A lot of entrepreneurs and WordPress beginners always remain in search for must have wordpress plug-in for their blog. Having the suitable group of tools will help you take your blog to the next stage. In this post, we are going to share the must have WordPress plugins for your websites in 2016.
1. Yoast SEO Plugins
This is probably the most used plug-in in WordPress websites. This plugin allows you to set meta title, focused keyword and meta description i.e. snippets of your post. Plugin also gives you suggestion that how you can improve the on page meta setting of your post.
- Page Analysis
- Technical Search Engine Optimization
- Meta and link elements
- XML sitemaps
- RSS Optimization
2. W3 Total Cache Plugins
- Shared Hosting compatibility
- Transparent Content delivery network CDN management
- Mobile Support
3. Broken Link Checker
This plugin checks the broken links of your website and report you those links after complete analysis. It provides you many built in function for the broken urls after generating report such as edit url, unlink, not broken, dismiss etc.
- Monitors links in posts, pages and comments
- Detects broken links, missing images and broken redirections
- Notification about broken links via email or dashboard
- Stop search engines to crawl broken links
4. Akismet Plugins
This is the number one plugin for controlling spam on a website. This plugin is installed by default in wordpress. All the comments done on a website are sent to Akismet server that analysis them by different algorithm to show only valid and real comment on a website.
- Auto check all comments for spam
- Each comment is marked as spam, not spam by akismet or moderator
- Urls are shown with each comment
- Discard feature to remove the comments from spam folder, all the comments discarded in this way will be marked as spam in future.
5. All In One Schema.org Rich Snippets
This plugin allows to show your rich snippets in Google searches, you can show your product reviews, ratings, prices and other details in search engine thus increasing the CTR of your website.
- This plugin shows photos, reviews, rating, price and author name in snippets along with basis metas.
- Facebook also display the proper information when someone shares your link there.
- Increases SERPs and CTR of your website.
6. Ultimate Social Media PLUS
This is probably the best plugin to enable social sharing buttons on your website. This plugin shows these buttons on all pages, post and categories. One can customize the social sharing buttons with lot of options and can show sharing count with each button. You can see more WordPress SEO plugins here.
- 16 different designs for icons
- Display buttons before or after post or at home page
- Option to show Counts for each sharing button
- Option to animate the social icons
- Set call to action for buttons i.e. to simply like or share or open your page
7. Yet Another Related Posts Plugin
This plugin helps to show related posted below each article so that you readers continue reading the posts on your blog one after the other. Therefore, reader will spend more time on your blog.
- Thumbnail or list view for related posts
- Advance options to show related posts
- Display related posts in RSS feed
- Best template settings for related posts
8. Redirections Plugin
This plugin allows to 301 redirect your pages to other links and keep track of 404 erros on your website. This plugin is most useful when you’re shifting to another domain or changing the installation directory off your wordpress.
- 404 error monitoring
- Full logs for all redirections
- Every urs can be redirected
- Fully localized and no need to edit .htaccess file
9. Limit Login Attempts plugin
This plugin limit the login attempts from an IP and ban it temporarily. Thus, saving you from spam attackers who try and try user name and passwords to break into your website. It also detects the bots by captcha verification.
- Redirect to home page on brutal attack of spam or slow down the process of hacking
- Limit no of login attempts
- Captcha verification
- Track user login attempts and bans Ips after crossing the limit
10. WP Notification Bars
This plugin allows the webmaster to show notification popup on their websites to show them promotions or to redirect them to newsletters or social pages.
- Create unlimited no of notifications
- Responsive with all screens
- Unlimited colors and font sizes
- Show on home page, posts or home page
Author Bio: Jawad Tahir from BestCMSPlugins – a brand known for top of the line reviews about CMS modules and themes. He loves to write comparison and list based articles that are beneficial for ecommerce merchants and bloggers. Follow him on Twitter, LinkedIn.
Needful post for every bloggers. Really awesome list of WordPress Plugins.
Thanks for sharing such a nice post jgeorge.
What about security? Does a security app, such as Sucuri or Wordfence, not make it into your top 10 list. These are among the most important plugins for some site owners!
Yeah, the post needs an update. I’ll keep that in mind, and put it in the works.
Great post though. Lots of good’ns in there. 🙂