This post is a running tab of what we at Red Bridge Internet consider essential WordPress Plugins. These WordPress Plugins are essential in that they should be included in every new WordPress installation we spin up. Below is our ever-updated list of plugins which should be included in every launch:
- All in One SEO Pack
This plugin enables certain modifications to your WordPress blog to achieve Search Engine Optimization. For example, you can customize your post title, post description and post tags for individual post. Furthermore, this plugin also has features such as auto generates Canonical URLS for your entire WordPress site and select index/noindex for various archives pages.
- Google XML Sitemaps Generator
This plugin will create a Google sitemaps compliant XML-Sitemap of your WordPress blog. A sitemap will help search engine spiders to crawl your content. The generated sitemap also supported by other search engine such as Yahoo, MSN and Ask.com.
That’s it. That is our list of essential WordPress plugins. These plugins should be a part of every new launch of a WordPress website.