[vc_row full_width=”stretch_row”][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”12208″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]There are several platforms that help you create and manage a blog and the most recommended and currently used is WordPress. WordPress has a content manager developed in a way that is intuitive and easy to use, but even though it is a complete tool, sometimes (or always) we need more functionality, be it to add your social networks or insert some form.

Here are the 15 most important WordPress plugins for your blog:[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” css=”.vc_custom_1480766242563{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”1. Akismet ” font_container=”tag:h4|font_size:20px|text_align:left|color:%23333333|line_height:25px” google_fonts=”font_family:Roboto%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C500%2C500italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][vc_single_image image=”12207″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]This plugin is one of the first to be installed on your blog, its function is to avoid the famous spam that other people usually do in the comments options of your posts. The purpose is to automatically block those meaningless comments that appear full of links to other sites, usually, comments in other languages or made by software automatically.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator css=”.vc_custom_1480766784778{margin-top: 40px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” css=”.vc_custom_1480766242563{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”2. Contact Form 7″ font_container=”tag:h4|font_size:20px|text_align:left|color:%23333333|line_height:25px” google_fonts=”font_family:Roboto%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C500%2C500italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]Another plugin of extreme importance for your blog, its purpose is to install a contact form so that visitors can contact if they want to ask a question or clarify an information, it is no wonder that the vast majority of websites and blogs have a page called “contact”, which is specified for this purpose.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator css=”.vc_custom_1480766784778{margin-top: 40px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” css=”.vc_custom_1480766242563{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”3. Really Simple Captcha ” font_container=”tag:h4|font_size:20px|text_align:left|color:%23333333|line_height:25px” google_fonts=”font_family:Roboto%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C500%2C500italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]This plugin is just for inserting a captcha field in the contact form, that is, the field that usually asks you to enter codes with mixed letters and numbers. But what is the importance of using this in the contact form? It serves to prove that it was a person and not a machine that is contacting through the form, this has to do with security as well.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator css=”.vc_custom_1480766784778{margin-top: 40px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” css=”.vc_custom_1480766242563{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”4. Google XML Sitemap ” font_container=”tag:h4|font_size:20px|text_align:left|color:%23333333|line_height:25px” google_fonts=”font_family:Roboto%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C500%2C500italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]Plugin of extreme importance serves to create a navigation map of your site or blog to facilitate the crawling by search engines like Google and others. Once the map is created, you need to insert it into Google Webmaster to speed up the indexing of your posts, categories, and pages.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator css=”.vc_custom_1480766784778{margin-top: 40px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” css=”.vc_custom_1480766242563{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”5. W3 Total Cache ” font_container=”tag:h4|font_size:20px|text_align:left|color:%23333333|line_height:25px” google_fonts=”font_family:Roboto%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C500%2C500italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]When it comes to giving your blog more loading speed, this plugin is the right one. No one likes to click on a website and waiting a long time to upload, right? That way this plugin helps give your site more speed and that’s one thing Google cares about so if your site takes too long to load you may lose multiple rankings positions on Google.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator css=”.vc_custom_1480766784778{margin-top: 40px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” css=”.vc_custom_1480766242563{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”6. Pop Up Domination ” font_container=”tag:h4|font_size:20px|text_align:left|color:%23333333|line_height:25px” google_fonts=”font_family:Roboto%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C500%2C500italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]Do you like pop-ups popping up suddenly in the middle of your computer screen when you visit a website? Most will say no though; this plugin is very professional and has several settings and is great for anyone who works online and needs lead capture. The purpose of the plugin is just to capture the visitor’s email so that later you can follow up through email marketing.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator css=”.vc_custom_1480766784778{margin-top: 40px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” css=”.vc_custom_1480766242563{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”7. WordPress SEO By Yoast ” font_container=”tag:h4|font_size:20px|text_align:left|color:%23333333|line_height:25px” google_fonts=”font_family:Roboto%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C500%2C500italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]Today there are several SEO plugins on the market, but this is the most complete in all aspects. This plugin serves to optimize your posts so that they are better positioned in Google searches, that is, this plugin offers several options so you know which part of your post needs more optimization.  It indicates if the keyword was used correctly in the title, in the description, in the images, also shows the number of times the keyword was inserted in the post and other functions that help a lot in the optimization.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator css=”.vc_custom_1480766784778{margin-top: 40px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” css=”.vc_custom_1480766242563{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”8. WordPress Related Posts ” font_container=”tag:h4|font_size:20px|text_align:left|color:%23333333|line_height:25px” google_fonts=”font_family:Roboto%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C500%2C500italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]This plugin aims to increase the user experience, that is, give the visitor other browsing options after reading the post that brought you to the blog. It automatically inserts other posts related to the subject at the end of the posts to give more options to the reader and thus stay longer in your site, contributing to decrease the rejection rate, which is not well seen by Google.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator css=”.vc_custom_1480766784778{margin-top: 40px !important;}”][vc_single_image image=”12209″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” css=”.vc_custom_1480766242563{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”9. Flare ” font_container=”tag:h4|font_size:20px|text_align:left|color:%23333333|line_height:25px” google_fonts=”font_family:Roboto%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C500%2C500italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]Another plugin of excellence that you cannot miss on your site, it inserts social networking buttons at the top, bottom and side of your posts and pages with the goal of giving the reader the option to share on social networks and thus make your article viral.

The good thing about this plugin is that you choose which social networks you want to put, whether you want to insert them only at the end of the article, whether you want it to appear at the top or you can configure it to appear in a sliding way on the side of the posts.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator css=”.vc_custom_1480766784778{margin-top: 40px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” css=”.vc_custom_1480766242563{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”10. Ultimate Nofollow ” font_container=”tag:h4|font_size:20px|text_align:left|color:%23333333|line_height:25px” google_fonts=”font_family:Roboto%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C500%2C500italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]This plugin is super important, it inserts the attribute rell=”nofollow” that has the function of telling the search engines not to follow external links and affiliate links.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator css=”.vc_custom_1480766784778{margin-top: 40px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” css=”.vc_custom_1480766242563{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”11. SEO Friendly Images” font_container=”tag:h4|font_size:20px|text_align:left|color:%23333333|line_height:25px” google_fonts=”font_family:Roboto%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C500%2C500italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]Taking advantage of what we are talking about SEO, the best plugin which helps to correct a problem that many forget or consider wrong, but that make a difference in the experience of disabled users: the ALT and Title tags of the images. It automatically updates these tags, causing you to have less detail to worry about, winning some valuable points in your blog ranking.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator css=”.vc_custom_1480766784778{margin-top: 40px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” css=”.vc_custom_1480766242563{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”12. Disqus” font_container=”tag:h4|font_size:20px|text_align:left|color:%23333333|line_height:25px” google_fonts=”font_family:Roboto%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C500%2C500italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]One of the best commenting systems for WordPress, possessing some very interesting tools like voting the comments, adding images in the comments or ordering in order of relevancy or better voted.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator css=”.vc_custom_1480766784778{margin-top: 40px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” css=”.vc_custom_1480766242563{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”13. Mailchimp for WordPress” font_container=”tag:h4|font_size:20px|text_align:left|color:%23333333|line_height:25px” google_fonts=”font_family:Roboto%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C500%2C500italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]Great plugin for getting email subscribers on your blog. You can create fully customizable registration forms and display them in various blog locations through short codes or widgets, for example. A very interesting way for lead generation.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator css=”.vc_custom_1480766784778{margin-top: 40px !important;}”][vc_single_image image=”12210″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” css=”.vc_custom_1480766242563{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”14. Google Analyticator” font_container=”tag:h4|font_size:20px|text_align:left|color:%23333333|line_height:25px” google_fonts=”font_family:Roboto%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C500%2C500italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]This plugin brings the most important information from your Google Analytics statistics to the admin panel of your blog with beautiful graphical representations. With it, you can track the number of visits, bounce rate, average session duration, and more.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator css=”.vc_custom_1480766784778{margin-top: 40px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” css=”.vc_custom_1480766242563{margin-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”15. Widget Logic” font_container=”tag:h4|font_size:20px|text_align:left|color:%23333333|line_height:25px” google_fonts=”font_family:Roboto%3A100%2C100italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C500%2C500italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]Perfect plugin for those who wish to customize the display or not of certain widgets on specific pages. This is a very interesting plugin to configure, for example, a set of widgets to be displayed in articles on a certain subject.

 

Apart from these plugins, one tip is to always look at wordpress.org/plugins for information on the number of downloads it has. If you have a lot of demand it is because the reputation is good and safe. Another thing is to note if the plugin receives updates in a row or if it was forgotten in time by the author.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator css=”.vc_custom_1480766784778{margin-top: 40px !important;}”][vc_column_text]Author Bio:

Sarah Feldman has years of experience in the digital marketing sectors and content writing. She has worked for several companies of Europe, America, UK, and Middle East. She is currently working as Blogger and Digital Marketing Expert in a web development company in dubai named as Digital Express.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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