Essential plug-ins for WordPress sites

Wordpress plugin

Must have WordPress plug-ins

Akismet

It is used to filter out any comments in your blog that looks like a spam.Using Akismet web service, it automatically checks the comments. All the comments have the history for users, to know which are all the comments are cleared by Akismet. Also those comments are marked as spam or unmarked by the moderator will be highlighted in the history.

Contact Form 7

This plugin is used to create and manage multiple contact form. No need to write any code for this form, as the form and mail contents can be easily customized through the settings. It also supports Ajax-powered supporting, Captcha, and akismet filtering to help with spam.

Login Lockdown

This plugin is used to limit the number of login attempts from a given IP address for a certain amount of time. If the login attempt on wordpress site is failed everytime, the plugin will records the IP address and timestamp. If certain threshold of failed login attempts is passed in a short period of time, then the login function will be disabled from the IP range. using this, we can also prevent brute force password recovery attempts.

Lock out times can also be customized to fit your site’s needs.

WP smush pro

This plugin helps to stripped out unnecessary from the image, thus reducing the file size. By removing all of this from the image, the quality of the image is not impacted.

BJ Lazy load

Using this plugin, you can load your wordpress site much faster and also can save bandwidth. By replacing most images with the placeholder in your site, the plugin loads the content as it gets close to entering the browser screen when the visitor scrolls the page.

The plugin works for all post images, thumbnails, gravatar images, and content iframes. Other available  images within your site can also be included by using a delivered function.

Infinite SEO

This is a powerful wordpress engine optimizing plugin, can help to boost your site ranking. It can handle of the SEO needs in one tool.

The meta of each post and page can easily be customized through Infinite SEO. Added features of this plugin is, optimization tools, Moz integration and automatic sitemaps.

Floating social

Floating social plugin enables the users to display social share buttons on their site, which follow readers as they scroll through contents. It is easy to install and configure. User can only add media share buttons on their site. Media share buttons are responsive and you adjust by changing their size and color.

Disable comments

Using this, the administrator can globally control the comments on their site. Comments can be disabled based on the post type, on pages, attachments etc.

Table Press

Using Table press, one can create the tables that can be embedded into any posts, pages or text widgets by using a shortcode. No special code is needed as table data entered directly into spreadsheet interface.

Table can contain any type of data.Additional functionality of the TablePress plugin is, sorting, pagination, filtering. Table can also be imported and or exporting fromvarious format(such as Excel,CSV,XML,HTML, and JSON).

WP mail SMTP

This plugin reconfigures the wordpress delivered mail function to use SMTP. It also offers a setup page that enables you to configure various mail option. This option includes specifying SMTP host and SMTP port, specifying from name and email id for outgoing mail. Also specifying SMTP username, password and more.

Gallery

This plugin is used to adding and editing images in a different views for your site. This tool is 100 percent responsive. Using this we can easily add the galleries, albums in your posts and pages. The plugin can also make it easy to rename, upload, remove and copy images within a few steps. Image description and tags can also be easily added through this tool.

Advanced custom fields

Using this the wordpress user can easily create their custom fields for their site. Custom field input types includes text, textarea, wysiwyg, image, file, page link, post object, relationship, select, checkbox, radio buttons, date picker, true/false, repeater, flexible content, and gallery.

Backup WordPress

This plugin is used to backup your entire site including your database and all of your files.

 

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