5 Must-Have WordPress Plugins For Bloggers

How could you narrow down thousands of plugins into 5 must-have WordPress plugins for bloggers? There is no doubt that there are many great plugins out there, but we at HBHosting have put together a list of plugins you will need to make your blog optimal, get the highest-ranking on google and make it so people will want to stay around.

As a web hosting business, we like to keep you up to date with free information on what the best practices are for your website.

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5 must-have WordPress plugins for bloggers

Plugin 1 – RankMath – Free

Rank math is an all in one SEO plugin that will enable you to track, edit, and effectively write content on your website that helps you focus on the keywords you need to get a higher ranking on Google and other search engines. Additionally, rank math will automatically update your sitemap and submit it to google, which is one less thing you need to focus on.

Key Features

  • Easy to set up
  • All in one SEO
  • Automated image SEO
  • XML sitemap
  • Easy rich spinet editor


The base price of RankMath is 100% free, which is why we would recommend it over any other SEO plugin. However, there is also a premium version.

Plugin 2 – Smush – Free

When someone comes to your website, images are something that can drastically turn people away from returning. This is due to them being too large of a file making your website take for ever to load. Therefore, our second plugin that we recommend is Smush. This plugin optimises your images to load faster on the web without causing any quality issues.

Key features

  • Lossless compression
  • Lazy Load
  • Bulk smush
  • Automated optimisation


The base price of Smush is 100% free but has some limitations such as how many images you can enhance at a time. However, if you add it at the start of developing your website, you will barely even notice. which is why we have added this as our second plugin in our list of the top 5 must-have WordPress plugins for bloggers

Plugin 3 – Elementor – Free

How could we write a list of the 5 must-have WordPress plugins for bloggers, without including the one plugin that makes web design super easy. That plugin is Elementor, this plugin is a drag and drop website builder allowing you to have ZERO coding knowledge and still build a beautiful website.

Key features

  • All in one website builder
  • Easy to navigate
  • Fast performance
  • Updated regularly


Elementor has various different pricing bundles depending on how many website you want to activate your code on. However, the free version is still very usable optimised for building your blog.

Plugin 4 – Envato Elements – Free

What, I just have no creativity and do not know how to get started… Have no fear Envato is here! They offer free and paid elements you can use to quickly set up a page from headers, hero sections, all the way to contact forms. What ever you need Envato has you covered.


  • Large database
  • Free elements
  • Stock videos
  • Stock Images


There are hundreds of free options with Envato, however, if you would like unlimited access to all of their content there are some paid options.

Plugin 5 – Litespeed Cache – Free

Is your website just not loading as fast as you hoped? Litespeed cache can help you with that by turning your static website into cached files, therefore, making it load faster for potential returning viewers. With the use of Litespeed you can turn your website into some of the fastest loading websites out there! Even thought is is number 5 of our list of 5 must-have WordPress plugins for bloggers does not mean its not as important as the others, and we still highly recommed it!


  • Minify CSS, JavaScript, and HTML
  • Responsive Image Placeholders
  • Load CSS/JS Asynchronously
  • Multiple CDN support
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this plugin is 100% free and works super well with HBHostings managed wordpress hosting plans and non managed plans! If you would like to learn more about these plans check out the two links below

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And that concludes our list of the 5 must-have WordPress plugins for bloggers. Check back regularly to find out more tips and tricks to optimise your WordPress websites, blogs.

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4 Responses

  1. Thanks for sharing a useful WordPress plugin.
    I would like to suggest another blog related plugin which is the WordPress Blog Designer plugin. It is a free WordPress plugin that allows you to change the layout and design of your blog. It has some features like responsive support, a cross-browser, post per page management, and much more.
    Find here: https://wordpress.org/plugins/blog-designer/

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