Listing 20 useful WordPress Plugins for different types of website. The first eight plugins are recommended for almost all types of websites.
1) Yoast SEO
Yoast SEO is the best plugin for SEO. Obviously, This plugin is not going to rank your website but this plugin will help you with search engine optimization. This plugin helps you by doing Readability Analysis in each post, allows you to create SML sitemap. You can also add Title, Meta Description etc directly from Add Post menu.
2) Advanced Ads
Advanced Ads allows you to create, insert and manage your Ads. This plugin also supports multiple features like Display Condition, Visitors condition, Device Type, Ad Type etc.
3) Thirsty Affiliates
Thirsty Affiliates makes affiliate marketing very simple. You can add, redirect and manage all your affiliate links from one dashboard. You can also check the performance of your affiliate link from stats and reports section.
4) All-in-One Migration
Backup should be the first priority for any website or blog. All in One Migration is the best plugin to transfer any website from one host to another host. Apart from the migration feature, this plugin also allows you to create a backup and you can also download the back file into your local computer.
5) WP Super Cache
Caching a WordPress site makes it faster and reliable. WP Super Cache is easy to use and setup. Just install and activate the plugin then You just need to check a few boxes to configure the plugins and it will start caching your website.
6) Google Analytics by Yoast
This plugin allows you to view the analytics of your site right there in your WP dashboard.
7) Share Plugin
Social media is one of the best ways to increase the traffic of your blog because the reach of social media is increasing every day. You just need to install and active a share plugin of your choice. The share plugin will allow your visitors to share the content on their favorite social media sites.
8) Wordfence Security – Firewall & Malware Scan
The security plugin supports features like blocking malicious networks, scanning for vulnerabilities, monitoring various metrics that could make your site more open to attack, and much more.
Above 8 plugins are the must have plugins for a WordPress website. Now, You can check few more useful plugin, if you need some additional features.
9) BJ Lazy Load
This plugin is useful, if you have lots of image on your website or blog. Bj lazy Load plugin replaces all your post images, post thumbnails, gravatar images and content iframes with a placeholder and loads the content as it gets close to enter the browser window when the visitor scrolls the page.
10) Akismet Anti-Spam
If you allow you visitors to comment on your blog then you must install this plugin. Akismet is the best way to protect your blog from spam, it will automatically put all the spam comments in the spam folder or you can also setup to directly delete spam comment instead of putting them into spam folder.
11) Custom Permalinks
This plugin allows you to customize the permalink of your site the way you want it. Set the URL of any post, page, tag or category to anything you want. Old permalinks will redirect properly to the new address.
If you don’t want to manually share you posts on social media then you can use this plugin. This plugin allows you to automatically share new posts on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and others.
13) Revive Old Posts
If you blog is live from a very long time and you already have more than 500 posts then you can use this plugin. Revive Old Posts plugin allows you to automatically share your old posts on Facebook and Twitter. This plugin also allows you to set interval for the shares and other features.
14) Simple Custom CSS
If you regularly use CSS on your website to customize the themes or anything. Normally, You can directly add custom CSS from Additional CSS section of your theme but the problem is you will loose all the change whenever you will switch you theme. But, If you will make any changes using Simple Custom CSS then you will not loose anything.
Above 8+6 plugin are useful for a WordPress website. Now, You can check few more useful plugin, if you need some additional features.
If you want to convert your normal blog into an e-Commerce or online shopping store then you can install WooCommerce to you WordPress website.
16) Gallery Plugin
If you have a photography blog then you will need a Gallery Plugin, You can use any Gallery Plugin of your choice. Just make sure that the plugin is fast.
17) Really Simple SSL
If you want to install SSL Certificate on your website and you don’t know how to redirect all your visitors from HTTP to HHTPS then you can install this plugin. This plugin will setup SSL certificate in just one click.
18) 404 Redirected
The plugin will allows you to redirect all the broken links to the correct place.
19) Regenerate Thumbnails
If you want to change the theme of your website then this plugin is really helpful for you. Each theme supports different size of thumbnail or featured image so your older image will look very ugly in the next theme. But, Regenerate Thumbnails will change the size of all the features image according to the next theme’s size.
20) Contact Form
If you want to allows your viewers, advertisers or sponsors to contact you directly from your website, you can install any contact form of your choice and create a new contact page using the contact form plugin.