The strengths of WordPress are its plugins. Plugins help you to add more features to your WordPress site. I have already shared the Step by Step Tutorial on WordPressPlugin Installation and the Basic WordPress plugin list for Beginners.
If you are a professional blogger and want to make money from your blog , you need more advanced plugins to run your business smoothly.
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WordPress SEO by Yoast
For professional blogging, you need to concentrate more on SEO. The basic SEO starts from your own site . WordPress SEO by Yoast is a great plugin which helps to concentrate more on your site’s on page SEO.
This plugin helps you to write better content . You can set a focus keyword when you’re writing your articles, and then makes sure you use that focus keyword everywhere.
Other than that this plugin helps you to
- Write better title , meta description and view it in the snippet.
- Enable pretty permalinks
- Submit XML sitemap
- RSS Optimization
- Edit your .htaccess and robots.txt file
- Social Integration and more
Better WP Security
This is one of the best free WordPress security plugin. Better WP Security offers the advanced WordPress security features and techniques and combines them into a single plugin .
By using this plugin you can ensure that as many security hole as possible are patched without having to worry about conflicting features or the possibility of missing anything on your site.
You can activate this plugin from a single click, and this will save your site from
- plugin vulnerabilities
- Weak passwords
- Ban troublesome bots and other hosts
- Ban troublesome user agents
- Strengthen server security
This plugin makes it simple to add Google Analytics to your WordPress blog, and lots of features, eg. custom variables and automatic clickout and download tracking
This is an ad management WordPress plugin which offers a quicker & flexible way to insert Google Adsense or any Ads code into a blog post.
You can randomly place the Ads anywhere within a post using this plugin.
It has a simple configuration interface, and you don’t require any coding knowledge. Just copy and paste your AdSense code, tick & select options, the plugin will then do the rest for you.
Broken Link Checker
Broken links are a bad sign for SEO . So you need to check constantly for broken links and fix them when the moment you find them.
This plugin checks your blog for broken links and missing images and notifies you on the dashboard if any is found. You will get notifications either via the Dashboard or by email.
Pretty Link Lite
Pretty link lite allows you to shrink, track and share any URL on the Internet from your WordPress website.
You can turn your ugly affiliate links to beautiful , clickable links. If you are promoting affiliate marketing on your site , use this plugin to track your sales.
Contact Form 7
For running a professional blog you need a contact form . A contact form increases your sites trust . Contact form 7 allows you to create multiple contact forms.
This contact form support ajax submission, Akismet spam filtering and CPTCHA.
If you are reviewing anything like product , services on your WordPress site , Author hReview is a must have plugin for you.
See my review on AdSense Secrets 5 is displayed in Google’s search result. It shows the rating and thus increases the CTR.
This plugin help you increase search traffic by making SERP results more eye-catching.This plugin supports only the editorial ratings submission.
Use only required plugins. Too many plugins increase your WordPress load time.