The WordPress plugins world offers dozens of choices for SEO support. For years, many WordPress users recommended such plugins as the All-in-One SEO Pack and Platinum SEO plugin. Although both of these options are good and will perform many of the basic SEO functions you need, they have recently taken a backseat to a new SEO-related plugin.
We recently installed what we feel is the best all encompassing WordPress SEO plugin and have been extremely satisfied with the results.
This plugin is written from the ground up by Joost de Valk and his team at Yoast to improve your site’s SEO on all needed aspects. While this WordPress SEO plugin goes the extra mile to take care of all the technical optimization, more on that below, it first and foremost helps you write better content. WordPress SEO forces you to choose a focus keyword when you’re writing your articles, and then makes sure you use that focus keyword everywhere.
The Contact Form plugin allows you to implement a feedback form to a web-page or a post in no time. It is an extremely easy form, that doesn’t require any additional settings, though there are some available options. All you need is just to activate the plugin and insert the shortcode [bestwebsoft_contact_form] into the text. There is also a premium version of the plugin with more useful features available.
#1 WORDPRESS SECURITY PLUGIN
Better WP Security now by iThemes
Get ready for Better WP Security to get even better! It’s now being maintained and developed full-time by Chris Wiegman for iThemes. Not only will this take Better WP Security to the next level but it will bring a new level of security to the best ecommerce solution on the market, iThemes Exchange as well as all of iThemes excellent plugins andthemes.
Better WP Security takes the best WordPress security features and techniques and combines them in a single plugin thereby ensuring that as many security holes as possible are patched without having to worry about conflicting features or the possibility of missing anything on your site.
With one-click activation for most features as well as advanced features for experienced users Better WP Security can help protect any site.
BBpress – Forum
Have you ever been frustrated with forum or bulletin board software that was slow, bloated and always got your server hacked? bbPress is focused on ease of integration, ease of use, web standards, and speed.
We’re keeping things as small and light as possible while still allowing for great add-on features through WordPress’s extensive plugin system. What does all that mean? bbPress is lean, mean, and ready to take on any job you throw at it.
Advanced Custom Fields is the perfect solution for any wordpress website which needs more flexible data like other Content Management Systems.
- Visually create your Fields
- Select from multiple input types (text, textarea, wysiwyg, image, file, page link, post object, relationship, select, checkbox, radio buttons, date picker, true / false, repeater, flexible content, gallery and more to come!)
- Assign your fields to multiple edit pages (via custom location rules)
- Easily load data through a simple and friendly API
- Uses the native WordPress custom post type for ease of use and fast processing
- Uses the native WordPress metadata for ease of use and fast processing
WP-Optimize is a WordPress 3.xx database cleanup and optimization tool. It doesn’t require PhpMyAdmin to optimize your database tables.
It allows you to remove post revisions, comments in the spam queue, un-approved comments, items in trash within few clicks.
- Simple scheduler introduced (Still in very EXPERIMENTAL stage)
- All the potentially dangerous clean up options are MARKED RED.
When you use this plugin for the first time or just updated to major version, make a backup of your database. This is a must for everyone.