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10 Essential Plugins For Your WordPress Blog

Plugins are essential tools that can be added to your WordPress

installation.Like most of WordPress functions, they can be added

with just a few clicks. They all have their own uses, some are very

useful for getting more traffic, whereas others can add a

“stickyness” to your blog to keep visitors on it for longer.

WordPress plugins have made it easier for newcomers and blogging veterans to manage their blogs.

READ-How To Install Many Plugins In One Click

There are literally hundreds of plugins available, so we’ll just discuss

the essential ones below. These all help in SEO, gaining return

visitors and tracking your statistics.

1.All In One Seo

This plugin automatically optimizes your titles for search engines,

generates proper Meta tags, and allows you to create your own

unique titles and descriptions for each and every post/page you

publish. If you only ever add one plugin add this one.


If Your blog will get spammed, askimet is a plugin that catches spam

and quarantines it. You will find that it is already listed in your list of

plugins, activate it. You will need to go to WordPress.com and

register for an API. All the details will appear at the top of the plugin

area once askimet is activated.

3.Google XML sitemaps

Google XML Sitemaps generates a special XML sitemap which will help search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo and Ask.com to better index your blog. With such a sitemap, it’s much easier for the crawlers to see the complete structure of your site and retrieve it more efficiently. The plugin supports all kinds of WordPress generated pages as well as custom URLs. Additionally it notifies all major search engines every time you create a post about the new content.


Sociable offers a great way to let your visitors do the legwork. By

adding a Sociable footer to your posts, visitors can quickly and

easily add your beloved content to their favourite social

bookmarking site, such as Digg, Delicious, Facebook and many


5.Simple Tags

Simple Tags plugin allows you to add Technorati tags to your blog

posts. This can bring in extra free traffic from people searching in Technorati.

6.WP Super Cache

WP Super Cache generates static html files from your dynamic WordPress blog. After an html file is generated, your web server will serve that file instead of processing the comparatively heavier and more expensive WordPress PHP scripts.


WP-DB-Backup allows you easily to backup your core WordPress database tables. You may also backup other tables in the same database.

8.Broken Links Checker

This plugin will monitor your blog looking for broken links and let you know if any are found. Some key features include:

Monitors links in your posts, pages, the blogroll, and custom fields (optional).

Detects links that don’t work and missing images.

Notifies you on the Dashboard if any are found.

Also detects redirected links.

Makes broken links display differently in posts (optional).

9.Google Analytics for WordPress: Google Analytics provides valuable data about traffic to your website and blog. Knowing how an individual found your blog and whether he or she visited your product page afterward can help to determine the effectiveness of your content. Google Analytics for WordPress offers easy installation through the Google Analytics API – meaning you can begin tracking your website stats in just a few clicks.

10.cForms II

This plugin makes adding an advanced contact form a breeze –

offering customizable dropdown menus, radio buttons, Captchas,

and styling – so that you can focus on the important task of getting

your visitors there in the first place.

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