What plugins do you use?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Stefan85, Jun 19, 2016.

  1. Stefan85

    Stefan85 Newbie

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    Hey folks,

    I run a more or less successful gaming-news & columns blog in Germany with some decent traffic and income (only via guest articles).

    Now I'm wondering what Plugins all other websites may use and thought about sharing my collection - any improvements / suggesstions / anything?

    • Akismet
    • AMP
    • Animated Gif Resize
    • Antispam Bee
    • Async Javascript
    • Automatic Post Tagger
    • Better Wordpress Minify
    • ConvertPlug (Premium)
    • Far Future Expiration Plugin
    • JetpackJP Widget Visibility
    • NextScripts: SNAP Pro Upgrade Helper (Premium)
    • NextScripts: SNAP Social Networks Auto-Poster (Premium)
    • Pretty Link Lite
    • Prosodia VGW OS
    • Really Simple SSL (using certified ssl-cert)
    • SEO friendly images
    • Simple Comment Editing
    • WordPress Ping Optimizer
    • WP Keys Giveaway (Premium)
    • WP Super Cache
    • WP-Appbox
    • WP-Optimize
    • WPBakery Visual Composer
    • wpSEO (Premium)
    • XML Sitemap & Google News feeds (We are in Google News)
    Personally I'm not such a big of a fan in terms of "communities" like bbpress or something, cuz it needs to be taken care of and the results are to low from my point of view - but might be wrong. As we grow and have between 800 - 1.000 unique visitors per day the commentary-section starts to become a little bit more active.

    Or maybe you have a very easy other option so I could cut down the amount of plugins I use.

    Looking forward to hear back from you.

    Cheers
     
  2. SEO INC

    SEO INC Regular Member

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    If you use "All In One SEO" you can club at least 5+ of the above listed plugins, less clutter the better.
     
  3. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    It depends on the website.

    The plugins I tend to use the most are Akismet, Yoast SEO, Wordfence, and Contact Form 7; although I have a long list of plugins I like to use depending on the site's needs.
     
  4. Bleght

    Bleght BANNED BANNED

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    Looks like you are using too many plugins and if your site starts to get more traffic, it might start to slow down unless you have some serious hosting. I was plugin happy like that in the past, but I had to cut it down due to the strain it was putting on my hosting as I was (and still am) trying to keep the overheads low. I rarely use more than 5 plugins on a website.
     
  5. tahajawed

    tahajawed Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    My basic kit always include

    Akisment
    jetpack
    SEO by Yoast
    W3 Total cache
    Limit login attemps
     
  6. Crazy Monkey

    Crazy Monkey Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I suggested to WordPress plugins
     
  7. BradBush

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    I have used Avartan Slider: https://wordpress.org/plugins/avartan-slider-lite/ and Blog Designer: https://wordpress.org/plugins/blog-designer/
     
  8. ushadeep

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    hey,mate Wordpress is great one.try it...
     
  9. Furious Man

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    just go with WordPress plugins for blog designer