Imagine, you have purchased a hosting package and installed WordPress on it. If you think that you can start blogging straight away then you are wrong. You need to install WordPress plugins to expand the functionality of your blog. WordPress ships with few default plugins. However, they are not sufficient. You need to search the official WordPress plugin database and install plugins from within the dashboard.
Here are the top 2 WordPress plugins which you need to install before publishing blog post
Yoast WordPress SEO
If you would like to place your blog in the top of the search results, you should install Yoast WordPress SEO. It provides a wide range of options with which you will be able to optimize your site with the built-in content analysis function. The plugin automatically informs you how many times the keyword appears on the content. The plugin also informs you when you haven’t specified the keyword in Title and Description.
Yoast WordPress SEO also generates XML sitemaps, permalink cleanup in addition to removal of unnecessary bloat from your website’s code. The plugin can be downloaded either from the official website of the developer or directly from the WordPress plugin repository. You can also install the plugin from within the WordPress dashboard.
Nowadays, there has been a steady growth in the usage of social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Hence, you should provide a mechanism on your blog so that your users will be able to share the content if they find interesting. WP Socializer WordPress plugin enables you to embed the buttons into posts and sidebar in addition to a floating sidebar. The Facebook button has been updated to provide support for share button. For instance, if 203 readers of your blog has liked a specific blog post then the plugin will display 203.
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