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- Best Table of Contents plugin for wordpress in 2021
Best Table of Contents plugin for wordpress in 2021
And the best Table of Contents plugin for WordPress in 2021 is?
Well there is a lot of great WordPress table of contents, or TOC, plugins to choose from but I´ll try to narrow this list down to five contenders for the best WordPress table of contents plugin in 2021.
Using a Table of Contents, or TOC, is a great SEO (Search engine optimization) trick and a necessity for a good Google friendly SEO experience.
Making use of table of contents gives you a better ranking on Google search results and gives the reader of your article, blog, page or post a better understanding of the content and a much more useful means of navigation.
Google also uses the table of contents in your content to show the rich snippets right in the search results.
This article is meant to guide you through the different table of contents plugins for wordpress out there.
And the contenders for the best table of contents plugin for WordPress in 2021 is in no special order …
- Easy Table of Contents
- Table of Contents Plus
- Lucky WP
- Rich table of contents
Easy Table of Contents
First out is the Easy Table of Contents plugin by Steven A. Zahm. The Easy Table of Contents plugin is currently at version 2.0.17 and the last update came 6 months ago from this articles publication.
The plugin Easy Table of Contents have a 4,5 star rating based on 117 ratings and has been installed over 200000 times at this time.
Easy Table of Contents features functions like automatically generation of a TOC for your posts and pages and works with the Classic Editor, Gutenberg, Elementor, Page Builder and more.
You can download the Easy Table of Contents plugin from the WordPress repository by clicking this link
And then there were four left …
Table of Contents Plus
Next up is the plugin Table of Contents Plus from Michael Tran and it is currently at version 2106. The last update for Table of Contents Plus was 3 months ago from the publishing date of this article.
The plugin is built to make it easier for Google to index the content and it automatically creates an index like table of contents from the headers in the content.
The Table of Contents Plus plugin for WordPress has been installed over 300000 times and har a 4,5 star rating based on 110 ratings.
You can download the Table of Contents Plus plugin from the WordPress repository by clicking this link
Let´s move on to number three …
LuckyWP Table of Contents
As number three goes we have the LuckyWP Table of Contents plugin for WordPress by LuckyWP.
The plugin is currently at version 2.1.4 and the last update was one year ago from the date I wrote this post.
As far as functions and features goes this is the one plugin that I have used on several previous occasions and I see the major drawback at the moment to be the long period since last update since when it comes to WordPress security one don´t simply likes to gamble with outdated plugins.
My experience with this plugin is that it is simple to use and offers the option to toggle the show and hide in different posts and pages. It is Gutenberg compatible and works with short codes.
The LuckyWP Table of Contents plugin has been installed over 70000 times and har a 5 star rating based on 634 ratings and that makes it the highest rated plugin of the five.
You can download the plugin here from the WordPress repository
Moving on to number four then …
At position four we find the SimpleTOC Table of Contents plugin for WordPress by Marc Tönsing and this is the option I went with to use for my own TOC index for this website.
The SimpleTOC plugin is currently at version 4.8 and was last updated two months prior to this article about the best TOC plugins for WordPress.
The SimpleTOC plugin only has 2000 active installations for the moment being but I see great potential in it and it does have a five star rating already based on 24 ratings.
You can download the plugin from the WordPress repository here
And it´s time for number five!
Rich Table of Contents
Last by not least is the plugin Rich Table of Contents for WordPress by Croover.inc. This is a Japanese made plugin who saw it´s last update two weeks before this post was published.
Rich Table of Contents gives you the option to freely decide the title of the table of contents and it´s up to you to show the TOC on posts and pages.
With it´s 20000 active installations and a four star rating based on 13 ratings it is still a strong contender for the top five table of contents plugins for WordPress to make your Google Adsense website more SEO friendly.
You can download Rich Table of Contents from WordPress repository here
Given the choice of the five different plugins for WordPress and left to have to chose one I feel that it is a hard choice to chose between the LuckyWP TOC plugin and the SimpleTOC plugin.
I have experience from them booth and I guess that only the near future will tell if the one is better then the other.
For this website I have decided to go with the SimpleTOC WordPress plugin and that will be my choice as the number one table of contents plugin for WordPress SEO and Google Adsense optimization.
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