WordPress entered in the market primarily as a simple blogging platform in the year 2003. Since then it has become as the first choice for open source technologies. It is very ease to use and flexible for users. One who wish to create website or wants to upgrade an existing one WordPress development is the most preferable way to do it.
WordPress plugins are designed to make your work easier to run a WordPress based website. But it is very frustrating to find a plugin that satisfy your requirement from around 40,000 WordPress plugins.
Here are six important WordPress plugins that can help take your website from just good to great.
W3 Total Cache
W3 Total Cache is a WordPress plugin that is designed to increase the page load speed. By reducing download time this plugin helps to increase server performance. this ultimately improves your user’s overall experience. W3 Total Cache can also improve server performance during high traffic period, which is very important for larger websites.
WordPress Social Share
WordPress social share plugin allows you to add sharing buttons for the main social networks easily. It supports more than 50 social network sites like Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and lot more. You can choose the appearance of these buttons whether on posts, pages, custom post type and media. Easy to customize, very lightweight this plugin will help you convert your customers into brand ambassadors.
Akismet is very useful plugin. It can filter out any comments on your blog that look like spam. It automatically checks the comments against the Akismet Web service. All the comments that were cleared or flagged by Akismet will have history for user to view. In addition to this, the comments that were marked as spam or unmarked will be highlighted in the history.
This plugin is used to limit the number of login attempts from a definite IP for set period of time. Every time when there is failed login attempt on WordPress site, Login Lockdown will automatically record the IP addresses and timestamp.
If the certain threshold of failed login attempts is passed in a short duration of time than the login function will be disabled from the IP range.
WP Smush Pro
WP Smush Pro will help you to strip down unnecessary information from your images. This reducing the file size. The best thing in using this plugin is that on removing information from your images, there is no impact on image quality. Smaller size images results in faster site loads that is very helpful to get good rank on search engines.
Floating social media plugins enable user to display social sharing buttons on their website. And this buttons follow as readers scroll through contents. This plugin is very easy to install and configure. This plugin provides an option for user to activate only the media share buttons they want to include on their site.
So these are some of my favourite WordPress plugins. What are yours? Let me know in the comments.
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