Recommended Beginners WordPress Plugins for people new to WordPress. I am more or less still a WordPress beginner when I wrote this article, I learn new things every day, and I’m glad it’s my turn to teach someone else for a change – Recommended WordPress Plugins For Beginners.
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When I started blogging on WordPress which was a few months ago, I didn’t know anything about Plugins because I was coming from a blogger, then we used to do everything manually, add CSS codes, edit them manually, add HTML codes.
I still remember how much I wrote my theme.html code while I was in blogger. It was hectic, well this was over two years ago, I don’t know how things are in blogger right now, and I hope that there have been some improvements.
Well, my experience in Blogger was with another website, it’s pretty much dead now because I was busy with school work and all, but now, I’ve got time.
So, I started NairaTips some months back on WordPress, and even then I still did not know about the existence of Plugins and how they made one’s life more comfortable, but after a few google searches, and with the help of WPBeginner I learned about the existence of Plugins and how sweet and easy they make blogging.
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As a WordPress beginner, I won’t be surprised if, in your first few months, you do either of these two things
- Make use of no Plugins at all because you don’t know about its the existence
- Use too many Plugins because you over exist about them and you just can’t help yourself to reduce but only see yourself adding new ones.
Funny enough, both of these happened to me, it was quite an experience but I came out of both more knowledgeable and a better person. This brings me to today’s Blogging Tip which is Recommended Plugins for WordPress Beginners.
Recommended Beginners WordPress Plugins
The following are Beginners WordPress Plugins for those with new blogs or WordPress sites and want to quick guide on the right plugins to use right off the bat.
- For Search Engine Optimization: Use WordPress SEO by Yoast to rank higher for particular keywords or keyphrases in Google Searches, Bing and Yahoo. The best plugin for On-Page SEO.
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- Security Plugin: Use Wordfence to block spam comments
- Last Modified Timestamp: I love this plugin because it adds the last modified timestamp on each post/page making old articles appear fresh to your site visitors.
- Table of Contents Plus is a good plugin for managing your post headings on your website or blog so readers can easily navigate to their area of interest within your article.
- For BackUp/Restore/Cloning: I started with UpdraftPlus which is a good backup plugin but I found that BackupBuddy is better because I’ve used BackupBuddy to migrate my entire site twice and it worked very well.
- For Caching: Use W3 Total Cache for a faster loading website.
- SEO Friendly Images: Automatically adds alt and title attributes to all your images. Improves traffic from search results and makes them W3C/xHTML valid as well.
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