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What wp plugins do you use and how much?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by cash tribe, May 2, 2019.

  1. cash tribe

    cash tribe Regular Member

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    I just want to know what wordpress plugins do y'all use and how many plugins y'all use.

    I just deleted some plugins and have seen the speed of my blog get a boost.

    Now the problem is I need a good social sharing plugin as I deleted the last one because it was slowing down my blog.

    Please help if you can fam.

    Cashtribe.
     

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  2. Jeepy

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    1. (FREE) Akismet Anti-Spam - this is almost as a wheel for a car, it does not slow down your site, it's small, but quite good works with spam comments, so after installing your WordPress leave this enabled.
    2. (FREE) All 404 Redirect to Homepage - This is quite good if sometimes to forget to add 301 to an article which changed URL, so you won't lose any link juice.
    3. (PAID) Amazon Affiliate for WordPress - https://getaawp.com/ - this is a really great plugin for building Amazon Product rich websites. I'm always including products within the text and after the article, it has amazing Conversion Rate and looks amazing.
    4. (FREE) AmazonJS - https://wordpress.org/plugins/amazonjs/ - I was using this plugin since I started to learn about Amazon Niche sites and it's working great even it's abandoned. I'm always including product with this plugin under the images and it converts also amazing. I got ~40% of product sales only with this plugin alone.
    5. (FREE) Attachment Pages Redirect - https://wordpress.org/plugins/attachment-pages-redirect/ - I don't use any stupid SEO plugins so I need to Redirect attachment pages manually. I was doping it by adding a small image.php file in the root of my WordPress before, but it disappears after each update of the theme, and this plugin does the same exact thing. In case you don't know why you need this - attachment pages are the page which opens when you click on an image (if you set it in the settings) and it's just a post page with just an image. Google considers it as a thin content page and if you have thousands of images you can get a thin content penalty just by using these pages.
    6. (FREE) Contact Form 7 - https://wordpress.org/plugins/contact-form-7/ - It's exactly what the title says.
    7. (FREE) Contextual Related Posts - https://wordpress.org/plugins/contextual-related-posts/ - For better internal linking, this shows ~5 related posts at the end of an article.
    8. (FREE) Disable Google Fonts - https://wordpress.org/plugins/disable-google-fonts/- It disables Google Fonts and speeds up a site quite a lot
    9. (FREE) External Links - https://wordpress.org/plugins/sem-external-links/ - I'm using this to nofollow all outgoing links and allow only specific links to be d0f0ll0w
    10. (FREE) Jetpack - I'm using this only for Site Stats and all other features are disabled as they slow down your site for 60% and are stupid features.
    11. (FREE) Redirection - https://wordpress.org/plugins/redirection/ - I'm using this plugin so I can 301 redirect URL changes.
    12. (FREE) Remove Category URL - https://wordpress.org/plugins/remove-category-url/ - This plugin removes stupid "category" from the URL like - page.com/category/cats.
    13. (FREE) Schema - https://wordpress.org/plugins/schema/ - I'm using this for SiteLinks and rich snippets.
    14. (FREE) Shortcodes Ultimate - https://wordpress.org/plugins/shortcodes-ultimate/ - I'm using this because it's rich in featured and shortcodes.
    15. (FREE) TinyMCE Advanced - https://wordpress.org/plugins/tinymce-advanced/ - This is must have for all WordPress websites and are not questionable IMHO.
    16. (FREE) Two Factor Authentication - https://wordpress.org/plugins/two-factor-authentication/ - I'm quite careful about my websites as well as for security so 2FA is must have for me!
    17. (FREE) Wordfence Security - https://wordpress.org/plugins/wordfence/ - Also Good Firewall and overall virus protection from hacked plugins or cyber attacks.
    18. (FREE) WP Word Count - https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-word-count/ - For counting how many words I have posted and how many are in the draft.
    19. (FREE) WPS Hide Login - https://wordpress.org/plugins/wps-hide-login/ -Also a security trick - hide your default wp-admin with something more related to you. This is good for bruteforce attack protection.

    And that's it. I'm using almost the basic plugins and doing it for all my sites. Of course, I could live without some of these but sometimes it's easier to install a small plugin that trying to achieve the thing without it.!
     
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  3. cash tribe

    cash tribe Regular Member

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    Thank you very much bro, Really appreciate this.
     
  4. ScribScribScrib

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    YOAST SEO is also a good one.
     
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  6. cash tribe

    cash tribe Regular Member

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    what do you use for social sharing plugin?
     
  7. Kaushal Dhawan

    Kaushal Dhawan Newbie

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    I am using a number of WordPress plugins for my blog.

    Yoast SEO
    WP Total Cache
    Broken Link Checker
    CommentLuv
    Google XML Sitemap
    Mailchimp
    SEO Optimized Images
    No Self Ping

    and many more...

    Even I have an infographic which you can see for your further clarification.
    Follow the given link and learn about some more plugins which are really useful for your website.

    http://www.blogeomics.com/30-best-wordpress-plugins-2019/
     
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  8. underthegun

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    W3 Total Cache - I've yet to find another caching plugin that honestly holds up to this however I do not use basic server setup (I use memcached and other tools), competing plugins seem to lack access to more advanced tools.

    Advanced Ads (+ Pro) - Tons of great features but I'm beginning to wonder if it's not too heavy.

    Easy Social Share Buttons for WordPress - Same as above, wondering if it's too heavy for what I need otherwise it's a great plugin.

    EWWW Image Optimizer - this has been way more helpful than I could ever describe.

    Jetpack by WordPress.com - Yes, it gets a lot of hate but I only use the free JS and image CDN provided.

    Lazy Load by WP Rocket - For when one of my writers includes a video (Youtube especially) this really improved my page speeds.

    WordPress Popular Posts - On my old setup, this was used on the front end as well. Now I keep it around for an easy reference to see what's been really popular on my blogs as I tend to mix around content between them to increase traffic.

    Yoast SEO or RankMath - Depending on the blog, I go with one of these two. Yoast is only useful for the OG meta but even that lately has been having issues. Considering turning it off and hand coding that same meta data.

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    I'm enjoying this thread myself, as I already see a few plugins listed here that I may incorporate into my own.
     
  9. stack43

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    AddtoAny
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    social snap
     

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    Akismet - for spam protection
    W3 total cache - for website speed
    Smush.it - for image compression
    Yoast seo - for meta updates

    Except these you need not to have any plugin
     
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    yoast seo
     
  12. bartosimpsonio

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    I use a stats plugin, word count plugin, yoast for the header tags (I ignore the content analysis it does) and "fastest cache". That's the meat n potatoes. Some themes require some other plugins I use case by case.