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What you will learn in this article on WordPress plugins for your website.

The purpose of this article is to recommend selected WordPress plugins to install on your website. WordPress plugins are software that extends the functionality of WordPress.

For example, some plugins can perform keyword research. Others are configured to collect email addresses. Website owners can also use others to conduct quizzes and run games.

There are thousands of WordPress plugins. The list is endless. Note that too many plugins slow down websites. Therefore, the fewer the better.

Always check to see if the plugin version is compatible with the latest WordPress version to prevent problems on the website.

Note too that the plugin developers usually provide documentation olr tutorials. Check for this on the plugin installation page on your website.

WordPress plugins in the list.

An accessibility plugin

Accessibility plugins ease access to websites for persons with any kind of disability. They are a must-have.

Accessibility plugin example

One Click Accessibility.provides a toolbar with the following features:

Resize font (increase/decrease)
Grayscale.
Readable Font.
High Contrast.
Links Underline.
Negative Contrast.
Light Background.
Link to Sitemap / Feedback / Help pages.

The accessibility Features include:

Enable skip to content.
Add landmark roles to all links.
Customizer for style adjustment.
Remove the target attribute from links.
Add outline focus for focusable elements.

Table of contents plugin

A table of contents helps reads to navigate content with ease. One example is
Rich Table of Contents by Croover.inc.

Email posts to subscribers

This is an easy way to send content to subscribers. One example is Email posts to subscribers by Gopi Ramasamy.

Backup WordPress

Backups can be emailed or sent to online file storages like Google Drive. Examples include UpdraftPlus – Backup/Restore by UpdraftPlus.com.

GDPR

These plugins help website owners to comply with European Union laws regarding the privacy of their citizens online.

Plugins include WP GDPR Compliance

Scripts inserter

These plugins allow external scripts or code to be installed. One example is
Header Footer Code Manager.

Search engine optimization (SEO)

These plugins help site owners to configure the website to enable optimal search engine crawling and other important optimization metrics. One key feature is On Page SEO.

SEO WordPress plugin examples

Rank Math SEO is a very cmprehensive SEO plugin. It is easy to install and to use.

Rank Math tutorial

Easy Google integration

Site Kit by Google provides free integration with the following Google products:

Google search console.
Google analytics.Google Optimize.
Google site speed – no account required.
Google Adsense.

The plugin semi automates the processes. All you need to do is to create accounts at each of the websites listed above.

A caching plugin

Caching is a function that stores copies of website files in a cache, or temporary storage location. This allows the files to be accessed more quickly by visitors and website owners (Cloudflare, nd).

WP-Optimize – Clean, Compress, Cache.

WP-Optimize is a comprehensive performance plugin that caches WordPress websites, cleans the database, and compresses images. These improve speed.

Jetpack

This is the brainchild of Automattic, creators of WordPress. The plugin integrates many functions on one platform.

Free features include:

Website statistics
Share buttons,
Autopost to social media.
Speed.
Search engine optimization.
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WordPress plugins for security.

Wordfence is a modern, comprehensive, state-of-the-art WordPress plugin for security. Wordfence wil help you to rest security concerns. It is a wonderful plugin to use.

Features of Wordfence include:

An endpoint firewall and malware scanner specialized for WordPress.

The firewall blocks malicious traffic.

A Threat Defense Feed that provides information on new firewall rules, malware signatures, and malicious IP addresses.

Blockage of malicious code or content by the inbuilt malware scanner.

b. Security scanner

The security scanner checks core files, themes, and plugins for malware, bad URLs, backdoors, SEO spam, malicious redirects, and code injections.

Repairs files.

Deletes unnecessary files.

Reports abnormalities on the website.

c. Login security

d. Wordfence central.

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