Free Useful WordPress Plugins

WordPress Plugins That I Can’t Live Without

 

There are so many free WordPress plugins out there but only a few of them are really worth installing on most websites.  These are my current list of really useful & (more importantly) free WordPress plugins I use at the moment.  This list is not ranked in any order

  • Wordfence – I’ve tried other security plugins and this is so far the only one that hasn’t locked me out of my own login page.  It’s relatively user friendly so I’m sticking with this for my security plugin

  • Updraft Plus – This free popular plugin is one of the few that will actually backup my entire site automatically and to a remote storage such as Dropbox or Google Drive.

  • Yoast SEO – This one is notorious so I will not describe this as most have already known about it.  Also I realize lots of people have a love/hate relationship with this plugin.

  • Advanced Code Editor – I love this plugin because it makes my WP editor so much more user friendly.  IMHO this is one of those plugins that WP should have as its core function.

  • Autoptimize – It sped up this site by about 8% so it’s worth it in my opinion.

  • Erident Custom Login & Dashboard – Some might argue that this plugin is unnecessary as it’s purely for aesthetics, but I like it a lot.

  • EWWW Image Optimizer – This plugin actually compresses my image unlike others which does not and want you to pay

  • Caldera Forms – This plugin is so necessary as the form module from Divi itself is utterly useless. It’s quite intuitive and powerful.

  • Google Analytics by MonsterInsights – There are myriads of other Google Analytics plugin but I just like this one as it’s more intuitive for me.

  • Image Inject – this plugin is awesome as it allows you to search for royalty-free stock images from Flickr & Pixabay all within your WP dashboard.  Extremely useful for blogging to get that appropriate headline blog image.

  • SF Move Login – This allows one to change the backend WP login URL to something other than www.yoursite.com/wp-login.php or wp-admin.php.  So in theory it gives the average hacker a little more challenge to find the actual login screen for brute force attack.  Though admittedly a superior hacker will most likely succeed in hacking regardless if the login screen is found or not.

  • TinyMCE Advanced –  This is probably a no brainer type of plugin that most people uses and we wish that the core WP already contain the same functionality right off the install.

 

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