If you are using WordPress to develop your site or blog then there is an endless number of plugins that you can choose from to add some extra functionality to your pages.
Some notable plugins that I find very useful include:
- Better Internal Link Search
This plugin can save a lot of time when it comes to making sure that your posts link to other related posts. An internal linking strategy can enhance the ranking potential of your posts.
- Fast Secure Contact Form
Place a contact form on your site so that visitors can email you.
Very easy to use and configure.
- P3 (Plugin Performance Profiler)
This plugin is really useful once you start using a number of different WordPress plugins because some work more efficiently than others.
If you find that your page load speed is slower than usual, use this plugin to check the impact that activated plugins are having on your page load times and thus find out which plugin is slowing you down.
I consider this to be among my top website performance testing tools.
Q2W3 Fixed Widget (Sticky Widget)
A very handy ;plugin that allows to you “stick” one or more widgets on the screen. So, as a reader scrolls down, those widgets will remain in the viewing area. It is very useful if your content is longer than your sidebar and very useful if you want to draw attention to a particular widget such as a subscription form.
I researched many plugins before settling on this one. I am quite used to created HTML tables for data and CSS code for positioning. But when time is on essence then the quickest and most efficient path is essential. This is what I like about TablePress. Plus, I love the sorting feature it offers. Read more about how to use this plugin when you need to create HTML Tables.
- WP Total Cache
Improve the performance of your site.
Remove white space from pages as they are published, leaving the pages that you edit intact.
This is of course not a finite list but it is good to remember to include only those plugins that really add value to your site. If you have too many plugins, your site can become very sluggish. So choose with discretion.