WordPress is growing exponentially and more people are getting aware of the simplicity that it offers in the contrast to the beauty that it produces. However, WordPress would not be what it is if it weren’t for plugins that make its wheels turning and that makes your website better in every aspect.


Here is the list of the 10 best WordPress plugins that really changed the game in this field.

1. Google XML Sitemaps

xml sitemaps

If you want your website indexed better not only on Google but on other search engines as well, you need to consider installing Google XML Sitemap. The name says it all – this plugin creates an XML sitemap which will serve the crawlers to get in much easier, thus optimizing it and making it reach the first page.

2. W3 Total Cache

w3 total cache

W3 Total Cache has a really simple goal – to make your website run smoother and load faster and to improve general user experience – and it fulfills its goal. Many big companies, such as AT&T rely a lot on this simple plugin.


3. iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security)

Security is a very touchy subject when it comes to WordPress because WordPress websites are often subject to attacks. However, with this security plugins your make your website safe in more than 30 ways, excluding the “touchiness” out.

4. WordPress SEO by Yoast

yoast seo
WordPress SEO by Yoast is the ultimate SEO tool that you need to magnificently boost your website to the first page of Google. However, this is not just an ordinary tool that only optimizes your website; it is made in such a way to make you care about the content that you share and try hard to make it better. Shareble content is an essential point for every blogger. Aussiessay is a tool that is useful for content writing and proofreading because the service is provided by the professionals  with a vast background in creative writing.

5. Shortcodes Ultimate

If you want to create stuff such as buttons and boxes with ease, this plugin can help you with it. It provides a bunch of shortcodes that can make your free theme look like a premium theme with just several clicks.

6. Add Link to Facebook
When you publish a post on your page, group of profile on Facebook, a link will be added automatically. Of course, you can customize this plugin more and you can change the way that links are published on Facebook.

7. MailPoet Newsletters

mailpoet-for-wordpressThis simple plugin will help you create newsletters, auto responding emails, notifications, etc. There is also a signup widget offered together with MailPoet Newsletters, making this plugin an ultimate Email Marketing plugin for WordPress.

8. TablePress
Table press is the ultimate plugin for creating Tables in your blog or website. You can completely customize the tables and make them everywhere – embedded in posts, pages, etc. Furthermore, all the tables can be exported from or imported into major table-making programs such as Excel.

9. NextGEN Gallery

nexgen gallary
The most of the galleries that you see on WordPress websites are made with this plugin which has been the standard since 2007. They are highly customizable and even suitable for professionals such as photographers and visual artists.

10. UpdraftPlus WordPress Backup Plugin
Backing up can be a complicated process, but not with this plugin which lets you do the backing up to the clouds such as Dropbox, Google Drive, etc. There is a free and paid version and the paid one backs up to one additional drive of your choice.

To sum up, WordPress is definitely here to stay and we must stay up to date with the most popular and the most useful plugins that exists for this tool in order to keep up with competition and stay on the first page of search engines.



Author Bio

Scott Ragin is a social media specialist and blogger working in multi-channel marketing, content strategy and connecting social media to business initiative. He loves guiding other people through their marketing practice and shares his ideas as as blogger. Feel free to contact him at Facebook.

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