15 Highly Popular WordPress Plug-ins Preferred by Bloggers

15 Highly Popular Wordpress Plug-ins Preferred by Bloggers

What comes to your mind when you think about blogging? I’m sure most of us would agree that its WordPress, the most popular CMS in the world. Interestingly, WordPress powers around 8.5% of all the websites on the web, that means several millions. The undeniable fact is that bloggers around the world love WordPress and WordPress loves bloggers who constitute a major part of its target audience. As you know its not only the user-friendly WYSIWYG feature but also the thousands of plugins which make wordpress so popular. This post highlights 15 WordPress plugins that have been quite popular among the bloggers and they are really worth adding to your wordpress blog/site if you don’t have them.

All-in-one-seo-pack

This is an immensely popular plugin which is not only used by bloggers but also other site owners as well. Stuffed with features, this all in one package, I would say, is currently the best SEO plugin though there a few other good ones available. Last but not the least, it has been downloaded 12,145,306 times till recently.

Google-analytics-for-wordpress

Google Analytics

An ultimate plugin to track your blog, it provides comprehensive user data such as views , clicks, traffic, bounce rate etc. 4.3 rating out of 5 speaks for itself.

Google Sitemap Generator

Google sitemap generator

The popularity of this plugin is evident from the massive number of downloads that have taken place i.e 8,515,062 . It makes xml sitemap generation as easy as falling off a log.

Contact-form 7

The special feature of contact-form 7 is that it can manage multiple contact forms and its customizable. Moreover it supports Ajax-powered submitting, Akismet, CAPTCHA and more.

Akismet

Akismet

Akismet is a commonly used plugin that effectively controls spamming. Akismet API key is required to use this plugin, its free of cost for personal blogs. Paid subscriptions available for business or commercial sites.

Nextgen-gallery

Next GenGallery

It is one of the highly popular and commonly used plugins in the world and also the most popular image gallery plugin. There can be hardly a wordpress user who doesn’t know NexGenGallery and notably this feature-rich plugin has been downloaded more than 5 million times.

JetPack

JetPack acts as a power booster to a self-hosted wordpress site, it helps leverage the benefits of those awesome features available for wordpress.com users, moreover it helps you add more features with a single installation instead of installing different plugins for different features.

Shareaholic

shareholic

This ‘ Social Plugin ‘ not only faciliates your readers to share and distribute your content , but also reports social metrics such as popular pages on your website, referral channels, who are making referrals and spreading the word etc.

WPtouch

WpTouch

How can you ignore mobile visitors in the age of smartphones and tablets? Go ahead and provide your mobile visitors a unique experience with Wptouch, a fantastic customizable mobile theme that enables you to deliver fast, user-friendly and stylish version of your website/blog to mobile visitors.

WP to Twitter

WP to Twitter

This is another quite popular social plugin with lots of customization options, features both free and paid .  As the name suggests it automatically posts tweets from wordpress blog to Twitter.

Bad Behavior

Bad behavior

This is another quite popular social plugin with lots of customization options, features both free and paid .  As the name suggests it automatically posts tweets from wordpress blog to Twitter.

All-in-one-webmaster

all in one webmaster

This is a one-stop analytics solution. Noticeably, it has a user rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars which suggests that its definitely worth giving it a try.

Broken-link-checker

It’s an automatic broken link checker that looks for broken links and lets you know whenever it finds any.

Antivirus

This is really a very useful plugin, scans your blog everyday for malware and spam injections and alerts you regularly.

BackWPup

Back WP up

Heavy WordPress users know how important it is to take backups prior to any major installations or upgradations. This plugin makes the task easier for you.

Do you know any other plugin that’s quite popular among bloggers? Do you think its really worth sharing? Please share it with us. You’re also welcome to share your views and feedback.

 

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  • http://wordpresstraining.net WordPress Training

    Some good plugins here and worth looking at for a more fully featured WordPress site for sure.

    As far as SEO plugins though I prefer Yoasts SEO plugin these days as it really guides you through making every article strong for on-page SEO. http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-seo/

    Jetpack is awesome and have only just gotten into that but feel bad not using it sooner.

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  • http://www.inspireyourway.com/ Debarshi

    Add Yoast wordpress SEO and digdig to the list, both are great in their own ways

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    All in one seo pack is one of the most useful wordpress plugin for bloggers, I will definitely use some others as well, handy list. Thanks

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    Great collection some I have some not some I will get – thanks for sharing

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