Different WordPress projects have different requirements. In my couple of years developing blogs and websites, I have probably tried out more than a hundred plug-ins to get that features I need. Among all these options, there are a handful that I almost always use. Here are my top 3 WordPress Plugins … and a bonus.
I am no expert at SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and that’s why I really love this. It makes it easy to set-up focus keywords per post, and gives you an idea how well you have structured your entry. I don’t think it guarantees getting on top of Google or anything, but at least it makes you conscious about your writing style.
What I really love about this plugin though is the ease of how you can configure the Open Graph and Twitter Card meta data. There are more things that you can configure so feel free to play around with it.
This plugin makes setting up Google Analytics a breeze. Since I love Google Analytics, then I love this plugin. 🙂
I have tried different comments system (native WordPress, Facebook comments and other plugins) but have always returned to Disqus. What I love about it is that it gives the readers flexibility to use login credentials from other social networks (or stay anonymous).
Bonus: Jetpack by WordPress.com
This will probably be the top of my list because it provides me a feature that I always want in my WordPress accounts, auto-sharing to different social platforms. I was able to set-up auto-posting to LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook in a matter of minutes.
What’s great is that I have barely scratched the surface with this plugin. There’s the Notifications module, the Subscriptions, the Stats and so much more. I’ll definitely be spending more time trying to configure all its features.
How about you? What’s your favourite WordPress plugin?
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