So, by now you must be familiar with one best blogging platform that serves more than 55 billion websites all over the world. Yup, it’s WordPress! WordPress happens to be an excellent content management system for which more than 15, 000 plugins have been released.
Thousands of third party plugins are being released on an average each day for WordPress. However, not all of them are recognized as the”best”, but a few stand out to be unique. In this post, I make some suggestions for optimum plugins, which could turn your WordPress blog into an amazing site.
# 1. Mac Photo Gallery
Apptha has developed this Mac Dock gallery plugin to upload images and photos to your WordPress blog. It has the option to add multiple images in multiple albums and display them in a slideshow gallery with a Mac Dock effect.
- It also features Facebook options for commenting, downloading and sharing.
- You can easily import albums from Picasa, Facebook and Flickr.
- With this plugin, whenever you roll your cursor on an image, the image gets displayed in a Mac Dock effect.
# 2. Jetpack
Jetpack is a WordPress plugin that helps in driving the speed of your blog. The plugin makes use of quite fast accessing tools in order to achieve higher blog speeds.
- It also allows easy embedding of videos from Vimeo, YouTube and Digg.
- There are features that include social networking enabled comment system and email subscriptions addition.
- You can also add mathematical expressions to your blog.
WordPress Editorial Calender allows you to filter the blogs based on their posted dates.
- You can drag and drop the blogs from one date to another.
- You can easily see the status of your posts and manage your posts by means of a drafts drawer control.
This WordPress plugin helps in generating static html files from your blog or site. Super cached html files are great when compared to PhP generated files and hence these kind of sites can drive traffic easily. Page reloading and slow down are least noticed with this plugin.
# 5. Google XML SiteMaps
This WordPress plugin displays a special XML sitemap that helps a blog or site to rank good in search engines. All major search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing and Ask.com gets notified in and all you are posting a blog on your site.
# 6. Akismet
Akimset is a well known WordPress plugin that keeps your site away from spamming. There is a comment status history that allows you to view the comments that were found to be spam.
# 7. All in One SEO Pack
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- It includes Google Analytics support, support for custom post types, fine tune page navigational links, and advanced canonical URLs. It also supports CMS styles WordPress installation.
- All your blog post titles will also be optimized for search engines.
Hope this is enough for now! So, don’t wait too long, get your WordPress blog installed with one or many of these plugins.
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