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essegtial WP plugins 4 years 1 month ago #41088

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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 4 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.

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essegtial WP plugins 4 years 1 month ago #41119

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Thanks Ed!
great list.
which do you use to backup both files and db?
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essegtial WP plugins 4 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! 😀

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Nick
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essegtial WP plugins 4 years 1 month ago #41235

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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 4 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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