What are best free plugins in wordpress that every blogger should know?

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Free Plugins
Which for WordPress Blogger
1) Yoast SEO
This plugin helps you to manage and set your post or page SEO such that you can easily search it on Google. It also allows you choose a focus keyword when you write articles and then ensures that you use that focus keyword everywhere. This is major advantage of it.
2) MailChimp
This plugin is very much useful in Email Marketing. The main function of MailChimp is to transform your visitors to readers by providing options to subscribe to your blog.
3) Onesignal
This is very effective and free plugin to convert visitors to your regular readers. It provides Web push notifications for your blog.
4) Jetpack
Jetpack assists you in keeping your WordPress site secure, enhance traffic, and engage with readers.
5) Contact Form
A must needed plugin in your blog because it develops a simple contact us form for your blog which readers can use to connect with you.
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  • Profile picture of the author sftslab
    Best free wordpress plugins:
    1. Antispam Bee
    2. Theme Check
    3. Duplicator
    4. Jetpack
    5. Yoast SEO
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  • Profile picture of the author newton
    There are hundreds of plugins, whether they are the best depends on what you want to accomplish. The ones you have listed all have their merits though.
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  • Profile picture of the author chriswhiteley
    As a WordPress developer, I can't live without Advanced Custom Fields (for creating a custom WP Dashboard) and WP All Import (for importing massive amounts of content all at once.
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  • Profile picture of the author markhenry26
    Hello there!! I would like to share some free WordPress plugins that every blogger should try out here:
    • Blog Designer: It's a unique WordPress plugin to manage and design your blog page. It allows you to modify your blog page layout and design as per your choice.
    • Avartan Slider LIte: This plugin is a great way to help you create stunning image slider and video slider for your WordPress website.
    • Portfolio Designer Lite: With the help of this free plugin you can easily design beautiful portfolio for your website.
    • User Activity Log: It is a security related WordPress plugin that you can use to track and monitor all user activities from admin site.
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  • Profile picture of the author Easton321
    Bloggers can use the following free WordPress Plugins:

    1. Yoast SEO
    2. Jetpack
    3. Akismet
    4. WP Super Cache
    5. WP Forms
    6. Google XML Sitemaps
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  • Profile picture of the author jamyrussell
    Completely agree with Yoast, jetpack and Akismet.
    I also use WP fastest cache and WP-Optimize to keep my site fast.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Yoast is definitely A1 from my experience. No brainer for all the SEO and search benefits this sucker offers you. Rocking list here.

    Ryan
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  • Profile picture of the author electricguitar
    JetPack is also one of the best free plugin which is available on Wordpress for free.
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  • Profile picture of the author ashwinsd
    wordfence security
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  • Profile picture of the author anie_b
    Some of the free plugins in WordPress are..

    wordpress seo by yoast
    all in one seopack
    google xml maps
    html sitemap for wordpress
    seo friendly images
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    broken link checker
    seo links checker
    seo pluggin by sqirrly
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  • Profile picture of the author dip777
    You might have got enough ideas of necessary plugins but install many plugins can slow down your website. Depending on your blog niche, still some of these additional plugins can helpful for any types of blog.
    1. Connect your blog to Cloudflare that speed up and filter unwanted traffic your website.
    2. Install Jetpack: It will protect you blog from small attack and give you traffic insight.
    3. Install contact form 7: It will allow your visitors to contact you.
    4. Ad Inserter plugins: To implement google ads turning you traffic into money.
    5. Updraftplus : It is use to backup and restore your website from accidental crash or while switching web host.
    6. Ultimate Shorcodes: You want insert button, tabs, sliders in your post.
    7. EWWW image optimizer: If you have many images in your blog run this plugins to compress your image.
    You don't worry about blog attacker because simple attack will handle by jetpack and the attack like DDOS, sql injection can't be prevent by plugins you need to get firewall. These types of attack mostly target huge traffic blog. When you have huge traffic you will be able to buy firewall that cost just $10 per month.
    Happy blogging
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  • Profile picture of the author vlweb3d
    All In One WordPress Security and Firewall.

    Without installing this plugin first - nothing else matters.

    Anytime I create a new WP site, this is the FIRST plugin that I install and configure. A freshly built WP site is easy pickings for a hacker - and I love to use this plugin to stop them dead in their tracks.

    It does not matter what other plugins you install - if your site is already compromised.
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  • Profile picture of the author My Tour Package
    Some of the best plugins are:
    1. Yoast SEO
    2. Sumo
    3. Wp Super Cache
    4. Social sharing buttons
    5. thrive architect
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  • Profile picture of the author WayneT
    Hi, Why do you ask for "FREE". You get what you pay for.
    On the web especially you need what you NEED, I know that sounds silly however with the virus's out there today, with people buying legitimate plugin and apps companies just so they can get virus codes into the main stream your security in ALL areas is paramount.
    Don't get me wrong, I too had to start out with a limited budget, I'm a single dad so I had a very limited budget, sometimes though you need the best or actually you need the plugin/app that will actually do the job.
    I recently took on a bus companies web sites, they were getting over 3000 attacks per day (all up), the previous company had used free plugins and the sites were going down on a nearly daily basis, they paid these rip off's over $15,000.00 to supposedly fortify their sites and bookings.
    I did it in less than 2 weeks for a cost of about $1800.00 (I charged more than that for my time) but that was the cost for the top of the range security that they needed because of the ferocity of the hackers when they found out that they could no longer get in, so every time there was a series of attacks I would have to fight the sites, tightening up ALL areas, one 1 occasion I had over 2200 attacks one 1 site over a period of nearly 48 hrs, free stuff wouldn't have done the job.
    So look 1stly at the people who are giving you advice, How long have they been members? How many "Posts" have they made in their short time on this the worlds best forum. Then ask yourself, If they have that much time to troll this site and use so much of their "Valuable" time to put up hundreds and thousands of "Advice" posts, how busy sre they/ What do they really know, most of the time when I do have the time to have a look, the advice is just generic rubbish you can get anywhere.
    Personally what I feel you might want to consider is to actually change your questions, Ask "What do you need in these areas to meet your needs", all decent companies will be only too happy to answer your questions, be honest with them, tell them you have a limited budget and this is what you are doing.
    I have over the years built some exceptional relationships with some of these companies because I was honest and told them what I wanted their plugin to do for me, I have received emails back telling me that at this time their plugin wasn't what I needed and they steered me towards the product I needed at that time, however when I needed a plugin that they had, they already had a loyal customer because of their honesty..
    So do your research, ask the companies the "correct" questions which you will know when you have done your homework..
    Good luck to you and never give up
    Wayne
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  • Profile picture of the author career123
    1) Akismet
    Ah, comment spam. Don't you just love that stuff?

    Those pesky little emails and junk mail that come flooding in at every turn are just so much fun.... Sarcasm aside, spam really is very irritating. And spam comments in WordPress are the most irritating of all.

    If you want to save yourself a serious headache, then Akismet is the must have WordPress plugin.

    This blog plugin helps stave off comment spam and even has the ability to delete all the junk comments on its own so you never have to even see those digital vermin.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lily Ericson
    1. Yoast SEO
    2. Duplicator
    3. MailChimp
    4. JetPack
    5. Akismet
    6. WP Forms
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  • Profile picture of the author Martin smith
    Some of the free plugins are:
    1. Yoast SEO
    2. Contact Form
    3. Mail Chimp
    4. All in One SEO pack
    5. Social sharing buttons
    6. Maps
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  • Profile picture of the author BoldBaatar
    The must have free WordPress plugins for every blogger:

    Yoast SEO
    SEO helps you to drive more traffic from search engines to your website. Although WordPress is created SEP friendly, there are many things you can do for increasing your website traffic using SEO plugin. Yoast SEO is one of the best WordPress SEO plugins. Personally, Yoast SEO is the best SEO solution for WordPress site. It includes the remarkable features and tools which helps you improve your on-page SEO, such as snippet preview, readability analysis, keywords analysis, sitemaps generation, and more.

    All in one WP security and firewall
    Security is a top priority for all websites. All in one WP security and firewall is a totally free WordPress security plugin without any premium plans. The best thing about this plugin is all features categorized as basic, intermediate, or advanced, which helps various level users easily set up the configuration. The security strength is based on the security point scoring system with graphs and meters. This helps beginners easily know that what needs to be done to make your site secure.

    UpdraftPlus
    Updraftplus is the most popular WordPress backup plugin on the market with over two million active installations. It is one of the favorite WordPress plugins of mine. When we talking about a backup plugin, one of the things we tend to ignore is the restoration process. I tried many backup plugins, and found out almost all freemium backup plugins lock the backup restoration feature which is included in the paid plan. Only Updraftplus and WPvivid backup/restore cover the backup and restore features at their free version. They both support to create manual and scheduled backups and allow you to backup to most commonly used cloud storage including Amazon S3, FTP, email and more. They also make it super easy to restore your website from a backup. If you would like to try some new plugins, WPvivid backup/restore is a good alternative to Updraftplus.

    Akismet
    When you complete your WordPress installation, you will find a few pre-installed plugins, one of them is Akismet. Upon activation, Akismet filters spam from contact forms and comment sections, which is based on information gathered from all websites on which it is activated. Spam comment is a big issue when your site grows. In this case, you need other options to work alongside with Akismet to reduce the amount of spam.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sunshine01
    Yoast Seo plugin is a must.
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  • Profile picture of the author mitudas
    The following plugins are must

    1. Yoast SEO
    2. Akismet
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  • Profile picture of the author deepakrawat2u
    1. Yoast
    2. All in One SEO
    3. Autoptimize
    4. Monster Insight
    5. MailChimp
    6. JetPack

    Be careful while installing any plugin. Go through the rating before getting it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Xavier1945
    For me;
    1. Jetpack
    2. Yoast
    3. Wordfence Security
    4. WP Optimize
    5. BackWpup
    6. Contact Form 7
    7. AMP for Wordpress
    8. WP Super Cache
    9. Hostnoc
    10. Google Analytics
    11. Schema
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  • Profile picture of the author Black Coffy
    Yoast, jetpack, wpcache, all in one seo, contact form 7, smush, hide post etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author esparkinfo
    Here are my favourite plugins that I personally use for blogging:
    • Google XML Sitemaps
    • Askimet
    • Contact Form 7
    • JetPack by WordPress.com
    • WooCommerce
    • WordFence Security
    • Yoast SEO
    • Regenerate Thumbnails
    • WP Super Cache
    • Author Bio box
    • WP- Polls
    • Easy Facbook Like Box
    • Scroll Triggered Box
    • AntiSpam by CleanTalk
    • Simple Social Share
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