Posted in Essential

Plugin review: Contact form 7

Your website needs a way for people to get in touch with you (or at least with your representative, if you’re too much a bigshot…

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Plugin review: iThemes Security

WordPress is a secure platform. If you keep your themes and plugins up to date, and you have a good password, you’re most of the…

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Plugin review: UpdraftPlus WordPress Backup and Restoration

It’s necessary to make automatic backups of your site. Many hosting providers will do this for you automatically and keep a few recent version on…

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Posted in Essential SEO

Plugin review: Yoast SEO

Another essential plugin: Yoast SEO from Team Yoast. This is the most popular plugin for managing SEO (search engine optimization) and related aspects of your…

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Plugin review: Search Exclude

Here’s another plugin I install on every website I create. Your website will likely have an internal search function — not Google, but a built-in…

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Plugin review: Antispam Bee

A lot of people like Akismet to block comment spam, but I find (and others have noted) some drawbacks: It’s slow. It sends information about…

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Plugin review: Sassy Social Share

Sassy Social Share by Team Heateor: Adds share buttons to your posts and pages. I like this because it has the rare combination of features:…

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Plugin review: Classic editor

Classic Editor by WordPress Contributors disables the newer “blocks” page editor in favor of the word-processor-like older editor, TinyMCE. There’s also an option to let…

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