Plugins are the best reason for why people love to create their blog or website with WordPress. Most of the tasks that usually only a programmer can do, can easily be done with the help of plugins on WordPress CMS without any need to coding.
So, there may be several tasks in WordPress for which different plugins are needed such as creating an XML Sitemap, SEO, Social Media Sharing, Popular Posts, and more. Here you’ll find which plugins I use for handling all such kind of tasks.
Best WordPress Plugins that Power Allusefulinfo.com
Here comes all the must-have and very essential WordPress plugins for every blogger and I also use them for running All Useful Info excellently. So, have a look:
I use All in One SEO Pack WordPress plugin for better search engine optimization of All Useful Info blog. It has become my favorite SEO plugin just because it has very simple to use and doesn’t have extra formalities to be done.
However, Google hates the site or blogs that use any trick or strategy for beating the search results so I just use this plugin to set up the site title, description, and sometimes post titles and descriptions. There are lots of features in the plugin but I never touched them because I never needed.
2. BWP Sitemaps
BWP Sitemaps became my favorite XML Sitemap plugin but it was not my all time favorite. Before this, I was using Google XML Sitemaps plugin but due to some problem I had to uninstall it and in the meantime I found BWP Sitemaps plugin that works like a charm for me.
3. WP Rocket
WP Rocket is the best WordPress performance plugin that I use for speeding up my website loading speed. Previously I was using WP Super Cache for the same and now WP Rocket and honestly its results are amazing. It increased my website loading speed by 44%. However it’s not available on WordPress plugins repository for free but you will have to pay for it. You can buy it from WP Rocket website at $39 for single site and 1 year. I spent the best $39 on this plugin!
It is the most lightweight social sharing plugin for your WordPress site. I display social share icons on All Useful Info with the help of this plugin. I tried many social share plugins and even one of them I purchased too but each of them was slowing down the website loading speed and that’s why I considered Syed Balkhi’s Floating Social Bar plugin.
Note: Currently I’m using Social Warfare, a premium social sharing plugin for spreading out my articles.
What do you do to display the most viewed or popular articles on your blog? I use this WordPress Popular Posts plugin to display the trending stuff on All Useful Info. This plugin can be customized in different means of ways such as multi-widget, time range, and layout set up according to your theme.
This is another WordPress plugin that I use on All Useful Info for deleting the old post revisions directly from my WordPress admin panel very easily. I use this plugin almost every month for deleting the old and useless revisions from the database to free up space.
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So, guys, these are the 6 WordPress plugins that power Allusefulinfo.com and help me in doing my best. I hope you will like these plugins and consider your work too.
Editor’s Note: This article was originally written and published in Feb 2018. We’ve last updated this article in June 2020 for freshness, the accuracy of the information, and comprehensiveness.