7 Must-Have WordPress Plugins

I just wanted to say how happy I was with all of the feedback I’ve received from my first blog post on 9 Quick SEO Tips to Boost Your Site’s Ranking. Because of this, I felt compelled to write a second entry specifically for those people who use WordPress. So here it is, my top 7 WordPress Plugins. Enjoy!


  1. Contact Form 7: Easily build beautiful forms, from simple Contact Us forms to more intricate Registration Forms. This Plugin includes validation, and is easy enough to be used without any prior knowledge.
  2. All In One SEO Pack: This Plugin automatically optimizes your website so that PageRank services like Google, Bing, and Yahoo are able to extract the most relevant information possible, resulting in higher-indexed pages.
  3. W3 Total Cache: Designed to increase page load speed by caching many of your website’s elements: Database, Objects, Minifying CSS & JavaScript, and more!
  4. LayerSlider WP: A premium multi-purpose slider for creating image galleries, content sliders, and mind-blowing slideshows with must-see effects, even from your WordPress posts and pages.
  5. Visual Composer: An easy-to-use drag and drop interface to be able to produce stunning WordPress websites in a matter of hours.
  6. Digg Digg: An all in one social sharing plugin for your blog. Display all social sharing buttons nicely on your blog and make it look amazing, just like Mashable. If you take a look at the left-hand side of this Post, you’ll see exactly what Digg Digg looks like.
  7. MailChimp: Integrate MailChimp right into your WordPress website to allow your visitors to easily subscribe to your mailing list. This Plugin has been invaluable in growing Timereaction’s user-base!


These Plugins are tools that you simply have to consider. Take it as a personal promise, you won’t regret installing them. The great thing about WordPress Plugins is that if one doesn’t work exactly as you’d like it to, there are probably 5 alternatives that will deliver exactly what you’re looking for. Happy WordPressing!