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Top Ten essential plug-ins for Wordpress
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By: Arvind Sharma Email Article
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You may have a website running on Wordpress but it is bland unless you have essential add-ins or plug-ins to enhance its optimization, its accessibility for most users and to reach out to the maximum targeted audience. These readymade plug-in are really helpful in web design as they are capable of adding extra functionality in your website. No matter how great your web design is, you website/blog is incomplete without plug-ins. There are different kinds of plug-ins that work for different websites and hence we have sorted out the top ten plug-ins that are indispensable to your Wordpress website.

1. Kaltura Interactive Video Player Plug-in This plug-in allows the upload and import videos directly from the player as well lets others add their own videos. It is so flexible that users can add comments and annotations that can have text bubbles and subtitles and edit the videos as they like. Users are also allowed to report abuse to any offensive content, they can rate the video and these can be shared and embedded with any widget as well.

2. All in One SEO Pack Plug-in This particular plug-in plays a key role in optimizing the blog you have on Wordpress. It does so in way that the posts written by you and the pages are indexed for the search ability of the search engines. The All in One SEO pack plug-in is so effective that it singles out pages individually and increases their visibility.

3. Wordpress Database Backup Just like it is necessary to keep a back up of the data we work on, similarly it is important to save a back up of the database we work on. Say for example, you have installed a system where in your email allows the option of attachment along with it. Now, if you do not have a database backup plug-in installed for your website, you will lose this feature and you may have to re-install it which is time consuming.

4. Akismet Your website just cannot do without this plug-in. The primary feature of this add-in is to filter all the spam/junk comments, links and keep them away from your website. It is known as Automatic Kismet.

5. Feedburner Feedsmith Plugin This is a vital plug-in for your Wordpress website the Feedburner Feedsmith Plug-in helps in redirecting the clicks made on your standard website to the feedburner RSS feeds that allows the subscribers.

6. Max Blog Press Unblockable Popup This plug-in is very useful in letting people know about your latest updates through the newsletters. The best thing about this is that it comes as an unblockable pop up that obviously cannot be ignored. So, people are bound to notice it.

7. Google XML Sitemaps The best way to navigate through your website is sitemap. Getting this plug-in means that no matter what changes you make in the website, addition/deletion of pages and this plug in informs Google about it and it gets updated automatically.

8. Wordpress Auto-Tagger As the name suggests, whatever posts you put in your blog/website, the plug-in selects the apt tags for them by analysing the popular ones on Yahoo and other search results related to your website content.

9. Redirection Redirection plug in comes along with Wordpress basically to take care of the 301 redirections, errors like 404 and basically manage any aspect that your website is lacking in. This plug in proves useful when you are trying to migrate pages from some old webpage.

10. RSS Includes Pages If you want your pages to appear in the RSS feeds, simply go ahead and get this plug-in for your Wordpress website or blog.

Author has vast experience in the digital marketing strategy planning and management. He is currently associated with the premier full service brand design agency that combines a strategic brand consulting and design expertise of an interactive advertising agency.

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