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5 of the Best Wordpress Plugins


You have your new website, and you want it to run smoothly but aren’t really sure what plugins to trust? You’ve come to the right place! In this article, I’ll go over 5 of the Best WordPress Plugins your site can have, as well as why you need them!

What are the Best WordPress Plugins?

While there are many plugins out there, this list will keep new users in mind. The following 5 Best WordPress Plugins are on this list so a user with limited experience can set them up and run them on their site without too much hassle. For more advanced users, you might know of much better alternatives and I encourage you to let me know in the comments below on what you think the Best WordPress Plugins are!

So without further ado, let’s begin!

Yoast SEO

In Yoast SEO you can enter the keyword or keyphrase you’d like your post or page to rank for in the search results. The Plugin then runs a check on your content to check whether you’re using the keywords often enough – but not too often – and in the right spots. In Yoast SEO Premium, they take it one major step further and will not only check for the keyword or keyphrase you enter, but we will analyze your text on all variations of that word or phrase.

If the keyphrase is “room decorating ideas” and the synonym is “apartment decorating ideas” all the possible word forms of each word are taken into account: ‘apartments’, ‘rooms’, ‘room’s’, ‘decorate’, ‘decorates’, ‘decorated’, ‘idea’, etc. This way, you are truly optimizing your text. With this addition in Yoast SEO Premium, they guarantee that no other WordPress plugin comes closer to how Google will see your text!

Wordfence Security

Wordfence includes an endpoint firewall and malware scanner that were built from the ground up to protect WordPress. Their Threat Defence Feed arms Wordfence with the newest firewall rules, malware signatures and malicious IP addresses it needs to keep your website safe. Rounded out by a suite of additional features, Wordfence is the most comprehensive security option available.


UpdraftPlus simplifies backups and restoration. It is the world’s highest ranking and most popular scheduled backup plugin, with over three million currently-active installs. Backup your files and database backups into the cloud and restore with a single click!

Backup into the cloud directly to Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon S3 (or compatible), UpdraftVault, Rackspace Cloud, FTP, DreamObjects, Openstack Swift, and email. The paid version also backs up to Microsoft OneDrive, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Storage, Backblaze B2, SFTP, SCP, and WebDAV.

Monster Insights

With MonsterInsights, you can see useful information about your visitors right inside your WordPress dashboard.

Their Audience Report shows you which country your visitors are from, what are they most interested in, which device are they using, their age, gender, and a whole lot more.

You can use these insights to improve your overall web strategy.

Smush Pro

With Smush Pro you can Optimize images, turn on lazy load, resize, compress & improve your Google Page Speed with the incredibly powerful and 100% free WordPress image smusher, brought to you by the superteam at WPMU DEV! Smush will compress images without a visible drop in quality.

Image optimization is the easiest way to make your site load super fast! No photoshop or coding knowledge required!


There you have it! These are the top 5 Best WordPress Plugins for your site. Do you need a hand with your Business website but are a little lost when it comes to finding someone? Speak to us here at where we can take a look at your site and let you know how we can help.

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