WordPress is one of the most popular blogging platforms and CMS, many popular bloggers had using WordPress to run their blogs. If you are WordPress beginner user, there are several WordPress plugins that you should install after setting up your WordPress in order to maintain, speed up and monitoring your WordPress blog. Below are those useful WordPress plugins that you might need to explore and use.
1. WP-DBManager – Allows you to optimize database, repair database, backup database, restore database, delete backup database , drop/empty tables and run selected queries. Supports automatic scheduling of backing up, optimizing and repairing of database. (You must backup your WordPress database periodically)
2. Askimet – Checks your comments against the Akismet web service to see if they look like spam or not. (Pre-install during WordPress setup, you must activate this plugin)
3. 404 Notifier – Log 404 (file not found) errors on your site and get them delivered to you via e-mail or RSS. If you’ve decided to move things around on your site, you might overlook a few redirects and end up with some broken URLs. This will help you catch those so you can take care of them or you can fix them by using (4.) Redirection plugin.
5. All in One SEO Pack – Automatically optimizes your WordPress blog for Search Engines (Search Engine Optimization).
6. WP Super Cache – A very fast caching engine for WordPress that produces static html files. This plugin generates static html files from your dynamic WordPress blog. After a html file is generated your webserver will serve that file instead of processing the comparatively heavier and more expensive WordPress PHP scripts.
7. WP System Health – Provides a new Dashboard Widget (limit to administrators) that displays information provided by 5 different categories: System, PHP, WordPress, Translation, and Database.
8. Hosting Monitoring – Enables to display information on the system where your wordpress website is hosted.
9. Error Reporting – Logs Errors to file and/or Sends Error Notification emails. Records Ping Errors and displays them in a dashboard widget. Logs Errors to files and / or Sends Error Notification emails. Records Ping Errors and displays them in a dashboard widget.