What are the best Wordpress plugins?

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    #1Jetpack

    Jetpack
    Jetpack is a package of plugins for Wordpress developed by the same team that has created this CMS. In that package you can find useful resources for SEO and Traffic management, controlling security and backup tools and content creation, among other features.
    Software

    Other Platform

    Free

    Eugene Davidson
    Written on January 14, 2017
    "I'm a WordPress fan. Almost all the websites I've developed use WordPress as their primary CMS. I still remember when Jetpack was first released. I knew it encompassed everything I'd wanted in a WordPress plugin for a long time. It's features are endless and they address the most basic yet necessary issues every WordPress developer meets such as SEO management, Traffic management and website traffic stats, security and performance, etc. I would recommend anyone who uses WordPress to never overlook Jetpack"
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    #2Wordfence

    Wordfence
    Wordfence is a WordPress plugin that is focused on the security needs of your blog or website. It has a Web Application Firewall, Malware Scanner, and many other tools.
    Software

    Windows

    Free- Varies by plan

    Patricia Amador
    Written on June 8, 2018
    "Wordfence is the best Wordpress plugin. I trust the plugin to keep my blog running smoothly and securely. Since installing the plugin, I've had no incidence of any malware attacks or worse still. I 100% recommend Wordfence to other website developers for the peace of mind."
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    #3WP Smush

    WP Smush

    WP Smush is a plugin for Wordpress that helps you to compress the images in the right format for your WordPress necessities. With Smush you can bulk any image in any directory and use a compression with low loss of quality. 

    Software

    Windows

    Free- Free trial $49.99 per month

    Joshua Rios
    Written on January 10, 2017
    "I needed to compress some large 4k imges for storage and email and WP Smush was able to help me to that. It was easy to use and I was able to choose exactly how much I wanted to compress the media."
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    #4Yoast SEO

    Yoast SEO
    Yoast SEO is a plugin for WordPress that offers SEO resources to help you get more traffic on your blog or website. This plugin has a large set of features for your SEO and traffick necessities.
    Online Tools

    $89- Varies by plan

    Cynthia Ramos
    Written on February 9, 2017
    "I like Yoast SEO because I don't have guess how to get more traffic for my wordpress blog. I just use the plugin and get 1 free keyword to people to find me which is great. I also like that if the blog takes off, I can get up to 5 keywords for a small price."
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    #5Akismet

    Akismet
    Akismet is an anti-spam plugin for Wordpress. It processes data from millions of sites and communities in real time for avoiding being spammed in your website.

    Websites

    Free- Varies by plan

    Virginia West
    Written on April 10, 2017
    "People spend a lot of time trying not to get spammed. This is a great little plugin that costs' very little. It will help you avoid spending lots of time cleaning up your wordpress of garbage from spammers."
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    #6Clicky by Yoast

    Clicky by Yoast

    Clicky by Yoast is a WordPress plugin that can act as a good Google Analytics Alternative. It allows you to keep track of the visits your website gets, and of how those visitors behave when they are browsing your site.

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Raymond Parker
    Written on December 21, 2017
    "This is a really sweet piece of code I've used on my blog, it lets me track visitors and all sorts of other stuff. I'm so grateful to the originator of this. "
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    #7Social Web Suite

    Social Web Suite

    Social Web Suite is a social media marketing, publishing, and scheduling tool which offers integrations to WordPress, RSS Feeds, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Bitly. The tool is available in Small, Starter, Growth, and Business plans.

    Online Tools

    $19- Varies by plan

    Aadhya Verma
    Written on March 18, 2019
    "Social web suite's Wordpress plugin makes it easier for me to manage and schedule multiple posts for our business' social media accounts."

Summary

Best What are the best Wordpress plugins
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1JetpackSoftware 12 Free
2WordfenceSoftware 8 Free
3WP SmushSoftware 5 Free
4Yoast SEOOnline Tools 4 Paid
5AkismetWebsites 1 Free
6Clicky by Yoast Software 0 Free
7Social Web SuiteOnline Tools 0 Paid
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