There are many CMS available for you to design a website. Most Commonly used Content Management System is WordPress, Drupal and Joomla. Among those lists of CMS, Building a website on WordPress is more feasible and efficient as it allows the designer to design the user-friendly websites. It makes the development works so easy by providing some customizable plugins and structured themes.
 
Attractive Website is the necessary for all online business to make it successful. The information in the website may be of any form, it may be text information, audio files, video files, images or any documents. Instead of developing a site with some custom codes like HTML, PHP it is recommended to use the CMS which will perform properly based on the standard codes.
 
After the successful installation of WordPress to your new website it is necessary to focus on the plugin installation and configuration. Install and configure all the basic plugins that are needed for the brand new website for better performance. Log in to the WordPress dashboard and install all the basic plugins which you must have.
 
Let us discuss about some necessary plugins which are needed to be installed in your website.
 

List of Plugins to Install in New Website:

 
1. Disable comments
2. All in one SEO
3. All in one WP migrations
4. Stream
5. Redirection
6. WP Super Cache ( Enable after designing )
7. Wordfence Security
 
Now let us see step by step guidance for you to install plugin to your newly designed website.
 

How to Install Plugin to Your Website?

 
1. In your Dashboard, Go to Plugins -> Add New.
2. Type in the name of the WordPress Plugin which you want to install or activate for your website or you can enter the descriptive keyword if the plugin name is known to you, in Search box .
3. Find the WordPress Plugin you wish to install.

  • Click View Details to know more information about the Plugin .
  • Click Install Now to install the particular WordPress Plugin to your website.

4. After the installation of some important plugins in your website, page will get loaded with the list of plugin which you have installed already.
5. Once the plugin get installed successfully, click Activate Plugin to activate it, or Delete Plugin to delete the particular plugin from your website.
 
Plugin Installation
 
Now let us discuss about each plugin in detail.
 

1. Disable comments:

 
As mentioned above how to install plugin to your newly designed website, follow the same steps to install the plugin which required for your website.
 
By default, WordPress will enable all the comments in posts, and disables comments in pages. You can also change this to disable / enable comments completely in your website. You can also monitor the comments in many ways using the options in the Settings page.
 
Below screenshot shows how you need the Disable comment to perform its action. Either to disable the comments everywhere in your website or only you need to disable the comments on certain post types.
 
Disable Comments
 
If you select “Everywhere” option then this plugin will disable all the comments from your website like Pages, Posts and So on.
 
On the other side, if you select “On Certain Post Types”, this option will disable only the selected post type.
 
For example, if you select posts, then it will disable the comments only in post section. But the comment will enable in pages, media and projects post types.
 

2. All in One SEO / Yoast SEO:

 
The main objective of creating a blog is to maintain the rank in first position on the Google Search Engine Result Page (SERP) and to get more traffic for your website. For that we mainly use these plugins for doing On-Page SEO which makes your work easy.
 
All in One SEO plugin will help you to optimize the websites easily and it also help you to provide Title tag, Meta Description, etc. When it comes to the Blog post this will help search engine to easily understand and get indexed easily in Search Engine Result Page. All in One SEO pack is very much suitable for all the beginners in SEO.
 
All in One SEO Pack
 
Step 1 – Setting your Home Page SEO meta
 
Here you can give your Title and description for your Home Page and also you can set static front page for your website.
 
Step 2 – Enabling All in One SEO Pack for your content
 
Step 3 – Setting up Google Analytics
 
You can integrate Your All in One SEO plugin with Google Analytics. It is a tool which is used for tracking your website visitor’s behavior.
 
You can also use Yoast SEO plugin which is similar to the All in One SEO Plugin. In Comparison with All in One SEO Plugin, Yoast is more technical and which allows you to optimize the content for better user readability with more functionality in it.
 
Yoast SEO Plugin
 

3. All in One WP Migration:

 
All in One WP Migration is mainly used when you need to migrate the website. The main advantage of this plugin is to export your website database, media files, all the plugins which you have installed in your website and even the themes. Also, it does not require any technical knowledge to work with this plugin. With help of this plugin you just need to drag and drop the WordPress website to your desired location.
 
All in One WP Migration
 
This also contains an option which allows you to find and replace operations on your database during the export process.
 

4. Stream:

 
If your website is managed by more than one person, then you will face lot of confusions. If the work is happened perfectly then there is no problem for everyone who managed the website. In case if something went wrong when you are working in your website then you need to face serious issue. In that situation, STREAM plugin will be more helpful for you. Stream is the powerful WordPress plugin which helps you to monitor your entire website.
 
Stream
 
This plugin will monitor, all login and logout time of each and every user, recent updates made by the user, author name and so on can be monitored by using this plugin.
 
The activities done by the individual will be monitored clearly so that it helps you to understand where that particular mistake had done and how the things went wrong. It will avoid lots of confusion as well.
 
This plugin is mainly used for blog website. If your website is a blogging website, access will be given for many users to post the contents. In such cases you can monitor each and every activity done by the user after the login and it will have all the data as mentioned above. Even if some issues occur in the future, you can find out easily by using stream plugin.
 

5. Redirection:

 
Redirection is the most commonly used plugin for redirecting a particular page in WordPress. With this plugin you can easily manage 301 redirection, keep track of 404 errors. This can also help you to reduce site or page errors and improve your site ranking.
 
Redirection is designed in order make a few redirects to sites with thousands of redirects.
 
Redirection
 

6. W3 Total Cache:

 
W3 Total Cache is the cache plugin which used to improve the SEO and user experience of your site by increasing their website performance and it also reduce download times.
 
If your website speed is well optimized then it will help you to rank well on Search Engines.
 
Are You Facing problem with Page Speed Optimization? Then here is the solution, by installing this plugin, it will create a cache on the user’s browser when they visits the site for the first time. When the user tries to visit your site next time, it will be loaded from your web browser, instead of loading from the web server.
 
WP Super Cache
 

7. Wordfence Security:

 
This is most important security plugin for all your websites. It acts as a firewall and malware scanner to protect the WordPress websites. Wordfence security plugin blocks the malware;suspicious IP’s and also unwanted attacks to your WordPress websites.
 
Wordfence Security
 
Plugin will become more harmful when you use more in your website. Now let us see what are the issues will be faced when one install more plugins to their website.
 
Disadvantages of using More Plugins in Your Website:
 
Installation of plugin must be in limited. Plugins are most beneficial if it is used in limited. If designer use more plugin in their newly developed website it may get delayed for loading a site, or sometimes they may get crash, or they might get some security issues for their site.
 
How to Overcome Disadvantage?
 
Below are the some tips which you can follow to overcome the disadvantages,
 
1. Instead of using more plugins “Install only the necessary plugins” which you required for your website.
2. If the plugin is unused “Uninstall the plugins which you don’t require for your website”.
3. If plugin installed left inactive for long time, then “remove inactive plugins from your website”.
4. Always make sure that you keep your plugins updated.
 
Finally, these are the necessary plugins which you must install in your newly designed website.