Must Have WordPress Plugins for (the remainder of) 2014!

Are you looking into personalizing your WordPress page? There are endless possibilities and combinations to personalizing your page. But to cut to the chase, we will not tackle other means of customization, though we will briefly focus on one aspect and that is Plugins.

You will not be frowned upon for not knowing what WordPress is. To enlighten you, WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and a content management system. It is a highly customizable website where site owners get to use their own toolkit of plugins to improve SEO, caching, security, among others. With a plugin gallery consisting of more than 32,000 different types, we decided to focus on a few of the most user friendly, straight to the point, and most vital plugins you should get your hand on.

WordPress SEO by Yoast is a plugin that shows the user a snippet of what users would see after the publication has been posted in search results. It lets you know exactly which factors are important and which ones count to a better search result through a preview.

Akismet is a pretty useful tool against spam. It allows you to review the comments within your WordPress dashboard before they go live. This eliminates the possibility of your page being filled with spam comments.

jQuery Pin It Button for Images works in a way that it ties WordPress with Pinterest. It lets you ‘pin’ images directly to your page or any particular site. What it does is it adds a ‘pin it’ button to all of the images on the pages and also allows custom ‘pin it’ button submissions.

404 to Start helps get rid of 404 errors, to put it simply. It’s a very useful plugin that redirects errors and broken links to the homepage, eliminating the chance of missed webpage traffic.

Google Analytics + with its name, makes use of Google Analytics. It’s a plugin that displays important Google Analytics information and statistics on your WordPress dashboard, through various graphics and charts.

Among the awesome plugins also include: MotoPress, W3 Total Cache, UserPro Plugin, HTML to WordPress Converter, Digg Digg, MailChimp for WordPress, WP Smush.It, Amazon eStore Affiliates Plugin, WordPress Related Posts, and Relevanssi – A Better Search. Check out our recommendations, if you didn’t find any of the plugins useful, you’re still free to browse the remainder of the 32,000 plugins available!