Top 10 Must Installed WordPress Plugins For Best Results


September 6, 2012Blogging41 Comments

Now a days, youngsters are heading towards blogging arena in a large way. Blogging Network is achieving heights and heights day by day. Newbies are searching most effective and imporatant tips for blogging in a large way.

Wordpress Plugins

Apart from technology updates about every pro-blogger is now writing on blogging tips and sharing their strategies with newbies on various topics like how to increase traffic, how to get more followers, how to design the blog properly etc.

Among them, one of the main asked question by a newbie is that - Which are the most effective and important plugins to be installed to get good traffic, rankings and touchwood design of the blog?

So, this is what I am sharing today with all by blogger friends. Basically, I am sharing the must installed WordPress plugins recommended by TechInfoLite.

A List of Must installed WordPress Plugins:

1. Akismet

Personally, I have seen that many newbies approves and replies every comment they get on their blog. They don’t even know that if it is spam or not. The result is bad rankings and traffic.

So, first of all I would like to recommend them to install Akismet Plugin. Akismet plugin is used to block spam comments automatically. Akismet is available Free as well as Paid.

So, a newbie can easily use and personalize it without any problem. It is really easy to customize.

2. Google XML Sitemap

A blogger who is managing his/her blog with have to manually submit their sitemap to Google and other search engines to let their articles be indexed by Google for organic traffic. this way is really confusing for a newbie.

But a WordPress user don’t have to do so. Simply, there is a plugin for you to automatically submit your blog’s sitemap to various search engines like Google, Yahoo etc. All you have to do is to install it.

This will automatically submit your sitemap to search engines whenever you publish a new post or update your blog. Also you can submit it manually by going in the settings.

3. W3 Total Cache

After that I would like to recommend you to install W3 Total Cache plugin to your WordPress. Well this plugin is not mush easy to customize but don’t worry. You can start trying googling for this from now.

4. WordPress SEO by Yoast/All in One SEO Pack

The best plugin to make your post be searched from search engines directly, you must have to install one of the above; either WordPress SEO by Yoast or All in One SEO Pack.

Although, I can’t describe which one is good or better. Some pro-bloggers will prescribe you to use WordPress Yoast and some prescribe you for the All In One SEO.

Well I have used both and both worked for me well. Presently I have installed the Yoast.

5. WP Smush.It

WP Smush.It plugin is really helpful if you are using much images on your blog as it decreases the image size (not the image quality) which really helps in fast loading of the blog. And if the load time is good, so as the good visitors will be there. ;)

6. SEO Smart Links

This plugin is used to set the links for a particular word automatically in your posts. All you have to do is to just manually put some good keywords and the proper links for them in the settings option.

The working of this plugin depends on the customization. If you customize this plugin properly; it will work for you really effectively bringing good rankings and traffic.

So, try to customize it properly with your best efforts. ;)

7. CommentLuv

CommentLuv plugin is one of the most widely used plugin by bloggers. CommentLuv is really effective in building good relationship with your readers as well as other bloggers.

A last post link is to be placed automatically of your reader’s blog below the comment. This helps a lot in many ways. So, don’t waste time and install it fastly.

It is available in Free as well as Paid mode. HURRY UP TO INSTALL IT! :)

8. GetSocial

GetSocial plugin is used to place a floating share bar in your posts so that your readers and audience can share your work easily to various social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Digg, Stumbleupon etc.

This plugin is really cool. It is very easy to customise and use. The loading time is also good. So, I would like to recommend to use GetSocial on your blog. (You can also see it on my blog => SEE LEFT SIDE) ;)

9. SexyBookmarks by Shareaholic

SexyBookmarks is also really good plugin for sharing your post to social media and networking sites. It is to be placed below your posts with fly-out like design.

All you have to do is to just choose the networking sites where you want your post to be shared by your audience. It also supports TopBar and Classic Bookmark Icons.

10. SEO Friendly Images

SEO Friendly Images plugin automatically adds alt tags and title attributes to your uploaded images and let them fastly searched in the search results. This plugin works for your images uploaded for your posts.

All you have to install it. It is free of cost as well. So, Enjoy. :D


Above listed 10 plugins doesn’t mean that the left are bad ones. The matter is just which were to be installed first before heading to others.

Hope you liked the recommended list of plugins.



Keep Blogging Happily like this… => :) :) :)

41 Responses to “Top 10 Must Installed WordPress Plugins For Best Results”
  1. Awesome list Ashwani. I would like to add some more names of necessary plugins…..

    GASP: Prevents Spam Bots
    Login LockDown: Blocks IP’s with multiple failed login attempts.
    Quick AdSense : A quick way to insert AdSense ads inside WordPress blog.
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    • Ashwani

      Thanks Naser. Yeah, GASP is really nice plugin. Also Thanks for sharing your suggestion mate. :)

  2. Arsie Organo Jr

    Most on your list I have already used while some of it I am not using because as much as possible I want to code it manually. Although you have a good list.
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    • Ashwani

      Yeah Arsie, coding manually surely takes some more time and information but it doesn’t effect the site loading time. Using more plugins decreases the load time of site but not all plugins affect it (some are there). Well nice to see you dude.

  3. SexyBookmarks by Shareaholic is the awesome choice for a new and old blogger. it is a awesome social media sharing tool with a single click no one knows that it can provide all maximum do follow blogs and micro blogs for sharing your article..
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    • Ashwani

      That’s why I recommended it in my list Gaurav. Surely it is an amazing plugin as compared to others.

  4. Mukesh Kumar

    Jetpack: My favorite WordPress plugin for 2012. I remember, I installed this multi-tasking plugin on Jan 1st, 2012, early morning. Its a plugin to die for due to its multi-tasking nature. Checkout this awesome and essential WordPress plugin for 2012. not found in your list. WHY????

    see my favorite List top 10 Plugin
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    • Ashwani

      Hi Mukesh,
      Thanks for sharing your suggested plugin here. Well I have somehow heard about JetPack plugin. If you are recommending it to use, how can I regret your recommendation dude. ;) Going to try it! Hope it work like same hell for me.

  5. love poems deepak

    gr8 article man. I’d install it all thanx :)t

    • Ashwani

      That sounds cool Deepak. ;) Go for them!

  6. I use most of the plug-ins listed here. I would recommend WP Reply Me and WP Hypnolinks plug-ins too.

    • Ashwani

      Nice Sumon. Well I am going to read about the plugins you prescribed first then, surely if they are useful I’ll install them. Thanks for sharing here.

  7. You also wrote about 10 WordPress plugins. My latest post also about WordPress Plugins.
    Raplus recently posted..8 Best WordPress Plugins You Should KnowMy Profile

    • Ashwani

      Thanks Raplus for stopping by. Heading for your list.

    • Hi Raplus,
      I’ll check out your post as well. Good thing there’s Commentluv to lead us directly to your post :)
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  8. SEO friendly images is wonderful plug-in to optimize images and am using most of the plug-ins in this list. Your list is useful for newbies to choose good ones.
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    • Ashwani

      Thanks Naveen.

  9. all the plugin are really good,i am using most of the plugin,
    thanks for sharing..
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  10. hi Ashwani,
    I have recently made my own funny website by wordpress but everytime i have to upload any jar. file,it tells me ‘This file type can’t upload due to security reasons’. So plz help me to solve me this problem.
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    • Ashwani

      Hi Abhishek,
      Are you getting problems in uploading media files or plugins?

  11. I’m a big fan of Yoast and have added it to all of my wordpress sites.
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    • Ashwani

      That’s cool Jared. Yeah, it’s working really good also for me.

  12. Hi Ashwani,
    I use all the plugins you featured here, except for SEO Smart Links and GetSocial. I will check those two out then. One of my fave plugins is Commentluv, as I get to know what recent posts the other people have on their blogs or sites via their comments on other blogs. Thanks for sharing!
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    • Ashwani

      My pleasure Felicia

  13. Ashish

    Hello Ashwani
    You have left out some important plugins like Google Analytics,contact form 7 anyways thanks for sharing,it will be very helpful for new bloggers
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    • Ashwani

      Hi Ashish,
      Thanks for the recommendation, by the way Google Analytics is already present in WordPress SEO by Yoast. So, no need to install manual plugin just for that Yes, Contact Form 7 is a good plugin but not considered in must installed by a newbie from my point of view.

  14. Akos Fintor

    Cool list.
    I’m missing 4 of them though. I’m jumping right on it.
    thanks for the share, Ashwani


    • Ashwani

      My pleasure Akos. Simply go for them.

  15. I think I will try the SEO Smart Links plugin you have listed. I already use the SEO Search Terms plugin which is pretty good too.
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    • Ashwani

      SEO Smart Links plugin is really fantastic Jessica. Just manually enter the best keywords of your blog and the link and it will automatically place the links everytime you publish a new post.

      Nice to hear that you are gonna try it. Don’t forget to mention your feedback after using it.
      Best regards :)

  16. Thanks for the great list of wordpress plugins,it helped me lot as i new in wordpress…
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  17. Agnes James

    I am very impressed with your blog. Everything is mentioned very beautifully in your blog. The above plug-in is very powerful to enhance the traffic. I am using most of above plugins but on other hand am using All in one SEO. It has many more features which are really very amazing for any blogger. WordPress SEO plugin helps to automatically optimize your WordPress blog for Search Engines. If upgrading, please back up your database first!
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    • Ashwani

      Yeah, both the plugins are just awesome. Both have their own superior value and feature. But I would give 51% to WordPress SEO by Yoast and 49% to All in One SEO Pack. BTW Thanks for visiting.

  18. Vebhav

    Thanks 4 sharing….. Here i found lots of usefull plugins like commentluv and wp

    • Ashwani

      Yeah both are really good plugins Vebhav and both are must used as well. Best of luck for future success. :)

  19. Chandan Sanwal

    I used all these accept SEO Smart Links. Now its time to try this one. Thanks
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    • Ashwani

      SEO Smart Links is much good and really helps in automatic linking to your keywords. You have to put your best keywords which you often use and next time when the keywords will be there, it will automatically link those keywords with your desired links. Good luck Chandan. :)

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