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9 Must-Have Plugins With a New WordPress Site

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  • If you have hosting with worpress installation definitely you should have searched for wordpress themes and plugins.
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  • While Worpdress plugin requirements differ from one wordpress user and another wordpress user.
  • You should be very careful before updating wordpress and plugins.So kindly take a backup whenever you try to update .
  • We are sharing some wordpress plugins which will be helpful to you.The plugins given below are free and some of them have pro versions.

1.Akismet Anti-Spam

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  • If you are using wordpress site for the first time, you will be excited to see you have lot of comments and you will get a feel your site got more reach to people.But the truth is they are spams.
  • Akismet Anti-Spam used to find spam comments .Be true akismet makes you to feel it is slowing down your website but it is good to install if you want to protect your site from mlicious content.If you have good hosting company you don’t need to worry about speed of your wordpress website.
  • Akismet Anti-Spam has 5 million installs and has Average rating of  4.7 out of 5 stars.These details enough to show how much it is useful to wordpress users.

2.W3 Total cache

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  • W3 Total Cache has 1+ million active installations and has average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.
  • Google considers speed performance of a website and why google considers this? Because a visitor will leave the website if it takes too much time to load.So google will consider another site which loads very fast for the same topic.
  • A worpress website can be able to load within some seconds using w3 total cache plugin.
  • After installing this plugin definitely you will see improvement in overall site performance.

3.Yoast SEO

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  • Content is king, there is no doubt on that. At the same time the content should be created that google can also understand easily.Because google uses algorithm for search engine in their own unique style.If the google algorithm understands your “ content & its quality ” it will put your content on top of its search page.Finally it will leads to more trafficto your website and more sales.
  • For the above things SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is necessary.And yoast seo wordpress plugin helps to make your content to place in top of search results.

4.Smush Image Compression and Optimization

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  • Though wordpress cache plugin used for overall speed performance , the usage of image size can be further more compressed using smush plugin.And finally it results in great speed site performance.
WPMU DEV says,
Resize, optimize, optimise and compress all of your images with the incredibly powerful and 100% free WordPress image smusher, brought to you by the superteam at WPMU DEV!

5.WPForms

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  • When we come to contact form (or) any other forms WPForms is the #1 solution and also one of the “Best of Plugin” in this list.
Why? See the details below
  • WPForms has 1+ million installations and has average rating 4.9 out of 5 star. Now you can understand why it is best of plugin.
  • WPForms comes with free and pro plans
Features of Wpforms:
  • WPForms design fits to any device whether it’s a desktop (or) tablet (or) mobile. Because WPForms was created with consideration of responsiveness.
  • WPForms has smart drag and drop builder.You don’t need to be an expert in coding while creating forms. You can create it within some minutes.
  • Instant form notification.
  • 80+ Premade templates available at Pro version.
  • Conditional logics is the one of the best feature in wpforms which helps to ask relevant question automatically by recognizing the previous question.We have settings in wpforms to make premade form fields.
  • What is the price of WPForms?
    • WPForms has free version called WPForms Lite version.It has limited features only.
    • WPForms Pro version has the option to unlock all features.They are
    1.Basic –$49 per year (Some Features not available)
    2.Plus – $99 per year (Some Features not available)
    3.Pro – $199 per year (All Features available)
    4.Agency – $349 per year (All Features available)
    • Basic plan can be used for 1 site
    • Plus plan can be used for 3 sites
    • Pro plan can be used for 25 sites
    • Agency plan can be used for Unlimited sites.

6.Google Analytics for WordPress by MonsterInsights

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  • MonsterInsights was installed by 2+ million people and 3.9 average ratings.
  • Just authenticate with your Google Account to connect with MonsterInsights .
  • MonsterInsights helps to track,
Traffic
Real time traffic,
File Downloads
Form Submissions
Ecommerce
Ads
Popular Posts
and so on.

7.NextScripts: Social Networks Auto-Poster

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  • You will be surprised why i am sharing this while we have ifttt , buffer and so on. The main reason why i am telling this plugin it has the abilty to auto post your recent published post to atleast 5 social networks (even in free plan!).
  • Auto Post has the timing options which you can publish at certain intervals which helps to avoid spamming.
  • It also has free plans and pro plans.Free plan is limited but little bit ahead of other social media management free plans.

8.Popups by OptinMonster – Best WordPress Lead Generation Plugin

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  • If you looking for double optin you should consider this plugin.
  • It’s important to know how many subscribers are returning visitors your website.Because you may have more chance to sell your product to this subscribers.This type of subscribers can be identified easily using double optin.
  • OptinMonster also acts as subscriber form like feedburner and it comes with various styles ,
Lightbox Popup
Fullscreen Welcome Mat
Slide-in Scroll Box
Floating Bar
Countdown Timer
Sidebar Forms
Inline Forms
Content Locker

What is the price of OptinMonster?
1.Basic –$9 per month (Limited Features & Some Features not available)
2.Plus – $19 per month (Limited Features & Some Features not available)
3.Pro – $29 per month (Limited Features & Some Features not available)
4.Growth – $49 per month (All Features available)
  • Basic plan can be used for 1 site
  • Plus plan can be used for 3 sites
  • Pro plan can be used for 5 sites
  • Growth plan can be used for 10 sites.

9.Redirection

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  • This plugin helps to solve most of the 404 errors before broken link plugin finds out.
  • And you can solve 301 and 404 redirection within wordpress dashboard.
  • Sometimes for seo optimization purpose the posts titles will be changed and therefore sometimes there will be change in post url.
  • In this situation redirection wordpress plugin make the work easier because we can use and check both broken and redirecting link.
The wordpress plugins use differ from one wordpress site to another , at the same time you can also consider this useful plugins because it may be needed for you in future.
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