For the past few months, I’ve been using WordPress a lot. I’ve set up 4 blogs quickly on WordPress and run them on a single server. You can find all the links here and how I did it – here. But in this blog, I wanted to talk about the plugins which have greatly made my work easy. So here’s the list of plugins I personally use for my blogs –

#1 Yoast SEO

One of the most popular and widely used plugins – Yoast SEO offers quick and easy SEO management. On every article you publish on your blog, Yoast SEO will dynamically analyze it to predict two parameters – SEO score & Readability score. These two greatly improve the quality of your post.

Further, each of the two scores has various parameters on which they are evaluated and rated. In that way, you can understand how your article is. The SEO score helps in improving the SEO ranking of your article and the blog whereas the Readability score helps in knowing how good the article is written and easiness to read and understand it.

#2 Jetpack

The jetpack plugin helps you know the statistics of your site. It helps you understand your traffic source, daily views, individual article views, and historical stats. You can also use it to increase the performance of your site by speeding up the load time for static files and images.

#3 Everest Forms

Most of the time we want to collect feedback, details from our readers, and instead of going with a Google Form link, we can use Everest Forms. Everest Forms provides a nice and easy-to-use form customization platform. You can add different fields in the forms, change color, mark them as required or not. The entries received are mailed to you and are also stored here.

#4 WPS Hide Login

This is one great plugin that helps you change the default /wp-login page from your domain. You can customize the URL of your login page which helps prevent someone from gaining unauthorized access to your admin panel.

#5 WP ULike

A small but quite useful plugin – WP ULike helps you add a like button on the post. The position of the like button and the design of the like button can be customized and they look nice too. Good to have.

#6 LuckyWP Table Of Contents

Even in this article, at the top, you’ll find a Table Of Contents. It is a great plugin that helps summarize your article for your readers so they can skip to any subheadings and know what is in the article with a quick glance.

#7 LuckyWP Cookie Notice (GDPR)

With the GDPR law in the EU, this plugin helps you generate a notice to the readers asking them to agree to the cookies settings.

#8 Read Meter

Another small but nice to have plugin. Read Meter helps your reader to know the reading time of the article and as and when they scroll through, a progress bar indicates the percentage of articles completed.

#9 XML Sitemaps

XML Sitemaps is a good SEO plugin to have as it improves the indexing of our blogs. This helps in better search results on Google, Bing, and other search engines.

#10 Newsletter

We all want to retain our readers. Newsletter just happens to do that. A plugin that stores the readers’ Email ID and helps us send newsletters directly using so many pre-defined templates.

Thanks for going through. Stay tuned for more WordPress blogs.

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