I like to keep my WordPress blog/website simple and easy to use. Since digiTechnolog is just a blog, there are very few WordPress plugins installed which I found to be very important. I mainly use plugins for caching, forms, sitemaps, tables, SEO and backup. So, here is the list of all the plugins:
WordPress Plugins that I Use for My Blog/Website
I’ve listed out all the plugins that I use at digiTechnolog below:
WP Super Cache is a caching plugin which works best for me. From the dynamic WordPress blog, this plugin creates static HTML files which are served by the webservers instead of processing the PHP scripts.
The plugin considerably affects the loading speed of your website. WP Super Cache is one of the most downloaded caching plugins with 1+ million active installations.
The plugin is offered by Automattic.
Contact Form 7 is a WordPress plugin which works best for creating any kind of forms on the WordPress website. Forms created by using this plugin are completely customizable and also multiple forms can be created by using this plugin.
The form has multiple functionalities like AJAX-powered submitting, CAPTCHA, Akismet Spam Filtering, instant reply to the senders etc.
The plugin is offered by Takayuki Miyoshi.
The plugin helps and directs search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing, Ask.com etc. to index your blog/website correctly.
Correct Sitemaps helps search engines understand the complete structure of your website and index your site in a correct way. Google XML Sitemaps plugin notifies search engines everytime you publish a new post and supports all kinds of WordPress generated posts, pages and custom URLs.
The plugin is offered by Arne Brachhold.
The plugin optimizes all the contents of your website for search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing and helps to get ranked higher.
The plugin generates Meta Tags automatically (you can do it manually too) and includes some top features like XML Sitemap support, Image and media files XML sitemap support. All in One SEO Pack automatically notifies all the major search engines when you publish any new post.
The plugin is offered by Michael Torbert.
The plugin optimizes and minifies all the lengthy codes on your website in a smart way and makes your website load faster than earlier.
The plugin is offered by Frank Goossens (futtta).
The plugin adds social media share buttons which help your visitors share your pages and posts in order to increase engagement and traffic to your blog.
The plugin lets visitors share your posts and pages on different social media and instant messaging platforms including Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Reddit and other 100+ social media sites and apps.
Add To Any Share Buttons is offered by AddToAny.
The plugin is used to create standard beautiful HTML tables inside your WordPress posts and pages.
The lightweight plugin adds table editing controls inside the WordPress visual editor itself. However, MCE Table Buttons plugin hasn’t been updated for last 4 years but it still works best for creating simple yet beautiful looking tables.
The plugin is offered by Jake Goldman, 10up, Oomph.
This is the best backup plugin for your WordPress website. The complete backup and restoration of your website is made simple by this plugin.
The plugin is one of the most downloaded WordPress plugins which lets your backup your complete website on your computer as well as into the cloud. UpdraftPlus – Backup/Restore lets you backup your blog to the cloud services like Google Drive, Dropbox, Amazon S3, UpdraftVault, FTP, Email and other services.
The plugin is offered by UpdraftPlus.Com, DavidAnderson.
These were the list of the plugins that I generally use for my blogs and websites. digiTechnolog has some other small plugins for specific purposes but the plugins mentioned here are the most important one.
There may be better alternatives to these plugins but I have listed them on the basis of user-friendliness, ease of use and performance.
What are the plugins that you use for your blogs and website? Mention them in the comments.