Top 10 must have plugins for Wordpress website

If you are using a Wordpress website or planning to create a Wordpress website, then this article may be useful for you. Here we have discussed a list of top ten essential plugins which makes your wordpress website better.

In last article, I discussed how to create a WordPress website very easily. In this article, I will cover some of the essential plugins to be installed in your WordPress website. Here is a list of top ten plugins which you can install at your WordPress website free of cost.

1. Akismet
Akismet is quite possibly the best way in the world to protect your blog from comment and track back spam. It keeps your site protected from spam even while you sleep. Akismet is the best plugin available over internet to block the spam comments and links to external websites and blocks website promotion by spammers automatically. If you do not want to get penalized by Google for having spam comments in your website, then this is the best and must plugin which should be installed in your website.

2. All in One SEO Pack
All in One SEO pack is a very useful plugin which makes your website Search Engine friendly to a great extent. It ask for Title and Summary or short description about the post which will be easily visible to search engines, and while searching any results this short summary and Title would be visible at Google's search page in place of whole article, so users get to know the post is about which topic. This plugin also makes you to insert SEO friendly Keywords along with Tags in the title. This plugin is available in its two versions i.e. Premium version and Free version. You can go for any of the available versions both are good, but premium version gives you some more facilities than mentioned above.

3. Google XML Sitemap Plugin
This plugin creates a sitemap of your website and submits to major search engines like Google,Yahoo and Bing. Sitemap makes your website easily and effectively crawlable by Search engines. Sitemap also makes your pages to crawl quickly by Search engines.

4. Contact Form 7
Contact Form 7 adds a contact us page in your website through which visitors can contact with you by entering their email id, name and message in this form. It can manage multiple contact forms, plus you can customize the form, and the mail contents flexibly with simple markup. The form supports Ajax-powered submitting, CAPTCHA, Akismet spam filtering and so on. I think Google has started to really understand needs and wants of its mobile users.

5. Meta Tags Optimization
This plugin Checks Meta Title, Meta Keywords(s) and Meta Description on posts and pages and consult with a SEO expert on a single click.Everyone knows that to obtain high search engine rankings for your posts/pages all you have to do is optimize your Meta tags information as much as you can do. This plugins helps you to achieve this.
Usage.Moreover, it is free to use without any extra cost.

6. Feedburner Form:
This plugin is powered by Google and adds an email subscription form in your WordPress website. This is very helpful and effective means of updating your visitors by delivering an email into subscriber's inbox about the new updates and post published in your website.Feedburner automatically sends email to all of your subscribers without any manual instructions per day.

7. Google +1 Button
This plugin inserts a Google+1 button at the home page and other pages of your website through which Visitors can easily recommend your website to their friends and other circles in Google+.

8. Facebook Like Box
If you have a page in Facebook about your blog and want to show the Facebook Like Box with the recent updates and fans, just start this widget or insert its line of code anywhere in your theme/template. This plugin also displays Facebook Like Box with options for border color, background color and a field to adjust the div via custom CSS styles such as positioning, border radius etc.

9. Google Analyticator
Google Analyticator adds the necessary JavaScript code to enable Google Analytics logging on your WordPress blog. Google Analyticator also includes several widgets for displaying Analytics data in the admin and on your blog.. This plugin can be easily connected with your Google Analytics profile and supports standard Google analytics tracking.

10. WP-Protect
This plugin gives some additional security to your content from being copied to other websites by disabling text selection, disabling right clicks and image dragging in your WordPress site.

Do you already use any of the plugins I mentioned above? Share your feedback with us.

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Guest Author: Akash Arora29 Jun 2012

Your list is good but as we know security is the most important thing on any website or blog and For Wordpress According to me - Website Defender Security Plugin is the bestest security Plugin. It's the complete security solution for the wordpress blog and NO any Security Plugin can beat this. What you say ?

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