Hey Howdy All Bloggers, Today I am going to discuss about WordPress plugins I am using on my blog to make it powerful and effective in blogging world. With the help of these plugins you can definitely can make your blog very successful.
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List of Plugins used by me :
1) Subscribe to Comments 2.0
This plugin is very useful at the end of your comment box, this can help you to increase blog readership. Subscribe to Comments 2.0, adds a “Notify me of followup comments via e-mail” check box below the submit comment button so users can keep track of the comments.
Download here: http://txfx.net/wordpress-plugins/subscribe-to-comments/
2) Easy Add Thumbnail
This plugin gives your blog very enticing look, suppose you have a post with images, this plugin will help you to display post along with the images, so in this you can make your content look appealing. So try this now !
Download here: https://wordpress.org/plugins/easy-add-thumbnail/
3) Akismet Comment Spam Killer
I know everybody must be aware of this plugin, this plugin is mostly used by every blogger in online marketing. This helps your blog to protect against spam comments generated by automated tools. So I am using this plugin and saving my blog from spammers.
Download here: https://wordpress.org/plugins/akismet/
4) Show Top Commentators
This plugin will show the top commentator of your blog, and it in turn it can increase readership of your blog by displaying the top commentators of the blog in the sidebar. Most successful bloggers used this plugin.
Unlike links in the comments, the links on the Top Commentators are full links without a nofollow tag, so it really encourage people with blogs to comment.
Download here: https://wordpress.org/plugins/top-commentators-widget/
5) Sidebar Widget
Sidebar widget is one of the most useful plugin made for WordPress specially. This widget allows you to customize the appearance of your sidebar of your website or blog without editing any PHP code files.
For this you just have to simply drag and drop the widgets in sidebar. Your WordPress look can be made appealing with this sidebar plugin.
Download here: https://wordpress.org/plugins/sidebar-manager-light/
6) Related Post Plugin
To display related post in your blog post is very important task, so you can easily display post related content below the end of the post, this in turn will increase readership of your blog and bounce rate will also decrease. I am using this plugin and it is helping me a lot.
7) AdSense Plugin
This is the Plugin that serves all my Google ads. The cool thing about AdSense Deluxe is it keeps track on the number of Google ads displayed and limits that number to three (the maximum number of ads Google allows on a page).
Google AdSense Plugin allows you to set parameters of the ads displaying, such as format (text ad, image, text with an image or link), size, color of the elements in the ad block, rounded corners and the ad block position on the website.
Download here: https://wordpress.org/plugins/adsense-plugin/
This plugin is used for displaying authorship in Google SERP. Suppose you have written content for your blog and by authorizing Google+ profile and picture in SERP, this can increase CTR(click through rate) and also increase authority of the post.
People will likely to click post that have proper Google+ authorship. Show your face and build your brand in Google search results with this plugin.
Download here: https://wordpress.org/plugins/authorsure/
9) Comment Approved Notifier
This plugin is very useful when someone comments on blog and comment is held for moderation, as you are administrator of your blog you approved the comment.
The person who made the comment will get notification from you that his/her comment is approved and he may return back to your blog. This will help you to get Returning visits and can increase readership of your blog.
Download here: https://wordpress.org/plugins/comment-approved-notifier/
This plugin is very useful to create timely backup with your WordPress blog, I am using this plugin for my own blog and pretty happy to see that it helps to create backup automatically.
If you want to learn how to use this plugin , I would recommend tutorial by Syed Balkhi. Click here to learn more about it.
Download here: https://wordpress.org/plugins/backwpup/
11) Comment Redirect by Yoast
Comment redirect by Yoast is amazing plugin , whenever new folks make comment on your blog they will be redirected to that page where you want to redirect.
Suppose you have created page for redirection , which included your social media icons , subscription box, your free eBook guide, or your consultation services. This will help you to get more subscribers and many good clients for your blog. They might also engage with your social media pages.
Download here: https://wordpress.org/plugins/comment-redirect/
12) SEO Presser
It is one of the best plugin that is used to check over optimization and Real-time evaluation and recommendations to improve site content for SEO. It’s essentially as though you’re having an SEO Expert right beside you and suggesting on ways to improve your site’s on-page SEO.
Tells you if you’re optimized or over-optimized (from the score) . I have used this plugin and I was happy with the plugin performance !!
13) Contact Form 7
Contact form 7 is very useful plugin for visitors who are landing on your blog and was impressed by your services your offer and now they are willing to contact you. So this in turn they will directly contact you and will ask for your services. So this is very useful plugin for bloggers who offer different client based services.
The form supports Ajax-powered submitting, CAPTCHA, Akismet spam filtering and so on.
Download here: https://wordpress.org/plugins/contact-form-7/
14) Digg Digg
Digg Digg is social media floating bar which can be activated on your website or blog. This plugin has numerous number of social media icons which can be displayed along the horizontal or vertical position of the content. This gives your content to be shared among many social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest , Reddit, Stumbleupon, etc.
Download here: https://wordpress.org/plugins/digg-digg/
14) Magic Action Box
Magic action box is the one best plugin which can supercharge your blog posts with activating a subscription box or any other useful box used in your blog sidebar and also below or above your content.
Magic Action Box let’s you display professional looking opt-in forms and feature boxes in your WordPress site. This can surely increase your subscribers and conversation rates can also be increased easily.
This magic action box plugin is very powerful and widely used by top bloggers. So use it now and supercharge your blog with more readers and customers.
Download here: https://wordpress.org/plugins/magic-action-box/
15) Minimum comment length
This plugin is used for comment section. As we can see there are many spammers around web who make short and useless comments like : “ very nice post “ “ Thank you for this amazing post “ etc.
This plugin will protect you from such comments. In this plugin you can set the minimum comment length and the person who is making comment on your blog will have to have surpass the comment length decided by you. So you can prevent such spam comments easily in your blog.
Download here: https://wordpress.org/plugins/minimum-comment-length/
16) NextScripts: Social Networks Auto-Poster
This plugin will work as a magic for your blog posts. It will automatically publishes posts from your blog to your Social Network accounts such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+(Google Plus), Blogger, Tumblr, LiveJournal, FriendFeed, DreamWidth, Delicious, Diigo, Instapaper, Stumbleupon, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Plurk, VKontakte(VK.com), YouTube, WordPress, etc. so this plugin makes your work easy , you don’t have to open each of these sites, just sit back and plugin will do the rest of your work.
17) No Self Pings
No self pings plugin is very useful plugin for automatic pings generated by WordPress, suppose you have written one post and you have interlink that post to other posts, so this is very annoying for bloggers to see that pings are generated in comment section.
So it prevent self ping created by your own WordPress blog. So now with this plugin you can easily stop annoying pings.
Download here: https://wordpress.org/plugins/no-self-ping/
Wanguard plugin is one of the best plugin to stop spam registration on your blog, as there are many spammers who try to register with hoax email ID’s , so this plugin will stop spam registration on your blog and you can easily sit back and relax .
So say goodbye to spam registration. Bloggers do face this problem of spam registration on their blog with fake ID’s, so this is best plugin to stop. This plugin saves my time in deleting spam registrations manually.
Download here: https://wordpress.org/plugins/wangguard/
19) Growmap Anti Spambot Plugin
This plugin will add a client side generated checkbox to your comment form asking users to confirm that they are not a spammer.
This is very amazing plugin to prevent spammers or robots to comment on your blog. So this plugin checks whether the comment has been made by human or automated machine. So this is effective way to combat with automatic commenting system by tools.
Download here: https://wordpress.org/plugins/growmap-anti-spambot-plugin/
20) W3 Total Cache
This the only WordPress Performance Optimization (WPO) framework; designed to improve user experience and page speed. W3 Total Cache improves the user experience of your site by increasing server performance, reducing the download times and providing transparent content delivery network (CDN) integration.
Download here: https://wordpress.org/plugins/w3-total-cache/
Till now I am very satisfied with this plugin use and this is making my blog running much faster as compared to other cache plugins.
All of these plugin have been tested by me and I am using it for my own blog, these are Top WordPress plugins that are helping my blog a lot. What plugins do you use for your WordPress blog , Do let me know in the comments !!!!