image thumb47 5 Essential WordPress Plugins For Bloggers

Do you aspire to be a blogger? Or already have a personal blog on WordPress but looking forward to tips or must have plugins? Let me tell you that there are thousands of plugins that WordPress has to offer depending on your need and how you would utilize each. But no one is using all of those, even the best blogs, meaning there is always a preference and some of those plugins are really essential, almost every blog out there has those.

This post does exactly that, listing the plugins that every WordPress Blog owner must have, beginning with:

Akismet: Automate Link Spam Filtering

Creating by Automattic and also known as Automattic Akismet. The plugin filters spam comments that have links and TrackBack pings. The plugin comes installed  default on your WordPress and all that is required of you is to activate it using the API Key.

Download it here.

Contact Form 7

The plugin lets you manage multiple contact forms, which can be readily customized. This by far is the most popular free plugin in the category and pretty easy to install. However if you own a pretty popular blog and willing to pay for a better one try Gravity Forms which offers additional features.

Download here.

All In One SEO Pack

I bet many of you like myself must have got intimidated whenever someone talked about Search Engine Optimization. All in one SEO pack is the answer as the plugin resolves the issues by assisting you with customization of page titles, meta tags, descriptions and keywords on your blog. The customization can be done for your entire blog or just a single post.

Download it here.

WP Super Cache

Worried about the load time of your site? Install this plugin that creates a backup of your website on the server. The importance of the plugin is known to any of those bloggers who have had their posts on the front page of sites like Digg, Reddit or a surge in traffic from StumbleUpon and without the plugin there site would very likely had crashed.

Download it here.

DataBase Backup For WordPress

You never know when your site’s going to crash and the best advise anyone can give you is that you regularly backup your blog. The plugin automates the process of backing up your data and delivering the same to your email or to the host.

Download it here.

What other plugins do you think are essential for any blogger? Please do share with us in the comments and if the post is interesting don’t forget to share it too!