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What is your Must Have Wordpress plugins?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by enovator, Apr 20, 2019.

  1. Lamelo Ball

    Lamelo Ball Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    What I have known is that too many plugins will affect load speed a lot. So few is the best. I have couple of sites and I use following.
    1. Yoast SEO free version (More than enough)
    2. Simple Social Icons (Social media sharing)
    3. Wp Super Cashe (Free and simplicity)
    4. Akismet (Anti-Spam)
    5. Contact Form 7
    6. Vaultpress (Security)

    I'm more than happy with these plugins. Please note, my sites are blogs. Not ecommerce site.
     
  2. Streact369

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    yes it really make my site slower, sometimes when i update my jetpack to the new version it cause my website error. i use jetpack purely to track my visitor. i have google analytics on but i'm really confused how to use it.
    may i know what plugin or tools you use to track how many visitor come to your site ?

    for the plugin i use is :
    - 404 to homepage
    - redirection
    - classic editor
    - lite speed cache
    - velvet blue
    - yoast
    - really simple ssl
    - jetpack
     
  3. MrFufu

    MrFufu Newbie

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    - Elementor
    - Elementor Pro
    - Yoast SEO
    - WP Super Cache
    - Vaultpress
    - Akismet
     
  4. kindablack

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    Optimize before you post? Use ImageOptim for Mac, there is an alternative for Windows also

    I Google Analytics for that purpose. for the best speed, put your Google Analytics tag directly to your themes header.php
     
  5. Big Ron

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    wow, there's a blast from the past...
     
  6. Big Ron

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    Well, thanks to this awesome thread I have spent all morning dicking around with my website. I watched it go from a scorein the 90's back down to the 70's and everywhere in between. I had to learn about .htaccess files on WP and how to access them, undo render blocking css and javascript and a few other nuggets.

    I'm currently sitting at Page Speed score of 95% and YSlow Score of 76%. I'm stopping there... for now. I need to figure out how to do a CDN and make fewer http requests. And the "add expires headers" has been a pain the in the arse too. Many plugins say they'll handle that but none have. Of course, i'm probably configuring them wrong so...

    Current Plugs:

    Amazon Affiliate Link Globalizer
    Anti-Spam
    Autoptimize
    Blue Host
    Classic Editor
    GTmetrix for WP
    Hummingbird (made the most improvement so far)
    Lazy Load by WP Rocket
    Leverage Browser Caching
    StatCounter (for now, nostalgia really)
    REally Simple SSL
    SMush
    Social Icons by WPZoom
    Yoast SEO

    Edit: GTmetrix says I'm at 1.8ms load time
     
  7. AdeelAfz

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    WP Rocket & Yoast is a must.
     
  8. Idpetko2019

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    My must-have Wordpress plugin is the woo-commerce, my website is an online shop
     
  9. WhizAdvert

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    wpfastest cache give you option of photon cdn along with website speed optization
     
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  10. nst1m

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    With a cost, right? :rolleyes: I don't think to pay for CDN to host static files only is a good option. Finally, I moved my lazy ass and optimized all my images offline and go with Cloudflare.
     
  11. WhizAdvert

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    It's completely free try once.
     
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    WhizAdvert Newbie

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    it's completely free and easy to use. Just try once
     
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  13. nst1m

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    WP Fastest Cache is good, one of the best WP plugins. I have its premium version on one of my websites. However, according to https://www.wpfastestcache.com/premium/image-optimization/ they charge 1 credit for 1 image. Pricing is a bit cheaper than others though.
     
  14. halotrial

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    I just make sure to have a cache plugin and a lightweight seo one. Everything else built in.
     
  15. MACMerl

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    Yoast
    WPML
    AMP
    Jetpack
    Akismet
     
  16. Manoj Kusshwaha

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    Yoast is best as a comparison to ALL in one SEO. But its personal choice
     
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    Shoriful Islam BANNED BANNED

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    Content builder Elementor.
     
  18. Mansi Shrivasta

    Mansi Shrivasta Registered Member

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    I think we all need to WordPress plugins and this is best WordPress upwind jetpack, user registration, Yoast SEO, Akismet, Nivo slider. This is the best WordPress for everyone we can use this.
     
  19. Winona Silverstein

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    Akismet and Yoast SEO.
     
  20. Hoco

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    I switched from Yoast to RankMath by MyThemeShop - does everything and more for free. Never had a problem with it.