10 Most Popular WordPress Plugins in 2013

10 Most Popular WordPress Plugins in 2013

WordPress is an astonishing blogging platform that can be subscribed for free. Not only for blogging purposes, it can be installed and used to maintain self hosted websites. WordPress has special features such as; user friendly interface, variable themes and different types of plugins that differentiates from other blogging platforms. These features could be used to setup and maintain your blog according to your imagination. The most important feature in WordPress is the plugin option. Recent researches show that nearly 24,000 WordPress plugins have been downloaded more than billion times. It is in fact a key example that proves the demand of WordPress plugins. Following are the plugins that are most popular among WordPress users.

Akismet is mostly used to filter comments on your blog. If you have enabled comment option, then installing this plugin would be much useful to identify spam comments. Whenever someone posts spam comments to your blog, it will be included in the spam option in your blog site comment listing. So you can review and decide on publishing comments.

WordPress SEO by Yoast
If you are more in to SEO, then installing this plugin is really useful. WordPress SEO by Yoast plugin best optimizes your blog for search engines.

If you want to make your blog accessible via mobiles, then installing WPTouch is worthwhile. It transforms your WordPress blog site in to a mobile friendly blog site. Most of the advanced features such as; Ajax, loading articles can be accessed efficiently when browsing through iPhone, iPod touch, Android mobile phones and BlackBerry OS6+ mobile devices.

NextGEN Gallery
This plugin is mostly suitable to maintain images in your blog and it is a popular gallery plugin. It enables uploading and managing image galleries, batch uploads, import Meta data, add/delete/modify images, edit thumbnails and create albums. You can get this plugin for your WordPress blog here.

Google XML Sitemaps
This plugin generates a special XML sitemap that helps to index your blog well by search engines. Site map is much useful to grab complete structure of your website and allow search engines to crawl it easily.

Google Analytics for WordPress
Google Analytics for WordPress makes your blog tracking work much easy. You can grab details about visitors, views per author or category, track clicks and page views.

WP PageNavi
WP PageNavi is most suitable for blog sites that have many pages. The numeric page navigators help to navigate page by page easily. This plugin transforms your website in to a user friendly interface with the easy navigation option.

Share Buttons by Lockerz / Addtoany
WordPress Share Buttons plugin enables sharing, bookmarking and emailing your blog posts via many social networks such as; Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon, Google, Digg, Delicious and including many more social networking sites. In addition to share buttons, it also includes Pinterest pin it button, Facebook Like button, Twitter tweet button, Google+ share button and Google +1 button.

WP to Twitter
This plugin automatically posts tweets from your WordPress blog to twitter with URL shortening, that enables link back to your post from twitter.

If you are targeting more visitors around the world, installing GTrans will fulfill that requirement. It enables translating your blog site with Google Translate.

These are some most popular WordPress plugins that are mostly used by many WordPress users. Try them to give a different exposure to your blog site.

10 Most Popular WordPress Plugins in 2013 is a guest post contributed by Teresa Kent. She is a creative writer and a geologist. Teresa loves to write articles in different genres. She has good experiences on blogs. Currently she is writing articles about SEO Company and, SEO techniques and Wordpress Plugins.

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