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Which WP plugins you always install?

Discussion in 'WordPress' started by JEET, Mar 26, 2020.

  1. Sphor

    Sphor Active Member

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    #21
    Anti-Spam
    Yoast SEO
    Monster Insights(Google Analytics)
    Woocommerce (if required)
    WP Rocket
    SEMrush
     
    Sphor, Jul 5, 2021 IP
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  2. Justkeepdistance

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    #22
    Mostly Rank Math
    Site Kit by Google saves lots of time
    WP Auto Republish in case I have to take a few weeks off to keep my site updated.
    Simple Login Captcha keeps bots away and spam registrations.
    Broken Link Checker to watch linked content
    Flamingo and Contact Form 7
    The rest depend on the needs of the site
     
    Justkeepdistance, Jul 16, 2021 IP
  3. alpha7024

    alpha7024 Well-Known Member

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    #23
    While not all of these are used on every site, here is a list of my current "Go To" plugins and a little about them:
    1. Advanced Custom Fields - We usually only need for ecommerce sites but comes in handy quite a bit and allows you to introduce logic ranging from simple to very complex
    2. Classic Editor - Anyone who uses WPBakery (either standalone or bundled with a theme) should install this and set their default editor to Classic Editor
    3. Custom Post Type UI - If you don't know what register_post_type() does, this is for you
    4. Duplicate Page - A real time saver if you need to make several copies of a certain post type
    5. Gravity Forms (Paid) - In my opinion the best form creator for WordPress. There are also several add-ons that allow all sorts of very robust integrations. The ability to save form submissions to the database and Twilio integrations are almost always a must have for my clients
    6. Imagify - My pick for image compression
    7. Templatera (Paid) - Want reusable code? Again, totally worth it instead of updating any number of posts or pages that may have a banner or some common component
    8. WooCommerce - Used any time a client wants to sell anything online
    9. Wordfence Security - A software firewall to protect against spammers and hackers. 2FA is my favorite feature
    10. WP Mail SMTP (Paid) - For clients who are serious about email marketing and want analytics, history, etc.
    11. WP Rocket - Caching plugin with other upgrade options available like CDN
    [Developers Only]
    I usually only activate these plugins as they are needed
    1. Coming Soon Page, Maintenance Mode & Landing Pages by SeedProd - Obviously only necessary if you are working on a new site and don't want prying eyes but still need it publicly available for users with logins
    2. Debug Bar - Debugging tool from WordPress.org. Add-ons listed below
    3. Debug Bar Extender
    4. Debug Bar Console
    5. Debug Bar Cron
    6. Debug Bar Post Meta
    7. Debug Bar Post Types
    8. Debug Bar Super Globals
    9. Query Monitor
    10. Query Monitor Extend
    11. Query Monitor: Included files
    12. User Role Editor - Useful when working with 3rd party plugins
    13. User Switching - Does what the name implies
    14. WordPress Admin Style
    15. WP Activity Log - SEE EVERYTHING that happens on your site. Not recommended on a production site due to the overhead but very helpful when developing/troubleshooting
    16. WP Activity Log for WooCommerce - See previous comment, but for WooCommerce
    17. WP Console - Execute code right in the browser. And another personal favorite, view the log file!
    18. WP Crontrol
     
    alpha7024, Jul 29, 2021 IP
  4. Nishat Sharmin

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    #25
    I use these plugins,

    1.Akismet Anti-Spam
    2.Elementor
    3.Page Layer
    4.W3 Total Cache
    5.Lite Speed Cache
    6.Yoast SEO
     
    Nishat Sharmin, Jul 31, 2021 IP
  5. mmerlinn

    mmerlinn Prominent Member

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    NONE!!!
     
    mmerlinn, Jul 31, 2021 IP
  6. Nofussseo

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    #26
    I only ever go for lightweight plugins.
    1. Disable WP REST API
    2. The SEO Framework
    3. Perfmatters
    4. WP Rocket
    5. WPS Hide Login
    6. WPS Limit Login
    7. BBQ Firewall
    8. GA Google Analytics
    9. Blackhole for Bad Bots
    Plugins can be an attack vector if you're careless.
     
    Nofussseo, Aug 2, 2021 IP
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    mmerlinn Prominent Member

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    Well, they sure cannot be an attack vector if they are never loaded.
     
    mmerlinn, Aug 2, 2021 IP
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    Nofussseo Member

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    #28
    haha yes very true. WP itself is pretty secure. :)
     
    Nofussseo, Aug 2, 2021 IP
  9. Tech Eyes

    Tech Eyes Peon

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    #29
    1.Astra
    2.Elementor
    3.WP Rocket
    6.Yoast SEO
     
    Tech Eyes, Aug 22, 2021 IP
  10. Andrzej Wilczynski

    Andrzej Wilczynski Greenhorn

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    Classic Editor. I hate the new way of working with content
     
    Andrzej Wilczynski, Sep 19, 2021 IP
  11. Fuad M Rafiq

    Fuad M Rafiq Greenhorn

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    #31
    I have been using Yoast SEO plugin for my WordPress website. It's best for SEO.
     
    Fuad M Rafiq, Sep 20, 2021 IP
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    onlygrace Well-Known Member

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    #32
    must installed plugin:
    1. Yoast SEO for adding Meta Title, Description, Sitemap, etc
    2. Classic Editor not really a fan of gutenberg
    3. UniqueText to check plagiarism

    these are optional according to many factors the blog needs:
    1. YARPP (Related Post)
    2. TOC+
    3. Litespeed Cache / WP Fastest Cache
     
    onlygrace, Mar 8, 2022 IP
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    #33
    There are really a bunch of different WordPress plugins nowadays, and they expand even more each month, which wasn't the case when I first started working inside of this CMS. It's important to keep in mind here that no matter how helpful plugins can be, we still should use them pretty carefully and not overload the site with them since this can damage the fast loading speed and some general performances.

    Having this said, I will give you a shortlist of some plugins that I find useful while performing some regular tasks:
    - RankMath
    - WP Rocket
    - Imagify
    - Hello Dolly
    - Insert header & Footer
     
    VortexAlpha, Mar 25, 2022 IP
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    Rank Math SEO, Classic editor, and Disqus are my go-to

    Really depends on the kind of website though.
     
    DigitalW0lf, May 31, 2022 IP
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    #35
    Firstly I use Wordops for a WP manage and install.
    Must-have plugins IMHO are:
    • Yoast SEO
    • Clearfy Pro
    • Maintenance
    • Wordfence Security
    • InfiniteWP - Client
    Hope this helps.
     
    binax.cloud, Jun 2, 2022 IP
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    #36
    Algolia
    All in One SEO
    CAPTCHA 4WP
     
    bilgi, Jun 17, 2022 IP
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    Cloudfare and Forminator
     
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    #38
    I would recommend these:
    • WP Rocket - It uses caching to make the websites load faster
    • WP-Optimize - It caches the site, cleans your database and compresses your images
    • LiteSpeed Cache - all-in-one site acceleration plugin
    • Lazy Load - It displays images, videos, and iframes on a page only when they are visible to the user
    • All In One WP Security & Firewall - It is stable, and a well-supported security plugin
    • WordFence Security - A firewall and security scanner
    • Rank Math - This is a really good SEO plugin
    • Yoast SEO - This is also a really good SEO plugin
    • wpforms - this is an easy-to-use WordPress contact form
    • woocommerce - This is a customizable, open-source eCommerce platform
    • Elementor - You can create new pages without writing any codes
     
    monovm, Jul 21, 2022 IP
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    I Always install Akismet to reduce spam on my website.
     
    usama Bhai, Jul 21, 2022 IP
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    Gamerseo Greenhorn

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    Yoast SEO these are the absolute basics.
     
    Gamerseo, Jul 24, 2022 IP