Best WordPress plugins (updated 2024)

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There are many WordPress plugins available, and it can be difficult to know which ones are the best. These are my favourite WordPress plugins at the moment.

Best WordPress Plugins

Best WordPress Speed plugin

WP Rocket (20% OFF WITH THIS LINK) – Smart, works with lots of different hosting companies, always innovating.

Siteground hosting usersSiteGround Optimizer – it does all of the main things caching providers do but more importantly is the only way to really clear the cache that occurs before the WordPress part starts.

Best WordPress Image Optimisation plugin

Imagify : Part of the WP Rocket family so works great with it. Also very reasonable pricing for single sites and developers.

Best WordPress SEO plugin

Yoast SEO: – Donates more time to improving WordPress than any other WordPress company other than the one owned by the WordPress founder.

This means they also have the most insights into what’s coming and they also work with Google on this too.

Best WordPress Form plugins

Gravity Forms – Compatible with most things in the WordPress ecosystem. Has so many things you can add to it to do almost anything involving collecting data.

WSForms – for really complex forms

Best WordPress Security plugin

Solid Security – least intrusive, great dashboard, works.

Siteground hosting usersSiteGround Security is made for your hosting, has all the main staple features of a security plugin and is free.

Tracking Code Manager – this is perfect to add code for verifying Google Search Console, tracking codes for Google universal analytics (old one) and GA4 the new Google Analytics 4, Facebook tracking pixels ( meta tracking pixels ) etc.

Best WordPress backup plugin

UpdraftPlus – the most reliable backups tool I’ve used and it’s free.

Other useful WordPress plugins

Duplicate Page (by mndpsingh287) – this makes life easy when you want to just copy a page, post, product, custom page set eg ‘Events’ you already made perfectly and just want to use the same design again instead of starting from scratch.

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