Most Essential WordPress Plugins for Blogs and Websites

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We continue reviewing some essential WordPress plugins for the most widespread content manager, that add additional functionality to our website.

On this occasion, we will focus on JetPack, Limit-login-Attempts, WordPress SEO by Yoast, Google Analytics by Yoast, WP-Super-Cache,  Google-Authenticator,  Really Simple CAPTCHA and Cookie Law Info plugins, which will allow us to include CAPTCHA or legal consents very easily, to give some examples of its features.

 Jetpack:

jetpack

JetPack is a free plugin that can let you include many additional features to your site in WordPress. It’s a Swiss Army knife, with widgets and practically essential services, including custom CSS, Carousel for photographs, JSON API, module comments, share, links, statistics, forms, etc.

More information and download: wordpress.org/plugins/jetpack

Limit-login-Attempts:

limit-login-attempts

Very simple to use and very useful to protect our WordPress, simply blocks the attacker IP if it fails 3 times to login.

More information and download: wordpress.org/plugins/wp-limit-login-attempts

WordPress SEO by Yoast:

wordpress-seo-yoast

 

It is a free plugin and one of the most widely used for better search engine rankings. With proper configuration, it is possible to improve the SEO of our site. You can edit titles and meta tags, XML sitemap, permalink, internal links, RSS, etc.

yoastseo

More information and download: wordpress.org/plugins/wordpress-seo/

Google Analytics by Yoast:

google-analytics-for-wordpress

Google Analytics is an excellent tool to analyze traffic to our website. With Google Analytics by Yoast we can filter out things that do not have the original title, description, can track traffic and visits generated by authenticated users, including administrators.

More information and download: wordpress.org/plugins/google-analytics-for-wordpress

Wp-super-cache:

wp-super-cache

With wp-super-cache, you can generate static html files from your dynamic WordPress blog. Once the html file is generated, your webserver will serve that file instead of processing the comparatively heavier and more expensive WordPress PHP scripts which can also help you to improve the speed of your site.

super-cache

More information and download: wordpress.org/plugins/wp-super-cache/

 WP Google-Authenticator:

google-authenticator

Thanks to this free plugin which add check on your WordPress blog and it is extremely simple to configure this plugin in a couple of steps. Your blog will request a code to users after entering the password and this is achieved by scanning a QR code using the Google Authenticator app, available for Android, BlackBerry and iOS.

More information and download: wordpress.org/plugins/wp-google-authenticator

 Really Simple CAPTCHA:

really-simple-captcha

Probably this is one of the easiest ways to put a captcha for contact form. It is simple and a powerful plugin.

simple_captcha

More information and download: wordpress.org/plugins/really-simple-captcha

Cookie Law Info:

Just like inserting Analytics code on our blog, we need to insert the code for cookie law info to accept the terms and conditions. So have a plugin like this, with many configurable features, will make the policy settled.

cookie_law-info

More information and download: wordpress.org/plugins/cookie-law-info

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