This is the first post of a 3 series post i promised you. This post will help you to get started with publishing your own blog within few seconds. So, it looks that you are interested in setting up your blog. This post is the written description of the steps which i followed while setting up my blog here at ashishjha.com. We will not talk here about the domain and the hosting etc in this post. So, here we go. This post will help you find the best wordpress plugins for your blogs which are very important. Without these plugins your blogs is certainly missing something.
Once you have installed the blog and selected the best theme for your blog, its time to improve the functionality of the blog by adding plugins to it. I list here some very important plugins which are highly recommended for the blog.
Akismet: Akismet is a plugin that checks your comments for spam and thus helps you reduce spam to your blog. It is highly recommended plugin. This plugin comes default with WordPress.
Contact Form7 : Contact form 7 is one of the best plugin to add forms to your blog with custom design and various features. You can customize it to suit your website design needs.
Easy Table of Contents : One of the most user friendly, featured focused plugin which allows you to insert a table of contents into your posts, pages and custom post types. This plugin is importnt if you want to make your blog posts more readble to your users.
Yoast SEO : This is the best plugin i have seen for SEO of wordpress Blog. If you want to optimize your blog for search engines this is a must have plugin for your blog.
Post SMTP : Post SMTP is a next-generation WP Mail SMTP plugin, that assists in the delivery of email generated by your WordPress site. Post SMTP is the first and only plugin to support the latest security standards.
Subscribe to Comments: This plugin is highly recommended. This is a nice plugin that helps grow your blog community by letting your readers stay up to date in the post that they already are interested in. This plugin notifies user about the follow-up comments.
Sociable: This is a nice plugin for WordPress. With this plugin your visitors can save the posts to social bookmarking sites thus attracting nice traffic from them.
WP Rocket : WP-rocket is one of the best caching plugin which helps your blog to load fastter with minimal configurations.
Top Level Categories : The Top Level Categories plugin allows you to remove the prefix before the URL to your category page.
WooCommerce : WooCommerce is a customizable, open-source eCommerce platform built on WordPress. Get started quickly and make your way. If you plan to sell products and services through your website then this plugin is a must have for you.
These plugins are the must-have’s plugin for your blog. Install it and enjoy the journey of blogging.