Looking for the best WordPress Plugin for you? I know it can be a bit tedious going through plugins as there are roughly 29,000 WordPress Plugins so I have made the search easier for you. I have hand picked my top six favourite plugins to use. All of these plugins have made my WordPress experience plain sailing and I’m certain it will makes yours just as easy.
1. Yoast SEO
Yoast SEO helps you create useful content that is optimized for Google search engines. It helps increase your ranking in search engines by guiding you to create content and keywords that Google will pick up. A blog, portfolio, landing page, e-commerce website etc will all benefit from this plugin.
2. W3 Total Cache
W3 Total Cache improves your website performance by taking care of the loading speed. It uses features such as browser cache, database cache, page cache, minify etc to speed up your website and improve user experience and search engine rankings. This plugin is the only web host agnostic WordPress Performance Optimisation (WPO) framework recommended by countless web developers and web hosts.
3. Wordfence Security
There are thousands of hackers and bots that can attack your website at any time. Without the proper security measures in place you your website is at risk. Wordfence blocks malicious networks, has malware scans, login security. It also scans for any vulnerabilities in your website that leave you more open to attack.
4. Akismet Anti-Spam
Akismet is a default plugin which just needs to be activated. This anti-spam plugin checks your comments and filters out the spam. As a moderator you can also see the URLs in each comment and remove suspicious links.
5. Contact Form 7
This is a simple and easy to use plugin to make different types of contact forms. You can have multiple forms with different names, make some boxes ‘required*’ fields, or an email address or phone number without knowing any special CSS code.
Instead of installing loads of different plugins, jetpack has a number of different functions built in. From site stats, to CDN this plugin ultimately improves the overall performance and speed of your website. JetPack allows you to add rich, beautifully-presented media — no graphic design expertise necessary.