Essential WordPress Plugins That Power TechToLead.com

Last Updated On : Monday, February 1, 2016
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TechToLead.com is a blog powered by WordPress. WordPress blogs becoming more dynamic and interactive with many powerful plugins which includes free and premium. I have come across many WordPress plugins and i have installed many plugins on my blog to make the site more interactive, seo optimized and make the tasks simpler. Here i have listed all the wordpress plugins that power techtolead.in. I make sure that from the list many of the plugins will be suitable for your blogs as well which is powered by WordPress. Checkout the plugins and choose the plugins for your blog. I dont recommended to use all the plugins which i use, because every blog is different, hence just pick the plugins suitable for your wordpress blog.

I have started this blog on AUGUST 2013 and after this almost 1 year journey i have found many useful plugin and using the below list of plugins on this blog.

Adminer:
With this plugin you can use your wordpress database and tables without login to your hosting control panel. Adminer (formerly phpMinAdmin) is a full-featured MySQL management tool written in PHP. This plugin include this tool in WordPress for a fast management of your database. Download Plugin

Akismet:
In simple this plugin is a Anti-Spammer. I recommend to use this plugin to fight with the spam comments on your blog. This is an official plugin for wordpress. Once you started using this plugin, please check your spam folder daily, to check how many spam comments are blocked by Akismet Plugin. To start using this plugin just get an API key from akismet.com. Check out Guide to Get Free Akismet API Key and Use it with WordPress Blogs.
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Contact Form 7:
With this plugin, you can integrate a customized contact forms to your blog. The Contact form supports Ajax-powered submitting, CAPTCHA, Akismet spam filtering too. You can customize the form and the mail contents with simple markups. Checkout the live Example on our contact page.  Download plugin .

Date Exclusion SEO:
If you are having a blog posts which can be used forever, then go for this plugin. Because the internet users always go for the blog which posted recently about the particular content. This plugin hides the display of date information after a specified number of days or you can set the settings to remove the date immediately. You can set the number of days. This is one the recommended SEO factor. This plugin was not updated over the past two years, but still its working fine on my blog. If you are using any other SEO plugins which has this future, then go for it. Download plugin .

Disqus Comment System:
Disqus is one of the best alternative comments system for wordpress. With this you can replace the default comments system. It has many features which includes Powerful moderation and admin tools, Threaded comments and replies, Notifications and reply by email, Subscribe and RSS options, Full spam filtering, blacklists and whitelists, Support for Disqus community widgets and more. Checkout the live example on any post @ http://www.techtolead.com . Download Plugin

Featured Images in RSS w/ Size and Position:
This plugin adds featured images in your site’s RSS feed, with easy size and positioning options and it supports custom sizes as well. Checkout the live example @ T2Lead’s RSS Feed . Download Plugin

GoCodes:
If you’re a affiliate marketer and using the affiliate linking on your blog, then i recommend to go for this plugin. Great for podcasting and redirecting affiliate program URLs. This plugin hides the large affiliate URL and replace them with a simple, neat short URL’s. Download Plugin 

Google Sitemap:
This is an essential SEO WordPress plugin, which helps to generate an xml site map for the wordpress blog. Checkout live example @ http://www.techtolead.com/sitemap.xml. Download Plugin

Google XML Sitemap for Images:
The Image Sitemap plugin will generate a sitemap for your WordPress blog with all the image URLs that are attached to your blog posts and WordPress pages. Download Plugin

Google XML Sitemap for Videos:
This plugin will generate a XML Video Sitemap for your WordPress blog. Open the settings page to create your video sitemap. Download Plugin

Insights:
If you want to interlink your blog posts or get result from Google, Wiki, Flickr related to your post content, then go for this plugin. Download Plugin

Jetpack by WordPress.com:
This is the official plugin from wordpress, specially for the self hosted worrdpress sites with the awesome cloud power of WordPress.com. It includes many interactive features like WP.me URL shortener, auto Publicize to popular social media networks, Subscriptions, Sharing widgets, Spelling and Grammar [formerly called as “After the Deadline”], Omnisearch, Shortcode Embeds and many more. Download Plugin

JM Twitter Cards:
This plugin helps you to enable twitter cards for your blog posts. Know more about Twitter Cards and checkout the steps to add twitter cards . Download Plugin

Regenerate Thumbnails:
Regenerate thumbnail for your larger images. Download Plugin

SEO Friendly Images:
This plugin automatically adds alt and title attributes to all your images. Improves traffic from search results and makes them W3C/xHTML valid as well. Download Plugin

Upload Url and Path Enabler:
WordPress 3.5 removes the setting fields to change the media upload path and url. This plugin enable them again. With this plugin you can show images from your sub domain. Checkout How To Show Images from Sub Domain in WordPress using this plugin and increase the page speed. Want to buy a domain for your blog, then go and buy the domains for less price @ LeadMyDomain.comDownload Plugin

WordPress SEO by Yoast:
The most recommended free/premium WordPress SEO plugin, which has features of optimizing titles & metas, social network, xml sitemaps, permalinks, rss and more for SEO optimization. Download Plugin

WP-Optimize:
This plugin helps you to keep your database clean by removing post revisions and spams in a blaze. Additionally it allows you to run optimize command on your WordPress core tables (use with caution). Download Plugin

WP Smush.it:
This plugin helps to reduce image file sizes and improve performance using the Smush.it API within WordPress. Download plugin

Kindly let us know if you think I missed out any essential WordPress plugin? Also, please share what are all the Wp plugins you are using on your blog?

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