The most essential and best set of plugins that are required for a WordPress website with Peak performance are discussed in the Article. When you install a WordPress website, you need your site to be clean and fully protected along with the best creative plugins to support the development of the website. Even if you have a well established site, the security is very important. Let’s discuss about each component in a Crisp way!
Yes, when you are developing a site that focus on Professional Services commercially, you need to disable the comments. You can read the Full article about “Why you should not have a commenting system“.
Key Features are:
- Enable or Disable comments on particular pages (or) Post
- Completely disable comments on the entire website
iThemes Security is one of the Leading Security plugin in the WordPress collection. This one comes with a good option to protect brute-force attacks and IP blacklisting. This comes handy for Fast configuration and easy setup. You need not be a PRO to setup this plugin.
- IP Blacklisting
- Host Lockout if password is entered incorrectly
- Brute force protection
- Change Login URL
This is used to re-size the image size automatically. This is very important when you create “Gallery” type in Post or Pages. This saves a Lot of Bandwidth of the Server and the Page Speed is fully optimized. The users can view the website Faster and easily on mobile devices.
W3 Total Cache
This is the best when it comes to Cache Optimization. This is a critical part of Page Speed Optimization and this plugin has seriously huge number of features. We can change the website to facilitate according to the Server type and performance levels. Key features are:
- Easily Optimize for VPS using PHP X Cache
- Advanced CSS and JS Minification
WordPress SEO by Yoast
I am a personal fan of WordPress SEO Plugin. This is because, we can get the SEO Elements implemented Faster and Easily! The important feature is that, the Breadcrumbs can be implemented into any theme by just adding a piece of code. This helps in better clicks form SERPs. When we do Search Engine Optimization, increasing the CTR is very important and this plugin helps a lot!
UpdraftPlus – Backup/Restore
This is a Free plugin and it has a Paid version as well. But, the Free version is morethan enough to perform all activities easily. It can easily backup the website to Dropbox and you can Restore it anytime. This plugin comes handy when you perform migration of websites from one server to another.
Below are the simple steps to migrate:
- You backup the site to Dropbox on Server1.
- Change the NS of the Domain to point to the New Server2.
- Install WordPress on Server2
- Install UpdraftPlus plugin
- Connect with DropBox
- Select the Restoration File
- Click “Restore”
- Wait for few seconds, Maximum 1 minute. Depending on your Server speed and capacity.
- The website is Fully Migrated.
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