Running a successful blog isn’t easy, but thanks to WordPress plugins the job can be made a lot easier.

Since WordPress is the number one solution for building web sites and blogs, it would only make sense that they have thousands of free and premium plugins for site owners to use to improve the management and use of their web sites.

You can find all of these plugins by going to Google and searching for “WordPress Plugins”. This will send you to the main WordPress plugin directory where you can download as many plugins as you like. You can also install plugins right through the dashboard of WordPress when you are logged in.

As mentioned, there are thousands of plugins out there for you to choose from, so how are you supposed to know which are best?

We have featured some of the top free plugins before for you to try out on your blog.

Contact Form Plugin

Everyone can use a good contact form on their site, but the complexities of creating a form and programming it can be quite a hassle. Thankfully the contact form plugin easily creates one for you. All you need to do is install the plugin and add a simple line of code to any page you would like the form to appear.

Shareaholic Social Plugin

With over a billion users on Facebook and another few hundred million on Google+ and Twitter, it would be a shame not take advantage of social sharing. Now you can easily add social sharing buttons to your site with a simple click and addition of the Shareholic social plugin for your blog.

Related Posts Plugin

Whenever visitors on your blog are finished reading content on your site, they are usually left with no where else to go but to leave the site. Using the related posts plugin you can show your visitors more content that is related to what they just read. This is a great plugin for letting readers know about other great content on your site and increasing your overall page views.

These are just a few of the top free wordpress plugins out there that you could be using on your blog. Be sure to visit the WordPress plugin directory and see what plugins will fit in best with your site, or you can click here for a recommended list of top plugins.

Must Use Wordpress Plugins for Every Blogger