Basic and Most Important WordPress Plugins for New Website

Basic and Most Important WordPress Plugins for New Website
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Basic and Most Important WordPress Plugins for New Website

Most Important WordPress Plugins
Most Important WordPress Plugins


Developed by Automattic, the same creators of WordPress itself. It is great for visitor statistics especially for multi author blogs. It allows you to easily integrate all-in-one blog commenting functionality as well as incorporating simple social sharing icons. It also speeds up your site by using the wordpress.com CDN for your images.


No one likes spam on their site. Akismet is a great plugin to help you fight unwanted blog comments. It uses automated screening tools to filter out the comments which could be spam and allows you to delete them on bulk.

Yoast SEO

The most popular SEO plugin on the market. It uses a handy traffic light signal to assist you with all the best practices for on-page SEO factors. It also automatically generates an XML sitemap for Google’s indexation purposes. They have recently launch the latest version of the plugin which includes content analysis.

Google Analytics By Monster Insight

Assuming that you use Google Analystics to track your traffic statistics, this plugin will allow you to integrate it right on your WordPress dashboard. No longer will you have to switch between the two.

Broken Link Checker

Regular bloggers know that keeping track of all the broken links on your site can be quite challenging. That is where broken link checker comes in. It will monitor all of the links on your site and alert you via email.

W3 Total Cache

If you are looking to speed up your site, look no further than W3 Cache. This plugin uses advanced file caching technology as well as increasing server performance. It also allows for transparent CDN integration.


There is nothing worse than losing changes you made on WordPress when you forgot to back up (speaking from experience). BackWPup schedules automatic backups of your entire WordPress install. It can then send all of these backed up files to an external storage service like Dropbox.


Assuming that you want to sell products on your WordPress site, then WooCommerce is the gold standard. Customize shipping, manage billing, specialize product categories and keep stock of items in storage. It also allows fully customization of your storefront as well as integration with other services.

Scrybs Multilingual Plugin

The easiest and fastest way to translate your WordPress site. Installing the plugin opens your site up to a world of translation options. Among many of the benefits, you have full content synchronization and translation caching technology. It also follows all of Google’s best practices for international SEO.


If you were looking for a plugin that would manage all of your 301 re-directs then this is the plugin for you. It also keeps track of all your 404 errors and map these to your re-directs.


WPForms is the most beginner friendly contact form plugin for WordPress. This drag & drop online form builder allows you to easily create contact forms, email subscription forms, order forms, payment forms, and other type of online forms with just a few clicks. We use it on WPBeginner and all of our other sites.

Edit Flow

Edit Flow provides an efficient editorial workflow management system for WordPress. It allows you to see your editorial calendar, manage authors, assign posts, leave editorial comments, and much more. You can create your own custom post status and plan your content strategy with in your WordPress dashboard.

Floating Social Bar

Most social media plugins for WordPress come with a lot of bloat. With countless social networks that no body wants, and unnecessary scripts that slow down your website. Floating Social Bar is the best social media plugin for WordPress, it allows you to add only a handful of social networks that really matter. It is highly optimized for speed so that your social buttons don’t slow down your website.

Login Lockdown

By default, a user can try to login into your site with as many incorrect attempts as they want. Most hack attempts usually rely on breaking into your site’s admin area by using password lists. Limit Login Attempts simply puts a limit on how many times a user can try to login. After a given number of login attempts it locks down the admin area for a limited time.


WP Mail SMTP is a simple, lightweight, no frills option. They are probably the most widely used SMTP plugin in the WordPress repo, with over half a million active installs. They were last updated 4 months ago and have good reviews, though few for their size

Features: Easy, lightweight, and moderately configurable

Using a SMTP plugin for WordPress is one of the best quick fixes out there for email that doesn’t want to send.

Are you using any wordpress plugins that are not listed above. Leave them in the comments below.

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