WordPress plugins are meant to extend the functionalities of your WordPress blog. And, to achieve professional blogging success in 2013 you should use the best possible WordPress plugins available in the industry.
After reviewing 100s of top plugins, I have hand-picked 10 Best WordPress Plugins to use in your blog for better results.
The plugins I have mentioned below are Essential, and either Free or Cheaper (Premium). Which can be afforded by any blogger.
BONUS: WPMU Dev Plugins (Premium)
WPMU Dev Premium is a WordPress plugin, theme and support community that is especially known for their plugins. Although there isn’t one specific plugin that stands out, they have a wide selection of quality plugins that they are well known for.
Highlights include their great backup plugin, Snapshot, Infinite SEO, and MarketPress, which helps power an e-commerce site.
I suggest you check out the full selection of affordable plugin solutions. They also offer a package option where you can get all of them for one affordable price.
BEST WordPress Plugins for 2013
1. WordPress SEO by Yoast (Free)
Every blogger wants a better and safer SEO for search engine visibility and traffic.
Developed by WordPress consultant and developer Joost De Valk, WordPress SEO by Yoast is an ultimate SEO plugin which offers the best on-page search engine optimization solution.
Find related keywords, Page analysis and Social integration are the top 3 features of this plugin. Moreover, it helps you to make your WordPress theme SEO friendly by its setting features. I like the Snippet Preview and SEO Score features very much.
Recently, I have switched over from “All-in-One SEO Pack” to “WordPress SEO by Yoast” only because the extra and advanced features it offers. Thanks Valk!
2. SEOPressor (Premium)
If you are looking for perfection in your SEO efforts and want something extra, then go for SEOPressor.
SEOPressor is a great WordPress SEO plugin, and if you use sincerely, it helps achieve you higher search engine rankings. It take care of almost every aspects of professional SEO needs.
Keyword density, title tag optimization, image optimization and on-page SEO scores are its main features. One of the Best Premium WordPress SEO Plugin for 2013.
3. Social Media Tabs (Free)
An awesome WordPress plugin to rule the social media world.
It allows you to add Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, YouTube, RSS etc. in a tab format. You can either add the tabs to an existing widget area or make it slide-out from the side of your browser.
An advanced, beautiful and best social media WordPress plugin for your blog.
4. Pinterest Auto Pin (Premium)
It’s a proven fact that, if used cleverly, Pinterest can drive more referral traffic than Google+, LinkedIn and YouTube combined.
It adds a slick, smooth and hover effects to your images, making them instantly pinable on pinterest.
This cross-browser compatible plugin with 4 different hover effects is a must have WordPress plugin for 2013.
5. Google+ to Download (Premium)
If you want higher search engine ranking and organic traffic, leverage the Google+ to the maximum.
Here you have to offer your visitors an E-book, or a free product, or simply an article to download in exchange of a +1.
Any serious blogger who thinks of long-term and want to drive search engine traffic from Google, this is the best WordPress plugin for him.
6. Online Backup for WordPress (Free)
It helps you to easy backup your WordPress site to your E-mail, download or free 100 MB secure online storage.
This plugin backup your blog’s database like settings, posts, pages and comments as well as its file system like themes, plugins and media. This free online back WordPress plugin is the best backup solution for any security conscious blogger.
7. Security NINJA (Premium)
Within minutes it performs 27+ security checks including brute-force attacks.
Check your blog for any security vulnerability, take preventive measures against attacks, don’t let script kiddies hack your site and prevent 0-day exploit attack.
With increasing number of hacking of WordPress blogs in recent times, this is a great security WordPress plugin for your blog in 2013.
8. Disqus (Free)
This plugin replaces your WordPress comment system with comments hosted and powered by Disqus.
Helps comments indexable by search engines with support for importing existing comments.
It increases exposure and readership by E-mail notification, RSS subscription, Social media mention and SPAM filtering. The best WordPress plugin for your blog commenting system.
9. WP Hello Bar (Free)
With this beautiful plugin you can direct your visitors and promote your blog’s most important contents.
Useful for capturing leads, promoting blog posts, selling products, E-mail sign ups etc. This plugin is highly customizable for look and feel, messages and styles. You can analyze clicks, and add RSS and Twitter feeds for social promotion in an unique ways.
This plugin is gaining huge popularity among WordPress bloggers due to its features and benefits.
10. Pricing table (Free)
The best plugin to generate pricing table in an easy way for your WordPress blog.
Using a simple short-code you can embed this beautiful and professional looking pricing table on pages and posts.
With plenty of customization option, this WordPress plugin is best suitable for product sales on your blog.
Hope you liked my Best WordPress Plugins Collection for blogging success in 2013.