When it comes to WordPress plugins, less is more. You don’t want to bog down your site with too many plugins, but you also need a few to help with your site’s functionality. Here are 10 of our favorite plugins to help your WordPress site operate smoothly.
Security and Spam
Content wins, and just producing solid content and keeping your site safe is the key.
- Akismet: filter for spam comments
- BlogVault: site backups
- ManageWP: a single dashboard for handling multiple sites
Search Engine Optimization
You can’t depend on these exclusively for SEO, but they can be a good guide.
- SEO Press: all-in-one website ranking plugin
- Yoast: The opinion of an algorithm from some guy in the Netherlands.
These plugins can help you create great content and format your pages well.
- Beaver Builder: our preferred page builder
- Redirection: helpful for redirecting pages and blog post URLs
- Gravity Forms: a robust form creator
- WP Rocket / Imagify: speed up your website with caching and smooshing
- WordPress Editorial Calendar
- GreenMellen’s Favorite Plugins of 2018
- All Things WordPress: The Essential WordPress Plugins that You Need to be Using