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TOPIC: essegtial WP plugins

essegtial WP plugins 2 years 1 month ago #41088

Good day OST!

From your experience, which WP plugins are part of your 'WP site essential plugins" tool kit? that is, plugins you usually install on new WP CMS sites/blogs.

I think many of the members would love to know this useful tidbit... :)

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essegtial WP plugins 2 years 1 month ago #41118

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Hi gilles,

I'm sure everyone has their favorites. Here's what I always install on everything. Although the type of essential plugin is more important than the actual plugin since there are so many good ones. I always make sure I have something to make sure editing is easy, spam is prevented, and the site is fast, and SEO

This is what I usually use to fill those categories.

Advanced TinyMCE and all plugins that enhance it that I might need.
Wangguard
Akismet - or something similiar.
Super Cache
Wordpress SEO by Yoast

I will be interesting to see what others feel is essential.

Cheers,
Ed
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essegtial WP plugins 2 years 1 month ago #41119

Thanks Ed!
great list.
which do you use to backup both files and db?
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essegtial WP plugins 2 years 1 month ago #41228

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Hi Gilles,

Some other generally useful plugins:

1) Front-end Editor:
wordpress.org/extend/plugins/front-end-editor/

2) W3 Total Cache:
wordpress.org/extend/plugins/w3-total-cache/

4) Broken Link Checker:
wordpress.org/extend/plugins/broken-link-checker/

5) If you have Clients that make a lot of mistakes or are new to the web, Revision Control is a good one:
wordpress.org/extend/plugins/revision-control/

6) Widget Context (similar to Joomla's Advanced Module Manager):
wordpress.org/extend/plugins/widget-context/


There are four good ways to backup that I know of:

1) Automatic WordPress Backup
www.ostraining.com/blog/wordpress/how-to...ly-backup-wordpress/

2) Backup Buddy (which is similar to Joomla's Akeeba Backup):
pluginbuddy.com/purchase/backupbuddy/

3) Manual Backup:
www.ostraining.com/blog/wordpress/move-your-wordpress-site/

4) Vaultpress (by the creators of Wordpress):
vaultpress.com/

Hope this helps! :)

Kind regards,
Nick
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essegtial WP plugins 2 years 1 month ago #41235

Thanks so much Nick! Great list!

Widget control and revision control is being downloaded this moment :)

I also found BackWPup as a potential backup solution. Still have to test it but seems good on the outside.

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essegtial WP plugins 2 years 1 month ago #41243

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You're welcome, Gilles! :)

Nice, BackWPup has some great reviews. I'll have to give it a try sometime.

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