WordPress Plugins List – The Essentials

Akismet

1Akismet is a great anti-spam plugin that ensures that you don’t get overwhelmed with spam by filtering out the garbage comments. It gives you more time to actually connect with your users rather than sifting through mountains of spammy comments.

All in one SEO Plugin

The All in one SEO plugin that automatically optimizes your WordPress site for Search Engines.

Excludes pages from navigation

The Exclude Pages plugin provides a checkbox on the editing page which you can check to exclude pages from the primary navigation.

SI CAPTCHA Anti-Spam

SI CAPTCHA Anti-Spam adds CAPTCHA anti-spam functionality to your WordPress site. Before people can post comments or register, they will need to type in code shown on an image. This prevents spam from automated bots and also adds security.

Other useful WordPress plugins

WP Rollback

1WP Rollback is a great plugin that allows you to rollback versions of WordPress or plugins to previous versions just in case your site gets messed up by an update or plugin issue. This plugin makes that process easy.

Broken Link Checker

Broken Link Checker checks your website content for any missing images or broken links and notifies you if any are found. Although this is a great plugin, just be careful when using it because it can slow your site down a bit. So you may want to use it to scan for missing links and then disable it until you need it again. There may also be some compatibility issues with the most recent version(s) of WordPress.