If you are setting up a new blog, you shouldn’t get lost in the massive plugins library available on WordPress. Instead, focus on the ones you need to get started and that will have the most impact for you.
In this article, we cover 5 plugins that we recommend.
1. Yoast SEO
You want visitors to come to your website from search engines. The strategy for that is SEO. Yoast is by far the most popular plugin to help you improve our SEO content. Even we use it 🙂 It comes in 2 flavors: free and paid. You’ll find that as you get started, the free version is all you need. What can it do? You can add meta tags, generate site maps, connect your site to Google’s search console, get feedback on posts as you write it, improve your titles and metadata and more.
Yep, it’s a plugin (pun intended) for our text to audio conversion WordPress plugin. Using our plugin, you can covert all your blog’s written content into Audio. Over 26 human voices to select from, instant conversion, 3 different players and best of all we use Audio Snippets so that your audio get’s listed on Google’s SERP results.
If you want to build your email list, this and the next one below are highly recommended. JustUno is powerful as an exit-intext pop-up on an on-page lead collection. We love it as a exit intent lead collection, especially. Before user’s leave, you can engage them once more and try to capture their email address. Their drag and drop tools make designing the window super easy.
Make sharing super easy for your visitors. If you’ve written great content, you want to give your readers ways to share that content. We recommend AddtoAny plugin. It is simple to setup and has a majority of the online social sites, plus other sites like Gmail etc.
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5. MonsterInsight Google Analytics
This plugin make it “effort-free” to correctly connect your WordPress site with Google Analytics. Once done the power of Google Analytics is available within your WordPress admin section, so you can start making data-driven decisions to grow your business. IMHO any blogger must stay on top of their website stats. Analytics on Google can be a bit scary for new bloggers, so this plugin makes it a bit easier.
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Other Notable Plugins
Selecting 5 plugins was a tough choice, there are plenty of other amazing plugins that can add value to your blog. Listed below are other notable plugins we suggest you try.
GDPR Cookie Consent
The GDPR Cookie Consent plugin will assist you in making your website GDPR (RGPD, DSVGO) compliant. In addition to compliance with this GDPR WordPress plugin also supports cookie compliance in accordance with the LGPD of Brazil and California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) which is a state statute intended to enhance privacy rights and consumer protection for residents of California. The plugin is packed with features that include adding a banner to your website that can be customized to look as part of your website, block cookies according to the consent given by the users, manage cookies, enable the users to accept or reject cookies, etc.
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