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WordPress Plugins – Highly Rated, 2017

Installing a plugin is always a compromise. They can slow your site down. They can represent a security risk. They can conflict with other plugins or theme features.

But they can add a lot to the site user experience, or the site owner experience.

In other words, before installing a plugin, do as much research as you can about it, and potential competitors or complications.

I’ve use a lot, but not all, of these plugins over the years.

 

SECURITY

  • WordFence
  • Sucurri

SEO

  • WordPress SEO by Yoast
  • All in One SEO Pack

BACKUP

  • Duplicator Pro
  • Updraft Plus
  • Backup Buddy

FORMS

  • ContactForm 7
  • Ninja Forms
  • WPForms

TWO-Factor Authentication

  • Clef
  • Duo
  • Google Authenticator

SEARCH

  • Relevanssi

SUBSCRIPTION MANAGEMENT

  • OptinMonster

CACHING

  • W3 Total Cache
  • WP Super Cache

EDITORIAL WORKFLOW

  • Edit Flow

SLIDESHOW

  • Soliloquy

GALLERY

  • Envira Gallery
  • NextGEN Gallery

IMAGES

  • Smush
  • Regenerate Thumbnails

MAINTENANCE MODE

  • Coming Soon Page & Maintenance Mode by SeedProd

SOCIAL

  • Floating Social Bar
  • JetPack

COMMENTING

  • Akismet
  • Disquus

RELATED POSTS

  • YARPP
  • JetPack

ANALYTICS

  • Google Analytics
  • JetPack

CUSTOM FIELDS

  • Advanced Custom Fields

EDITOR

  • Tiny MCE Advanced

DATA Management

  • Duplicate Post

Some Plugin-Related Links:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jn3O4wOlF3Q

37 Plugins Rundown from WPMUDEV

https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/essential-wordpress-plugins/?utm_expid=3606929-97.J2zL7V7mQbSNQDPrXwvBgQ.0&utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.ca%2F

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