If you have just started your blog with WordPress, you should first know how to install WordPress plugins. Do remember, we keep changing our plugins, so we suggest you to bookmark this page and keep checking after a month to see the updated list of top must have wordpress plugins.
The list is not in any particular order, and at the time of writing (March 2017), these are the WordPress plugins which power Techanthem
Note: Right now TechAnthem is using Delivery Lite + Custom skin design.
Akismet checks your comments and contact form submissions against our global database of spam to prevent your site from publishing malicious content. You can review the comment spam it catches on your blog’s “Comments” admin screen.
Major features in Akismet include:
- Automatically checks all comments and filters out the ones that look like spam.
- Each comment has a status history, so you can easily see which comments were caught or cleared by Akismet and which were spammed or unspammed by a moderator.
- URLs are shown in the comment body to reveal hidden or misleading links.
- Moderators can see the number of approved comments for each user.
- A discard feature that outright blocks the worst spam, saving you disk space and speeding up your site.
PS: You’ll need an Akismet.com API key to use it. Keys are free for personal blogs; paid subscriptions are available for businesses and commercial sites.
WordPress out of the box is already technically quite a good platform for SEO. This was true when Joost wrote his original WordPress SEO article in 2008 (updated every few months) and it’s still true today, but that doesn’t mean you can’t improve it further! This plugin is written from the ground up by Joost de Valk and his team at Yoast to improve your site’s SEO on all needed aspects. While this Yoast SEO plugin goes the extra mile to take care of all the technical optimization, more on that below, it first and foremost helps you write better content. Yoast SEO forces you to choose a focus keyword when you’re writing your articles, and then makes sure you use that focus keyword everywhere.
The backup plugin BackWPup can be used to save your complete installation including /wp-content/ and push them to an external Backup Service, like Dropbox, S3, FTP and many more, see list below. With a single backup .zip file you are able to easily restore an installation. Please understand: this free version will not be supported as good as the BackWPup Pro version. With our premium version you get first class support and more features.
This plugin will let you add, remove and arrange the buttons that are shown on the Visual Editor toolbar. You can configure up to four rows of buttons including Font Sizes, Font Family, text and background colors, tables, etc. It will also let you enable the editor menu, see the screenshots.
It includes 15 plugins for TinyMCE that are automatically enabled or disabled depending on the buttons you have chosen. In addition this plugin adds some commonly used options as keeping the paragraph tags in the Text editor and importing the CSS classes from the theme’s editor-style.css.
Shortcodes Ultimate is WordPress plugin that provides mega pack of shortcodes. This is really premium plugin that you can get absolutely for free!
With this plugin you can easily create tabs, buttons, boxes, different sliders, responsive videos and much, much more. Turn your free theme to premium in just a few clicks. Using Shortcodes Ultimate you can quickly and easily retrieve premium themes features and display it on your site. See screenshots for more information.
This Google Analytics for WordPress plugin enables you to track your site using the latest Google Analytics tracking code and allows you to view key Google Analytics stats in your WordPress install.
In addition to a set of general Google Analytics stats, in-depth Page reports and in-depth Post reports allow further segmentation of your analytics data, providing performance details for each post or page from your website.
The Google Analytics tracking code is fully customizable through options and hooks, allowing advanced data collection using custom dimensions and events.
This plugin enables your website users to share the content over Facebook, Twitter, Google, LinkedIn, Whatsapp, Tumblr, Pinterest, Reddit and over 100 more sharing and bookmarking services.
This is the Simplest and Smoothest share plugin with optimized and great looking vector icons.
- Around 100 Sharing/Bookmarking services
- FREE Icon Customization options
- Url Shortening Service integration
- Standard and Floating layout for sharing icons
- Customizable Target Url for sharing
- Rearrange Order of sharing icons
- Specify Position of Sharing Bar with respect to content – Top and Bottom
- Enable/Disable sharing on default/custom post types
- Enable/Disable sharing on individual pages/posts
- Enable/Disable total/individual share count(s)
- Mobile Responsiveness
Create newsletters, automated emails, post notifications and autoresponders. Capture subscribers with our signup widget. Drop your posts, images, social icons in your newsletter. Change fonts and colors on the fly. A simple newsletter solution for WordPress. Finally!
We built it with the idea that newsletters in WordPress should be easy. Not hard. Forget MailChimp, Aweber, etc. We’re the good guys inside your WordPress.
Contact Form 7 can manage multiple contact forms, plus you can customize the form and the mail contents flexibly with simple markup. The form supports Ajax-powered submitting, CAPTCHA, Akismet spam filtering and so on.
This plugin generates static html files from your dynamic WordPress blog. After a html file is generated your webserver will serve that file instead of processing the comparatively heavier and more expensive WordPress PHP scripts.
The static html files will be served to the vast majority of your users, but because a user’s details are displayed in the comment form after they leave a comment those requests are handled by the legacy caching engine. Static files are served to:
- Users who are not logged in.
- Users who have not left a comment on your blog.
- Or users who have not viewed a password protected post.
So here is the list of top must have wordpress plugin.We will keep updating the post whenever we add or remove a plugin here at TechAnthem. You can bookmark this page & visit it after a month or so to see the updated list.