If you are a WordPress user, you know the importance of plugins very well. By installing a simple third party code on our blog we can enhance the functionality and do extraordinary things with the WordPress platform.
With time BloggingCage has become one of the loved blogs in India so I keep getting many messages from newbie bloggers regarding the plugins I am using on my blog. In my previous post I shared internet marketing tools which you can use to enhance your online business.
But today I am going to share all the plugin which I have installed on my blog, so that you can go through each of them and install them on your blog as per your requirements.
Note: I have listed them alphabetically. Few of the plugins are paid plugins so I have inserted my affiliate links for those plugins.
This is an official service provided by Automattic. This checks your comments against the Akismet Web service to see if they look like spam or not.
You can get the API key for Akismet by clicking here. This plugin is a great free options to reduce the spam on your blog.
Blogging Cage is a multi-author blog where your can spread your voice by submitting article. This plugin gives you flexibility of manage the role of various authors on your blog. You can grant or block access of any capability (edit post, approve comments, edit page etc.) to various roles (contributor, author, editor etc.) on your blog.
If you have any special author on your blog, you can create specific role for that person and assign that role to him/her.
This plugin stops your blog to ping itself. You might have noticed that when you publish any blog post on your blog by including your own link, you get notification as ping for that URL.
By using this plugin you can stop self pinging on your blog.
I am using CommentLuv on my blog to take care various activities with a single plugin. This plugin has many inbuilt features like:
- Comment reply notification
- First comment redirection
- Premium anti-spam service
- Enable special links in comments
- Twitter link in comments
- Keyword name in comment
5. Easy WP SEO
This is the only SEO plugin I am using since 2011.
All my WordPress blogs are powered by this plugin as this helps to do on-page setting at a much advanced level.
For more details read Easy WP SEO Review.
Having a contact form on the blog is one of the most important things. The form which you can see at contact me page has been created by this plugin.
I am using this plugin to create XML sitemap for my blog.
This is an awesome plugin to lock your content for getting more social shares.
You can simply put the action on this locker to unlock the document and grow your social sharing on the blog.
I started using this plugin recently in November, 2014.
This is one of the top most plugin used by top internet marketing players to capture the leads on their blogs. The popup and subscription box at the end of posts you are seeing on BloggingCage are designed by OptinMonster.
This is an awesome plugin if you are managing a multi-author blog.
This plugin will send message to admin when any author will submit an article for review as well as a message to author when admin makes that article live.
Author will get the notification even when you will put the article back in draft.
11. Pretty Link Lite
An awesome link cloaking plugin for affiliate marketers.
This plugin can be used to cloak all your affiliate links into rememberable URLs. e.g http://www.bloggingcage.com/go/hostgator
This is another coolest plugin on my blog which most of my readers love and send me mails to ask the name.
Social sharing buttons which you are seeing above and below the post are added by this plugin.
This plugin let you optimizes your permalink structure at the category level to make them as functional.
By default you will get your category structure as www.yourblogname.com/category/blogging but with the help of this plugin you can truncate “category” from the URL and make it www.yourblogname.com/blogging.
I cannot expect blogging without this plugin as I make a lot of spelling mistakes in the articles. So this plugin is helping me to check the spellings while writing articles.
15. W3 Total Cache
This plugin let you speed up your blog by enabling browser, database, object caches.
With the help of this plugin you can integrate third party CDN services very easily. Check my article to do proper setting for W3 Total Cache.
This plugin helps me to create rich snippet reviews for the articles on my blog. Ratings which I have added at the sidebar of my blog have been created by this plugin.
This plugin optimize your database automatically as per the time defined by you.
You can optimize your database manually with this plugin anytime to reduce the unwanted load.
These are all the plugins I am using on my blog right now. If you have any question regarding any plugin then feel free to ask in the comment section.