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List of useful Wordpress Plugins

List of useful WordPress Plugins for your Blog


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Most of you would be having you own blogs especially created on WordPress. WordPress is one of the most famous blogging platforms which ensure you to manage your blogs effectively. But is that enough if you stop with creating the platform alone? Actually, it is easy to create blogs in WordPress but you should also know about the WordPress Plug-ins that can make your blog powerful, attractive and User-friendly.

There are hundreds of WordPress plug-ins available today. Thus, you should be clear which Plug-ins you really want to make use for your sites. This article brings you few list of useful WordPress Plugins that you can download and use it in your website effectively.

Crayon Syntax Highlighter:

A syntax highlighter built-in PHP and Jquery that supports the customizable languages, themes, fonts, highlighting from a URL, local file and post text. This plug in helps to design custom language elements with regular expressions.

It has features like:

  • Toggled plain code
  • Copy/Paste code
  • Remote request caching
  • Line wrapping
  • Integrated theme editor and so on

Requires: WordPress 3.0 or higher

Compatible up to: 3.9.0

Last updated: 18-04-2014

Total number of downloads: 2,02,572

You can download it for free from the following link: Crayon Syntax

Also Read: Free SEO Optimized Templates for Bloggers

Social Metrics:

It is a social media monitoring tool for your WordPress blog. You can use it to track your blog’s performance in the social sites like Facebook, Twitter, Google plus, Google Buzz,etc., Simply install the plug-in and you can start monitoring the performance of your post in the above sites.

It has several features like:

  • Find out exactly how many times your posts have been shared in the social networks.
  • Performance of your blog is displayed in the tabular format which is easily understandable.
  • You can choose how many post you wish to see at a time.

Requires: WordPress 3.5.1 or higher

Compatible up to: 3.5.2

Last updated: 28-01-2013

Total number of downloads: 53,581

You can download this for free in the following link: Social Metrics

Also Read: 9 Must Have Apps for Savvy Bloggers

WP Google Drive:

You might have realized the situations where there is a necessary to backup your entire blog into a drive. This is so important because your hard work is saved each time when you back up the contents. Thus, in order to help this, WP Google Drive helps you seriously to back up the entire contents to the drive effectively. Even though there are huge number of backup plug-ins available, Google Drive makes the job of backing up so simple and effective.

It has features like:

  • This plug-in is used to take backups of your WordPress files and Mysql DB files with Google drive.
  • It converts the file into zip file and uploads it into the Google drive

Requires: WordPress 3.1 or higher

Compatible up to: 3.4.2

Last updated: 03-08-2012

Total number of downloads: 37,716

To Download: WP Google Drive

Also Read: How to Measure SEO Success Rate?

Word Stats:

This is a complete suit for your word counts, Keyword counts, and readability analysis for your blog. This plug-in adds linguistic diagnostic feature that can keep track of your content and improve its quality. The features it has:

  • The total word count
  • A graph of monthly word counts for each post type
  • Diagnostic tables with the links to edit the post
  • You can display the total word count of each post on your dashboard

Requires: WordPress 3.1 or higher

Compatible up to: 3.5.2

Last updated: 10-03-2013

Total number of downloads: 17,310

You can download it for free from this below link: Word Stats

Also Read: List of useful websites for Bloggers

Google Pagespeed insight:

This is a very useful plug-in which helps to empower the performance of your website. It helps to improve your site’s performance, your search engine ranking, and your visitor’s browsing experience.  It offers advanced features like tagging, filtering, and snapshot technology. If you wish to improve your search engine ranking, your visitor’s browsing experience you can definitely make use of this useful plug-in.

It has several features like:

  • It gives you detailed page reporting
  • Report summaries
  • Desktop and mobile page reports

Requires: WordPress 3.3 or higher

Compatible up to: 3.9

Last updated: 17-04-2014

Total number of downloads: 11,457

You can download  for free in the below link: Google Pagespeed Insight

Also Read: Find Best and Free Images to your Blog

WP Smooth Scroll Up:

This is a light weight plug-in which creates a customizable “scroll to top” feature to your pages and sites. It helps to scroll the page smoothly and gently.

It has features like:

  • It is simple to set up and use
  • It won’t create problem in smaller screens like mobile or tablets.
  • It is smooth and dynamic
  • It is attractive with nice hover effect.

Requires: WordPress 3.0 or higher

Compatible up to: 3.8.3

Last updated: 14-01-2014

Total number of downloads: 1,547

You can download it for free in the below link: wp smooth

Thus, make your blogs more attractive by using these WordPress plug-ins.

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This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. Kidambi Badri says:

    I like the usefulness of the Google Drive plugin. Must try it.
    Thanks boss for sharing your experience.

    1. Hi Kidambi,

      Welcome to my blog. Glad you like this post. Keep coming. Thanks for your comment.

  2. Hi Raaja

    Plugins are one of the greatest advantage of WordPress blog through them you can ease all your blogging chores and enjoying working on your blog.

    Their number is in thousands but it does not mean a blogger pick as much of them as possible to make his blog a dumping site of plugins.

    He needs to pick the most necessary for his blog and keep working of his blog without slowing the speed of his blog.

    You mentioned here a wonderful list of plugins that are really good to help a blogger enhance the position of his blog both working wise and features wide.

    Thanks for sharing.

    1. Hi Muba,

      Yes, nothing we do with wordpress, without using plugins. The plugins play a vital role in blogging. There are thousands and thousands of plugins available in the market. As a blogger, we have to choose what we need for our blog. Even we can also get trouble while updating plugin, for that we have to check twice or thrice before installing it to the blog.

      Anyway thanks for your comment and glad you like this post. Keep coming.

  3. Hi Nirmal,
    Thanks for sharing the nice list of useful WP Plugins. Generally, I Use only most important plugins in my WP blog because I don’t want to dump my blog. Your list is very helpful and almost all plugins are essential for a professional blog.

    1. Hi Manik,

      Glad you like this post. We have to be careful while choosing plugin for our blog. There are lot of spams available within the plugin. Yes, using the plugins what we need for our blog should be better. Anyway thanks for sharing your thoughts.

      Keep coming manik.

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