25 Very Important Plug Ins for Bloggers

You don't need all 25 plugins on this list – these are great ones & very popular. Best to use 1 from each group of plug ins. If you use too many plug in – first off it would be complicated, and slow your wordpress site down. How many plug ins do you use? ANy favorites? Any worth the Money?

  1. Social Warfare – Easy to load, lightweight, easy to customize, many social media integrations, mobile friendly, pinterest pin, etc.
  2. Monarch – Great social share plugin, sharing sidebars, inline sharing buttons, popups and flyin boxes.
  3. Pinterest Pin It on Hover Button – Pins your blog posts, images, int Pinteterest boards.
  4. Shareaholic Social Sharing Button – Social Share Buttons, monitize insights, traffic and content.
  5. Pinterest Widget – Helps followers pin from your content.
  6. Milo Tree SOCIAL FOLLOW – Grow your list, get more followers.
  7. SOCIAL Follow Buttons – Free Social media follow buttons.
  8. Click to tweet – Different because it has a way to make a Box with click to tweet.


  • 9. YOAST SEO Everyone states this is the number one plugin for SEO. Many features – + many advanced features.
  • 10. SEOPRESS It's fast, simple, FREE, and powerful.


  • 10. Convertplug – A Subscription plugin helps you add different opt-in forms. Different pop ups, 2 step opt-in, and more.
  • 11. Thrive Leads – Attention getting Opt-In forms.
  • 12. Convert Kit – Seems like a very popular email with forms, Landing pages and more.
  • 13. Bloom – Grow your list with forms, etc. – if you are a member on Elegant themes this is included.
  • 14. Sumo Smart Bar – Custom content, notification toolbar, and call to action.

General Site Use and Maintenance

  • 15. Updraft Plus Site Backup Plugin – Back up and restore wordpress sites & they have a free version.
  • 16. Akismet Comment Spam Blocker – Blocks spam contents + a free version.
  • 17. Disqus Comment Management Plugin – People can ad comments – this plug-in is free but they make money by putting an ad on the comment.
  • 18. Contact Form 7 – Create a free Contact Us page & very popular.
  • 19. Jetpack for Self Hosted WordPress – This plug in has a free version – they have lots and lots of ways to design, secure your site, ad rich content, login help, and more.

Affiliate Marketing

  • 20. PRETTY LINK LITE ~ For Affiliate Link – Pretty Link Lite is Free
  • 21. THIRSTY AFFILIATES (For Affiliate Links) Similar to Pretty Link and Free.
  • 22. FMTC AFFILIATE DISCLOSURE – Disclosure of Affiliate Link on all posts = make things simple, plus it is free.
  • 23. HEADER & FOOTERS Scripts -Without using any kind of code you can Customize Headers and Footers.
  • 24. Affiliate Manager ~ Besides doing the regular affiliate stuff, also integrate to Mailchimp, Track ad impressions, and customize messages.
  • 25. WordPress Affiliate & Referral – Only $20 – Shortcode, real time reporting, social sharing buttons and more.

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What are some of your favorite Plug inS? Especially really goo free ones?