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10+ Must & Essential WordPress Plugins for New Blogs

By sudharsan

November 1, 2010
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WordPress is one of the mostly used blogging platform in the world. The special features which attract the user is it is best for SEO and there are many ready made plugins available so it is very much user friendly.

But many users don’t know what are the plugins is essential for a blog, they simply install all the plugin used by popular blogs which ultimately results in increase of pageload speed and decrease in performance. So here is a small guide about must have and essential wordpress plugins for new bloggers.

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1. All in one SEO pack

Mostly downloaded SEO plugin for wordpress blogs it takes care of basic SEO of your blog like optimizing title of your blog, articles and setting proper no follow or do follow to other links. So download this plugin for basic customization.

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2. Akismet

If your blog is new you no need this plugin but after gaining some good amount of exposure and traffic you will get SPAM comments daily to prevent this you should install this plugin. It is one of the best spam killer for wordpress blogs.

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3. Google XML sitemap

It is a must plugin to create sitemap for your blog post and submit to google so whenver you update your blog it can be notified to popular search engines like google, yahoo and bing.

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4. W3- Total Cache

Few months back google announced page loading time also a key factor in google ranking in SERP so it is must for every blog to optimize their page loading time for better SEO. This cache plugin along with CDN will work like a charm.

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Do readHow to use W3 Total cache effectively


yet another related post plugin will helps you to show related post for every article so your old article can get maximum exposure which ultimately results in increase in pageviews or decrease inbounce rate.

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6. DB – Manager –

It takes care of full control over your database. You can easily optimize, repair and backup database very easiy and quicky by using this plugin. A must for all worpdress blogs.

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7. Digg digg

This plugin takes care of your social bookmarking area effectively it make sharing very easily and display the share count of your article.

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8. Redirection

Redirect old permalink with new updated permalink so you can able to avoid 404 not found error.

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9. WP-Touch

If you check your stats many users visited your blog from smart phones within some years computer will be completely replaced by smart phones so it is must to optimize your blog for iphone, Andorid etc., Installing Wp-touch will automatically optimize your blog for smart phones.

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Read this small Guide which tells about complete installation.

10. Insights

Interlinking plays a major 75+ percentage of role in internal SEO of your blog. It is always a tough job to remember your old article and interlinking it with your new post. This will surely reduce the stress of interlinking and improve your performance of your blog.

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11. MaxblogPress Ping Optimizer

This plugin will help you to quick index your recent post by notifying the directories and search engines. It prevent from spamming the site update service by repeated pings.

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12. Database Backup

You can backup data using DB manager plugin but you cannot schedule backup using that plugin so you really need this plugin. IF you site got attacked or hacked you may loose your data completely but if you scheduled backup everyday its easy for you to retrieve it back 😀

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Category: Blogging

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