Are you running a WordPress blog? Is it doing well? If not, you are in need of some necessary extensions that can change your blog’s reception altogether. This article lists some of the must-have plugins for improving the performance of your blog within a short span of time. Thus read on and install these plugins to your store if you do not already have them in it.

Yoast

yoast

Yoast is one of the must-have plugins for running a blog on the WordPress platform. It helps you keep your blog SEO-friendly without you having to work so hard on it. Yoast come packed with a number of powerful features that always help you keep your blog on top of the search results.

Its most popular features include; keyword optimization, readability check, internal linking suggestions, redirect manager, etc. By making proper use of these features you will be able to increase the traffic of your website multiple times.

WP Rocket

wp rocket

Speed is the most important component of your blog. No matter how great your blog’s content is, no one would visit your blog if it has a slow loading time. This caching plugin is the best way to increase the speed of your blog. It comes with a bundle of excellent features that are committed to keeping your blog’s speed always at its peak.

Page caching is immediately activated once you install the plugin and it creates ultra-fast loading time for your blog which is very essential for the search engine optimization of your website. Its cache preloading feature is so powerful that it instantly improves the indexing of your blog.

Heavy sized files can largely reduce the loading speed of your blog. In order to prevent this WP rocket minimizes the weight of your HTML, JavaScript and CSS files and ensures faster loading time. Loading of images only on request is another great feature you can avail with the use of this plugin. On enabling this feature your blog will load images only when your visitor scrolls down the page.

Sassy Social Share

sassy social share

Just by creating an awesome blog, you won’t be able to bring traffic to your website. Your blog needs to be promoted in every popular social media platform in order to capture the attention of a wide range of audience. This Sassy social share plugin will help you do just that.

The plugin promotes your content over various social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, LinkedIn, Whatsapp, Tumblr, Pinterest, Reddit and over 100 more social sharing and bookmarking services. Since this plugin doesn’t save any cookie in the browser of the user visiting the website (with this plugin installed), you do not have to worry about GDPR or other cookie law violations.

The rest of its features include social media follow icons, icon customization, URL shortening service integration, multisite compatibility, compatibility with BuddyPress and BBPress, etc.

ThirstyAffiliates – Affiliate Link Manager

thirstyaffiliates

Affiliate marketing is one of the best ways to make money for a blogger. ThirstyAffiliates is a perfect tool to help you with its easy affiliate management. The plugin comes with powerful features such as affiliate link shortener/link cloaker which lets you create nice looking affiliate links for your blog.

It allows you to categorize links hierarchically so you are able to segment links easily. In addition to it, you can insert standard links, shortcodes or even images effortlessly to your blog with the help of this plugin.

Conclusion

Although the overall quality of your blog’s content determines its success rate, basic need like speed and SEO should be taken care of along with it. I Hope including the above plugins will help you in improving your blog.