Hey guys, hope you are enjoying blogging as much as I am. If you have self-hosted WordPress blog, keep reading. As I said, you can improve the performance of your WordPress blog by using various WordPress plugins.
There are 45,656 plugins are available in WordPress plugin repository. Isn’t that too complicated to pick a right plugin for you?
What if choosing plugins for your blog get easier?
To make picking up WordPress plugins, I have listed some great plugins which will surely add more features and new functionality to your WordPress blog.
List of Essential WordPress Plugins
Jetpack is WordPress plugin by team Automattic. This plugin is fully loaded with multiple features viz, Traffic Growth & Insights, Security, Image Performance, Centralized Management, Comment system and more. It has both free and paid version.
Tutorial – How to Install and Setup WP Super Cache
Advanced Database Cleaner
Force Regenerate Thumbnails
This plugin regenerates thumbnails of the media files (images) after compression. It force regenerates thumbnails when you upload images for your contents.
Google XML sitemap
Google XML Sitemap generates a special XML sitemap which helps you to better index your blog in search engines.
W3 Total Cache
This is one of the famous plugins to improve blog loading speed. This plugin has various options that can easily improve your page loading speed. This plugin has page cache, minify, database cache, object cache, and more features. This plugin is available for both free and paid versions.
Tutorial – How to install and Configure W3 Total Cache Plugin
- Check our list of best image optimization plugins
Limit Login Attempts
Limit login attempts is a plugin which enables extra security for your login page.
Contact Form 7
Contact form plugin which can manage multiple contact forms. Highly customizable. Embedded with CAPTCHA spam filter.