There is a lot of different plug-ins out there for WordPress and there are more and more being developed every single year. This year, we have seen a lot of fantastic new plug-ins that use the latest in web technology to add functionality to our WordPress websites. There is a number of plug-ins out there this year that should be installed on almost every website in our opinion as they add such a lot to your website. Here are just a few of the must have WordPress plug-ins of 2011.
- HeadSpace: This is a plug-in that has been developed to make the SEO side of things on your WordPress website simpler than ever. Previously we have seen plug-ins such as ‘All in one SEO’ but now there is a better option. The HeadSpace plug-in will allow you to have all of the features you need to get your website ranking for your desired keywords. The plug-in takes care of all the SEO work for you in a lot of cases and it has many more features than a lot of the other plug-ins available for SEO out there.
- W3 Total Cache: This is a must have plug-in for WordPress for basically every website out there as it makes your pages load a lot faster for the visitors to your website. This is something that is great for a number of reasons including SEO and user experience. The plug-in stores static versions of your webpage’s which uses less CPU power than WordPress on its own. This gives everyone a better experience.
- SEO Smart Links: This is yet another great keyword that is aimed at the SEO side of things and it is extremely useful. This plug-in will automatically link articles on your WordPress blog together using keywords. This helps you build PageRank throughout your website and you don’t even have to do anything extra. This plug-in does all the work for you.
There are a huge number of other great plug-ins out there for WordPress including the Facebook Open Graph plugin and others. It is worth taking a look at the ratings if you are looking for something in particular.