The Best WordPress Plugins for Your Site

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WordPress is the best and most used blogging platform to build any type of site or blog.

There are thousands of plugins available to download for free, but some of them are extremely essential, no matter in what niche your site is.

So which are the best WordPress plugins to use on your site?

I know this is a personal question and the answer will depend based on your use.But a few of them are extremely useful and can help a lot to improve your site performance, speed, usability and also increase your earnings.

The Best WordPress Plugins for Your Website

#1. W3 total cache

W3 Total Cache helps you optimize your site speed and performance. It allows you to easily setup page and browser caching, compress pages for quicker downloads, and setup a content delivery network for your static files.

#2. SEO by Yoast

WordPress SEO by Yoast is the best SEO plugin for wordpress. It is a complete website optimization package. It’s very easy to install and setup, it also allows that you configure all the most important SEO aspects of your site.

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#3. Cloudflare

Cloudflare is a platform used to improve the speed and performance of your site. Using Cloudflare you can optimize your WordPress site in different aspects like:

  • Faster loading speed.
  • Better security against hackers and spammers.
  • Your site always online, because cloudflare will keep a cached copy of your wordpress site.

It’s a good plugin and service recommended especially for big sites receiving a lot of traffic.

#4. Disqus Comment System

Disqus is my favorite comment system for wordpress and it comes with many interesting features.

Some advantages of using disqus are:

  • The poll system, each comment can receive positive or negative votes.
  • Simple and easy to use.
  • Display comments by how relevant and popular they are.
  • Possibility to share comments when your visitors write a comment.

#5. Sucuri

Sucuri is a must-have tool to monitor the security of your site. Any website on the internet can get hacked or attacked at any time by malicious spam attacks. It is always better to be prepared for the worst.

Sucuri offers real-time alerts, a website security scanner, and even offers malware removal service.

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#6. Pretty Link

Pretty Links transforms “ugly” links into “beautiful” links, it’s very useful to help increase your SEO score. Pretty Link also allows you to track each hit on your URL and provides a full, detailed report of where the hit came from.

#7. BackupBuddy

BackupBuddy is the easiest and most beginner-friendly WordPress backup plugin. It allows you to quickly set up an automatic backup schedule for your WordPress website.

You can store your backups on the cloud and sleep easily, knowing all your content is safe and backed up.

#8. OptinMonster

OptinMosnter is simple the best tool to help build your email list by displaying optin forms on your site or blog.

It’s a paid service, but it comes with features like page-level targeting, analytics, split testing, and exit-intent technology which allows you to display optin forms when a user is about to leave your site.

Conclusion

This is not a big list with the dozens of “great” WordPress plugins that I recommend.

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As said at the beginning, the best WordPress plugins will depend on the type of site you are running.

The fact is that the majority of plugins that you see there being recommended are really not essential to have a safe and successful WordPress site.

This is the reason why the list above has “only” ten recommended plugins.