to submit your website in Google search console. Once you submit your website, You will get the Google verification code. and you need to add verification code to see all errors in the website.

4. Google Analytics: MonsterInsights

With over 1 million active installs, MonsterInsights is the most popular Google Analytics plugin for WordPress. Through Google Analytics you can check how many visitors visited a website, submitted form and download videos and images.

Check video : How to Install Google Analytics on wordpress Website

5. WordPress Backup: BackUpWordPress

UpdraftPlus is the best plugin to get your WordPress backup and restore. Updraft Plus is used by many bloggers because it is the world’s highest ranking for download of your files and database.

Updraft Plus has more than 2 million downloads. Through this plugin, you can schedule your backup with a single click

Why you should use UpdraftPlus:

  • If you face a problem like server crashes
  • security Flaws
  • Bad Plugin or themes updates
  • Insecure web hosting

You can take manual backup and schedule your backup files and database into the cloud directly to Google Drive.

You can try Free version but highly recommend to buy a premium version

Download UpdraftPlus

 

6. Increase Website Speed: WP Super Caches

Install all 3 plugins to Increase your website speed

Wp Super Cache WordPress Plugin reduces the load on your hosting service provider and this plugin increase website speed and performance.

Wp-Optimize WordPress Plugin: This plugin will automatically clean your website unwanted database and files.

Autoptimize WordPress Plugin:  Its minify cache scripts, java scripts,JS,CSS,HTML,images,and Google Fonts. Autoptimize wordpress Plugin will improve your site’s performance

7. Redirection 301 and 404 errors: Redirection

Redirection WordPress plugin helps to reduce website errors and improve website ranking in search engines. Through this plugin, you can easily manage 301 redirections and keep track of 404 errors.

This free Plugin helps to fix 301 error and 404 errors no coding is required, it tracks all the errors and fix problems automatically.

8.Push Notification: one signal Push Notifications

One Signal Push Notification increase website traffic and user Engagement on the website. Once you set up the Push Notification, Your website visitors will get a push notification when you publish a new post on your blog.

One Signal Push Notification is free up to 30,000 subscribers and there are no limits to send push notifications.

9. Anti-Virus/Anti-Malware plugin: Anti-Malware Security and Brute-Force Firewall, Wordfence Security

You can use both Plugin To secure your website from Firewall, Hacking, Malware scan, and Login Security

1.Anti-Malware Security and Brute-Force Firewall

2. Wordfence Security- Firewall & Malware Scan

Run a Complete Scan to automatically remove known security threats, and backdoor scripts.

Both Plugins come with free and Premium Version. If you use both plugins than the free version is enough to secure your website.

10.Social Media Share: Add to any Share Button

Add to Any Share Buttons is a free Plugin helps to increase traffic & engagement on Website. Through this plugin, you can share website post on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Instagram, Pinterest, and Whatsapp.

You can share in more than 100 social media sites without any problem. You can use this plugin in your post before content and after content also. you can use shortcode for Vertical Floating and Horizontal Floating Share Bar

11. XML Sitemap: Yoast Seo

Through Yoast Seo, you can generate Sitemap for your website. You don’t need to generate a sitemap, this plugin will automatically generate an XML sitemap for your website. To get sitemap you need to enable XML sitemap features and save it.

Once you get sitemap details than submit your website XML sitemap in search engines like Google, yahoo and bing.

Also Read : How to submit xml sitemap in Search Engines.

12. HTML Sitemap: Hierarchical HTML Sitemap

You can generate an HTML site map for your website. HTML Sitemap allows the site visitor to find any page within your website quickly. When Google bots visit the website for crawling and indexing Purpose that time HTML page will help crawlers to crawl website pages fast

I have added HTML Sitemap code on Archives Page on my website.

You can check website URL: https://www.bloggertarget.com/archives/

This is a Free PLugin suitable for all website.

13. Duplicate content protection: WP Content Copy Protection & No Right Click

This Plugin Protect the website content from being copied by any other person or website owner. No users can download images, videos, and text from your website.

This plugin disable all shortcut keys like CTRL + A and CTRL + C, CTRL + X, and CNTRL V

This a Free Plugin used by many bloggers to save website content.

14. Handling Spam and Comments: Akismet Anti-Spam

This Plugin check comments automatically and if they find any spam comments, you will get a notification. You can read all the comments on your website from one place and you can reply to them.

Comment Approval and Disapproval is completely depended on the admin of a website.

This is a free Plugin to handle comments on your website.

15. Broken Link Checker: Broken Link Checker

This Plugin will find a broken link on your website content, post, pages, images, and comment and let you know if anyone found. You can check broken links in the “Broken Link Checker” widget on the Dashboard and from there you can easily fix broken links.

Free Plugin will help you find broken link for your website.

16. Hide Featured Image: Hide Featured Image

This plugin allows the website owner to show or hide images on a single post and in Pages. In Premium WordPress themes Hide featured Image option is always given but in free themes hide featured image option is not given, If in your themes this function is not available then you can use hide featured images plugin to show or hide images on post and pages.

This is free Plugin you can use to hide featured images.

17. Table and Boxes: TinyMCE Advanced

TinyMCE WordPress is the best plugins to add table, boxes, text background color and to increase text size. To use this Plugin always install shortcodes Ultimate Plugins also.

You can arrange the buttons on the Visual Editor toolbar

Tiny MCE is a Free WordPress Plugin

18. Shortcodes Ultimate: Visual components for your site

Through Shortcodes Ultimate you can easily create tabs, buttons, boxes, sliders and carousels, responsive videos and much, much more.

Free Plugin

19. Author box: Simple Author Box

Simple Author Box adds a responsive author box at the end of your blog post and it shows author name and author description. You can add 30 + social Profile on WordPress.

Free Plugin

20. Automatically adds alt and title of all images: SEO Friendly Images

Seo Friendly Images updates alt tags and Image title automatically. If your images don’t have alt tags and Image title than this plugin will add them automatically according to the post Title and Keywords.

21. Reduce Image Size Automatically: Smush Image Compression

When you upload an image in WordPress website than this plugin will automatically compress and optimize the images files & reduce the size of an image without losing the quality. This plugin will help you to increase the website loading speed.

22. Post Read More: Read More Excerpt Link

When WordPress makes an excerpt from your post content, it crops the content and adds an ellipsis […] to the end. This plugin changes the ellipsis to a Read More link to the full post content.

23. Page Numbering Below content: WP-Paginate

This plugin is useful for Better navigation on your WordPress website. Through this plugin, you can add Page Number like 1,2,3,4,5, below post or pages on your website. (for next Page)

Free Plugin

24. Related Post: WordPress Related Posts

You can install WordPress related post plugins to show contents in your footer. For more engagement of users, You can add a related post in your footer of a website. This related post in footer attracts visitors to click the post content.

25. Facebook Tracking code: WordPress Facebook Conversion Pixel

 Facebook Conversion Pixel helps to track visitors activity on the website like how many visitors visited the website from Facebook, product purchase, sign in, Sign out and returning visitors details.

You can run Facebook ads to drive traffic on the website and you can use facebook pixels for retargeting of visitors. This will increase sales on your website.

26. Create Landing Pages: Elementor

This is Instant drag and Drop page builder WordPress Plugin. With the help of elementor page builder, you can design any pages of a website. I am using this Plugin to create landing pages for the website.

This plugin comes in free & premium versions.

Free Plugin is enough to create and design a whole website without knowledge of the coding. Premium Plugin has more functions than free plugins, in a premium plugin you can add custom CSS code, Marketing Automation, and CRM integrations

27. Add Widgets: Page Builder by SiteOrigin and SiteOrigin Widgets Bundle

Page builder by siteorigin wordpress plugin helps to create responsive page layout using simple drg and drop Page builder tools.

28. Subscription Box: MailChimp Forms by MailMunch

Subscription box in the website. You can add subscription box in your website to collect email ids of users. When you publish a new post on the website, you can send an email notification to the collected email id.

I my website www.bloggertarget.com i have added subscription on the Footer and Sidebar of the website.

Yes this is a free Plugin, you can install and enjoy the free services.

29. Mobile Responsive Website: Accelerated Mobile Pages

AMP means Accelerated Mobile Pages. when users open your website on the mobile at that time amp make your website faster for mobile visitors.

30. Monetize Links on Your sites: Viglink

If you have a new website than viglink is the best method to monetize your website because it converts the website content into the affiliate link, when users purchase the products through your link you will get a commission from viglink.

For viglink you have to create an account in Viglink website first, once you get approval from viglink, you can paste a viglink code on the website.

If you are planning to apply for Adsense than don’t use viglink code on your website.

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If you are a new blogger, this Post will help you to find good plugins for your website. Some plugins are free and Some are paid plugins.

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If you are using any other plugins. Let me know through comments I will add that also in my blog. 

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