I’ve had loads of people ask me what are my favourite WordPress plug-ins and which plug-ins do I install when putting up a new website.
So below I’ve listed some of my favourite WordPress plug-ins that I install on most new websites.
The first plug-ins which I install on all new websites are security plug-ins. WordPress is one of the most popular website platforms. Because of this WordPress is often targeted by hackers just like Windows is targeted by hackers because it’s the most popular operating system used.
On a desktop computer you use virus protection software, on a website you should really install security plug-ins to stop your website getting hacked.
Below are the two WordPress plug-ins which I use to secure most of my websites.
Limit Login Attempts
If you don’t install security plug-ins is only a matter of time before your website gets hacked.
Quick Page Post Redirect
This is a plug-in I use to redirect traffic from an old blog post to a new webpage. If I create a new blog post all about an up-and-coming live event such as a webinar the blog post can become out of date very quickly.
After the live event I can then redirect all of the traffic from the old blog post to a new webpage advertising my new live event.
This plug-in can also be used to cloak affiliate links.
WP Hide Pages
WP Hide Post
I use these two plug-ins to hide blog posts from the navigation and site map on my website. This is useful when I want to create hidden pages on my website. This is particularly useful if I want to direct people from a live event to a page on my website to download a free bonuses etc.
This is a brilliant plug-in which I’ve used for many years. This allows you to have a lot more flexibility in how you layout a WordPress blog post. It gives you a new toolbar such as font size background colour etc. It allows you to edit a WordPress blog post in much the same way as a Microsoft Word document.
This is a plug-in that allows you to put a simple survey in the sidebar of your blog or within a blog post itself.
9 thoughts on “WordPress plugins i use”
Good stuff learnt more in the short time I’ve been with you than the last 18 months!
Love it! Thanks Sarah.
Enjoyed the video. Good info to have for creating a wp website. Thanks for the care!
This is great! I’m a newbie at wordpress. Thank you!
very good Sarah I like this website.
I understand you correctly that you don’t recommend any more to use HostGator?
Excellent, ThankYou, Precisely what I need.
I may be working with a new group of
newbies very soon.
sweet stuff here !
One plugin I use is wordfence for security. This also locks people out after a number of log in attempts and emails me with results.
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All the best for the new year Sara.