This post describes few WordPress plugins, which you use for your WordPress site/blog to deliver better user experience. Some of the WordPress plugins are for free some costs. All of these plugins are well built and perform their respective tasks well.
1. Yoast SEO
WordPress SEO by Yoast is an SEO plugin for complete website optimization. It controls site visibility in Search engines by adding titles and descriptions to your articles. This plugin also allows you to add open graph meta data, do page analysis, and much more. It is easy to install and setup Yoast plugin.
2. Query Monitor
Query Monitor helps to get debugging and performance information on database queries, HTTP requests, hooks, redirects and much more. It gives you access to the queries made on your page and helps to find slow queries faster.
It provides information about each and every database query on the page, and allows you to track plugins which is causing the page slow down.
3. W3 Total Cache
W3 Total Cache helps to optimize your WordPress site for speed and performance. It improves the user experience of your site by optimizing your server performance. It allows you to set up a page easily and caches every aspect of your site, thus reducing the download times by compressing pages and setting up a transparent Content delivery network (CDN) integration for static files.
It is important to monitor your website and rectify any malicious attacks. One of the wordpress plugins which handles this is “Akismet” – spam blocker. There are 2 pre-installed wordpress plugins, One of them is Akismet, but it is not activated by default. Akismet is a WordPress plugin that filter spam or junk comments. Akismet plugin checks your comments against Akismet Web service to see if they look like spam or not.
5. Contact Form 7
You can create and manage contact forms through Contact Form 7 plugin. You can easily customize forms and mail contents through the settings. Contact Form 7 supports Ajax-powered submitting, Akismet spam filtering, CAPTCHA and many more. It is simple and flexible.
If have filled forms in any blogs then it is because of Contact Form 7 plugin.
6. Edit Flow
It is possible to easily communicate with your team members within wordpress through Edit Flow. It contains different features like calendar that allow you to view scheduled content. You can create custom status to define stages to your workflow within WordPress dashboard.
Writers and editors can discuss through editorial comments within WordPress. It also allows you to manage authors, leave editorial comments, assign posts and much more.
7. All In One SEO Pack
The most downloaded plugin for WordPress is “All in One SEO Pack” plugin. This plugin helps to optimize your site and automatically generates meta tags. It optimizes titles, avoids duplicate contents and provide google analytics support. This is the only plugin that provide SEO integration for e-commerce.
Jetpack is a plugin which has a powerful features like notification in the toolbar, enhanced security, connect site to social networks and share automatically, visitor engagement features, share contents with Facebook, Twitter etc.
Some other features are social sharing, post by email, related posts, span-free comments. JetPack also provides a mobile theme option which is light weight, responsive, designed for phone and tablets.