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15 Best WordPress Plugins For Bloggers

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15 Best Wordpress Plugins For Bloggers

Surfing the net, looking for the best wp plugins out there that produce better results is one thing all bloggers can relate to.

Yea… I’ve done that countless times and still do them sometimes, just to be sure I’m making use of the top plugins in the market.
Choosing plugins that suit your needs can be a bit tough with over 47,000 WordPress plugins out there. No worries, this post is aimed at making it easy for you to make the right choice for your site.

Here is a downloadable template of over 50 top choice WordPress plugins you would love to check out.

You might want to bookmark this post for future updates on top plugins. I use pretty much 90% of the plugins here… so I’ll keep you updated. Alright, let’s dive into this…

 

  #1.  SumoMe

sumome

This is one plugin that provides the best tools any blogger or site developer needs to build up, improve and monitor site traffic. Sumome also provides the best tools for conversion (converting site visitors to subscribers).

Strong features:
• Traffic growth tools …over 20%
• Conversion tool (a lot more subscribers for you) opt-in forms
• Better image and post shares on all social media platforms
• A/B testing and a lot more…
Over 470,595 sites use sumome as at the time of this post.

Price: Free with premium option

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  #2. WORDFENCE

wordfence-1

Protecting your site from the massive threat out there is a priority for bloggers. Preventing outside access to your site’s important information.

No one wants to loose years of hard work to a threat that could have been prevented easily.

This top rated WordPress security plugin offers all you need to secure your site from attacks. With strong firewalls, blocking, malware scans, login security and more features to keep your site safe.

Strong features:
• Firewall system identifies malicious traffic and block attackers
• Threat defense feed updates firewall promptly with the latest threat alert
• Login security
• Security scanning, monitoring features and more…

Price: Free with premium options

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  #3. Yoast SEO

Yoast SEO plugin

Almost every site on the internet use SEO plugin and Yoast SEO are the SEO King with over 35,921,487 downloads so far.

Yoast SEO simple and easy to use interface makes it stand out in the SEO world.
And if you are new to the blogging world, SEO – Search Engine Optimization is basically the primary traffic source for most bloggers, if you want your blog posts to be read.

The thing I love about Yoast SEO is the traffic light that shows Red if your content is not SEO optimized, Yellow if it’s half way there and Green if it’s good enough.

Strong features:
• User-friendly. For Beginners or pro
• XML sitemaps
• Easily import or export functionality between sites
• Readability check and more

Price: free with premium options

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  #4. GOOGLE ANALYTICS by MonsterInsights

google analytics by monsterinsights wp plugin

When it comes to tracking every single stat on your site, google analytics does the job.

At first, I didn’t start with google analytics and I had a lot of problems with my site’s stat for a while. Later on, I learned about google analytics and decided to give it a try. I’ve never looked back since then nor try any other stat plugin. It has everything

Big affiliates or companies that require knowing your site stats before working with you in the future use mainly google analytics stats compared to other site stat plugin out there. It is the industry standard.

It is definitely one of the most powerful free site tool out there and the best site analysis tool. With google analytics, all that’s left is your knowledge on how to make the most out of it.

Strong features:
• Tracking users behavior on your website (pages viewed, time spent,
• Measure conversion rates of lead channels
• Tracking your site’s performance in different locations and a lot more…

Price: free

Google Analytics by MonsterInsights | View details


  #5. Divi Builder

divi builder wp plugin

Have you visited simple and well-designed websites with everything looking attractive and in place? Okay. I have too.

DIVI BUILDER plugin simply allows you to create anything to match your unique style, drag and drop without knowing how to code!

Build posts and landing pages just the way you want with many premade classy layouts and you can choose from.

Strong features:
• No coding required just drag and drop
• Everything is customizable
• Over 20+ well-crafted layout
• Can be used on any WordPress theme and much more

Okay. You’ll probably end up spending a lot of time checking out the classic products and demos on the site… just as I did.

Price: flexible plans with bumper offers (access to over 87 Premium themes and powerful plugins)

Divi Builder |  View details


#6. MONARCH Social Sharing

Monarch social sharing wp plugin

Looking for a decent, attractive and powerful social sharing plugin that will increase your number of post shares?

Monarch takes social sharing to a new level with powerful features designed to get you a lot more shares. It allows you to place your sharing buttons at 5 eye catching locations even on images.

With an awesome time delayed popup option that comes up when a user is about to leave a page of at specific locations on the page. Awesome right?

The best part is, it’s loaded with a lot of ready designed share buttons you can pick from and also allows you to customize them just the way you want to.

Strong features:
• Lots of well-designed buttons to choose from
• Stylish or simple customizable buttons
• Over 35+ social networks
• Smart button display function
• Super-fast response on all devices

Price: Flexible plans with bumper offers (access to over 87 Premium themes and powerful plugins)

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  #7. UpdraftPlus

Updraftplus wp plugin

Every website needs a reliable backup plugin to prevent loss of files to hackers, simple random errors that could come up at any time, bad updates or server crash.

Updraft Plus does more than just backup your files, it restores lost files and make it easy to migrate from one WordPress site to another without losing any file.

It literally backs up everything on your site from files, themes, plugins to database, settings and more.

Strong features:
• Restore backups from other plugins
• Easily clone your site and move it to a different domain of your choice in minutes
• Scheduled backups within any time range (every 2 or 3 hours, 1 or 3 days, weekly or monthly)
• You can backup to storage locations of your choice (Dropbox, google drive, one drive and more)

With over 900,000 + active downloads, updraft plus is the most installed and the highest rated WordPress backup plugin.

Price: Free with premium options available

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  #8. WooCommerce

woocommerce wp plugin

The top rated WordPress plugin if you are looking to sell anything on your site.

With over 1 million + active downloads, WooCommerce remains the most used platform by online stores owners and developers more than any other platform.

WooCommerce flexibility makes it easy to sell just anything from digital goods to physical goods. And payment and shipping setup made easy.

Strong features:
• Sell anything
• Ship anywhere
• Wide payment options (PayPal, credit cards, bank transfers, cash on delivery and more)

Price: Free

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  #9. GOOGLE XML SITEMAPS

XML sitemap wp plugin

Whenever you post a new content on your blog, this powerful plugin updates search engines for better linking. That means more traffic for you.

It generates a SITEMAP which search engines use in indexing your blog without slowing it down. This plugin is rated as the best WordPress plugin with 4.9 out of 5.0 rating and over 1+ million active downloads.

Strong features:
• Supports all WP pages
• Generates complete sitemap for each content
• Automatically updates search engines (google, bing, Baidu, yahoo, Yandex …)

Price: Free

Google XML Sitemaps | View details


  #10. THRIVE LEADS

thrive leads wp plugin

You probably want to convert your site visitors into subscribers and have come across good opt-in plugins out there but…

Thrive Leads offers out of the box designs, opt-in forms and every type of list building tool you need to triple your conversion rate.

I once spent days surfing the net for the best list building plugin with little or no coding skill required. I had to settle for thrive leads. With awesome features and over 40 already designed forms… I couldn’t resist.

Strong features:
• Allows you to target specific traffic, posts, categories, tags
• A/B testing feature for choosing forms with better conversion rate
• Every design of opt-in forms
• Smart animations and time-based trigger options and a lot more…

Price: $69 one-time payment or other flexible cheaper payments too

Thrive leads View details


  #11. W3 TOTAL CACHE

w3 cache wp plugin

The performance of your website to a user and the search engine is crucial for future traffic to your site.

A slow loading website is frustrating. You’ll loose both visitors and search engine traffic and you probably wouldn’t want that.

W3 Total Cache optimizes your website, improve users experience and your site’s Search Engine Optimization (SEO). A highly recommended plugin for any WordPress site and is also the best caching plugin in the market.

Strong features:
• Reduced download time
• Quicker page load time
• Up to 80% bandwidth saving
• 10x improvements in overall site performance

Price: Free

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  #12. SLIDER REVOLUTION

Slider revolution plugin

You’ll love this one. Slider revolution is one of the best slider plugins in WordPress with hundreds of thousand downloads. You get to tell your story in style with other out of the box non-slider assets.

Choose and customize whatever you want and publish wherever you want on any page.

What makes Slider Revolution the best? … You also get other free premium plugins and templates as add-ons. You’ll have to check it out.

It is easy to use, built with top notch designs and loads lightning fast.

Strong features:
• Hundreds of free object library (background images, font icon, transparent PNG objects and more)
• Easy to use visual editor
• 75+ premium templates
• Easy to use visual editor
• Front page designer and navigation designer
• Free add-ons (Whiteboard, typewriter effects, related posts, social sharing… and more)

Just check out the awesome designs and add-ons, you’ll be wowed

Price: $25

Slider Revolution | View details


  #13. PRETTY LINK

Pretty links wp plugin

This plugin simply allows you to shorten or customize your links using your domain name (www.google.com/news to www.geniusalive.com/googlenews).

You can also track hits, location, browser and many more details from your new link. Mainly used to clean up affiliate links and track clicks on different customized Urls.

Strong features:
• Create simple links that redirect to any other URL of your choice
• Tracks number of hits on new link
• Access click details and more

Price: Free.

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  #14. DISQUS Comment

disqus wp plugin

A very simple and interactive comment box which allows blog readers to comment on your posts.

But WordPress has its own comment box already, why Disqus? It looks way better, helps increase readers engagement and can earn some money from your site, interested now right?

Strong features:
• Spam filtering
• Subscribe and RSS options both available
• Existing comments can be imported into Disqus and more
• SEO compatible (comments are index by search engines, optional)

Price: Free

Disqus | View details


#15. Shortcodes Ultimate 

Shortcode ultimate wp plugin

shortcode ultimate rating

This wonder-filled plugin is loaded with 50+ amazing and creative shortcodes to make your site look top premium with just a few clicks.

This is a must have plugin that makes free wp themes look premium and premium wp themes look super better

It is one of the best-rated plugins in WordPress with a 4.9-star rating and over 600,000 + active download. “cool! site owners actually use it.

Strong features:
• Create tabs, boxes, responsive videos, buttons, different sliders and a lot more using this short-codes
• 50 + shortcodes which you can use at various spots on your site
• Shortcode generator – you can create your custom shortcode and a custom widget too.
• CSS editor – it allows you to change the appearance of any short-code the way you want.

Price: free

Shortcodes Ultimate | View details

'Which top choice plugins can I choose now?'

Top choice plugins to try out now, I’ve hand picked these ones for you and I’ll tell you why…

“I’d prefer plugins that have more than one function… you get one and get other free premium add-ons. Just like using a stone to hit more than one target…”

#1. Divi builderby Elegant themes comes first and here’s why: you get access to 5 premium plugins successful bloggers can’t do without and over 80+ premium themes. “Basically one of the best deal out there”

Bloom Email Opt-ins: email opt-in forms with classic designs and top tech features for more sign ups
Monarch Social Media Sharing: built with top flexible designs for more social media shares and easy to use
Handheld Mobile Plugins: powerfully built to take your site’s mobile view to a new level. Compatible with all WordPress themes and mobile Operating systems: iOS, Andriod, and more devices.
Maintenance Mode Plugina very useful plugin that direct visitors to a “coming soon” landing page while site builders or bloggers update or maintain the site.
Elegant Shortcodeseasily build creative contents by choosing any layout or functionality from a large collection of shortcodes.

#2. Updraft: every site needs a reliable backup system to make sure files and settings can be restored in case of any loss. Updraft provides this service and much much more like cloning and migrating, importing, scheduling, multiple sites backup and more.

#3. Wordfenceaccording to Forbes, “on the average 30,000 websites hacked a day”.

Wordfence plugin firewall protects your site from attacks or any random threats. It keeps your mind at ease. Wordfence is WordPress top Security plugin with over 21.8 million downloads. Built with powerful functions: advanced comment spam filter, malware scanner, advanced manual blocking, real-time threat defense thread and more.

#4. Yoast SEOa plugin built to improve your SEO (Search Engine Optimization) ranking and optimize your page contents, image titles, XML sitemaps and a lot more.

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