WordPress: Plugins You “Must” Have

SocialMediaEdge.comJuly 12, 1996 😉 actually 2016


Let’s start with what a plugin is and what it could do.  Then move on to the different categories I added below?

Plugins that do something to the public end of your site: (these are plugins that have a direct effect on the look, feel or interaction on your site)

  • Image plugins
    • Next Gen Gallery
    • Lightbox Plugins
    • Slider Plugins
  • Social media icons  – that go to your various social media profiles
  • Social media icons – that allow people to share your content on their profiles

Behind The Scenes Plugins:  (these don’t show up on the public side but do an important job on the inside)

  • Form Plugins
    • Contact Form 7
    • Gravity Forms
    • Ninja Forms
  • Akismet
  • WP Cache
  • Redirection plugins
  • WP-Smush
  • Jetpack Photon
  • Regenerate thumbnails

Security and Wellness Plugins:

  • Sucuri
  • Wordfence
  • Backupbuddy
  • Updraft

SEO Plugins:

  • All in One SEO Pack
  • Yoast

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