Plugins enhance the functionality of your WordPress blog/website in several ways. Whether you want to enhance the SEO capability of your website or increase the loading speed or display your photos via an impressive gallery or keep spam under check, or practically anything else, you can be sure there is a plugin for that function.

Akismet

One of the best plugins for checking against spam comments, akismet has been downloaded more than 16 million times. You can view the ‘suspicious’ comments in the admin screen. Hidden or misleading links in the comments body are highlighted for easy review.

WordPress SEO by Yoast

Optimizing your website for search engines is crucial and the WordPress SEO by Yoast is one of the best plugins for that. Till date, the plugin has been downloaded almost 6 million times. The WordPress SEO by Yoast plugin has several SEO friendly features such as automatic generation of meta tags and it also automatically optimizes your titles for search engines, page analysis, XML sitemap and many other features. It works straight out-of-box, requiring you to merely install it.

Contact Form 7

A simple and flexible contact form plugin to help capture contact data of your visitors. The plugin has been downloaded more than 12 million times till date. Contact Form 7 plugin lets you manage multiple contact forms and enables customization of the forms, allowing you to get as much or as little data as you want.

Does your website have any of these extremely popular plugins?

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