This will show you some essential WordPress plugins that make a strong platform for any self-hosted installation of this awesome publishing software.
Using WordPress for over 5 years, I now have a core set of well supported plugins that I install on every project.
All these plugins fit the following criteria:
- Updated often and well supported
- Created by experienced coders that deeply understand WordPress
- Serve an essential role on the site
10 essential WordPress plugins
Each title links to the main plugin information page on the WordPress plugin repository.
Protects your website against comment spam and saves bandwidth by rejecting IP addresses that are known spammers.
Checks your site for any broken links and automatically alerts you when it finds them. This keeps your site running smoothly for users and search engines.
Created by rock star WordPress developer Joost De Valk this plugin allows you to add the Google Analytics tracking code to your site so you can gather information about your visitors.
A suite of amazing plugins created by the people that made WordPress. Includes stats,mobile friendly carousels for image galleries, awesome comments forms, sharing buttons and so much more…
Prevents potential hackers from trying to guess their way into your WordPress site using common usernames and passwords.
The premier SEO plugin for self-hosted WordPress websites. If you want to get best results from your keyword driven articles and pages, this plugin is essential.
A free and easy way to backup your entire WordPress website.
Speeds up your site overall by optimizing your WordPress database tables. Also removes post revisions, spam and trashed comments.
10. WP Super Cache
Speeds up your site by providing raw HTML cached files to the public visitors instead of making WordPress build the pages dynamically for each person.
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