Recommended Plugins for a New WordPress Blog

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Whenever a blogger launches a new WordPress blog, the first thing to come in mind is which plugin to install.WordPress is the most popular and widely used blogging platform. One of the reason behind its popularity is the availability of plugins. Plugins extend the functionality of the WordPress and ease the work-load of bloggers.Below are some WordPress plugins that are recommended for a new WordPress blog. As Akismet comes pre-installed with WordPress CMS, it is not listed. Just activate it as soon as you start posting.1. WordPress SEO by Yoast
It is the best SEO plugin in my opinion and i am using it. It is an advanced plugin and has some unique features like sitemap generator, breadcrumb, webmaster verification tools, etc.2. Google XML Sitemap
This plugin generates a XML sitemap so that you can submit it to Google and other search engines. It updates the sitemap automatically and informs the search engines. Very useful for quick and accurate indexing of your blog.3. W3 Total Cache
This is the ultimate and most advanced caching plugin for WordPress. It has features like Minify, Browser and Disk caching to make your site load faster. As site speed plays an important factor in SEO, this is a must have plugin.4. YARPP
This plugin displays the related posts below every post on your blog. It also works in feeds and using the shortcodes, related posts can be displayed anywhere.5. Thank Me Later
Sends an automatic follow-up email to anyone who comments on your blog by thanking them and encouraging them for further visits.6. JetPack
Brings the features of cloud powered WordPress.com blogs to self-hosted WordPress blogs such as stats, gravatar hovercards, spell & grammar checker, tweets widget, sharing, etc.7. ShareThis
ShareThis lets your visitors share your content over 50+ social sites. Not necessary if you use the sharing feature of Jetpack plugin.8. WP-Touch
As the smartphone users are increasing day-by-day, itís important to make your blog compatible for mobile browsers. WP-Touch plugin shows a mobile version of your site whenever a user accesses your site using mobile phones.So, there it is. The most recommended plugins for every WordPress blog. As alternatives, you can try WP Super Cache in place of W3 Total Cache if you donít want to get confused in its features. AndÖ Donít forget to share what plugins you are using on your blog and what you recommend.

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