Looking for best plugins for WordPress? Here is an expert-picked list for you ….
The best anti-spam plugin for the default commenting system of WordPress.
🌈 User-Experience first: No settings. No sign up is required. No captcha for visitors. No nagging or advertisement or upsell.
🥇 Trustworthy: The plugin enjoy 5/5 rating from many users.
⚡ Performance: Only add ~217 bytes (that is less than 1KB) pure JS.
⭐ Privacy-friendly: Works silently between browser and server and doesn’t interact with any 3rd-party server.
🔒 Secure: Minimalistic, doesn’t collect user-input inside Dashboard or perform any DB operation.
🏷️ Pricing: Free, Open-Source software for the WordPress community.
⌛ Time saver: Zero False-positive. It just allows human comments from the real browser.
👨💻 Developer-Friendly: Clean and well-commented code as per standard guidelines, ensure no conflict with another plugin.
Are you an AdSense publisher? You might know well Adsense says it’s your responsibility to protect your account from getting banned due to Invalid clicks. Therefore, you should use this plugin to set click-limit on your Ads units. This is a light-weight plugin which works amazingly based on visitor IP address and cookies. One sad thing, it doesn’t work properly with any kind of cache plugin.
WordPress Advanced Database Cleaner
This is the safest plugin ever for MySQL Database optimization. Also, it helps in finding the orphan tables which need to drop. The best part of this plugin is whatever you will go to delete first, it will give you a chance to have a look. Even WP Rocket premium plugin doesn’t have this feature. 😉
In the premium version this comes with lifetime support.
Don’t have access to FTP? This plugin will help you to do nifty thing inside Dashboard.
By default, WordPress is not that SEO-Friendly and it will be hard to rank in Google. This is a perfect plugin for on-page SEO optimization of a WordPress website. This plugin includes optimization feature for Title, Meta, Post, Page, Category, Social Media, XML Sitemaps generation, File editor, Extensions, Etc. An important suggestion: If you are running a blog, I’d highly recommend keeping noindex for categories and tags. It will prevent from duplicate content issues and penalties.
It’s a great plugin for bulk image optimization. I have been used this plugin. It has inbuilt feature for WebP generation which is a great bonus for the modern browser which accepts WebP content type.
Personally, I have tried almost all minify and combining plugin but, Autotptimize is one of best of all. It is perfect for Speed Optimization work.
This plugin is developed with utmost care by a great developer – Frank. He regularly keeps update this plugin and also I know for providing quality support instantly. You can see yourself at support page, most of all queries are resolved. For the impressive performance of this blog, it’s my pleasure to give credit to this plugin proudly. I firmly believe Autoptimize plugin will never disappoint you. All you need to do is properly setup.
In the opening day of blogging, this plugin helped to convert my readers into a subscriber. Sumo is an external script based plugin which offers exit-in List Building feature, Hitmap, and more. The layout of this plugin is superb. Also, sharing feature is awesome as it comes with WhatsApp, Twitter, and all other social media channels.
WP Rocket is the most user-friendly and effective for setup WordPress cache. It comes with Varnish, Cloudflare, Image Optimization, CDN and much more support. The best part of this plugin, their developer provides quality support via Email. They also have the live chat option. I have used this plugin on my blog. So, far very good experience. Regarding performance, WP Rocket is far better than WP Super Cache and W3 Total Cache.
Updraft Backup Plugin
If you would ask me, what is the first security measure for your blog? I’d say “Always having updated backup” via Updraft.
Using this plugin, you can instantly take backup and do the restore of your WordPress Blog. The user-friendly layout of this plugin makes it so impressive than another plugin. Once you authenticate Dropbox account to Updraft, it will keep doing schedule backup based on your rotation settings. Honestly, this works best for me as my website size is under 1-2 GB. If your site is little size is large, you should consider using a premium plugin called VaultPress.
This plugin helps to manage all custom functions.php code, filters, API under one dashboard. The benefit of using this plugin is – for adding any code you don’t need to edit functions.php file. It comes with the export feature, and you can activate & deactivate. One more thing, this plugin can also be used for showing code at frontend (article).
This list is under update. If you have any plugin suggestion, please let me know. I’d love to hear from you.
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