Why you should use a plugin?

WordPress Plugins extend the functionality of WordPress. They enhance the features of WordPress, or add entirely new features to your site. Plugins are often developed by volunteers, and are usually free to the public.

Plugins are available via the WordPress Plugin Directory. Plugins listed below are tested and considered safe to use. Some commercial plugins often found at  codecanyon.

1.Updraftplus

Easy to use, yet powerfull backup and restore plugin. It is also one of the popular backup plugin in wordpress. This plugin support a cloud directory like the following:


2. Wordfence

Wordfence is one of the most popular security plugin in WordPress. Wordfence plugin is very easy to used and has a lot of functions.


Most notable functions are the following:

  • WORDPRESS FIREWALL – Web Application Firewall identifies and blocks malicious traffic. Built and maintained by a large team focused 100% on WordPress security.
  • WORDPRESS SECURITY SCANNER – Malware scanner checks core files, themes and plugins for malware, bad URLs, backdoors, SEO spam, malicious redirects and code injections.
  • LOGIN SECURITY – Block logins for administrators using known compromised passwords.
  • SECURITY TOOLS – With Live Traffic, monitor visits and hack attempts not shown in other analytics packages in real time; including origin, their IP address, the time of day and time spent on your site.

3. Jetpack by WordPress.com

Jetpack by WordPress.com is very popular plugin with over 5millions+ active install. Jetpack plugin has al lot of feature and the reason why we included it in this list.

Most notable functions are the following:

  • 24/7 SITE SECURITY
  • PERFORMANCE
  • SITE STATS & MANAGEMENT

4. Yoast SEO

Yoast SEO  is one of the most popular SEO plugins in wordpress.

We used this plugin for more than 6 years and so far this plugin still in top as the most used SEO plugin in WordPress.

5. Really Simple SSL

Really Simple SSL  is a lightweight plugin that automatically detects your settings and configures your website to run over https. This plugin is commonly used to address the mix-content (http) warning /error in your browser.

6. Autoptimize

Autoptimize it can optimize your site really easy. It can aggregate, minify and cache scripts and styles. While this plugin is easy to install and use, sometime, it can break some other themes or plugin scripts that is why we (personalwphelper.com) is here to check and configure the plugin for you.

7. W3 Total Cache

W3 Total Cache – Enhancing user experience of your site by increasing website performance and reducing load times.

Notable features:

  • Page cache
  • JS, CSS and html minifcation just like Autoptimize listed above.
  • Browser cache
  • Object cache and Database caching
  • CDN

8. Akismet

Akismet checks your comments and contact form submissions against global database of spam to prevent your site from publishing malicious content. You can review the comment spam it catches on your blog’s “Comments” admin screen.