10 Must-have WordPress Plugins for Every Blog Owner
Today, I will present you a hand-picked selection of WordPress plugins that will make your work easier. I use each of these plugins as well and have tested them for a while now. You'll already know some of these plugins, while others will be entirely new to you. Prepare to be surprised. People that run a website on WordPress need plugins that make their life easier. The less time you have to spend on minor tasks, the more time remains for the essentials; the writing. And that's exactly what a blog is about. Check it Out: WordPress Plugins
1 - The Most Important Plugin: Guarantee the Safety of Your WorkSafety and security are neglected quite often. Only because people want to save a ridiculously low amount of money. I'm talking about a really good backup solution. A backup is the beginning of a security strategy. Without a daily backup, you don't even have to get started with security. It's just way too easy to lose your work just because you were too stingy. By the way, the most important part of a good backup solution is the easy recovery. What's the point of a free solution that doesn't let your recover the backup fast and easily? Right. There's none.
VaultPressVaultPress offers daily backups that can be recovered with just one click. You are also able to restore single files. Additionally, you can also use the service to simply transfer your website to a different server. Another cool thing is that you also receive a free key for the antispam service Akismet. VaultPress is available for 3,50 USD a month or 39 USD a year. To use it, you need the VaultPress plugin. You can cancel it monthly or annually at any time, depending on the type of payment. You can only pay via credit card. If you don't have one, get a free prepaid credit card, e.g. from N26.
2 - The Display of Code on Your WebsiteYou want to use neatly formatted code snippets on your blog, but don't want to use a plugin that slows your page down unnecessarily? Then go ahead and use a version that large websites, such as the Smashing Magazine, CSS Tricks, and A List Apart, use as well. The plugin that I will introduce you to now only weighs a laughable 28KB.
3 - Article Formattings and Own ShortcodesTo me, this is the most important plugin. Working without this cool tool is hard to imagine, as it saves an incredible amount of time. Before, you had to go to the editor's text area and enter everything yourself when it came to own formattings. No matter if it's about your buttons or shortcodes that you created yourself. All of this ends with this plugin. You can enter your most-used formattings, and implement them in your articles as a shortcode. All of your self-defined formattings and shortcodes can be accessed via a comfortable generator in the text editor.
Post SnippetsThe Settings: [caption id="attachment_82356" align="alignnone" width="908"] My Article Formattings in the Post Snippets Settings.[/caption] The Generator in the Visual Editor: [caption id="attachment_82358" align="alignnone" width="759"] The Generator in the Visual Text Editor. User-Friendly and Good.[/caption] Download on WordPress Further Information: Dr. Web: Post Snippets for WordPress – You Need This Plugin
4 - SEOThese days, you're not getting anywhere without search engine optimization. For me, Yoast SEO takes care of a general SEO optimization of my website. It provides functions I need, like Breadcrumbs, and the Sitemap.xml.
Yoast SEO - The Website Standard For Every WP SiteDownload on WordPress
SquirrlyThe latest version of Squirrly SEO introduces the 1st-ever non-human private SEO consultant, making it possible for WordPress users to access the benefits of receiving expert, personalized SEO guidance - right inside their dashboard. Here’s how it works: Powered by machine learning and Cloud Services, Squirrly SEO first analyzes the user's site to then indicate the shortest path to SEO success via unique Daily SEO Goals.
Based on actual studies of the user’s site and the competitive landscape, Squirrly is able to provide high-impact, customized Daily SEO Goals that are 100% relevant to each particular site and which are proven to get WordPress sites ranked on top positions.
Nice job listing all theses plugins. They are all very usefull for WordPress.
I know everyone looks after their own interests, so if you’re ok, i’d like you to try our plugin called Jackmail. We’re on the same area of action : newsletters for wordpress.
However, we do have a lot of difference, and i’d like you to have a test on it since it’s totally free !
Have a look, and tell me what you think about it : https://www.jackmail.com
Thank you for helping !
Andreas, I think Yoast SEO is a plugin of the century! It really helps with the search rankings and the website is always SEO optimized.
I’ll definitely try the rest of the plugins, that I haven’t had the chance so far.
Thanks so much for including Squirrly in this article. Really appreciate it.
Along with the list mentioned above, i’ll also recommend related articles widget which is a great asset for Internal linking of similar articles and social icons plugin