You all know that wordpress is one of the top CMS (Content Management System) now a days. In our previous post we wrote about why you should use wordpress to build your website. If you have missed the post you can read it HERE . Today we will discuss about 15 essential free wordpress plugins. Please make sure your wordpress blog is using these plugins. If you are not using them kindly install them. After installing them you will see significant improvement in the performance of your wordpress blog.
1. All In One SEO Pack Plugin: “All In One SEO Pack” is very powerful plugin and it will improve your seo score very fast. We are using this plugin from long time and we really love it. It has both free and paid version. We will suggest you to go with the free version first.
2. Comments – wpDiscuz Plugin: It is a beautiful commenting plugin. Every wordpress blogger should use this plugin. It is very user friendly and easy to use.
3. Email Subscribers & Newsletters Plugin: It is a free Newsletters plugins. No need to pay money to send newsletter to your subscribers. This is the best wordpress plugin we have ever seen. We had written a post about this cool plugin. You can read it HERE .
4. EWWW Image Optimizer Plugin: Ewww Image Optimizer plugin optimizes all your images and helps to reduce your image files. In this way it also boosts your website speed and seo.
5. Facebook Like Box Plugin (by Vinoj Cardoza): This plugin helps to show your Facebook Fan Page within a box. You can fully customize it.
6. Google Authenticator Plugin (by Henrik Schack): Google Authenticator Plugin protects your wordpress website from hackers. It creates additional security to your wordpress blog. We have a detail Post about Google Authenticator. You can read it HERE .
7. Google XML Sitemaps (by Arne Brachhold) Plugin: It is very important for every webmasters to submit their wordpress XML Sitemap to Google. This simple but powerful plugin will help you to submit your wordpress blog’s XML Sitemap to Google very easily.
8. Inline Related Posts (by IntellyWP) Plugin: This powerful plugin will show all your related post in a very beautiful and arranged way. We highly recommend this plugin.
9. Insert Headers and Footers (by WPbeginners) Plugin: This cool wordpress plugin will help you insert codes into your Headers & Footers. No need to worry about editing your theme; this plugin will do the job for you.
10. Insert Post Ads (by WPbeginners) Plugin: With this plugin you can show your Ad inside the post. You can also show ads after a particular paragraph.
11. Really Simple SSL (by Rogier) Plugin: If you are using SSL into your website then you must install this plugin. Really Simple SSL plugin automatically eliminate all your SSL issues. We have a detail Tutorial about this Plugin. Read it HERE .
12. Simple Share Buttons Adder (by Simple Share) Plugin: Simple Share button adder adds social share button into various location of your post. Very easy to use; we are using this plugin from long time.
13. Verify Google Webmaster Tools (by Audrius) Plugin: This plugin helps you to verify your website in Google Webmaster Tool/Google Search Console. Learn how to add your website into Google Search Console .
14. WP Review (by MyThemeShop) Plugin: With the help of WP Review plugin you can Review your each post; you will also be able to give Star Rating yourself. We are using this from long time.
15. WP Super Minify ( by Dipak C Gajjar) Plugin: WP Super Minify plugin compresses all your HTML,Java Script, CSS files automatically. In this way it helps to boost your website speed. And you all know faster website ranks well in Google and other search engines.