One of the reasons I love WordPress is because it allows you to add functionality to your blog or website with few clicks, by installing additional plugins. The number of plugins available is literaly endless, ranging from simple to very complex ones such as auction or geo location platforms and many more.
Here are the 10 must have wordpress plugins for 2012, every blog or website owner should install. I do use all of them and highly recommend them. Tip: do not just install any plugin for the sake of having more features, focus on few that add real value to your readers and the way you manage your blog or website.
By far the best SEO wordpress plugin available. It is very easy to use and all what it does is to provide you with an SEO checklist while creating a post. To avoid missunderstandings, no SEO plugin will ever bring you on top of search engines, your content will, follow some key seo tips and you are good to go.
This plugin shows other content relevant to your posts, from within your blog of course, a great way to increase readers engagement and promote your other posts.
I use the floating version of the social media sharing buttons, this plugin makes easier for your blog readers to share your content with their friends’ network.
The best available wordpress contact form plugin, easy to install and implement anywhere within your website or blog.
This plugin helps you create a site map for your blog or website, so it is easy for search engines to find your content ( or not to )
What happens when your blog loads slowly? This plugin helps you optimize performance and experience via caching, pages, browsers, databases.
WPTouch is a simple yet very powerful mobile theme for your blog.
Do not you ever make a mistake and never backup your blog, make sure you do back up your content at least once a week if you do not blog that often. For heavy bloggers, daily backup is a must.
This plugin helps you exclude any content you want from wordpress, for example, you may decide to exclude some pages from being publicy viewed.
Helps you install a bar just on top of your content so you can promote content, for example, white papers or special promotions.
Which of these plugins do you use?