Need some starter help sorting through over 40,000 WordPress plugins?
That’s a lot of functionality, and most of it is free. You could spend hours just learning about the basics. This article is here to help save you time.
Here are some popular ones that we thought you should consider.
1. Google Analytics
Google Analytics (sometimes annotated “GA”) is a valuable tool for measuring and optimizing the performance of your website. In particular the Google Analytics plugin (by Yoast) makes it quite simple to install GA on into your WordPress installation. This plugins delivers all of the benefits of GA. It is being utilized on more than 1,000,000 sites.
2. WordPress SEO
WordPress is a great content management platform for search engine optimization. The Yoast SEO plugin for SEO builds upon WordPress’s SEO features.
SEO optimization methods are always changing adapting to Google’s ranking algorithm updates, but what will ease the pain is this plugin. It is updated regularly every couple of months to stay updated with current SEO best practices.
3. Intuitive Custom Post Order
Intuitive Custom Post Order is a plugin to help you easily re-order the way WordPress displays your posts. This should really be a feature built-in to WordPress. Otherwise without a re-ordering plugin, you will not be able to easily re-arrange the ordering of your blog posts as you see fit.