The 5 Most Popular WordPress Plugins

As one of the most powerful content management systems available on the Internet, WordPress offers a variety of plug-ins, or extended features, to add significant functionality to your WordPress site.

When people ask exactly what can you do with a WordPress plug-in, the answer is a quick response of “nearly anything.” There are a large variety of plug-ins that can speed up your site, publish a podcast, block your Internet spam, provide search engine optimization (SEO) solutions, and almost anything else. With the huge number of available plug-ins, these five most popular WordPress plug-ins standout above the rest.

Google XML Sitemap Generator

This plug-in creates a XML site map that is vital for Google, and other search engines, and is used to build a better index for your blog. The plug-in supports WordPress-generated pages and will automatically notify every major search engine anytime you have submitted a post with new content.

Contact Form 7

A plug-in used for managing your customizable, multiple contact forms. It provides an easy solution to customize any form, and allows you to place a contact form inside any text widget.

JetPack

WordPress does not develop every plug-in, but they developed this one. The JetPack plug-in works with hosted blogs and provides amazing features including optimizing WordPress’s cloud power.

All in One SEO

As the most downloaded search engine optimization plug-in, All in One SEO Pack provides essential tools needed to improve search rankings using a variety of easy-to-understand techniques. You can create keyword rich titles and customizable meta descriptions that will help increase your click-through rates. It also prevent duplicate data.

Akismet

An automatic spam-fighting feature plug-in that offers the best guard against comment spam. You can let Akismet manage all of your comment spam, which will provide you more time to connect to your readers.

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