Starting a new blog? Trying to decide the most important plugins among the vast number of free downloads within the WordPress plugins repository? Well, you’ve come to the right place. But before we explore my list of the 10 most essential WordPress plugins for bloggers, allow me to first educated you on the purpose of a plugin.
A WordPress plugin is designed to increase the functionality of your website or blog. Think of a plugin like an aftermarket car part or device designed to improve performance, design, while adding more features and security. There are tons of WordPress plugins available via the http://www.wordpress.org/plugins/ repository. Most plugins are developed by freelance developers while WordPress also hosts a slew of free plugins for site owners.
Before selecting a plugin, it is important to check the popularity, reviews, and support forum for related issues prior to downloading, as it could cause issues with your version of WordPress. No worries, the plugins provided below are virtually guaranteed to work with your installation of WordPress, as they are 10 of the most essential plugins for first-time bloggers.
Akismet keeps all the spam comments from appearing on your blog. We have been using Akismet for years and it keeps all the bogus websites from posting link spam within the comment area of our articles. In order to use Akismet you’ll need an Akisment.com API key which is simple to receive. Click here for the plugin, click here to get an API key.