wordpress plugins There are so many WordPress plugins it can make your head spin! But which WordPress plugins should everyone have? Which WordPress plugins are essential? Which ones are the best?

We’ve created a list of what we think are the “Best WordPress Plugins” and a description on why they’re essential:

Akismet– This handy plugin protects your blog from comment and trackback spam. Spam comments can happen quite often, so this plugin is a must have. It will save you many hours of deleting spam comments manually.

Google Analytics for WordPress– This plugin makes it simple to add Google analytics to your blog or website. Google analytics is a must have for every website owner. It helps you track website visitors and where they are coming from, as well as how many pages they viewed, how quickly they left, among many other variables.

W3 Total Cache- If you’ve ever sat and waited a long time for a website to load, chances are you left the site, right? This plugin helps you dramatically improve the speed of your website. You can adjust it to add browser, page, object, and database caching as well as minify and content delivery network (CDN) to WordPress.

SEO Ultimate- This all-in-one SEO plugin gives you control over title tags, noindex/nofollow, meta tags, rich snippets, slugs, canonical tags, autolinks, 404 errors, among many other things.

Broken Link Checker- This plugin detects broken links on your web pages. It is a very handy tool because it tells you the exact links that broken.

Feedburner Subscription Widget- This handy plugin adds a customizable feedburner email subscription form with an optional subscribers counter. It’s a very simple way to allow people to subscribe to your company blog.

Google XML Sitemaps- This plugin will save you time by generating a special XML sitemap which will help search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing and Ask.com to better index your blog or website.

Social Media Widget- Adds links to all of your social media and sharing site profiles.

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