Once you have set your WordPress site with all basic functionality in place, it’s time now to work on search engine optimization and usability. Since you are on web, you do know pretty well (as I am considering you a beginner with some basic knowledge of the subject) that unless and until you have your site index on different search engines like Google, AOL, Bing etc, your site (or mainly your business will be unknown to the world). In this article, I have collected the best SEO plugins available out there for your WordPress blog.
W3 Total Cache
The plugin allows you to have an easy Web Performance Optimization (WPO) using caching: browser, page, object, database, minify and content delivery network support.
WordPress SEO by Yoast
The plugin lets you improve your WordPress SEO by having a fully optimized WordPress site using the WordPress SEO plugin by Yoast. The plugin is one of the best WordPress plugin ever created.
RB Internal Links
Although the plugin has not been maintained from over 2 years now, but still it’s worth a shot to try and use for your WordPress site. The plugin lets you link to posts and pages within your blog using shortcodes, which are similar to a wiki or a CMS with a best part is not to remember full URLs, post ids or slugs with the WYSIWYG.
Lightbox Plus ColorBox
The plugin implements ColorBox as a lightbox image overlay tool for WordPress. It permits users to view larger versions of images without having to leave the page on which they are at the moment. The plugin able to add easily to WordPress gallery images, display simple slide shows, video, forms and external content in overlays.
Use Google Libraries
The plugin allows your WordPress site to use the content distribution network side of Google’s AJAX Library API, instead of serving these files from your WordPress install directly.
The plugin works as an extra backbone for every widget in use, giving an extra control field called as the “Widget logic.” The plugin lets you control the pages which the widget will appear on; letting you use WP’s Conditional Tags or any general PHP code.
The plugin works as a complete URL management system which allows you to create, manage and track outbound links from your site by using custom post types and 301 redirects.
The plugin provides an extended support that let you give you control over your blog. In short it’s a user, role and content management plugin which was built to make your WordPress a more powerful CMS.
The plugin provides a powerful engine for uploading and managing galleries of images, with the ability to batch upload, import Meta data, add/delete/rearrange/sort images, edit thumbnails, group galleries into albums.
Not only this, but it also provides two front-end display styles (slideshows and thumbnail galleries), both of which come with a wide array of options for controlling size, style, timing, transitions, controls, lightbox effects.