When it comes to plugins on WordPress you have a TON of options. Thought I would help, and share some of the ones I have found to be useful. Here are the Top 10 WordPress Plugins.
Top 10 WordPress Plugins
Now I am going to skip the standard Jetpack & Askimet that are givens, and go with ones you may or may not have heard of.
- Better Click To Tweet – This is a new one I found that I have really liked. It makes sharing your post on Twitter really easy. Check out how easy belowTop 10 WordPress Plugins Click To Tweet
- CommentLuv – Have mentioned this one before on Best Comment Plugins, and I would still recommend it.
- Contact Form 7 – I had built some forms for this site like the Tuesday Tutorial request form, and kept getting so much spam from them it was making me get notifications from SiteGround that my database was too big. After asking around this was recommended, and it totally works. Ever since I installed, and started using I no longer get the spam for my forms.
- jQuery Pin It Button For Images – This is a must for making your images pinnable.
- Nelio External Featured Image – This is a must if you store your images externally, and not in the media library on WordPress. I use this cause I store my photos on Flickr.
- Page Builder by SiteOrigin – Just recently found this one, and it was a game changer. It allows you to build your pages using widgets. Makes it really easy to setup a pages, and no coding is required unless you want to. Used this to build my travel page.
- Simple Share Buttons Adder – This is how I got share buttons to show on the bottom of my post like you see under my signature at the bottom of this post.
- WP-DBManager – Found this one recommended on a ton of blogs to help you maintain your database, and it has been pretty easy to use. It does have features to repair, and optimize your database.
- Yoast SEO – Great plugin for helping with SEO. When writing post you are able to see if you are on track with SEO, and helpful tips on what you could do to improve the post for SEO
- Zip Recipes – This plugin is a must for any food blogger. Displays your recipe in a simple format, and allows your recipe to be printed. You can see this in use here or on any of my recipes.
What are your favorite plugins to use?
Hope you found these helpful. Something you want to know how to do to your blog? Fill out the Tuesday Tutorial Request Form and I will cover in a future tutorial.