A plugin is a software add-on that extends the features and the functionality of the WordPress Platform (WordPress is both a platform and a product!). In this post, we will try to cover the best plugins from the lot (WordPress has over 40,501 plugins available!).

  1. WordPress SEO by Yoast
    One of the most popular and widely used WordPress plugins. WordPress SEO by Yoast brings in all the important SEO related features to your WordPress site. I personally like the on page SEO feature by this plugin, it’s really useful for any WordPress user as it provides you a glimpse of how well your blog post is optimized.
    Also, it creates the XML sitemap for your site and you don’t need to use any other WordPress plugin for creating the sitemap for you.
  2. Better Click2Tweet:
    This plugin adds ready-to-use Twitter boxes to your posts or pages. This plugin is very easy to use, fully customizable with CSS.
  3. Akismet Plugin:
    Akismet is a free anti-spam WordPress plugin, which lets you fight with spam comments. This is a must have plugin.
  4. WP Forms plugin:
    This plugin lets you add the contact form on your blog. This drag & drop online form builder allows you to easily create contact forms, email subscription forms, order forms, payment forms, and other type of online forms with just a few clicks. visit site
    There’s a free Lite version available. Download Lite Version
  5. BackupBuddy
    It is the easiest backup and migration plugin. BackupBuddy allows you to quickly setup automatic backup schedule for your website.
  6. Edit Flow Plugin:
    This plugin provides an efficient editorial workflow management system for WordPress. Edit Flow allows you to see your editorial calendar, manage authors, assign posts, and much more.

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