What are the essential wordpress plugins to install Posted on October 6, 2014 by admin500 Comments Sasha B., Bennie M. and 24 others like this 163 comments Jump to most recent comment Sasha Sasha B. Founder at Techbridge – Your digital team Gravity forms with different add-ons. Hitch Hitch B. Founder/CEO at The Fashion Globe & SooGreat.com This is the top 4 plugins we recommend for our clients: * Akismet * SEO * Total Cache * Analytics for WordPress After for social media we recommend using but it’s not essential * Jetpack Feel free to stop by here for all your WP needs: http://www.soogreat.com Paul Paul G. Co-Founder of iControlWP – Secure Multiple WordPress Management You’ll want: WordPress Simple Firewall WordPress SEO Redirection (for 404 tracking etc.) W3 Total Cache. iControlWP (for multiple management) Hope that helps! Diane Diane W. Web Developer Excellent topic! BackupBuddy Login Lockdown W3 Total Cache Google XML Sitemap Contact 7 Forms BulletProof Security … I could go on and on. I’m looking forward to other’s suggestions. Ben Ben K. Principal Consultant at Bracia Design – BackupBuddy – Advanced Custom Fields + Addons – Gravity Forms – WP Migrate DB Pro Kevin Kevin B. WordPress Security Specialist at Pioneer Web Consulting This is a short list of my personal favourites; P3 profiler – essential to know how your plugins impact your site load time Due-security – 2 step authentication for the login screen easy theme and plugin upgrades wordpress SEO backup buddy I could write a book on plugins but these 5 are a great set to add to any WP site Steve Steve C. Asst Professor of Music Technology at USC, web designer/developer, old car guy Backup Buddy iThemes Security Pro Gravity Forms All In One SEO Pack Pro Google Analytics if I can have a sixth: Infinite WP client. Amy Amy B. Business Owner at Websites for Business Coaches gravity forms is a good one. I also like s2member and wishlist member. Pastor Ken Pastor Ken F. Pastor at Last Harvest Fellowship Basically my short list is: askimet for spam catching formidable forms for forms (easy hacking of their html) WP-TotalCache to enable both Memcaching and CDN management SEO by Yoast Duplicator ideal for quick backups off site or cloning a site or moving from staging area Ryuhei Ryuhei Y. Web Developer We just wrote a post about this. ACF, CF7, W3TotalCache, WordPress SEO by Yoast, and BackWPup. http://y-designs.com/blog/wordpress-plugins-14-best-plugins-for-2014.html Megan Megan C. Web Designer Advanced Custom Fields (to extend WP’s CMS capabilities) Quick Cache (simpler than W3 total cache) Google XML Sitemaps Gravity Forms (best form plugin I’ve used) Wordfence Security (great security options) Ryan Ryan H. Front-end Web Developer at Mindutopia Regenerate thumbnails, Contact Form 7, P3 profiler, Query Monitor, and Google Analytics Bennie Bennie M. Webdesigner who will help you with a Professional Website or Custom WordPress Implementations Maybe also a difference in free and paid plugins.. 🙂 Free plugins i use; contact form 7, related posts, pretty links, disqus, akismet and i like tiny cofee and bit coin donation plugins. NExt to this i use a lot of textwidgets (share buttons etc) Premium plugins; optinskin, postskin, aweber, revolution slider, member solutions. Some plugins depend on the goal for the website. BEst, Bennie Jordan Jordan A. CEO at Prositetutorials 1. Jetpack it adds a tone of useful features just in one plugin. 2. Akismet if you have posts it’s one of the best way to stop annoying comment spam. 3. All In One SEO Pack so you can customize each page for the search engines. 4. UpdraftPlus a great to automatically back-up your WordPress website. 5. W3 Total Cache to help boost the uploading speed for your website. Those are the ones that I commonly install to all of my websites. Panagiotis Panagiotis H. PHP Developer I am also keen on the pure Ninja Forms plugin (without extensions). Also wpml for multilingual blogs/cms (although polylang seems a nice alternative). Петр Петр К. Senior Designer, Team Lead, YarGromov Studio Plugins we always use are: 1. Akismet – the best choice if you use default WP comments 2. Rus to Lat – convert cyrillic post/page title to latin 3. Contact Form 7 – form plugin 4. Regenerate Thumbnails – if you add/change/delete thumbnail size – use this plugin for recropping all images in “uploads” 5. NextGen Gallery – v2.x has some bugs, but 1.x – the best gallery plugin. Also we use NextGen Gallery Voting for contests and photo raitings 6. ACF – Advansed Custom Fields – add what you want to any post / page / custom post tape. Great plugin! 7. Redux Framework – Powerfull plugin for theme option pages 8. WooCommerce 9. CodeStyling Localization – edit .po files 10. FancyBox for WordPress 11 WP PageNavi Mike Mike S. Web Developer at Auxiant Wordfence, WordPress SEO by Yoast, Contact Form 7, and Advanced Custom Fields are all crucial to every site I run. Simon Simon M. Owner, Squared Ink Same as Mike’s list above, just add ‘Duplicator’ for quickly moving sites about for testing and development, and I always add ‘Email log’ for those times when the client insists the site isn’t emailing them! Lance Lance B. Internet Sherpa | WordPress Wizard | Writer Yoast SEO Black Studio TinyMCE Widget TinyMCE Advanced Google Analytics (Kevin Sylvestre) Google XML Sitemaps (Arne Brachhold) Nino Giovanny Nino Giovanny C. Analista de Sistemas na COGECT – Coordenadoria de Gestão Corporativa de Projetos de Tecnologia da Informação My List… Akismet, ACF, CF7, WordPress SEO by Yoast, Wordfence what’s the need of your website? Miguel Angelo Miguel Angelo P. Web Development. na MBuintelligence.com; Consultant at Novabase Consulting Hello Valentine Kogut and other colleagues. I can separate into 2 groups preinstalled with wordpress and plugins to install. Pre installed that are well worth it for me are: -Jetpack – Native -Akismet-native And Plugin choose to install these as essential: -WP-DBManager (to make backup’s theme and databases, you must also repair and optimize functionality) SEO by Yoast-(Together they have a good portion of everything you need to have a good SEO “Google XML Sitemap for example.”) Wp-Super Cache (Optimization of loading the site) WP-Construction Mode (if we do our ONLINE site, and even for certain interruptions is very worthwhile.) -Fast Secure Contact Form (Forms of contacts) For those working with Adsense and Affiliates: -Quick Adsense – To automate the insertion of adsense on posts and pages of our projects) -AdRotate – (Autorotation advertising and reports.) I hope I have contributed to your interest. best regards Valerie Valerie A. WordPress Web Developer & Small Business Consultant I’ll just give you free ones here: WordPress SEO by Yoast Jetpack Ozh’ Admin Menu Ultimate TinyMCE Mail Poet …but there are a few more I can’t live without! And I always load the premium plugin, Backup Buddy, on any site I will be hosting/maintaining. Jonny Jonny A. Director & head of creative/digital at Tanc Design – WP-CMS Post Control (customise post screens and limit revisions) – Gravity Forms (the best form building plugin available) – Yoast SEO (excellent SEO controls and XML Sitemap generation) – WP SuperCache (speed up your page loads) Jahanzaib Jahanzaib R. Php WordPress Developer at Esol Technologies Good Topic! 1-Contact Form 7 2-ACF(advance custom fields) 3- Regenerate Thumbnails 4-W3 Total Cache Mark Mark T. IT and Accounts Analyst at TJ McConnells and Sons For me – Akismet – All-in-one-SEO – BackWPup – Google Analytics – Shareaholic I would disagree with installing jetpack, for a plugin to do so many things is asking for trouble. I did use it for the sharing and reports but found it problematic and I know a lot of guys as Wealthy Affiliate found it a real pain. Better to use a plugin for a specific task than use jetpack for everything. Thomas Thomas A. Web Developer 1. Wordfence, 2. UpdraftPlus 3. WordPress SEO Yoast, 4. Contact Form 7, 5. Advanced Text Widget 6. WP Fastest Cache Sorry, 6 but in my experience very good and important! Basil Basil T. Founder, Trobaz Internet Solutions, LLC ~ WordPress SEO Yoast ~ Wordfence Security ~ WassUp Real Time Analytics ~ Breezing Forms ~ Japkin Nazcar Nazcar P. System Engineer and Web Developer SEO Yoast Contact Form 7 Google XML sitemap W3 Total Cache Akismet Krishna C Krishna C M. Web / UI / WordPress Developer | PHP | Mysql | HTML5 | CSS3 1. Contact form 7 2. custom permalinks 3. global content blocks 4. page links to 5. breadcrumb navxt 6. wp realtime sitemap 7. nexgen gallery 8. akismet 9. All in One SEO Pack Erik Erik T. Independent Music Professional and Web Developer/Designer Some these suggestions are great… some just make me think people are just lazy.. Askimet – Invaluable for a high traffic site with open comments… you may have to drop some coin though. Gravity Forms – Way easy, mad expandable and it’s something you can train a client to use. I advocate this of Contact Forms 7 any day… Contact Forms 7 reeks like WordPress 2. SEO by Yoast – It’s the best Google XML sitemap W3 Total Cache(If Needed, as I find people mistake the need for this without realizing that their host blows) I handle the rest by myself. vipul vipul G. MD/Project manager at JNEXT Development contact Form 7 Digvijay Digvijay L. — W3 Total Cache – For speeding up the site Google Analytics Google XML Sitemaps Contact Form 7 WP Smush.it victor victor O. Entrepreneur|Business Consultant|Author SEO by Yoast Broken link checker SEO slugs WP Smush It Total Cache Timo Timo R. Web Developer SEO by Yoast Google XML sitemap W3 Total Cache Post Status Notifier AmazonSimpleAdmin Rufus Rufus T. — For my blog: * WordPress SEO by Yoast * Batcache * Juiz Social Post Sharer * Google Analytics for WordPress * Contact Form 7 And, I listed some more on my blog http://tangrufus.com/essential-wordpress-plugins/ Brent Brent N. Co-founder – Green Collar Technologies In this order: Ultimate Maintenance Mode (enable to hide dev site) Wordfence (secure site) WordPress SEO (optimize site) Enable media replace akismet 5 others… Iman Iman D. Support Manager, Web Developer at PixFlow Wordfence W3 Total Cache Contact form 7 Google Analyticator Akismet Mike Mike D. Middelpunt Askimet Contact Form 7 All in one SEO pack google xml sitemap W3 total cache Ron Ron C. WordPress Design and Theme Developer at PegasusTeam.com Here’s what I pretty much use on every site I build Wordfence – for security Backup Creator – for automated backups to S3 Akismet – to fight spam Pretty Link Lite – to mask aff links WordPress SEO Yoast Contact Form 7 Jetpack on some sites for various tools SHOW MORE COMMENTS Have something to say? Join LinkedIn for free to participate in the conversation. When you join, you can comment and post your own discussions.