8 Best (And Free) WordPress Plugins

8 Best (And Free) WordPress Plugins

With over 40,000 plugins to choose from, picking out the most trusted ones requires a bit of time and research for you.
Having too many plugins installed will slow your site down, so it’s good for you practice to keep your plugin count under 15.



These WordPress plugins are essentials for any blogger in the world.

Top 8 plugins.
1. AKISMET
2. Yoast SEO
3. W3 Total Cache
4. Contact Form 7
5. XML Sitemap
6. Contextual Related Posts
7. Pretty Link Lite
8. Page Builder by Site Origin

1. AKISMET

It’s an easy to use tool that checks your comments and who they are coming from, filtering out the crap and putting them in the spam folder. From past experience, for every post I publish I get lots of spam and crap with every actual comment I receive.

2. Yoast SEO

Yoast SEO takes care of ALL the technical aspects that will skyrocket your blog’s SEO rankings. Yoast helps you pick the best keywords to target for organic traffic for your website. Yoast SEO is hands down the best and most reliable WordPress plugin for search optimization purposes.

3.W3 Total Cache

Caches your WordPress pages to improve SEO and overall page speed. This plugin enhances the user experience on your website by creating a flawless and lag-free navigation.

4.Contact Form 7

I use there contact form that comes with their easy to design theme, but before that I used Contact Form 7, it’s lightweight and easy to you. no coding, or complex CSS required.


5. XML Sitemap

Sitemap is a list of pages on a website that is accessible to all users. An XML sitemap is a way for website owners to tell search engines about all the pages that exist on their website. Sitemap which encourages engines like Google, Yahoo, and Bing to easily crawl your website.

6. Contextual Related Posts

Contextual Related Posts is a powerful plugin for WordPress that allows you to display a list of related posts on your website and in your feed. At the end of your post, CRP shows thumbnails of related blog posts which entices your readers to dig deeper into your site.

7.Pretty Link Lite

Doing affiliate marketing, but a downside to affiliate marketing is the links they provide. It’s usually long and ugly, making it less likely that your readers will click on it.

8.Page Builder by Site Origin

SiteOrigin Page Builder is the most popular page creation plugin for WordPress. It makes it easy to create responsive column based content, using the widgets you know and love.


FREE SITES THAT TEACH YOU HOW TO USE WORDPRESS


1. Smashing Magazine (Free)
2. iMark Interactive
3.Team Treehouse (Freemium)
4.Official WordPress Lessons (Free)
5.WordPress TV (Free)
6.WPBeginner (Free)
7.Hongkiat (Free)
8.Lynda.com
9.MakeaWebsitehub (Free)
10.WordPress Codex (Free)
11.Siteground (Free)
12.Smashing Magazine (Free)