WordPress is the best platform for bloggers and startups due to low cost and easy to customize on our own. There are a number of plugins available for all the WordPress developers out in the market. The WordPress plugin development is not yet stopped and daily we see a number of new additions to the plugin list. Today we are going to list out 8 such plugins which are said to be essential for beginners and will surely help you in your day to day usage.

These plugins are surely going to help you to customize your website in a much better way and hence help you to grab more attention out in the website market. Let us first enlist all the applications, then we will discuss each of them in detail:

  • WordPress SEO by Yoast
  • W3 Total Cache
  • Optin Monstor
  • Disqus
  • AdSanity
  • Login Lockdown
  • WPtouch
  • Thristy Affiliates

WordPress SEO by Yoast

Optimizing website for Google is the most basic need for any blogger or website owners and Yoast solves this issue with this easy to use plugins. The plugin publishes xml sitemap and does many other things so easily that we can easily make out headings and meta data posted with few clicks.

W3 Total Cache

Everyone is busy in their life and with W3 Total Cache we are going to optimize the speed of the website. The plugin compresses all the pages in such a way that the website is optimized both for speed and performance equally. Google needs the same, and hence with W3 Total Cache we also rank the website at a higher level and also saves the time of the visitor by making them access the information in a much better way.


Marketing is a part of increasing the website’s reach.  But without a list of your subscribers email id or another way to reach out we cannot promote the website in an efficient way. Hence OptinMonstor provide us the way by letting us make different pop-up forms with these forms we can easily create a list of users who are now our subscribers. The plugin offers us a host full of features such as

  • Page-level targeting
  • Analytics
  • Split testing
  • Exit-intent technology


Comments are the best way to interact with your users, and also show the search engine about your interaction with your users and also new visitors about how helpful and attentive you are with your replies. Disqus is a third party commenting system which means the server is not going to load with comments and hence page speed doesn’t affect with time. This also provides the user a much better interface to communicate with you.


Managing ads is a hectic task but with AdSanity most of the work is solved and eased out. Adding new ads is just like adding a new post on your website which makes it quite easy to do the task. You can easily choose the position to display ad either in sidebars, within the posts or in the pages. With AdSanity you can even create ads which are time-based. This also helps you to view stats on WordPress itself for ad views and clicks.

Login Lockdown

Hacking is quite common nowadays, and if you are looking to save your website then the most basic way will be to lock down the user after a couple of attempts which you can do with this simple and easy to use the plugin.


This makes your smartphone visitors to be filled with joy. The smartphone users are usually supported by the responsive themes, but still, the themes are able to cope up with the mobile display and hence at times things not appearing out of place or many things go missing. With WPTouch you can easily make your own different website for smartphones with custom content, custom advertising, and many different things. If you are looking for any such thing then straightaway download WPTouch for WordPress.


Adsense is something which is not everyone’s cup of tea and hence if you are dependent just on Adsense are is not seeing any improvements or scope of earning then move to the Affiliates, but managing the links here is not easy and you need a good plugin for managing the things. Thirsty Affiliates do the same for you. It manages all the links which you need to add on certain keywords and adds the links itself.

These are few of the plugins which are going to make your life easy managing the website, and making it fast response and a more search engine friendly website. All the plugin mentioned here is updated at least once in a month. Hence, you don’t have to worry about bug fixes and security point of view. These are our pick for top 8 plugins for Beginners do let us know your list in the comment section below.


Author Bio:

Maggie Sawyer is a experienced web developer at MarkupHQ Ltd., a leading psd to wordpress conversion services with vast experience in web development & design. She provides wordpress theme conversion services with 100% client satisfaction guarantee.

1 Comment

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    W3 Total Cache is a plugin extremely necessary, but I prefer All in One SEO than yoast seo, for me is much better.
    And I will try the WPTouch, it looks interesting.

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