When it comes to running a WordPress website, plugins are classified as one of the few things that can never be left out.
However, most blogger I see actually end up installing the wrong plugins while leaving the relevant once uninstalled.
So today, I will be showing you some of the most important plugin every WordPress website should have.
Just in case you don’t know how to install a plug-in, there are two ways you can do so.
Firstly you can install a plug-in that is already made available in the WordPress plugin directory by simply clicking install or upload a new plugin either via the WordPress dashboard, ftp server or cpanel.
So without wasting anymore time, let’s take a lot at the plugins your WordPress website should have
Insert header and footer plugin.
Installing the plug-in at the very beginning of your website would save you a lot of time and make the workflow extremely easy. This plugin helps you insert custom tags within the head or foot tag of your WordPress theme.
instead of editing your WordPress theme code directly you could use this plug-in to save yourself the dirty work and insert those code faster.
It will be extremely useful when you are verify the ownership of your site, for example, when you want to apply for Google adsense you’ll be asked to verify that you are actually the owner of the website you should want to use, so they’ll give her a code to place within the head or foot tag of your WordPress theme and you could simply place them using this plugin.
Monster insight is one of the best Google analytical plugin available for measuring your blog metrics. It allows you to integrate your websites with Google analytical which is one of the best statistics software for blogs and websites. You can also with the help of monster insight view these statistics right on your WordPress dashboard you should try it out.
when it comes to page speed, optimising your image is very important and this is where smush comes in. Smush compresses your image and resize them into a favorable size and you can do this by just clicking one button. I got to fall in love with this plugin when it increased the speed of my website by over 20%.
Thirsty affiliate plugin
This plugin helps you to store all your affiliate links on your WordPress system and easily with the help of one click insert them into your blog post.
If you upgrade to the paid version of this plugin, it would automatically help you insert the plugin where some certain related keyword appears on your blog.
Contact form 7
Contact form 7 is one of my best contact form plugin because of the ease of using it. All you need is to install the plug-in and copy and paste the shortcode of a particular form on a page or post on your blog and you would have your form properly displayed.
Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) plugin
This is a very powerful plugin that helps you fully implement the Google accelerated mobile page functionality to your blog. This would help you speed up your page speed for mobile devices.
It also helps you insert a canonical rel code that helps prevented severe search engine optimization errors.
However, if you blog is not content and ads based, amp may limit a lot of things you would wish to add to your blog.
So once you got a these plugins ready on your blog, it will be great to get some sleep because when you wake up, you will find out that things will become must more easier than before.