WordPress comes with numerous plugins that we can use to enhance our blog. Whether it’s making the site more search engine optimized, encouraging comments and discussions from the readers, making the blog spam free or improving the visual appeal of the blog- there is a plugin to cater to all our needs. Check out these WordPress plugins that you can use for your blog.
1. WP Super Cache:
This plugin generates static html files from your dynamic WordPress blog. This helps in speeding up the blog. It will load faster than before which will improve user experience.
It Optimizes your WordPress blog for Search Engines (Search Engine Optimization). The plugin allows you to override any title and set any META description and META keywords that would give you more visibility online.
This plugin generates a XML sitemap of your WordPress Blog. Sitemaps let search engines know of all your posts. This format is supported by Ask.com, Google, YAHOO and MSN Search.
Whenever you write a post, WordPress automatically saves a copy of your post every few minutes. When you finally publish the post, these revisions are no longer required, but WordPress still keeps them which makes the Database heavy and will finally result in slower loading and Database connectivity errors. Its good to delete these revisions at regular intervals to keep the database size smaller.
It is the best plugin to show Related posts in WordPress. You can choose to insert Related Posts at the end of the post or you can also define the location to show related posts. Related posts help in reducing the Bounce Rate.
MobilePress shows a Mobile Friendly version of your WordPress blog to your visitors using a mobile browser. Showing a mobile friendly version not only enhances visitor experience but will also increase your traffic. Your blog will be listed in searches done through a mobile device too.
This plugin will visit the site of the comment author while they type their comment and retrieve their last blog posts which they can choose to include at the bottom of their comment when they click submit. It enhances visitor participation and helps you build your blog a good community.
Akismet fights spam. It is your weapon against spam comments. Akismet filters out your comment and track-back spam for you, so you can focus on more important things.
Send a email to author automatically while someone reply his comment. The visitor usually comments and leaves and doesn’t bookmarks the page. So, if he asked a question and someone answers it, he must be notified of the reply.
This plugin is code syntax highlighter based on SyntaxHighlighter. If you run a programming related blog and include example codes in it, then you must use this plugin. It makes codes easy to read and copy.
11. (Bonus) Sociable:
With this easy-to-install plugin, your readers will be able to share your posts with the rest of the world.