Friday, March 14, 2014

3/14/2014 08:01:00 AM

10 WordPress Plug-ins in 2014

WordPress Plug-ins in 2014

Plug-ins help you extend your WordPress site to do almost anything that you can imagine. In the directory, you can easily find out the comments and download rates on all the best plug-ins that WordPress community offers.
WordPress plug-ins consists of PHP scripts to extend the WordPress’s functionality. They provide new additions to your website that either boost features that are already available or add new features that were missing in your blog. There are a number of plug-ins available that serve for various purposes, like plug-ins dealing with customized post listings or comment spam, some provide rating systems, updated weather reports, post word counts and many more. These are optional depending upon the requirements of user. This is the reason; they are not included in the WordPress core.

Custom WordPress Plug-ins available through the WordPress Plug-ins Directory website are created by the volunteers and are generally free of cost for the people. Plug-ins, hosted in the WordPress plug-ins directory, are safe and thoroughly tested.

Here is a list of world’s popular and useful WordPress plug-ins that helps SEO, website development, internet marketing and many more:

WordPress SEO by Yoast

WordPress SEO by Yoast

This plug-in is written by Joost de Valk along with his team at Yoast to improve your websites’ SEO all required aspects. This incredible WordPress SEO plug-in takes care of all the technical optimization and helps you write better content. WordPress SEO allows you to choose a keyword to focus and then, ensures that you implement that focus keyword everywhere. This plug-ins offers a number of useful features, like social integration, RSS optimization, multi-site compatible, page analysis and even more.

WP Google Drive

WP Google Drive

This plug-in can be used to take backup of your WordPress files & database MySQL with Google Drive. WP Google Drive offers backup capabilities for WordPress. Backups consist of ‘zip’ archives built locally and uploaded to a folder of your choice on Google Drive.

Google Analytics Dashboard

Google Analytics Dashboard

Google Analytics Dashboard enables you to view your Google Analytics data in the WordPress dashboard. Even, you can allow other users to view the same dashboard data, when they are logged in or embed parts of information into posts or as a part of your theme. It does not give the tracking code for Google Analytics and for this; you need to use other plug-ins, like Google Analytics for WordPress.

Akismet

Akismet

This plug-in analyzes your comments against the Akismet web service to check, if they look like spam or not. Also, it lets you view the spam; it catches under the blog’s Comments admin screen. Some new features have been added to Akismet, like moderate can view the count of approved comments for each user, spam reports now incorporate more information to help you improve accuracy, comment status history that helps you see comments that were caught or cleared by Askimet and many more.

Contact Form 7

Contact Form 7

This simple yet flexible contact form plug-in can manage multiple forms. Also, you easily can customize the form & mail the content with simple markup. It supports Akismet spam filtering, Ajax-powered submitting, CAPTCHA and others.

Shareaholic

Shareaholic

Shareaholic associates an appealing social bookmarking menu as well as related content widget to your pages, index, posts or any combination of three. These powerful applications help enhance your content and build conversations across the web. This plug-in has proved to be of great importance in getting your customers actually discovered and submit your contents to various social bookmarking sites.

Wordfence


Wordfence Security

Wordfence is an enterprise class security plug-in that is freely available and includes virus scanning, cellphone sign-in, firewall, malicious URL scanning and real-time traffic with geo-location and much more. This is the only plug-in that can verify and repair your WordPress core, plug-ins and themes, even if you do not have backup. Word fence is now multi-site compatible and incorporates Cellphone Sign-in, which permanently protects your site from brute force attacks.

Thank Me Later

Thank Me Later

Thank Me Later plug-in sends ‘thank you’ emails to the commenters. You just need to create a message saying thanks and it will automatically be emailed after 5 minutes or a day according to your choice. It attracts the readers back to your site and asks them to view the replies for their comments. Also, it allows linking to your RSS feed to drive more readers, gives discount for purchases, links to your Facebook or Twitter pages to receive more followers and likes.

Ebyline WordPress Payments

Ebyline WordPress Payments

Ebyline WordPress Payments plug-in allows you to pay the contributors to your WordPress website quickly and easily.

Simple Pull Quote

Simple Pull Quote

The Simple Pull Quote plug-in gives an easy way to insert pull quotes into your pages and posts. This plug-ins adds a simple to use ‘Pullquote’ button to both TinyMCE and HTML editors.

Conclusion

Thus, these are the essential WordPress plug-ins that you must have in order to improve the functionality of your WordPress site.

Author-bio

Being a top-notch web developer and blogger from htmlpanda.com, Jennifer Adam keeps herself updated with the recent industry trends. In her leisure time, she writes informative blogs & articles dealing with web development & designing, etc.