Plugins are the new necessities for bloggers. There was a time when people used to encode their whole website on an HTML file. They had to do all sorts of coding to make a website of their dream. But that was a long time ago, now it’s 2016 and making a website is a piece of cake, how? Let’s see.
Now making a website only requires a platform and of those platforms, the best one for me is WordPress. It’s the easiest of platforms’ among all in the whole internet to create a website with ease. WordPress has millions of customers all around the globe. Now before we start talking about the required plugins, let us know more about WordPress.
What is WordPress?
WordPress is an online, open source website creation tool written in PHP. But in non-geek speak, it’s probably the easiest and most powerful blogging and website content management system (or CMS) in existence today. So with WordPress, one can easily create and manage their website.
So now we know what WordPress is and what it does, Now we will tell you about Free WordPress Plugins.
What is WordPress Plugin?
This is what WordPress said, “Plugins are ways to extend and add to the functions that already exists in WordPress. WordPress is designed to increase flexibility and decrease code bloat. Plugins offer custom functions and features so that a user can tailor their website to their specific needs.”
Now there is a huge diversity of plugins for WordPress, but you won’t need most of them. There are some must needed plugins for WordPress which will help you throughout the management procedure of your website. You can find your desired plugin after you create your website on WordPress platform or decide to manage it there. Here are some best free plugins for WordPress, You can use those plugins when you create your website/blog on WordPress.
Jetpack is the most important plugin for WordPress website management. It’s a must have plugin for managing your website with ease.
With Jetpack, You can
- Install dozens of popular WordPress plugins.
- See the viewing statistics of your website on jetpack dashboard.
- Boosts your site’s performance.
- Troubleshoot problems regarding WordPress site.
- Keep your site safe from malicious login attempts.
If you want your site to be safe from spammers, trust me this is the plugin you’re looking for. Akismet plugin will solve the issues regarding spammers who spam on your posts via comments. It will also keep your site safe from hackers. Just you have to activate the API key. Then no one can be spamming in your website/blog.
This is another must have a plugin for WordPress. We all know about vaults which keep our valuables safe and secured. VaultPress keeps your valuable website secured and all backed up.
With this plugin, you can
- Backup your whole website on the cloud.
- keep your website safe and sound.
It’s a five star rated plugin for WordPress, with this plugin you can let people share your posts on different social networks like FACEBOOK, GOOGLE+, TWITTER etc which will create better trafficking for your website.
Most bloggers don’t recommend this plugin, but i will because with this plugin you can have your affiliate links listed and cloak them as your will. You can also create your own affiliate short links with this plugin.
This plugin is the most important plugin to have. It will optimize your website writings, title, index etc with search engines and keep up the pace of your website with others. This plugin is a must have for the trainee to trainer level bloggers.
We all know about cache files of our cell phones which are needed to be cleaned frequently for the sake of your phone to run properly and for you to work fast. Just like a cell phone, a website can also have cached files and processes which might slow your website down, not only for you but also for your viewers. So this is the must needed plugin to be installed to maintain the cached data and process and clean them on a regular basis to keep the speed of your website.
So that’s all with the recommendation for WordPress Plugins of 2017 for beginners and pro bloggers too. To get all these plugins you just simply need to go to the plugin section of your WordPress dashboard and find them from search directly by their names.