A plugin is an addition to a WordPress blog that adds new features to your blog. Here are some must-have WordPress plugins, arranged by function!
Wordfence Security– While you may think that your WordPress site is safe and secure, because it is locked behind several passwords, this isn’t the case. The Wordfence Security plugin features a Firewall, Security Scan and Threat Defense Feed.
Google Analytics- With the Google Analytics plugin, you can see exactly how your WordPress website visitors not only find your website, but also how they use your website once they are there.
Akismet- No one likes comment spam, right? The Akismet plugin helps you to keep spam comments away from your WordPress site, by deleting them before they even reach your WordPress site.
Contact Form 7– Contact Form 7 allows you to add an array of contact forms on your WordPress website. With this plugin, you can also customize the input boxes and the drop-down menus of the contact forms.
RSS Aggregator- With the RSS Aggregator plugin, you can display, import and merge RSS feeds and Atom feeds on your WordPress site. With this plugin, you can aggregate any number of RDD feeds and you can also stagger the RSS feeds.
Yoast SEO– We all know that SEO, or Search Engine Optimization, is a big deal in the world of blogs and websites. If you are confused about how to create optimized content for the Google search engine, Yoast SEO will be your new best friend. With this search engine optimization plugin, you’ll be provided with a set of tools to help you get your WordPress website to the top spot in the search results.
Social Media Share Buttons & Social Sharing Icons– With the Social Media Share Buttons & Social Sharing Icons plugin, you can add icons for your WordPress site visitors to be able to share your content. With this plugin, you have the ability to add icons for Facebook, Google +, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter and YouTube.