Plugins are the most important element to run a WordPress Blog, to extend the functionality or to work better in a comfort zone of writing. I started this WP Blog back in October of 2015 with only 7 WordPress Plugins and 1 Theme. I’ve also researched a lot about WordPress Blog, Best WordPress Themes, Best WordPress Plugins, and many other things like you’re doing. And, I’ll be sharing that all my research with you later. For now I’m going to tell you, what WordPress Plugins I’ve Installed on my Startup WP Blog at that time and I recommends now.
7 Plugins I recommends to use on Startup WordPress Blog:
- Jetpack: A Great Packed up Plugin with more than 1 Plugin by WordPress.
- Akismet: A Powerful Spam Comments Blocker by WordPress.
- WordPress SEO by Yoast: An Amazing WordPress SEO Plugin by Yoast.
- WP Optimize: A Powerful & Useful WordPress Database Optimizer by RuhaniRabin.
- W3 Total Cache: A Dynamic Cache performance improving Plugin by W3Edge.
- CloudFlare: A Free & Eye Blinking Content Delivery Network.
- Google Analytics Dashboard for WP: A Unofficial but loving Analysis tool.
Intro to WordPress Plugins for Starting WordPress Blog :
It’s a Quick Intro to all the WordPress Plugins listed above and I recommends you to use, if you’re just starting a WP Blog for your passion or profession. I’ll give in depth reviews of all these WP Plugins later.
Jetpack is a very useful plugin by WordPress.com. Which includes and packs the functionality of more than one plugin in itself. It Enhances your security, stats, traffic and analysis process. With Jetpack you can create contact forms, galleries and carousels, you can add subscription form on your blog and Jetpack also comes with some useful widgets.
Akismet is actually the part of WordPress Community and a Member of AUTOMATTIC Family, Akismet is the best plugin to use for Spam Comments Security. So, whenever the users will publish a comments on your WP Blog post, every single comment will scanned and go through the Akismet and will report SPAMS to your Blog. You can also get Akismet API Key for Free.
3. WordPress SEO by Yoast-
I recommends WordPress SEO by Yoast as a Best plugin for WordPress SEO. Yoast SEO plugin offers a lot more than you’re thinking of. You can get control on meta tags, meta keywords, title, sitemap, robots.txt, permalinks, and a lot more. What i can say is that doing best practices with WordPress SEO by Yoast will definitely Rank you better than best in all the Search Engines.
4. WP Optimize-
WP Optimize plugin is the Best WordPress Database Optimizer. And, Optimizing Database helps a lot in speeding up your Blog. It deletes all the data in trash-bin, post revisions, unused tables, and other junk files in your WP database. So, by using WP Optimize you can Speed Up your WordPress Blog.
5. W3 Total Cache-
W3 Total Cache is best of its own qualities, it’s a Caching Plugin. It also increases the loading speed of your WP Blog by caching all the Data in user’s Web Browser. It decreases the page loading time by 60% (approx.).
CloudFlare is Content Delivery Network, it’s actually Super-Charger of Websites and Blogs. It also Speed Ups your website, it generate and store a cache of your Blog or Website in its Data Storage and helps to serve it more faster.
7. Google Analytics Dashboard for WP-
Google Analytics is a Data Analysis tool by Google, We use Google Analytics for monitoring of traffic or users. How our users are interacting, where they are coming from, which devices they’re using to browse, countries, etc… It’s the best tool to Improve your Blog.
So, these are the WordPress Plugins you can use to improve your Blog Performance. I’ll also be giving How to tutorials and in-depth reviews for all these plugins, how they are useful and how you can use them at the Best level.
- How to Setup WordPress SEO by Yoast Plugin
- WordPress Ping List for Faster Indexing of New Blog Post
- How to Submit Blog Sitemap to Google Search Console
Have a Secured WordPress Blog and take Care.