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It’s one thing to have a WordPress site but its way better to have a WordPress site with plugins. Plugins add functionality, engage readers, enhance site performance, gives feedback and protects your site. There are so many plugins available out there that it can be remarkable to settle which ones to install. I have a small list of five plugins I think is vital for any WordPress site.

Jetpack by WordPress.com


Jetpack is a plugin with a lot of bang! The plugin installs a dashboard with views for several tools. It allows you to see page view stats on your WordPress site. There are also tools to set up subscription lists, so that readers will be notified of new posts. There are sharing tools that add group icons to the lowest of posts. If you are looking for an image gallery, Jetpack comes with a Carousel tool that is great for displaying gallery images.

5 Top WordPress Plugins You Should Have

There is a highlight that allows a WordPress website owner to display mathematical symbols easily within posts. Spelling and Grammar are also an added highlight of this plugin. When writing posts, incorrect spelled words are underlined. Customizing the Css can now be done without affecting the Theme.

Social Media Widget

The group Media Widget adds group button links in a sidebar widget. You can add as many as you like. There are group buttons for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google, Gaming accounts, Music accounts, Rss feeds, practice links and more. This is a free plugin with icons advent in separate sizes, styles and animations. Just adding this plugin, brightens up any WordPress site, with the clean visible icons used as group badges.

All in One Seo Pack

This plugin is great with manufacture sure your site posts and pages are Seo friendly. When writing a post you have the quality to include Seo Meta data for the Title, description and Keywords. You can include Seo information for the entire site, such as site title, keywords and description. This is a free plugin by Michael Torbert of Semper Fi Web Design, but there is also a paid version of the plugin.


This plugin is a time saver when it comes to spam. This plugin filters out spam from comments on your WordPress posts. Before using this plugin, I would have to manually answer to hundreds of spam comments. After installing Akismet and acquiring an Api key, I stopped reading spam comments. I can empty my spam queue and be fairly comfortable that what I am deleting are legitimate spam comments.


This plugins does a great job of converting your WordPress site into a mobile minuscule version. You can view it on an iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry and Palm. This plugin gives your site an added avenue for traffic. There are so many mobile users with cell phone capable of viewing webpages, that it makes sense to have your site viewable on a mobile platform.

Having a WordPress site and a flashy theme aren’t the only things that make a site great, its the plugins you include. The plugins take the site to a new level by adding functionality, feedback, doing and protection. You now know of five plugins that should be in your site. There are a lot of plugins out there, but consider these to have in your WordPress website.

5 Top WordPress Plugins You Should Have