7 Extremely Helpful WordPress Plugins
There are literally tens of thousands of plugins that you can use on your WordPress website to make life easier. Some of them are good some of them are horrible.
In my post for today, I thought I would make a list of the 7 plugins that I personally use on some of my websites.
One thing we learn here at WA is not to overload your website with plugins. Having too many plugins will often times slow your website speed down which is something we don’t want to do because site speed affects rankings.
The other thing is too many plugins you run the risk of some of them being incompatible with others which can cause major pain in the BUTT. Your website could potentially crash or cause a number of issues.
So a word to the wise, don’t overload your website with too many plugins. With that being said here is a list of plugins that I use on my websites:
7 Extremely Helpful WordPress Plugins
1. Yoast - SEO Plugin
For some of my sites, I use the Yoast plugin. I find it’s easy to use and provides you with suggestions about how to better write your content and what things you can do for better SEO.
There are both paid and free versions of this plugin. I was using the paid version but since have switched to the free version because I didn’t really see much more value in the paid version of Yoast compared to the free version.
Link to the plugin - https://yoast.com/
2. All In One SEO - SEO Plugin
On another of my websites, I use the All in One SEO plugin. This is the plugin that comes standard with the hosting here at Wealthy Affiliate. It’s a pretty straight forward plugin that gets the job done.
There are free and paid versions of the plugin. I have only used the free version so I don’t know how much more value you get with the paid version.
Which one do I like better? I can’t really say they both work great for what they are intended for. I know there are some people who are strong proponents of both.
Link to the plugin - https://wordpress.org/plugins/all-in-one-seo-pack/
3. Pretty Links - Link Cloaking and Tracking Plugin
Pretty links works well for cloaking your long ugly affiliate links. You essentially make them look like they are links from your website. You can also use it to track how many clicks you get on your affiliate links.
There is a free and paid version of Pretty Links. I have only used the free version which works well for me. Link to the plugin - https://wordpress.org/plugins/pretty-link/
4. Kraken - Image Optimization Plugin
Kraken is the best image optimization plugin around that comes standard with the new servers here at WA. This plugin helps reduce the file size of your images for faster loading speed times of your web pages.
I did a training on how to use this plugin you can find it here:
Link to the plugin - https://wordpress.org/plugins/kraken-image-optimizer/
5. WP Product Review Lite - Review Plugin
I use this review plugin for my review posts. It puts a cool review table at the beginning or end of your review posts. It’s also used to put rich snippets into your search engine results description. This enhances your descriptions in the search engines kind of like a little extra eye candy to help you get noticed among all the other results.
I did a training on how to install and set-up this plugin. Check it out here:
There is a free and paid version of this plugin. I use the free version which works well enough for me. This plugin is also recommended by our very own Jay Neill.
Link to the plugin - https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-product-review/
6. TablePress - Table Creator Plugin
Make cool and informative tables with the TablePress plugin. I use this on one of my websites and it works great. It’s also FREE which is a plus!
Link to the plugin - https://wordpress.org/plugins/tablepress/
7. MonsterInsights - Google Analytics Plugin
I use monster insights on one of my websites. This plugin hooks up to your Google Analytics account and brings statistics from your Google Analytics right to your WordPress back office. It organizes the information in an easy to understand format.
There are both free and paid versions of this plugin. I’m using the free version but will be upgrading once the website that I’m using it on matures.
Link to the plugin - https://www.monsterinsights.com/
So there you have it 7 WordPress plugins that I use on some of my websites to help make things easier.
I would like to know what are some of your favorite plugins and how do they help you with your affiliate marketing efforts?
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