Rank Math Pro (there’s a free version and a premium version) is the one that I ultimately prefer.
What are the recommended minimum plug-ins to install on WordPress?
Minimum plug-ins to install are:
- Rank Math, All in One SEO, Yoast SEO Plug-in, pick one or the other).
- Akismet Anti-Spam
- Constant Contact or ConvertKit (for your e-mail subscriber program)
- Google Analytics
- Milo-Tree Pop-up and
- PI Button
Other plug-ins to consider are:
- 7. Easy Table of Contents
- 8. Jetpack
- 9. Social Warfare and
- 10. WP Rocket
I scrutinized my list of installed plug-ins to see if I might have overlooked any plug-ins and one that I missed is Easy Table of Contents. By having this handy plug-in you’ll improve your SEO.
Another one that’s not a minimum plug-in but a highly recommended plug-in that wasn’t on the list is called Jetpack. If you take a look at my homepage PinArtwork, you’ll see how I use it to display my Top 10 Popular posts that are in the sidebar. The Jetpack plug-in has a lot of hidden gems and you can save some money by just using the free version that has lots of things to offer. Some of the gems that you may want to consider within the Jetpack plug-in are:
- Downtime monitoring – Get alerts if your site goes offline. It’ll let you know when it’s back up, too.
- Enable Lazy Loading for images – Lazy-loading images will improve your site’s speed and create a smoother viewing experience. Images will load as visitors scroll down the screen, instead of all at once.
- One of my personal favorites for composing is to enable the option to copy entire posts and pages, including tags and settings. It comes in handy especially during the month of October to promote Blogtober.
- Lastly, one of the best features of Jetpack I’m saving for last which is Show related content after posts, it will keep your visitors engaged with related content at the bottom of each post.
If you’re into Pinterest and you have a Pinterest account then you’re also going to want to add Social Warfare to your plug-ins so that when people posts pins you’ll be able to easily see which of your posts are doing well.
The last item that I highly recommend, especially if you want to increase your site’s page speed is the premium program called WP Rocket. There’s other free plug-ins that will optimize your page speed, but very few can meet the performance and speed of WP Rocket.
At PinArtwork (see the image above) I like to provide you with ways to start your blog, grow your blog, monetize your blog, and to improve your SEO. And speaking of improving your SEO, if that’s the case and you want to learn about SEO or how to improve your SEO ranking, please visit my blog post called 10 Steps for the Ultimate Road Map to Learning SEO.
Rank Math Pro Benefits
Here’s a few of the benefits that you can expect if you get Rank Math Pro:
- Exclusive Facebook Club
- Fastest SEO Plugin
- SEO & Schema on Automation
- Advanced Technical SEO
- One-Click Automatic Updates
- Enterprise-Level Features
- Affordable For Everyone
- Detailed Video Tutorials
- Dedicated Premium Support
If you’re a Pinterest user I’d like to suggest that you visit my Pinterest account PinArtwork Blogger and especially look at the Pinterest Board called Plug-ins for WordPress with 74 pins about plug-ins.
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