WordPress is arguably the most popular web publishing platform at the moment with great reason. It easy to set up and it is extremely flexible. The content management system of WordPress gains incredible popularity and it has a system of thousands of plug-in that facilitates users to improve the website and grows it into anything you would imagine.

 

Plug-ins for Security and Search Engine Optimization (SEO) are definitely must haves and plug-ins can also manage the true comments and spam comments and enhance the articles. There are an amazing number of ways to increase WordPress installations professionally.

 

There are nearly 30000 plug-ins available for WordPress. WordPress plug-in catalog houses countless goodies. My goal is to guide and show you the best of the best plug-ins. If you own a self-hosting website and are ready to improve and enhance your WordPress powered website then use these highly recommended plug-ins. I will provide you with a list of some of the best recommended and also my favorite plug-ins to improve your professional blogging efficiency.

 

Akismet is the best guard against comment spam for your WordPress blog.

 

Backup WordPress is use to back up the entire website including user database and all files.

 

All in One SEO Pack plug-in is for search engine optimization (SEO) of WordPress blogs.

 

WordPress SEO by Yoast plug-in is also used for SEO, especially for the SEO of titles tag, Meta keywords tag, Meta description tag, and XML sitemaps. This is my favorite SEO plugin

 

Google XML Sitemaps plug-in is used to generate the XML Sitemap for user WordPress blogs. The format of sitemap is supported by all search engines especially Google, Yahoo, MSN and Ask Search engines.

 

All In One WP Security & Firewall plug-in, it is used for WordPress ultimate Security and Firewall.

 

WP Contact form plug-in can be used for the Contact Form. This form is a drop-in form for users to contact you.

 

My Favorite Contact Form however is Contact Form 7

 

Another favorite of mine is the Social media Sharing plugin Shareaholic. You can use this plugin to share blog posts to Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, Pinterest and many more

 

Other Social sharing plugins include:

Sociable plug-in robotically add links to favorite social bookmarking sites on posts and in RSS feed.

 

Share-This plug-in is a very helpful to allows visitors to share the post or page with others.

 

Google Adsense Plug-in allows owner to set the parameters of the ads displaying or monetization.

 

W3 Total Cache plug-in, it is one of the top WordPress plug-ins because it helps to load pages faster and it stores static versions of website.

 

Widget Context plug-in is helpful to pick and choose the pages required for sidebar widgets. Users can accurately create different required sidebars for different web pages and sections of website.

What are your favorite plug-ins? Please share with us!

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