5 WordPress plugins you should install on your blog today

Nathan 8th December 2016
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5 Best WordPress Plugins you should install on your blog today

Every blog owner knows how powerful WordPress is in terms of functionality and plugins you can download to make life easier.

We’ve come up with the best 5 plugins every wordpress blogger should install on their blog:

Yoast SEO

Price: Free but pro option available.

Probably the most important important plugin to download ¬†and install first. When you are writing posts this plugin will constantly check your content for SEO errors. When you have finished writing your post it will give you the summary at the bottom of what needs changing. This can include things like Headers, Readability and also Images that haven’t got Alt Tags. It will also give you recommendations of other things that are needed such as outbound links. Very powerful!

 

Contact Form 7

Price: Free

Most websites and blogs will need a Contact Form of some description. If you don’t have the required knowledge of coding a form then this is the plugin for you! You can use a preset of different contact forms and you have the option of styling these forms your way. Also includes captcha security.

 

UpdraftPlus WordPress Backup Plugin

Price: Free but premium option available

This is a very useful plugin just in case something happens to your blog or your server. This plugin backs up your wordpress database so you can restore it to its former glory if it does go to pot. We have ours setup to the dropbox cloud server and it backs up every week.

 

AccessPress Social Share

Price: Free but premium option available

Do you want an easy way for your visitors to share your content on Social Media channels such as Facebook and Twitter? Then plugin is for you. On every published post you will get a Social Share button for each network under each post!

 

W3 Total Cache

Price: Free but premium option available

This is a plugin where it improves server performance by reducing download times on your blog. It therefore makes the overall site performance better and can help SEO.

 

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