16 Great Plugins You Need to Have on Your Blog

It has been a while since we have talked about adding Plugins to your blog.  So I wanted to share with you the 16 Plugins that you should add ASAP.  If you have not seen the How to Start a Blog Series make sure you read these 3 posts first:

How to Start a Blog (Part 1)

How to Start a Blog (Part 2)

How to Start a Blog (Part 3)

For those of you that have already seen the How to Start a Blog Series here are two videos (only 5 minutes each) explaining which Plugins you want to add and why

The first 8

and the second 8.

Hopefully you now see why a self hosted WordPress blog is such a powerful marketing and branding tool.

Now that you have my list of recommended Plugins, watch this video to learn how to add them to your blog.

If you found this blog post helpful please make sure to leave me a comment and let your friends know about it on Twitter or Facebook!


  1. Aloha Melissa,

    Wow again! This is such valuable content and I thank you soooo much for taking the time to share! I love your detailed video instructions which is very simple to follow.

    Now anyone can start a blog and will know what steps are involved.

    You are so incredible!! Much Mahalos (thank you)!

    And thank you for using my blog as an example in the last video. I felt so honored.

    Much love & aloha,
    Kellie :)
    .-= Kellie Hosaka´s last blog ..Are You Happy & Fulfilled In Your Life? =-.

    • Kellie, it is so great to know that my blog has been helpful to you and your team! It really makes it all worthwhile for me. Thank you so much for your sweet comment!

  2. Melissa, you put out such valuable stuff on your blog. It’s such a mystery to so many people, putting all this stuff together and having it end up being what we had envisioned.

    Your entire Blog series has been great. Even though I have a blog, I didn’t even know about all the plugins you present here.

    I’m glad you gave the how-to’s for installing, but truthfully, it’s still a pretty daunting task. I try to focus on the creative aspect of my blog, but will tear myself away from time to time to try to keep adding good structure to it in the form of plugins. I will certainly be in touch with you when I get into trouble though! (Not very good with techie stuff). Thanks again, Melissa.
    .-= David Merrill´s last blog ..Blogging Essentials For Tribal Syndication =-.

    • Hey David! I am glad you found this post helpful! Feel free to contact me if you need any help! I am always willing to help! I guess I am the opposite of you. I would much rather help someone else get their stuff set up than to work on the creative aspects of mine. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Hi Melissa,

    You always deliver great content. I thoroughly enjoy the knowledge you share in an easy to follow and do video format.

    Venus :)
    .-= Venus :)´s last blog ..The Power & Speed Of My Tribe =-.

  4. Hey Melissa,

    You have provided another great post for those who want to start a blog and do it right. Thanks for sharing such valuable content with all of us.

    .-= Scott Scales´s last blog ..Can Your Autoresponder Do This? =-.

  5. Great job Melissa,
    You did a great job explaining these and how to implement them. Cool, it never hurts to have reminders.
    .-= Val Wilcox´s last blog ..I See YOU! =-.

  6. Melissa, this is sooo good. you explained the reasons why the plugins are important and the instructions are really clear.

    I only have a few of them now, but within 24 hours I’ll have the rest! Thanks to you!

    Sandy & Al
    .-= Sandy & Al Abrams´s last blog ..Nutrition for the Frazzled Female =-.

  7. Every time I come here Melissa I go away with something new. Great content. Keep it coming.
    .-= Nelson Schroeder´s last blog ..Your Perfect =-.

  8. Hi Melissa,

    Great post with a ton of valuable information. As always, you have provided a super instructional video that is very easy to follow and understand. I’ve learned a lot of good stuff on your blog and I find this post about plugins especially helpful. Thanks for sharing!

    .-= Kara Grabenhorst´s last blog ..Don’t like it? Change it NOW =-.

  9. Great tips Melissa! This is just the kind of information someone needs when they’re getting started! Keep on rockin gf!
    .-= Kimberly Castleberry´s last blog ..List Building – The Cornerstone of Internet Marketing =-.

  10. Wow, Melissa, you sure know your stuff! And your videos are always so clear and easy to follow. People can actually do this stuff following your guidance! Rock on, you’re a great teacher!

    .-= Jodi Lee´s last blog ..Let go of the 10% =-.

  11. Great help here Melissa, this will help many people get started1 DR

  12. Hi Melissa,

    Fantastic tips on blogging!! I just finished a free guide on blogging and find your tips very helpful. Thanks so much for sharing.

    .-= Janette Stoll´s last blog ..Another product launch? How to use it in marketing your network marketing business =-.

  13. Hi Melissa,. such a nice and useful post. I am proud that I have read this article. I’m very sure that I could use this. Thanks for sharing.
    .-= Jon Alfredsson´s last blog ..Cool Productivity Tool Keeps You Organized =-.

  14. Hi Melissa, great to catch you here! Thanks for the great content on the plug ins. Its wonderful to have you break them all down here!
    .-= Enomfon´s last blog ..Laugh More! Achieve More!! =-.

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