Top 5 Essential Plugins For WordPress 3.3 For Free

We know WordPress is upgraded from 3.2.1 to 3.3. That’s really great.Right? But, the main problem in the upgrade of wordpress leads to the compatebility of famous wordpress plugins. The plugins are still to upgraded to 3.2.1 to 3.3. Then, is their any way to solve this issue? My own answer is YES.You can depend on other top rated plugins that are 100% compateble to wordpress 3.3. In this article im introducing the top rated free 5 essential plugins for your wordpress 3.3.Ok, Then take a look..

 

1.WordPress SEO by Yoast

WordPress SEO is the most complete WordPress SEO plugin that exists today for WordPress.org users. It incorporates everything from a snippet preview and page analysis functionality that helps you optimize your pages content, images titles, meta descriptions and more to XML sitemaps, and loads of optimization options in between.

 

There’s a full feature list for the base plugin below. If you want, you can also read more about the add-on modules that are being developed for this plugin. Currently there’s three of them in active development: News SEO, Video SEO and Local SEO, with News SEO being available for download. The latter two will be paid add-on modules, developed by Yoast with the help of subject matter experts. For a small amount you can boost your blog in the specific area’s where you need it!

If you’re looking for a consultant to help you out with how to best optimize your site, look no further and hire Yoast, either for a website review or as your WordPress SEO Consultant!

WordPress SEO Plugin feature list

Check out the feature list:

# Post titles and meta descriptions
# Robots Meta configuration
# Canonical
# Breadcrumbs
# Permalink clean up
# XML Sitemaps
# RSS enhancements
# Edit your robots.txt and .htaccess
# Clean up head section

Post titles and meta descriptions

WordPress SEO let’s you set templates for titles and meta descriptions for all types of pages, so you could come up with a template and not have to think about it, or you could use the WordPress SEO meta box to completely optimize your post title and meta description, using the snippet preview functionality to see what it would look like in Google. Add to that the chance to enter a focus keyword, which is used to show you how it would bold in your search results, and you have the chance to control everything you want about your listing in Google (click for larger image):

As you can see, the plugin automatically tests the important area’s of your content for usage of the focus keyword, so you can truly optimize your page for the term you need.

Robots Meta configuration

Whether you want to keep a single post or page out of the index, or you prefer to keep entire sections of your site unfindable: the WordPress SEO plugin has your back. Hidden by default under the “advanced” button is a meta robots settings block that allows you to choose any setting you want on a per page basis:

But you could also choose to noindex a certain category, tag or custom taxonomy (or give it a unique title and meta description):

This works for all tags, categories and custom taxonomies. As you can see there are two other yet unexplained features there, canonical and breadcrumbs. Let’s touch on those:

Canonical

When Google introduced the canonical link element, to distinguish the “original” page from derivative pages within your site carrying the same content, they reached out to me to develop a WordPress plugin for it, and I did. Later on, canonical link elements were added to core. They work fine, with one caveat: they only work for single posts and pages, not for categories and tags, not for the homepage. The WordPress SEO plugin fixes that, and sets the correct canonical on each of those pages.

The Yoast Breadcrumbs code has been powering many (premium) themes breadcrumbs for ages. Using the same code, the WordPress SEO plugin now gives way more granular control over this breadcrumb. You get to determine, for each post type, which taxonomy to show. You get to determine for each post, page and taxonomy, what title to use for that specific entity in the breadcrumb paths it appears in. Full control, that’s what this entire WordPress SEO plugin is about.

Don’t you hate it when someone adds /2 to the end of a link towards you? Or links with all weird variables at the end of the URL? You have a solution now! Just checking one box will redirect all that stuff away, and make sure that your content is always found under the URL you want it to be found under. If you use a Google Custom search engine, checking another box will prevent that from breaking down while using this function.

XML Sitemaps

XML Sitemaps are an essential part of current day SEO, and can thus not be excluded from a complete WordPress SEO plugin. While there are other WordPress XML Sitemap Generators out there, they don’t talk to your SEO plugin. Meaning that if you noindex a page, preventing it from showing up in Google, it might still be in your sitemap. They also don’t allow you to keep certain taxonomies out of your sitemap. This plugin does. And, to boot, it makes your XML Sitemaps look good by using an XSLT stylesheet on them, so humans can read them too.

RSS enhancements

My RSS Footer plugin used to allow you to add a piece of content to the beginning or the end of posts in your RSS feed. The WordPress SEO plugin goes one step further and allows you to add content to both of them, allowing you to link back to your blog and the specific blog post, which is very helpful when you have a lot of people scraping your blog.

Edit your robots.txt and .htaccess

Editing your robots.txt and .htaccess files has never been this easy: you can edit them straight from the Files menu of the WordPress SEO plugin, so you can easily check and or update those files and keep it all nice and clean.

Clean up head section

With recent releases, WordPress has added more and more bloat to the <head> section of WordPress installs. Luckily it also has methods to remove those. Checking a few boxes in the backend will make sure your blog doesn’t give out any of its secrets.

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2.BackWPup

Secure Automatic Backup To WordPress 3.3

WordPress Backup Plugin feature list

Check out the feature list:

  • Database Backup
  • WordPress XML Export
  • Optimize Database
  • CheckRepair Database
  • File Backup
  • Backups in zip, tar, tar.gz, tar.bz2 format
  • Store backup to Folder
  • Store backup to FTP Server
  • Store backup to Amazon S3
  • Store backup to Google Storage
  • Store backup to Microsoft Azure (Blob)
  • Store backup to RackSpaceCloud
  • Store backup to DropBox
  • Store backup to SugarSync
  • Send Log/Backup by Email
  • Multisite Support only as Network Admin

Here is some screenshots:

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3.Contact Form 7

This plugin allows you to create contact forums for your wordpress blog for free!!!

Contact Forum 7 Plugin feature list

# It allows you to flexibly design the form and mail. You can manage multiple contact forms as well.

# In addition, it supports many features including AJAX submitting, CAPTCHA, Akismet spam filtering, file uploading, etc.

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4.Google XML Sitemap

This plugin will generate a special XML sitemap which will help search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo and Ask.com to better index your blog. With such a sitemap, it’s much easier for the crawlers to see the complete structure of your site and retrieve it more efficiently. The plugin supports all kinds of WordPress generated pages as well as custom URLs. Additionally it notifies all major search engines every time you create a post about the new content.

Here is some screenshots:

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5.Simple Tags

Like the name itself,the Simple Tags is simple.But, its very powerfull.Im strongly suggest you to use this strong plugin for better seo!!

Simple Tags is the successor of Simple Tagging Plugin This is THE perfect tool to manage perfectly your WP terms for any taxonomy

It was written with this philosophy : best performances, more secured and brings a lot of new functions

This plugin is developped on WordPress 3.3, with the constant WP_DEBUG to TRUE.

  • Administration

    • Tags suggestion from Yahoo! Term Extraction API, OpenCalais, Alchemy, Zemanta, Tag The Net, Local DB with AJAX request
      • Compatible with TinyMCE, FCKeditor, WYMeditor and QuickTags
    • tags management (rename, delete, merge, search and add tags, edit tags ID)
    • Edit mass tags (more than 50 posts once)
    • Auto link tags in post content
    • Auto tags !
    • Type-ahead input tags / Autocompletion Ajax
    • Click tags
    • Possibility to tag pages (not only posts) and include them inside the tags results
    • Easy configuration ! (in WP admin)
  • Public

    • Technorati, Flickr and Delicious tags
    • Dynamic Tag Clouds with colors with Widgets (random order, etc)

And more…

Here is some screenshots for you:

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Hope this article will helps you..:-)

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