WordPress is without the best blogging platform. Best of all, it is absolutely free. There are many WordPress plugins which are designed to make your WordPress experience a good one. You should not forget that some WordPress plugins are nearly useless where as some plugins are a must have for any serious blogger or webmaster.
In this article, i have listed some of the WordPress plugins which are good for any one to have. You should however note that some plugins do not work with some word-press themes.
This is one of the WordPress plugins which everyone should have, especially on blogs which allow comments. There are so many spammers out there who would like to destroy you blog through spammer, worthless and unrelated comments. You have to install the plugin and then sign up for the Key to activate it. You will be asked to donate but if you do not want to, you can set the value to Zero.
This plugin will help to stop all spam comments to your blog and you will not have any trouble deleting them.
Chap Secure Login
This is a security plugin, we all know that there are so many hackers who might want to have access to your blog. There are so many ways they can try to get your username and password which they will use to dis organize your blog and even your life. you need to stop that by using the Chap Secure Login word press plugin .
This plugin will help you to transmit an encrypted password when login in into your website Whenever you try to login into your website, The encryption process is done by the Chap protocol; this is particularly useful when you can’t use ssl or other kinds of secure protocols. Your password will be encrypted with a random number.
Google XML Sitemaps
You can skip this word press plugin if you do not want traffic to your blog, but if you really need traffic, there is no way you can not use this plugin. Google is the largest search engines and being well indexed by Google is a very good thing for your traffic.
When you activate this plugin, you will have to submit the Sitemap url to Google through the webmaster tools. Google them selves have said that a sitemap is important for indexing and traffic, why should you ignore them.
WP Super Cache
This plugin will help to increase you website speed or page speed. A website which loads slowly will leave the visitors frustrated which will make them to look for other websites with similar services. Even Google have acknowledged that page speed also influences your page rank
WP Super Cache plugin generates static html files from your dynamic WordPress blog. After a html file is generated your webserver will serve that file instead of processing the comparatively heavier and more expensive WordPress PHP scripts. This will greatly improve your website speed.
This is my favorite word-press plugin when it comes to ad management. This plugin will help you to set ads in different locations on your website. For example. You can insert adsense above the Title, adsense below Title, adsense in footer, adsense in the middle of the content.
Wp-Insert is the most powerful yet easiest to use wordpress ad management plugin which does a lot more than ad management.
WP Security Scan
This is a very important WordPress plugin when it comes to WP Security Scan to the security of your blog. You do not want to lose tour blog to hackers who might upload malware to it. This plugin will check your WordPress website/blog for security vulnerabilities and suggests corrective actions such as: Passwords, File permissions, Database security, Version hiding, WordPress admin protection/security and many others. Yow will need this plugin if you want to secure your website.
All in One SEO Pack
This plugin is for those who want to boast their traffic. This worpress plugin will help you to Optimize your WordPress blog for Search Engines (Search Engine Optimization).
For each post you write, you will need to fill in a title, description, and keyword tags. This plugin makes it super easy to optimize your blog for the search engines.
SEO Smart Links
This plugin will help you to interlink your posts or articles on WordPress. In turn, your page rank, page views and traffic will go up. This plugin will interlink keywords to your other articles for you. This will help your readers to find your other posts.
Backing up your blog or website is a very important factor. Not only is this plugin perfect for doing automated backups, it can also do things like database optimization and the admin pages for it allow you to do the occasional query from within WordPress. You can set the frequency for backing up your blog and this WordPress plugin will do it all for you.
Tweet, Like, Google +1 and Share
There is no way you can avoid social networks if you want to increase website traffic. This plugin only include the top 5 social networks which are also the most important ones. A very simple social share plugin with just 5 social icons. Well the around 99% of the posts are share with these 5 social icons (i.e Twitter, FB Like, Google +1, Linkedin and FB Share) then why to have more. Lesser social icons means less load on pages and you pages will load much faster.
Please note that you should not upload outdated plugins which are no compatible with your currency WordPress version.