One of the reason why I love wordpress is that variety of best plugins easily available to download and most of them are free also. Below I have mentioned some of best free wordpress plugins which you must install on your blog. Plugins are very useful add on for your blog. Optimized use of plugins help your blog to grow faster and easily. But do not install too many plugins on your blog, it may decrease your blog performance.
13 Best Free WordPress Plugins Your Blog Must Have
WordPress Plugins For Security
1. WordPress Database Backup
WordPress Database Backup plugin performs on demand back up of your wordpress blog when something goes unexpected with your blog.
Akismet protects your blog against comment spam. This is must have plugin for your blog.
3. Login Lockdown
Login Lockdown plugin record the IP address of every fail login attempt. If this fail login attempt increase by certain numbers, login lockdown plugin will detect this and disable all login requests from that IP address. This will help to prevent false password finding.
WP Plugins For SEO
4. WordPress SEO By Yoast
WordPress SEO By Yoast plugin is an all in one solution for SEO. This plugin perform all task required for seo on your blog. It generates seo title, meta description. It tells you wether your posts search engine optimized or not. It generates Breadcrumbs, XML sitemap for your blog and much more.
5. All in One SEO Pack
Most widely used seo plugin for wordpress blogs.But if you have decided to use ‘Wordpress SEO By Yoast’ plugin, No need to install this ‘All in One SEO Pack’ plugin.
6. Google XML Sitemaps Generator
Google XML Sitemaps Generator plugin works as its name suggest. It generates XML sitemap for your wordpress blog. And this .xml format is supported by most of the major search engines like google, bing, yahoo and much more. If you are using ‘Wordpress SEO By Yoast’ plugin no need to install this plugin.
Plugins For Analyzing Blog Statistics
7. Google Analytics
Google Analytics plugin simplify your work to integrate google analytics account on your blog which will track all your blog ups and downs.
Wp Plugins For Caching
8. W3 Tatal Cache
W3 Tatal Cache plugin automates the caching process of your blog and it improves your blog performance. Caching process is very important part of your blog.
Plugins For Social Networking
9. Digg Digg
Digg Digg pluging is a very useful plugin to share your post to social networks. It adds a floating bar with social share buttons to your blog.
Best Plugins For Contact Form
10. Fast Secure Contact Form
Fast Secure Contact Form plugin solve your contact form creation problem. This plugin will create contact form for your blog. It can create and manage multiple contact forms. You can customize forms according to your need and also can send information to mail.
Free wp Plugins For Advertisements
WP125 plugin is easily manage 125 X 125 ads in you sidebar from dashboard.
12. Advertisement Management
Advertisement Management plugin is great plugin to manage advertisement from a sinle place. It helps to place ads above below post/page title, below post/page content, below comment box, even above the header and below the footer.
Plugins For Related Posts
13. Yet Another Related Post Plugin
Yet Another Related Post Plugin shows related posts below your post. It has its own unique algorithm to show related posts. A must have plugin to show related posts on your blog.
Above I have listed some best free wordpress plugins which I use and think that you should also use them. Do you think any other best and free plugin should I add in this list? Give your opinion in comments.