Monday, November 23, 2015

Top 10 Wordpress Plugins

Top 10 Wordpress Plugins

WordPress is an open-source CMS which hosts and powers over 7- million websites around the world. From popular news sites to small blogs.

WordPress is popular because of how easy it is to customize to your own requirements with easy to install plugins to make changes to your design or add additional functions to a site. But, with over 30,000 plugins available in WordPress can be a bit overwhelming in deciding which one is the right one for your website.

Below are a few WordPress Plugins that can optimize your website for maximum efficiency.

NextGen Gallery
            This plug in has over 6 million users, and it provides a powerful engine for uploading and managing galleries of images. It also has the capability of batch uploading, import meta data, add/delete/sort images, edit thumbnails, and more.

Contact Form 7
            This plugin can manage multiple contact forms, and you can customize the form and the mail contents flexibly with an simple and easy markup. This form supports other plugins such as Ajax, CAPTCHA and Akismet.

iThemes Security
            This plugin uses a site check to scan your website for malwate, blacklist status, website errors and out-of-date software. The plugin secures any passwords that are being saved in your website.

Popup Domination
            This plugin is about increasing the number of people who sign up to your email list. The more people on your email list, the more traffic you can control. Meaning more money you are capable of making.

Google XML Sitemaps
            This plugin will generate a special XML sitemap which will help search engines like Google to better index your website. It is much easier for the crawlers to see the complete structure of your site and retrieve it more efficiently.

All in One SEO Pack
            With over one million users, this plugin has been around for several year and is one of the most popular SEO plugin. The plugin offers standard requirements that are needed for an SEO plugin such as canonical URLs and sitemap creation. The plugin is beginner friendly, working out the box.

WP Super cache
            Sometimes, WordPress pages can be slow to load and therefore it is important to use a catching plugin. The plugin generates a static html file from your dynamic WordPress blog. Once a html file is generated your webserver will serve that file instead of processing the comparatively heavier and more expensive WordPress PHP scripts. This is a simple and effective catching plugin for beginners.

WP Socializer
            This plugin is an advanced plugin for inserting social bookmarkers and sharing buttons. The features include: buttons on posts, and sidebars.

            This plugin will get your author’s profile linked in Google+

Facebook & Twitter Social Plugins

            Use text widget  in order to install these plugins, or you can download a simple plugin from WordPress’ directory.

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