7 essential wordpress pluginsWordPress plugins are amazing, in fact if you are not careful, you will quickly find yourself adding more and more and more to your site.

You do need to be careful though because as much as I love plugins, they do slow down your site and having a lot of them installed could really effect your sites performance.

So how many should you have, well only the ones you really need.

Below are seven amazing wordpress plugins that you may not be using but should take a closer look at.

WP Smush.it
Automatically optimizes your image file size when uploading. It essentially ‘shrinks’ the size of your images without any loss in quality.

Tweet Old Post
This plugin will automatically drip feed your old posts into Twitter. No need for scheduling. Don’t let your old posts die and never be seen again.

P3 (Plugin Performance Profiler)
See which plugins are slowing down your site. This plugin creates a performance report for your site.

Author Bio Box
Display a box with the author’s biography and also social icons in bottom of every post.

Amazon Affiliate Link Localizer
The Amazon Affiliate Link Localizer basically changes any Amazon link within your site to use your affiliate ID.

Magic Action Box
Easy to use but powerful lead generation plugin that lets you create professional looking opt-in forms and feature boxes for your site. Allows you to easily add an opt-in box at the bottom of your blog posts.

Floating Social Bar
A great social plugin that won’t slow down your site. This social plugin only loads scripts when necessary. None of the social media scripts are loaded on the initial page load they are only loaded when the user brings their mouse over a button.

 Now it’s your turn!

Comment below and tell me your favorite plugin and why.