12 Plugins Every WordPress Blog Should Consider

There are thousands of well-updated plugins on WordPress, but not all of them will be worth having if you run a news or personal blog. Too many plugins can cause your website to slow down, and not enough could mean it lacks the essential functions you need to make it a success.

To help out with which plugins you may need for your WordPress blog, we made a list of some of our favourite plugins.

WordFence

Websites need security, and with WordPress being so popular, websites get hacked daily through faulty plugins or lack of security measures taken by the websites admin team. WordFence is a marvellous plugin that helps with that; it primarily detects any changes in the core files and warns you if your plugins need updating. WordFence is a free plugin, but we do recommend their paid version for more features.

WordFence Homepage
WordFence Homepage

WPForms

WPForms is superb forms and surveys plugin that helps you create top-notch contact, payment, survey, newsletter and registration forms. It’s easy to use drag and drop builder with tonnes of brilliant templates that will make your life easier. If you’re looking to create quality leads or build up your subscription base, this plugin will help you.

Yoast

Yoast’s brilliant interface is one reason why so many blogs have managed to do well on search engines. Its easy-to-use examples and tutorials explain SEO basics to any beginner starting and help meta tag any posts or pages a person may need.

It is crucial to know that this tool is not your complete answer to any SEO problems but a small guide that will give you some hints on how to improve your content.

Yoast Homepage
Yoast Homepage

HD Quiz

If you’re looking to spice up your content with BuzzFeed-like content, then HD Quiz will be the perfect way to do it. HD Quiz is an easy-to-use quiz maker in which you can create fun quizzes for your audiences, including image-based answers. It’s addicting and one to consider.

Insert HTML Snippet

If you need to constantly create reminders or notices on your blog posts, this plugin will help you out by letting you convert HTML snippets into shortcodes. The shortcodes generated using the plugin are readily available as a dropdown in the standard WordPress content editor and widget settings, thereby giving you the ease of integrating your HTML snippets with your posts and pages.

WP Rocket

One of our favourite plugins WP Rocket is a premium cache plugin for WordPress. Many WordPress experts see this plugin as the most powerful caching plugin out there. Thanks to its wide range of options and automatic optimisation features, it can be easily used by experienced WordPress users and novices.

WP Rocket Homepage

Disable Gutenberg

The Disable Gutenberg plugin restores the classic WordPress editor, removing the clunky Gutenberg version, many people complain about. Moreover, it allows you to continue using plugins and theme functions that extend the Classic Editor.

Akismet Spam Protection

Akismet identifies comments and submissions as spam so that your site does not publish malicious content and thus lets you avoid danger before you even see it. You can review the comment spam it catches on your blog’s admin screen.

Yoast Duplicate Post

This nifty plugin by Yoast allows users to clone posts of any type or copy them to new drafts for further editing. It’s a great way to cut time when it comes to reproducing posts that follow the same format style.

AddToAny Share Buttons

The AddToAny Share Buttons plugin for WordPress provides users with the ability to share your articles and pages to any social media platform. It’s a must-have plugin for any modern blog.

FileBird

FileBird allows you to create virtual folders to categorise your WordPress media file uploads. Thus, if you move files and folders, the permalinks to the images in the content will not be broken. The Pro version of the plugin gives you even more access and makes media management a child’s job.

Compress JPEG & PNG images (TinyPNG)

Make your website quicker by optimising your JPEG and PNG images. This plugin automatically optimises all your images by combining them with the popular image compression services TinyJPG and TinyPNG.

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