10+ Best WordPress Plugins You must have to start a Blog/Website

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WordPress comes with very cool out of the box features but there are lots of things that need to be done to get into the market and gain some traffic. First you need to select some awesomely designed theme, check out the free premium WordPress themes here and some latest WordPress themes can be found here. Now the WordPress plugins luckily we have collected best possible WordPress plugins that we could find and listed them below so you can read and use them in your blog. If you get a hold on your design and want some gallery plugins than visit this link as well… Check out

1- Tweet Old Post

Get more traffic, your ultimate goal through this wordpress theme which gives you the freedom of tweeting your old posts. Tweet Old Post picks your older tweets according to the interval you specify to get you traffic on your older blog posts.

Tweet Old Post WordPress Plugins

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2- Extended Google Analytics

Well it might have done by Google, but wordpress takes one step forward with Extended Analytics which gives you the opportunity to have your Dashboard sats for key pages and traffic data and if you are running Adsense, this plugin is for you to tie in your earnings ID targeting keywords for ad links.

 

Extended Google Analytics WordPress Plugins

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3- WP-PageNavi

Well, if you want to replace your older, and the oldest posts then this plugin provides you freedom to generate fancy pagination links. See the installation instructions here.

WP-PageNavi Plugins

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4- WP-DBManager

WP-DBManager is a great utility if you want to have a look atyour data base on routine basis. Though this plugin has several fascinating features, the best among them is that with the use of this plugin you may have your complete wordpress database in your email on daily basis.

WP-DBManager Plugins

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5- W3 Total Cache

W3 Total Cache is a have must plugin for everyone out there. It makes your page loads really faster, making your website super fast as it stores static version of your website thus involving less CPU processing.

 

W3 Total Cache Plugins

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6- Front Slider

Front Slider is must have plugin for your blog for the reason that it gives you liberty to add a highly customizable slideshow to your Frontpage/Blog showing as many posts as you desire.

 

Front Slider Plugins

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7- Thank Me Later

Well a great tool for customer relationship management. THis plugin sends an automatic thank you email to all those commented on your blog.

 

Thank Me Later Plugins

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8- Lightbox2

Used to overlay images on the current page. Lightbox JS v2.2 by Lokesh Dhakar. Now with better regular expressions, courtesy of Michael Tyson!

Lightbox 2 Plugins

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9- Gravity Forms Directory & Addons

Add directory capabilities and other functionality to the great Gravity Forms plugin.

Gravity Forms Directory & Addons Plugins

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10- Widget Context

Show widgets in context – only on certain posts, front page, category or tag pages etc.

Widget Context Plugins

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11- SEO Rank Reporter

Track your Google rankings every 3 days and see reports of your progress in a graph.

SEO Rank Reporter Plugins

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12- SEO SearchTerms Tagging 2

Multiply blog traffic by strengthening on page SEO, increasing the number of indexed pages, auto convert search terms into post tags, and more.

SEO SearchTerms Tagging 2 Plugins

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13- All in One SEO Pack

WordPress do come with a very optimized SEO settings but there are things that need attention and this plugin do all the stuff needed. The default settings for this plugin works like a charm but do take a look at the indexing option a little, what you want search engine to index categories or tags. My suggestion is to select only one of them to not create confusion for search engines.

All in one SEO Pack

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2 Comments

  1. Martha

    November 22, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    Very very informative and great post Wokay keep posting such post. I am going to use your given guidelines.

  2. Gareth

    November 24, 2011 at 10:31 am

    Some of these I already new about (WP-PageNavi, W3 Total Cache, All in One SEO Pack), however some of the ones that are new to me look really interesting.

    I’m off the check out the following: Thank Me Later, Gravity Forms Directory & Addons, SEO Rank Reporter, and SEO SearchTerms Tagging 2.

    Thanks for the heads up. Very useful.
    Gareth.

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