Below you will find the Top 14 WordPress Plugins you must install after you have installed WordPress. Without some of these you could have some security issues.
WordPress Plugins are like pre-made apps for your website to add more functionalities. Keep in mind to keep the amount of plugins as low as possible as it can slow down your site
Top 14 WordPress Plugins
Akismet checks your comments and contact form submissions against their global database of spam to protect you and your site from malicious content.”
Share Buttons by AddThis
One of the must have social media plugins, that your readers can share your blog posts.
Sucuri is the best free security plugin, which protects your wordpress website
Backup your website! Updraft is a great an easy plugin with which you can automatically backup your wordpress website and files. The backup can be done onto your google drive, dropbox or Microsoft storage space.
To be GDPR compliant, install the “Cookie Notice” plugin. It is super easy to setup and to show a GDPR notice to your readers.
Smash Balloon Instagram Feed
Nowadays for bloggers it is almost a must to show some of your Instagram pictures on your website.
Easy Social Feed
Easy Social Feed is a good plugin to display your Facebook page name in a box on your website. Readers can like your Facebook page directly from our blog.
Mailchimp is a free (up to 2000 emails per months) email marketing application. In case you have a huge amount of readers at one point, check their different pricing options, but as a startt is the best option.
If you wanna monetize your website and keep an overview and track over your affiliate links, I can highly recommend the ThirstyAffiliates plugin
Yoast SEO is the number one SEO plugin on the market. Easy to setup and very user friendly. Check out my Brief SEO Overview page for more information about SEO and why it is so important.
Google Analytics Dashboard for WP (GADWP)
Google Analytics is the one and only analytics you need to have and it is completely for free.
Nowadays the WordPress Gutenberg Editor is the standard editor. If you wanna keep creating and editing your pages with the classic WordPress editor, this is the plugin you have to install.
This plugin should be automatically installed with your SiteGround WordPress installation. In the Loginizer plugin you can set the amount of times someone can have a failed login attempt to your WordPress dashboard before the IP address gets blocked.
This plugin should be automatically installed with your SiteGround WordPress installation. This plugin will speed-up your website.
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