10 WordPress Plugins You Should Be Using

Ok, so I’ve been on WordPress for years now, and I still find new plugins that I didn’t know existed!  Here are 10 super helpful WordPress Plugins that I think most people can and SHOULD be using on their blogs!
 
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wp-db-backup <– this not really optional.  you need to backup your site.  WP sites get hacked.  The easy way to fix is to just restore a recent backup and delete all the files that were hacked.
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wp-super-cache or W3 Total Cache  – helps wordpress pages load faster
 
 
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Google Analytics Dashboard for WP  – nice one to easily add your code to your site
 
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ALL in one SEO pack   – easy and quick to fix most SEO on each page
 
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Google XML Sitemap – helps Google keep track of when you visit your website for changes.
 
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SEO-friendly images – set the correct title tags on photos
 
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Viper’s video quicktags – let you quickly add your youtube video to your website.
 
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Broken Link Checker – Google does not like broken links.  this will help find them if they happen.
 
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Jetpack  – JetPack is an official WordPress.com plug-in that gives your self-hosted WordPress blog a truckload of extra features. The plug-in serves up visitor stats, social media sharing options, and After The Deadline, a grammar and spell checker.
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Co-Schedule  – This is an affiliate link, but let me tell you – Co-Schedule has changed my bloggy life!  It’s a drag and drop editorial calendar but it also integrates your shares to social media.  You can schedule a post to share on FB and Twitter and Pinterest – and have it go out the day your post goes live, one week later, and again three months later – all in one spot!  Super Easy!
 

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About Melanie L.

Melanie works full time at Tuft & Needle and blogs part time evenings and weekends when her daughter is working on the cars with her dad!

5 thoughts on “10 WordPress Plugins You Should Be Using

  1. This is a great list Melanie! I use many of the same plugins and now I have a couple more to check out! I use CoSchedule too and I’m a huge fan! It IS a game changer! I love the ability to be able to schedule social media posts all in one place. It saves me so much time!

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