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The Top 10 Must Have WordPress Plugins for Newbies

It is difficult to draw and keep the attention of visitors to your blog, especially with how easy it is for anyone to start a blog. One way you can capture a guest’s attention and keep it is by using WordPress plugins to enhance your site’s appearance and improve the visitor experience.

Digg Digg

Digg Digg is a sharing bar that enables visitors to share your posts on popular social networks including Facebook, Twitter and even Pinterest.

Hello Bar

Hello Bar allows you to add a simple message above your blog to get the attention of your readers. It can be useful to promote a big event, giveaway or to keep an important blog post at the top of your site so both old and new visitors can see it.

WP Touch

WP Touch takes your site and makes it friendly for mobile devices such as smartphones running Android and the iPhone. You can customize the layout so it appears optimized for mobile viewing without loading excessive content.

Sexy Bookmarks

Sexy Bookmarks is another plugin created to allow you to share your site on social networks. It supports sharing across 26 different networks and also allows you to add a custom message for that personal touch.

W3 Total Cache

Slow loading times will cause visitors to leave your site and spend time elsewhere. With W3 Total Cache, the objects on your site will load up to 10 times faster. You can also modify individual options for the most optimized loading time.

The Slide

The Slide slides an article on your page in the middle of an article you may already be reading. Using a carefully created algorithm, a relevant article appears to keep the attention of visitors.

Follow Button and Subscribe Button

Since social networking is so important, it’s no surprise that a button to follow you on Twitter and subscribe to your Facebook fan page made the list.

All in One SEO Pack

This plugin creates meta tags, optimizes your titles for detection in search engines and improves rank in search engines by avoiding duplicate content.

Social Metrics

Social Metrics adds a dashboard in your WordPress to allow you to see how successful your individual posts are on each of the popular social networks.

Social Media Widget

The social media widget allows you to place convenient links to all your social networking profiles in one single location.

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  • Ashwani Ahlawat

    May 19, 2012, 11:00 am

    Really informative and effective plugins. I have chosen the best which suits me most. Thanks for the share.

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  • Raj

    November 6, 2012, 10:09 am

    Useful list, thanks for sharing. Couple of recos

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