Must Have WordPress Plugins for 2015
These days wordpress is the most popular and recommended CMS system and 40% websites out of all are using wordpress system and plugins playing important roll as without plugins the outcome isn’t possible. So i decided to share some of must have plugins for every wordpress site. Considering Security, Stability and most important that these are Conflict free plugins for any versions of WordPress & Themes. These plugins will stabilize your site, it will also make your site more secured to fight against hacking & spamming.
1. Anti Spam – Security Plugin
This plugin will stop all spam through post comments, as usually spammer use auto script to submit comments and share their links. It’s very frustrating receiving dozens of spam everyday through post comments and even time consuming to delete them everyday. This plugin will simply stop these type of comments, delete them automatically and even though you will not see spam in your comments section. Check out the link below to get the plugin and know more about its features.
2. Disable Comments – Management Plugin
Stopping comments on pages is quite difficult and even though disabling comments particular category is more complicated. This plugin will stop comments on pages, categories, post, forms, media & products. You can skip non required content from commenting via users & members. Check out the link below to get the plugin and know more about its features.
3. Update Control – Management Plugin
This is must have plugins as mostly plugins, themes & wordpress sometimes automatically get update and it is very important to control them. Mostly problems & issues found in wordpress is due to auto updates and sometimes those are frustrating and takes a lot of time to fix them. This plugin will simply stop all auto updates and will give you options to control updates via simple option panel and you can disable all auto updates, enable all OR can even make some plugins on auto update. Check out the link below to get the plugin and know more about its features.
4. Wordfence Security – Security Plugin
Hacking attempts via wp admin login is the most common trick usually hackers use so this plugin will secure your site from attackers. It will block malicious networks, malicious IP’s and uses the firewall, it also reports site admin for fail attempts and success logins. It will also do security scans for vulnerability script in your wordpress site. It has many option and must have plugin to secure your wordpress. Check out the link below to get the plugin and know more about its features.
5. BackUpWordPress – Management Plugin
Backup your wordpress & database is not a easy job for beginners or non technical persons but this plugin makes it simple & easy. You can schedule a site & database backup (daily, weekly, monthly OR as per days), can backup them on local directory (hosting account) or can backup them remotely. The new version of plugin can backup your wordpress even on Amazon Cloud OR any other CDN sources. It also has option to delete the old backup file upon new generation or can keep few backup files on server for limited period. Check out the link below to get the plugin and know more about its features.
6. SEO by SQUIRRLY™ – SEO Plugin
If there is site then it should have built in SEO. This plugin makes it simple and will help you list in your site google OR any search engine in few days. The free version allows you to list your 5 URL’s and if you share their article on twitter OR FB then you will get extra 5 URL’s. Their Premium version cost about 20USD/Month and you can manage upto 7 sites with unlimited URL optimization. This plugin has many features such as Social Media Optimization Options, First page Optimization, Websits Icon Option, Tracking Tools (Google Webmaster, Bing, Alexa & Pinterest) & Search Engines Tools. This plugin gives amazing result in few days, user friendly panel & options make it simple & easy. Check out the link below to get the plugin and know more about its features.
7. Google XML Sitemaps – SEO Plugin
Generating XML Sitemap & submitting them to google & bing bot is time consuming job but this plugin makes it easy & simple. Once in a week you can generate sitemap using this plugin and can submit sitemap automatically using this plugin. This plugin will also create robot.txt automatically and their are plenty options to manage your sitemap easily as per your needs. Check out the link below to get the plugin and know more about its features.
8. W3 Total Cache – Performance Plugin
Speed is being considered for search engine and even as users who visits your wordpress site. W3 total cache gives better speed than actual and even better caching for lightning site stability. There are many options to manage your site caching such as page, objects, media, database & other, it also has options to connect your site with CDN platform easily. You can check out my other article explains how you can setup this plugin with your wordpress and details can be found here. Check out the link below to get the plugin and know more about its features.
9. WordPress Ping Optimizer – Security Plugin
Save your wordpress blog from getting tagged as ping spammer.This encourages search engines and different blog directories/services to index your updated blog properly. It won’t unnecessarily ping many times when you schedule posts as WordPress does by default. Check out the link below to get the plugin and know more about its features.
10. Other Commonly Used Plugins – Management Plugin
Other commonly used plugins in most wordpress sites and are based on mostly downloaded under wordpress community.
Contact form 7 – Create custom contact form in minutes
All in One SEO Pack – Yet another WordPress SEO Plugin
SEO by Yoast – Yet another amazing SEO Plugin
BackupBuddy – Backup your wordpress & database plugin (Paid Plugin)
TablePress – Create Tables & Table Styles in minutes with TablePress
TinyMCE Advanced – Advanced Post & Page Editor (Just Like MS Word)
WP Mail SMTP – Helps to deliver mails in Inbox instead of spam sent via WordPress Site
Google Analytics for WordPress – Connect Google Analytics to wordpress & see real time results
Share This – Social Sharing made simple
Google Adsense – Display Google Ads and track reports
Visual Composer: Page Builder for WordPress (Paid Plugins)
Slider Revolution Responsive WordPress Plugin (Paid Plugins)