Recommended Plugins Every Site Should Have

These are just a few types of plugins that all WordPress sites should be using!

** I do not provide support for these plugins. If you have issues with any of these plugins, please contact the plugin's support.

Backup Plugin

It's important to regularly backup your website. If your site breaks, you can restore it in just minutes with a backup! Your hosting company should have backup tools you can use to automatically backup your site, so check with them first before downloading another plugin. But if not, these free WordPress plugins that will work just as great: UpdraftPlus and BackWPup

Security Plugin

I highly recommend installing a security plugin to protect your site from hackers. I recommend the popular security plugin Wordfence! I use this plugin to protect all of my websites.

Spam Plugin

Getting a ton of spam comments and spam contact form submissions? Askimet is the #1 anti-spam plugin you need. It's free for personal sites and nonprofits!

SEO Plugin

SEO is Search Engine Optimization. It means how well your site ranks in Google search. Good SEO means a higher rank in Google search!

The best SEO plugin out there is Yoast. It's a very powerful tool that can help you make your site as search-engine-friendly as possible. It's simple to set up and manage, and it's free!

Cache Plugin

The purpose of a caching plugin is to speed up your website and boost performance. It stores your website data to allow pages to load more quickly. You might already have a cache plugin installed from your hosting. If you do, don't download another caching plugin.

There are tons of caching plugins available. Here are some cache plugins I recommend: W3 Total Cache & WP Super Cache

Image Optimization Plugin

Images can take up a ton of space and can cause your site to run slowly, especially if you're uploading a ton of large images.

If you have the SG Optimizer plugin from Siteground hosting, you can optimize your images with that plugin.

If you don't already have an image optimization plugin, I recommend the Smush plugin to size down & optimize your images to improve your site speed. I recommend the paid version of this plugin, but there is a free version as well. 

**  I do not provide support for these plugins. If you have issues with any of these plugins, please contact the plugin's support.