Most Useful WordPress Plugins For Your Blog or Business


A plugin makes it super easy to add features to your site without knowing a single line of code. It’s like a mini- theme, making it easy to add specific functionality that you simply ‘plug-in’ to your site. Best of all – there is no shortage of plugins.

Because there are literally thousands of plugins available, I’ve compiled a list of my favourite and (what I believe) most useful plugins to add to your WordPress website. Let’s go!


For A Strong Foundation

Most Useful WordPress Plugins For A Strong Foundation

Spam – Akismet Anti-Spam

Security – Sucuri Security

For Features And Functionality

Most Useful WordPress Plugins For Features And Functionality

Mobile-responsive videos – ARVE Advanced Responsive Video Embedder

Email newsletter opt-in – Genesis enews extended, Convertkit or Mailchimp for WordPress

Email newsletter popup – ConvertPlus (Premium)

Social share buttons – JetPack or Social Warfare

Social channel icons – Simple Social Icons

Instagram gallery – WP Instagram Widget or

Affiliate product sliders –

Affiliate link manager – Shortlinks by Pretty Links

Contact forms – Contact Form by WPForms

For Managing Your Site

Most Useful WordPress Plugins For Managing Your Site

Backup and restore tool – UpdraftPlus WordPress Backup Plugin

Content calendar and management – Edit Flow

SEO tool – Yoast SEO


How to add any of the above plugins

From your WordPress dashboard, navigate to Plugins > Add New

In the search feild, type the plugins name

Click “Install Now” then “Activate”



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