5 essential plugins for your WordPress website

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A plugin is a software component that adds new features or functions to an existing computer program and there are over 50 000 plugins that can help you build, customize and enhance your WordPress website. But first things first, there are 5 main aspects to consider when creating your WordPress website, and respectively – 5 essential plugins.

Check out our selection of 5 plugins to help you with your website’s:

Security

Backup

Optimization

Legal/GDPR

SEO

Wordfence Security

Available in free and premium version, Wordfence Security provides a firewall and a malware scanner, which identify and block malicious traffic, protect from brute force attacks, check core files, themes and plugins and more.

Wordfence plugin preview

UpdraftPlus

UpdraftPlus allows you to schedule automatic backups of your website (and related files and databases) so you can restore it if anything bad happens (such as hacks, security breaches, server crashes). It works with various cloud options (Google Drive, One Drive, Dropbox and more) and also comes in a free and premium version.

Updraft Plus plugin preview

WP Optimize

Speed is a crucial indicator for any website. Optimizing your website’s performance can help maintain speed and other vital indicators in good shape. WP Optimize provides website caching, database cleanup and optimization, image compression.

WP Optimize plugin preview

CookieYes

A brand that wants to be taken seriously and inspire trustworthiness simply can’t afford to have a non-compliant website. Terms and conditions, legal information privacy and cookie policy are all essential components. CookieYes helps you make your website GDPR (RGPD, DSVGO) compliant by enabling a WordPress cookie notice with Accept and Reject options.

CookieYes Plugin Preview

Yoast

Yoast is one of our all-time favourite plugins. It makes it easy to optimize your content for search engines by giving you a bunch of feedback and useful tips. Yoast provides a wide range of features including SEO analysis and suggestions (keywords, meta data, images, internal links and more), canonical URLs, XML sitemap creation, readability analysis, Google preview and more.

Yoast Plugin Preview