Essential WordPress Plugins for your recently started Blog

Essential WordPress Plugins for your recently started Blog

WordPress is a well popular Content Management System (CMS) to create professional websites or blogs. It’s easy & freely available. To start a WordPress site we need to download the latest WordPress version from wordpress.org. Including database to setup a WordPress site it required less then 30 minutes. Once you completed the site setup to achieve SEO Success you need to add few plugins for your WordPress site. There are several plugins are available freely for WordPress. It’s wise to select best plugins from them. Here in below I am sharing some of the essential WordPress plugins for your SEO Success.

Add Meta Tag

Meta information’s are very useful for SEO Success. Using Add Meta Tag plugin you can easily configure meta related information’s for your blog. You can download this plugin from https://wordpress.org/plugins/add-meta-tags/. This plugin is smart enough to generate auto related description & keywords. Using the configuration panel you can set Front Page Description & Keywords. For individual pages Add Meta Tag plugin provides better user interface to configure. Site-wide META tags option provides facility to add additional meta tags like the below.

<meta name=”author” content=”Biswabhusan” />
<meta name=”google-site-verification” content=”utxBS1cKOxB2i4_rMpH8yMvMszmS2cT0_XsdLaw2Kd0″ />
<meta name=”robots” content=”index,follow”>
<meta content=”panda.biswabhusan” property=”fb:admins”>

While Configure Add meta tag plugin enable Automatic Basic Metadata, Automatic Opengraph Metadata, Automatic Twitter Cards Metadata, Automatic Dublin Core Metadata & Automatic Schema.org Metadata. These meta tags gives better result for SEO.

Any Mobile Theme Switcher

Today there are variety of devices where from we can access the web. If you are a webmaster you must need to optimize your site for all those devices to achieve better ranking. In this matter Any Mobile Theme Switcher WordPress plugin helps a great. You can download this plugin from https://wordpress.org/plugins/any-mobile-theme-switcher/. While configure create the copy of primary theme in the name of device. Let’s assume you want to create mobile version of Twenty Fourteen theme. In this case copy the entire folder in the name of mobile. Configure mobile theme as you required. To redirect mobile users select the theme in setting panel of Any Mobile Theme Switcher. Any Mobile Theme Switcher provides redirection for iPhone/iPod Touch Theme, iPad Theme, Android Theme, Android Tab Theme, Blackberry Theme, Windows Mobile Theme, Opera Mini Theme, Palm Os Theme & Other Mobile Device Theme.

Google XML Sitemaps

Sitemap is one more key to SEO Success. To generate a Search Engine friendly sitemap choose Google XML Sitemaps WordPress plugin. You can download this plugin from https://wordpress.org/plugins/google-sitemap-generator/. With this plugin it’s much easier for crawlers to see the complete structure of your site.

Related Posts via Categories

Related Posts via Categories WordPress plugin helps to increase page-views. You can download this plugin from https://wordpress.org/plugins/related-posts-via-categories/. This plugin made to display similar category related posts in each article page. Using it’s configuration wizard you can set the number of links you want to display in each page. To set the order of links it has Order by option. If you want to exclude some posts or categories to display it provides exclude option too. Styles like font-size & alignment you can set easily with Related Posts via Categories plugin.

SI CAPTCHA Anti-Spam

To protect your site from hackers & spammers it is a good SEO practice to implement CAPTCHA. SI CAPTCHA is a well popular WordPress plugin. You can download this from https://wordpress.org/plugins/si-captcha-for-wordpress/. SI CAPTCHA provides security for Login form, Register form, Lost Password form & Comment form. Using it’s Configuration wizard for SI CAPTCHA you can set your own style sheet. It is easy & friendly Configurable.

WP Sitemap Page

Including XML Sitemap HTML Sitemap is also very useful for SEO Success. To create a WordPress site HTML Sitemap I found the WP Sitemap Page plugin is very effective. You can download this plugin from https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-sitemap-page/. To generate a HTML Sitemap create a page with the name of Sitemap. Using CMS add [wp_sitemap_page] in this page.