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5 Of The Best Plugins Every WordPress Blogger Needs

Updated on September 8, 2012
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Picking the best of the best

There are hundreds of premium and free plugins available for WordPress bloggers. It can be hard to pick out which ones are the most useful to your blog. Many bloggers, especially those new to blogging, end up installing many, often unnecessary plugins. In reality, there are only a few plugins that are beneficial to all serious bloggers.

VaultPress is a premium plugin by Autommatic, the creator of WordPress. It is the sense of security that this plugin provides that makes it especially important for bloggers. It backs up all data on your blog including other plugins and theme files. VaultPress also saves several real time revisions of each post, allowing you to choose which version you would prefer to revert back to at any given time. Furthermore, it scans for potential threats to your blog, has domain assistance and provides 24 hour support.

Scribe SEO is an essential plugin to maximize SEO on your blog. It analyzes each post and creates suggestions for improvement that will benefit SEO to your blog. It reads through the natural language of the post and uses the main 15 best practices of SEO to provide suggestions that should make search engines read the post better and give it a higher rating. Scribe SEO also helps to create back links and crosslinks for your blog. It is one of the easiest to use premium plugins available for WordPress users.

VidEmbed helps to quickly and easily add videos to posts widget areas and pages of a WordPress blog. It allows you to add self-hosted videos and videos from outside sources such as Vimeo and YouTube. VidEmbed is an important plugin for bloggers today with so many readers who now expect additional media in the posts that they read. With the vast array of videos on every subject, it would be hard for a blogger to not find relevant videos for their page.

EmailBuddy, a newsletter plugin for WordPress, was created for bloggers who realize that a newsletter is a vital component in advertising and marketing a blog without relying on social network sites such as Twitter or Facebook. This plugin collects email addresses from its signup form and organizes them. It then sends out the emails and reminder emails for events, and can send out emails to different groups, all while complying with the CAN-SPAM Act.

OIO Publisher is an ad manager created to help increase revenue on your blog. It allows you to have complete control over advertisements. You choose exactly what ads to sell or serve, meaning you can display your own ads as well as any third party ads you choose. The best feature of this plugin is that there is no commission fee for the revenue. You get to keep 100% of the revenue income.

There are many plugins available and many lists that describe the best ones available. There are only a few plugins that every blogger must have if they want to have a successful blog. These five plugins give you the best features for every key aspect of blogging. Each plugin works complementary to one another to provide any WordPress blog the highest amount of traffic with the most security and ease of use.

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      Sam 

      6 years ago from Tennessee

      Thanks so much for the interesting and useful information. I'm new to WordPress and like it thus far. Appreciate all the insight. Voted up, useful and shared...

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      Angela Brummer 

      6 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      Wow I haven't tried any of these thank you so much for the information!

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      kims3003 

      7 years ago

      Very well written - great information! Made you a friend as well and hope you will do the same and also comment on one of my hubs. Look forward to more from you! Thanks!!

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