WordPress is very popular CMS among the bloggers. It will give you the ability to customize your WordPress blog at any level. You can create almost any type of site using WordPress. Plethora of plugins makes it easier. Using too many plugins can harm your blog performance and loading speed.
In this article I will tell you about the 6 essential plugins which will not increase your blog performance but can also make your WordPress Looks better as well as loads faster.
- Jetpack: – Jetpack is one of the best Plugin i have ever seen. It’s have lots of features and options which will almost complete most of your WordPress needs. So, you don’t have to install any additional plugins. For instance it has facebook widgets for your sidebar, sharing icons, email subscription, shortcodes and many more. You can read more about jetpack here.
- Wordfence: – Whilst WordPress is consider as a secure CMS but sometimes you do need of a security option. So, nobody can hack your data or harm your blog. Negligence with security of your WordPress blog can cost you a lot. Wordfence is leader in providing top notch security to your WordPress blog. You can block ip’s, range of ip’s, countries and so on. I personally using this Plugin and trust me guys its awesome. Its protect your blog from almost every angle.
- EWWW Image Optimizer: – Optimizing your blog images is a great way to improve your blog performance and loading speed. When you check your site with Gtmetrix or Google Pagespeed you sometime find the suggestions to optimize your blog images. This plugin can reduce your blog image size without losing its aspect ratio. You can also optimize images including in your WordPress templates. For instance social media icons, header and footer icons.
- Askimet: – I hate spam comments and probably most of you are also hate spam comments on your blog. Askimet is a great Plugin to stop spamming from your blog. It will check and automatically put spam comments directly to your spam folder. According to a survey, Askimet blocked almost millions of spam comments across the blog. So, if you are getting rip off this spamming try Askimet.
- Yoast SEO Plugin: – No WordPress blog can survive in search engine ranking without a seo Plugin. Yoast is one of the leading SEO Plugin providers in WordPress universe. It comes with thousands of options like Meta tags, Taxonomies, Breadcrumbs, Social media graph, etc..
- WP Fastest cache:- To make your WordPress site load faster you must have to install a cache plugin. WP fastest cache is one of the best Cache Plugin available in WordPress plugin directory. I personally use it and it works much better than W3 Total cache and any other cache plugin. WP fastest cache makes your site very faster and eliminate any obstacles that makes your site slow.
These are few Plugins which is not only essential for your blog but also can help you get success with your WordPress blog. I personally use all of the above plugins and suggest you all to give them a try. If you have any thoughts regarding these Plugins you can share it with us by just dropping a comment below.