You need plugins for your WordPress website to function the way you want. There are a lot of plugins to choose from. For this article, I’ll just tell you the plugins that I’m currently using.
Akismet Anti-Spam –Used by millions, Akismet is quite possibly the best way in the world to protect your blog from spam. It keeps your site protected even while you sleep. To get started, just go to your Akismet Settings page to set up your API key.
All in one Favicon – All in one Favicon management. Easily add a Favicon to your site and the WordPress admin pages. Complete with upload functionality. Supports all three Favicon types (ico,png,gif)
Captcha – This plugin allows you to implement super security captcha form into web forms.
CBX Next Previous Article – WordPress Next Previous Article/Link.
DigiWidgets Image Editor – DigiWidgets Image Editor allows you to edit images within your posts. Consider upgrading to the full version to get the full range of features provided by this plugin.
Disable Comments – Allows administrators to globally disable comments on their site. Comments can be disabled according to post type.
Email Subscribers & Newsletters – Add subscription forms on website, send HTML newsletters & automatically notify subscribers about new blog posts once it is published.
Favorites – Simple and flexible favorite buttons for any post type.
GA Google Analytics – Use Google Analytics on your WordPress site without touching any code, and view visitor reports right in your WordPress admin dashboard!
Hello Dolly – This is not just a plugin, it symbolizes the hope and enthusiasm of an entire generation summed up in two words sung most famously by Louis Armstrong: Hello, Dolly. When activated you will randomly see a lyric from Hello, Dolly in the upper right of your admin screen on every page.
Hupso Share Buttons for Twitter, Facebook & Google+ – Add simple social share buttons to your articles. Your visitors will be able to easily share your content on the most popular social networks: Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, Linkedin, Tumblr, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Digg, Reddit, Bebo, VKontakte and Delicous. These services are used by millions of people every day, so sharing your content there will increase traffic to your website.
iframe – [iframe src=”http://www.youtube.com/embed/4qsGTXLnmKs” width=”100%” height=”500″] shortcode Ninja Forms – Ninja Forms is a webform builder with unparalleled ease of use and features.
Optimize Images Resizing – Improve WordPress image sizes generation and save your hosting space.
Quick Page/Post Redirect Plugin – Redirect Pages, Posts or Custom Post Types to another location quickly (for internal or external URLs). Includes individual post/page options, redirects for Custom Post types, non-existant 301 Quick Redirects (helpful for sites converted to WordPress), New Window functionality, and rel=nofollow functionality.
Sassy Social Share – Slickest, Simplest and Optimized Share buttons. Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, WhatsApp and over 100 more.
WordPress Importer – Import posts, pages, comments, custom fields, categories, tags and more from a WordPress export file.
WordPress Popular Posts – A highly customizable widget that displays the most popular posts on your blog.
Worona – Turn your WordPress site into a native iOS, Android and Windows Phone App.
WP Maintenance Mode – Adds a splash page to your site that lets visitors know your site is down for maintenance. It’s perfect for a coming soon page.
wpDiscuz – Better comment system. WordPress post comments and discussion plugin. Allows your visitors discuss, vote for comments and share.
Yoast SEO – The first true all-in-one SEO solution for WordPress, including on-page content analysis, XML sitemaps and much more.
Paid Memberships Pro – Select Print, PDF & Email by PrintFriendly
Print, PDF & Email by PrintFriendly – PrintFriendly & PDF button for your website. Optimizes your pages and brand for print, pdf, and email.