There are a ton of WordPress plugins out there and you wonder which plugins are suitable for getting your website started.It is clear that in terms of SEO, you have to be reasonable about the number of plugins you use. The more you put, the more your site will be slower. So we will see some of the essential WordPress plugins and then, you can choose whether you will use them or not.Therefore these are WordPress plugins that you need most to get your website started!
Yoast SEO (Free verion)(Must have)
Yoast SEO (formerly known as WordPress SEO by Yoast) is one of the most popular WordPress plugins. It allows you to optimize your WordPress site for search engines.
It not only helps you add meta tags, it optimizes your site as a whole.
The plugin is divided into several parts:
- Titles & Meta: You can adjust the settings (using keywords), for the Meta description and titles for the site’s home page.
- Social network: you can connect your Facebook pages, Twitter and Google+ to your blog!
- Sitemaps: to adjust the data on your Sitemaps (very important for search engines in order to provide them the structure of your site).
- Permalinks: lots of choice to address your links. I have personally checked anything!
- Internal Links: This tab is pretty cool to select securities to specific links as 404.
- RSS: You can write what appear before or after your item if someone uses your RSS feed. Very useful for plagiarism for example!
- Import & Export: This option is useful if you have used another SEO plugin before and want to import their data!
- Mass Edition: you are fed to publish your articles one by one? This tab offers directly to change the titles of your articles without having to open them one by one.
- There is also a hidden part: After writing your article you will see below it in the WordPress interface inquire what Meta tags to put for the article.
Askimet – Protect your website from Spammers (Must have)
Akismet handles unwanted comments. At first, when you don’t have visits, there are also no comments at this time it is not necessarily useful. But when one day, you log and discover twenty comments with suspicious links, which really are probably for advertising for products (probably fake). You might need to install it.
You can choose the free version, or you can of course make a donation. In any case you won’t regret having installed! It handles only unwanted comments. Of course you can choose to check before they go into the spam box. This plugin does a great job and you will be very satisfied!back to menu ↑
W3 Total Cache – Speed up your website (Must have)
WordPress caching is one of the best ways to improve website performance. The general idea of caching is storing the website data temporarily in the cache so that it loads faster the next time the user opens the same page. Cache is a place to store something temporarily in the computing environment.
To enable caching in WordPress, you can use WordPress caching plugins. Caching plugins will cache your posts and pages as static HTML files which are served to the users. This reduces page loading time drastically and helps to optimize overall site performance. Additionally, enhanced site-speed will profoundly impact your site SEO.back to menu ↑
Wordfence – Securing your WordPress website (Optional)
Wordfence is a plugin that will allow you to block suspicious IP visiting your blog. Most services are paid; however, the Live Traffic section shows you in real time, who visits your blog: bots, people, users… But also people trying to connect to the admin of this website! So it can be quite useful if you actually afraid of threats.back to menu ↑
UpdraftPlus WordPress Backup Plugin (must have)
UpdraftPlus simplifies backups (and restoration). Backup into the cloud (Amazon S3 (or compatible), Dropbox, Google Drive, Rackspace Cloud, DreamObjects, FTP, Openstack Swift, UpdraftPlus Vault and email) and restore with a single click. Backups of files and database can have separate schedules. The paid version also backs up to Microsoft OneDrive, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Storage, SFTP, SCP, and WebDAV.
Top-quality: UpdraftPlus is the highest-ranking backup plugin on wordpress.org, with over a million currently active installs. Widely tested and reliable, this is the world’s #1 most popular and mostly highly rated scheduled backup plugin. Millions of backups completed!