What Are The Best WordPress Plugins?
The first WordPress plugin that blog owners would be remiss not to have is the WP Super Cache. The purpose of the WP Super Cache is to have an alternative to the PHP file. PHP files are much more expensive to run on a website than their HTML counterparts, and WordPress uses the PHP files. With this plugin, the system will offer up the HTML files rather than the PHP files that take longer to load onto someone’s computer.
The second plugin that is worthy of mention is the Headspace2 SEO. The Headspace 2 SEO is rumored to be much better than the All-In-One SEO tool that WordPress has for raising a blog’s search engine optimization to new levels. With all-in-one SEO, bloggers can manage their meta data, but this new plugin allows people to add much more meta data where all-in-one does not such as for the posts on the blog. Each of the pages can have meta data added to them, and also the categories are capable of hosting meta data.
Gravity Forms is an apparatus that helps blog owners create their own forms. For example, blog owners who would like to create their own Contact Us forms or anything of that type can use Gravity Forms to do it. The plugin makes it easy to create the form and add it to the blog without making it a hassle for users.
Bloggers who have affiliate products that they are promoting by way of the blog will be glad to have the MaxBlog Press Affiliate Ninja. One of the features of this tool is the one that allows affiliate marketers to convert their keywords into affiliate links. For example, a blog that has the keyword “computer” in their text will see that every time the word “computer” shows up in the text, it will become a Ninja link that customers can click to be taken to the website; statistics will also be gathered.
The WP-DBManager manages the processes of WordPress blog databases. One of the features allows blog owners to back up their databases. In the event that they need to restore their databases to an earlier state, this plugin will do it for them. They can also repair and optimize their databases in the manner they see fit. The best thing about this tool may be that all of these actions can be placed on a schedule, so that the blog owner does not have to manually perform backing up procedures; the plugin will automatically perform these duties right on time.
A tool called Thank Me Later reaches out to new people who write their first comments on a blog. Blog owners can write their own thank you messages to these new people maybe telling them they are welcome to write a comment on a future post. The thank you message will be sent the person’s email inbox as a way for the blog owner to be able to acknowledge these new people on a personal level.
A link to Older Posts and Newer Posts is not that aesthetically pleasing to some blog owners. Those who would rather have a page button that will take their readers straight to the post that they would like to read must make sure to install WP-PageNavi. This tool makes finding what is desired much easier for the user, and the blog owner has something that is different than the other WordPress blogs have.
This last tool, SEO Smartlinks, makes it possible to link to other articles on the blog from articles that have also been published on the blog. The search engines like to see inter-linking, so this plugin is a natural choice for people who have WordPress blogs.