Plugins for WordPress are tools that can be added to your WordPress site to improve its overall look, efficiency, and functionality. When building a new site, it’s important to look into what is going to work well for your particular site and your brand’s needs. It’s possible to have more than one installed, and they can help to dramatically improve the user experience on your site if used correctly. You can use these plugins on your website without needing to know any coding at all.
With over 50,000 WordPress plugins available, the quality of each plugin can vary. Some might slow your site down; others may not be best for your website based on your individual preferences.
Besides, not all WordPress plugins are free, with some being premium products you pay for, available from third-party firms and developers. Many of these are freemium, meaning they are free with a paid option for users to access additional features if they want to do so.
SEMrush SEO Writing Assistant
One of the best on-page SEO plugins for WordPress is our SEO Writing Assistant, providing instantaneous SEO recommendations for optimizing content based on the qualities of Google’s top 10-ranking pages for your given keywords in a given location. It also offers a readability score and recommendations for improvement, target keywords and recommended keywords, a tone of voice score to ensure writing is consistent with the desired level of formality, plagiarism help to make sure the writer has submitted original content and linking recommendations to check your links for possible errors and problems.
Google XML Sitemaps
This is a handy free SEO WordPress plugin created to generate a sitemap for search engines like Google, Yahoo, and Bing. An XML sitemap helps search engines see the areas you want indexed and help them crawl these areas of your site. It is considered one of the best SEO plugins because it automatically updates the sitemap whenever you publish new content, easy to understand and use, and once installed and settings have been adjusted, you will not need to do anything else.
Rank Math helps WordPress users efficiently optimize their sites for both search engines and social media. It is widely considered one of the best SEO plugins available. It’s super easy to follow, setup, and has the configuration wizard. The integration of Google Schema markup is included, and there is the option of optimizing unlimited keywords. This plugin is a time-saver, thanks to Google Search Console Integration.
The SEO Framework
The SEO Framework is a plugin that optimizes your site following white-hat SEO guidelines, as well as adhering to those implemented by WordPress and search engines. It’s highly organized on post overview pages through color-coded guidelines and can generate critical SEO meta tags in any language, saving a lot of time.