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If you could only have 3-5 plugins for WordPress...

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by The Curator, May 29, 2017.

  1. The Curator

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    I appreciated it when everyone shared their top SEO tools in this previous thread.

    Now I want to know what everyone thinks are the top mandatory plugins that WordPress site owners need to have to have a robust and high performance website (not talking about loading times but marketability).

    Appreciate any replies!
     
  2. Jayder

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    Wordfence.
    WP Fastest Cache
    Yoast
     
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    If not talking about loading times, but marketability, I go with these(some depending on the niche or type of site):
    NextScripts
    AddtoAny
    Social Login
    One for email optin, can't remember the name :/
    AIO SEO pack
     
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  4. WeWontBeAlone

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    Depends on the site tbh :p
     
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    Are there any plugins you would use in particular, depending on each type of site?
     
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    Easybay pro for live auctions in posts and sidebar
    Easyazon to add amazon products to posts.
    So I use either depending on client need
     
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    1. Wp Rocket
    2. Thrive Content Builder
    3. Yoast SEO
     
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    Go Daddy Quick Start
    Akismet Anti-Spam
    Hello Dolly
    Yoast SEO
    Limit Login Attempts
     
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    Yoast SEO
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    Social icons
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  10. SEO

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    I have a lot, so I'll provide a few variations. There are other plugins I would recommend in general, but I'm trying to filter them just for marketability.

    Core:
    • Yoast (for OG tags)
    • Microblog Poster (Way better than NextScript's SNAP)
    • OptinMonster (now a SaaS, but I bought when it was a plugin)
    • Anti-Spam Bee
    • Monarch by Elegant Themes (turn off share counts, they're slow. This is true for all social sharing plugins)
    Variations based on site:

    Link cloaking: Thirsty Affiliates (I own Pretty Links Pro, but I prefer Thirsty)
    Membership site: Restrict Content Pro or Paid Memberships Pro
    Selling your own affiliate product: AffiliateWP
    Display ads: Ad Insterter Pro
    Additional social media promotion: Post Promoter Pro
    Selling online courses: WP Courseware
    Review site: WP Rich Snippets
     
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  11. aidenhera

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    wp rocket
    yoast
    some silo plugin which name i forgot
    something for copy protection
    WP Statistics
    possibly imagify or wp smush for images
    updraft
     
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    As a lot of people is answering, in my opinion, it depends on the website but some plugins that I always install are:

    • Yoast By Seo (Yeah, everyone seems to use the same, but hey, it seems to work!)
    • W3 Total Cache (a lot of people in the thread is using WP Rocket, I should take a look)
    • SumoMe (sometimes I love it, sometimes I hate it)
    • WP Smush (oh, those pictures... :p)
    • And recently, AMP
     
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    My dream plugin would be one that would automatically search FB groups, join for me, then post my blog posts in realtime on a cherry picked basis.

    This needs AI to work properly
     
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