Just like your theme, it's important to note that WordPress Plugins are mostly created by the WordPress Community and as such may not be properly coded or supported by their developers. The themes listed on this page are ones we fully trust, have great reviews, and whose developers have proven their commitment to a superior product.
Despite the quality of the plugins and their developers, all plugins must remain updated to keep your WordPress site safe and secure.
Free = Never pay anything, possibly may ask for a donation or review
Freemium = Free version exists, but Pro version also exists with more functionality
Premium = Only paid versions available, but worth the cost
These are the essential plugins we recommend for all WordPress sites. To read more about these plugins and why we recommend them, please check our blog [link to post]. The free versions of each of these plugins is good enough for many sites.
- Really Simple SSL
- Clearfy (freemium)
- Defender (freemium)
- Sucuri Security (freemium)
- WordFence (freemium)
- Hummingbird (freemium)
Search Engine Optimization (SEO):
- SmartCrawl (freemium)
- YoastSEO (freemium)