WordPress is one of the more popular Content Management Systems and it’s estimated that approx. 30% of the world’s websites are using the platform.
You can add additional functionality to your website by using Plugins. At the time of writing it’s estimated that WordPress has over 29,000 plugins, so getting started can be tricky.
This blog post will help you find out about some of the best plugins for WordPress which are available for your website.
Akismet is one of the default plugins of WordPress that comes with every new core installation. It is basically an anti-spam plugin which checks all comments and filters out the spam comments.
The plugin is free for the personal site and blogs, for commercial sites, there is a monthly plan which offers more features.
Yoast SEO is one of the most popular WordPress plugins and it’s certainly the number one Search Engine Optimisation plugin for WordPress. No matter what type of site you are running on WordPress, Yoast is a powerful tool that can help you make your site as search-engine-friendly as possible.
Again, the plugin is free, although you can pay for a premium version, which offers more features.
W3 Total Cache
W3 Total Cache improves the SEO and user experience of your website by increasing website performance, reducing load times via features like content delivery network (CDN) integration and the latest best practices.
The only web host agnostic Web Performance Optimisation (WPO) framework for WordPress trusted by millions of publishers, web developers, and web hosts worldwide for more than a decade.
Resize, optimize, optimise, lazy load, and compress all of your images with the incredibly powerful and 100% free WordPress image smusher.
Some image compression tools destroy images with as much as a 30% loss in quality. WP Smush servers strip hidden bulky information from your images and reduce file size without affecting the appearance.
Wordfence includes an endpoint firewall and malware scanner that were built from the ground up to protect WordPress.
Wordfence has the newest firewall rules, malware signatures and malicious IP addresses it needs to keep your website safe. Rounded out by 2FA and a suite of additional features, Wordfence is the most comprehensive WordPress security solution available.