Plugin repository is one of the best reason why WordPress is the most popular blogging platform. It’s easy to use and has tons of great features. But what’s really made this open source software excel to its passionate community.
Yes, WordPress has lots of features built in, but it doesn’t have everything. The WordPress community fills this need. It’s full of talented developers that are constantly creating plugins to extend the features and make it even better. Here are the list of Crunchify Plugins.
Ever wonder what’s running
under the hoodhere at Crunchify?
List last updated on 08/27/2018.
Removed:AMP, Disqus Conditional Load.
Added:Widget Option, Invisible Recaptcha.
There are many WordPress plugins out there, but in this article we’re focusing on the most essential and one which we are using on Crunchify. Below is a list of Best Plugins that every WordPress website could use.
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On Crunchify we are using below
WordPress Plugins. Here is a list with details.
This is one of my
favorite WordPress plugin. This plugin makes it easy to add Quicktags to the html – and visual-editor. The plugin can add configurable custom quicktags to the editor of every post type, including custom post types from other sources.
2. All in one Webmaster
- NEW: Updates the Asynchronous Tracking snippet to the latest version provided by Google
- getClicky.com analytics option added
- 103Bees.com analytics option added
- XML Sitemap submission to Google.com, Yahoo.com, Bing.com and Ask.com
- Warning/Success/Failure messages added
- Option to add Google, Bing, Yahoo Webmaster Meta-Tag
- Option to add Google Analytics code
Check out your blog’s
<head> section to see it in action.
3. WP Super-Cache
This plugin generates static html files from your dynamic WordPress blog. After a html file is generated your Web Server will serve that file instead of processing the comparatively heavier and more expensive WordPress PHP scripts. This is my default WordPress Plugin.
The static html files will be served to the vast majority of your users, but because a user’s details are displayed in the comment form after they leave a comment those requests are handled by PHP. Static files are served to:
- Users who are not logged in.
- Users who have not left a comment on your blog.
- Or users who have not viewed a password protected post.
4. Invisible reCaptcha
Read more:Why we are using recaptcha?
For me, Invisible reCaptcha is a must have plugin. It has stopped comment spam completely on Crunchify. It’s been almost couple of months with this and we didn’t even received single spam comment.
5. Yoast SEO Premium
Out of the box provides best SEO solution for your WordPress blog. There are numerous options available including XML sitemap generation, Title Tags, Social Media integration, Breadcrumbs, etc.
Let’s face it. Disaster happens. We couldn’t prevent it but in order to come out of that disaster at very fast rate with efficiency is in our hand. That’s why I use VaultPress as a backup solution. In my opinion – this is MUST have plugin. It’s premium subscription based plugin with minimum
$5/month for daily backup. I use it on Crunchify.com and love it.
7. Yet Another Related Posts Plugin (YARPP)
No need to say more about this plugin as it’s widely used across WordPress community. It simply works. It adds list of related articles at the end of your WordPress Post/Page.
8. Crayon Syntax Highlighter
More details:Top 5 Syntax highlighter plugin
As you see on most of our Java, Spring MVC tutorial, Crayon Syntax Highlighter helps create nice code block based on programing language and with total 13 different CSS.
9. Google Adsense Ads Manager
Adsense is widely used Ad network currently on the globe. 90% of the website serves Adsense Ads including us. Plugin helps us put 728×80 banner ads at the top of each post. Also, we use this plugin to add text after post end.
10. Genesis eNews Extended
Creates nice simple Sign up form for users.
11. WP Bitly
Link:https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-bitly/ (No longer active)
More info:Reason why I use WP Bitly for my Custom Domain crunchify.me
12. Widget Options
More info:Configure Widget Options right way
Hmm.. Am I missing any best plugins? Speed optimization is always my goal. What do you think?
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