10+ WP Plugins Every WordPresser Needs

10+ best WP Plugins for Every WordPresser

Are WordPress plugins important? Yes, WP plugins are very important and popular because they allow website publishers to add useful/diverse functionalities to their website instantly and without needing to know code. From compressing images, increasing site speed, improving SEO, website security, to E-commerce functionalities.

In this listicle, we listed 15 essential, useful, and must-have WP plugins that every WordPress beginner needs (out of 60k+ plugins in the market) to help you save some time.

No unnecessary plugins you don’t need.

1. WP 2FA

(Free/paid from $59/y)

We started with this one because protecting our website from hackers and anyone else who is trying to get into our dashboard without our consent.. comes first.

2FA (Two Factor Authentication) or 2-Step Verification, is an additional layer of protection used to ensure the security of our accounts.. beyond just a username and a password. WP 2FA is the best plugin that adds an extra layer of security to your WordPress website login page.


2. WP Rocket

(Paid plugin from $49/y)

A perfect WordPress plugin for people who have a slow website, or just want to speed it up more.

WP Rocket is an All-In-One web performance, and one of the best (if not the best) caching WP plugins. It will reduce your website’s load time and boost your Google PageSpeed and Core Web Vitals scores as soon as you activate it. No coding or technical skills are required.

WP Rocket’s website scores 99/100 (sometimes 100/100) on Google PageSpeed Insights on both mobile and desktop devices. Which is perfect. You can check it out here.

3. Yoast SEO

(Free/Paid from $99/y)

A very popular plugin among SEO experts. 5+ million active installations.

Yoast SEO makes sure your site/pages meet the highest technical SEO standards, with its advanced SEO features that are easy enough for beginners to deal with. Perfect for people who want to increase their website traffic and have better rankings.

4. Insert Headers and Footers

(Free plugin)

Insert Headers and Footers by WPBeginner helps you to insert code and scripts to your WordPress website header, body, and footer sections like Google Analytics tracking code, Google Tag Manager, Facebook Pixels code, Google Search Console script, Custom CSS code, and more.

You don’t need to edit your theme files to insert your code.

5. ShortPixel

(Free/Paid from $3.99/m)

Speed up your website with lighter images. With lightweight images, you will gain speed, user experience, and even an SEO boost. ShortPixel is an image optimizer that improves website performance by reducing the size, compressing, and serving images from CDNs.

What makes this plugin perfect is that the optimized images look very similar to the original ones, with no quality loss.

6. UpdraftPlus

(Free/Paid from $42.00/y)

Backing up your WordPress website is the last thing that you might think of… Until you need a backup to restore your broken website.

UpdraftPlus is the most popular WordPress backup plugin, which allows you to backup and restore your entire website with a single click. Their basic plan is free, but they also have a paid plan with extra features and priority support.

This plugin is more used by agencies and enterprises. As they are more careful with clients’ sites.

7. Grammarly

(Free/Paid from $12.00/m)

Typos and other writing errors are bad for SEO and user experience.

Grammarly is actually not a WordPress plugin, but a great, fast, and free browser extension, allowing you to write like a pro, by checking your text for grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors, in real-time right within any text editor including WordPress… And gives you real suggestions powered by artificial intelligence.

Great content equals a better reputation.

8. String locator

(Free plugin)

We often notice a piece of text that appears on our websites and want to modify or remove it, but we don’t know what theme file or plugin it’s in, and as there are many theme files/plugins… It can be hard to find sometimes.

String locator is a WordPress plugin, that helps you search through themes files, plugins, and even WordPress core, find your piece of text or code, and then you can quickly edit it or even remove it permanently.

Saved me hours of searching.

9. LinkWhisper

(Free/Paid from $77/y)

LinkWhisper is a WordPress Plugin, powered by AI, that speeds up the process of internal linking and helps you rank better on Google. Link Whisper suggests (in real-time while you write) relevant internal links depending on how many articles you have on your site. Link Whisper also makes it extremely easy to see all your broken internal and external links including 301 and 404 links.

Another great option that I like about it: Link Whisper helps you quickly find and build internal links to old posts that need more with just a single click. Recommended for large sites that have been running for a long time.

If you create links with LinkWhisper, they stay on your site, even if you cancel your subscription.

10. Redirection

(Free plugin)

Redirection is the most popular redirect WordPress plugin. With it, you can easily redirect any URL in your website including the 301 and 404 links.

A simple example: If you had a page that is already indexed and ranked on Google, and changed the URL of that page, you absolutely need to redirect the old URL to the new one, otherwise, all the traffic you had for that page will be lost.

11. Sucuri

(Free/Paid from $199.99/y)

Sucuri is a WordPress security plugin (a trusted global leader in WordPress security) that fixes hacks and prevents future attacks. They monitor and protect your site from DDoS attacks, malware, zero-day exploits, brute force attacks… and every other type of attack.

If you think your site has been hacked, then you might wanna try Sucuri.

12. GetResponse

(Free/Paid from $13.3/m)

Email remains one of the most effective ways to reach customers.

Get Response is a powerful, simplified tool to send emails, grow your email list, create pages, boost online sales, and automate your marketing.

GetResponse has a free forever plan with unlimited emails.

13. Loginizer

(Free/Paid from $24/y)

Loginizer is a WordPress plugin that helps you fight against brute-force attacks by blocking the IP of anyone who reaches the maximum retries allowed (generally 3 attempts).

Loginizer’s free plan can be very sufficient, it offers Brute Force protection, Email Notification, Blacklisting IPs, Whitelisting IPs… and Failed Attempts Logs.

14. WP File Manager

(Free plugin)

File Manager is a WordPress plugin, that allows you to upload, edit, delete, download, zip, move, rename, copy and paste files and folders easily and directly from your WordPress dashboard, no need to bother with the FTP or your hosting’s Cpanel.

15. Akismet

(Free/paid from $8.33/m)

The last one is Akismet, a spam-fighting WordPress plugin, that protects millions of WordPress sites by filtering/blocking spammy comments & contact form submissions.

That was it. Thank you for visiting Browntips.com, and we hope you found this WP plugins list useful.

Anselh author from Browntips

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