Most Essential WordPress Plugins


Security is going to be a big concern for online business owners in 2017. Sucuri’s web application firewall is probably one of the best protection you can get for your site.

They monitor and protect your site from DDoS, malware threats, XSS attacks, brute force attacks, and basically every other type of attack.

If you don’t have a firewall on your website, then add one today.



It’s always important to have a working backup of your WordPress site. You never know when you will need to quickly restore your site functionality by rolling back to a working install. A great and functional backup plugin for WordPress is BackUpWordPress.


Yoast SEO or as previously known as WordPress SEO by Yoast is probably the most complete solution for WordPress SEO plugin that ever existed. It includes a snippet editor, real time page analysis functionality that helps you optimize your pages content, images titles, meta descriptions, XML sitemaps and tons of optimization options in between.

By using the snippet preview you can see a rendering of what your post or page will look like in search results. Check whether your title is too long or short, whether your meta description is good in terms of a search result etc…


Social media nowadays is the main platform for sharing information so your site presence there is of critical importance. No matter what content your WordPress site will have, the articles must be shared on social networks. And luckily for you, WordPress has a plethora of available plugins for this.

One of the best free social share plugins is: Share Buttons by AddThis.



This plugin display Google Business Reviews on your websites in sidebar widget. A unique feature of the plugin is that it saves reviews in WordPress database and have no depend on any services like Google to show reviews in the widget.




What this plugin can do for you

One-click WordPress-optimized settings

The easiest way to setup Cloudflare for your WordPress site.

Web application firewall (WAF) rulesets

Available on all of Cloudflare’s paid plans, the WAF has built-in rulesets, including rules that mitigate WordPress specific threats and vulnerabilities. These security rules are always kept up-to-date, once the WAF is enabled, you can rest easy knowing your site is protected from even the latest threats.

Automatic cache purge

Occurs when you change the appearance of your website. This means that you can focus on your website, while we ensure that the latest content is always available to your visitors.
(Note: By default, Cloudflare does not cache HTML, and a cache purge is not required on updating HTML content such as publishing a new blog entry).

Additional features

  • Header rewrite to prevent a redirect loop when Cloudflare’s Universal SSL is enabled
  • Change Cloudflare settings from within the plugin itself without needing to navigate to the dashboard. You can change settings for cache purge, security level, Always Online, and image optimization
  • View analytics such as total visitors, bandwidth saved, and threats blocked
  • Support for HTTP2/Server Push

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