6 necessary WordPress plugins for personal blogs
WordPress is now adopted by most bloggers, it has various themes and powerful plugins. There are lots of amazing plugins can be chosen such as spam comment filers and sitemap generators. For novice WordPress users, you may be confused about which plugin to choose, here we share with you 6 necessary WordPress plugins.
Akismet is a built-in WordPress comment plugin. It checks your comments against the Akismet web service to see if they look like spam or not and lets you review the spam it catches under your blog's "Comments" admin screen.
Comment spam is always an issue with a blog. For more discussions, please refer to : How do you filter spam comments on you website or blog?
If you want your site to be indexed by search engines, then you need to create a sitemap.
This plugin will generate a special XML sitemap which will help search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo and Ask.com to better index your blog. With such a sitemap, it's much easier for the crawlers to see the complete structure of your site and retrieve it more efficiently. The plugin supports all kinds of WordPress generated pages as well as custom URLs. Additionally it notifies all major search engines every time you create a post about the new content.
PHP scripts on WordPress are dynamic scripts, for some virtual hosting users, the load speed is a bit slow sometimes. WP Super Cache can be used to generate static files to increase the load speed.
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.
If you want your site to be an content oriented site, you need to optimize each page with different keywords so that each one of them is search engine friendly. All in One SEO Pack Optimizes your WordPress blog for Search Engines (Search Engine Optimization).
For any website, it's necessary to have your data backed up frequently. In case your site is attacked and data is lost, you can recover them quickly and safely.
WP-DB-Backup allows you easily to backup your core WordPress database tables. You may also backup other tables in the same database.
If you want to improve your site adherence, you should recommend readers with some related articles which they may be interested in.
This plugin returns a list of related entries to display into your posts/pages/etc.
Final word is you should not use as many plugins as possible just because they can provide different features. Two many plugins will slow down your website performance. So be smart and choose those you need the most.
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