Also, a good plugin should be well-coded, and maximally speed-optimized, called Lightweight (Non-Slowing Plugin; shortly NSP). In some cases, developers make plugins, that are not well-coded, calling unnecessary functions+scripts on every page load (while they are not needed at all) and thus, they increase page load time… So, any correctly coded plugin, like the NSP plugins – you can install ALL NSP plugins together, and your pageload time wont be increased at all,even 1 second.
Unfortunately, throughout the Internet, noone knows which plugins are NSP, so, forget about it and dont worry… Just try to find your desired plugin, nevertheless the speed. (Also, you’d better to search for any plugin in Google or at https://wordpress.org/plugins/)
== USEFUL PLUGINS ==
At first, remember, you can easily install your desired plugins: just click “add to FAVORITE”
on WP official plugins page, and then in your website Dashboard, click “ADD NEW PLUGIN” and choose FAVORITES TAB!
Clean Surpluss (Junk database data) – Inside your wordpress database, each single page/post may have 5 or more duplicates(called post revisions). Also, from time to time, there are recycled data collected in DATABASE. This plugin automatically cleans database from such junk data (This plugin has its options page, where you can select, if you want to keep or not the post revisions..).. (ALTERNATE PLUGINS: more USER-FRIENDLY WP CLEAN-UP; WP-Optimize😉
Advanced Custom Fields Plugin – very very useful for Developers. Also, it has custom fields for Categories/Taxonomies.
Image OPTIMIZERs – reduce image size without quality loss! So, speeds up your site load! View list
EWWW Image Optimizer Free and CLOUD(PAID) versions;
CV Image optimizer: FREE ;
shortpixel image optimizer: FREE;
TinyPNG: FREE[500 images in MONTH] and PAID;
Optimus: FREE[less than 100kb images] and PAID;
WP Smushit: FREE[less than 1mb images] and PAID;
free CDN (Content Delivery Networks – very good to speed up your site using FAST servers. (Free CDN sites have some limits of course, but they are worth to use for small sites: See the list here: http://www.wpexplorer.com/free-cdn-services-for-wordpress/
Comments Plugins – Facebook Comments; Facebook Comments by Vivacity ; Disquss comments system;
Footnotes In Content – jQuery Hover footnores; etc…
WP Disable Automatic Updates – good plugin if you leave site to novice users (because auto-updates might break site, so, leave site in current state forever).Email Address Encoder – protects your emails (written in pages) from bots and scarpers. It makes email addresses visually readable for people, but unreadable for bots.
Heartbeat Control – Control from EXTRA QUERIES, thus saves from extra/unnecessary traffic.
Quick login link – In addition to YOURSITE.COM/WP-ADMIN, you can login with YOURSITE.COM/LOGIN or YOURSITE.COM/ADMIN too.
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ARYO Activity Log – Track any kind of activity of users into your dashboard (post publish, edit, plugin update, theme modification or etc !!! ). Very useful to monitor your users. (ALTERNATE PLUGINS: WP-Activity, or Plainview Activity Monitor)
Log NOT FOUND (404) pages, opened by visitors –404 Error Logger(adds option under TOOLS menu); 404 Error Monitor; AskApache Google 404(track 404 inside google analytics..better!.. just add this one line in standard Analytics code); Not Found Tracker;
Redirect from old URL to new – Simple 301 Redirects (or others)
File Manager – Backup Database – Browse your website like a FTP, also make backups of your site (+ Database too) and restore them anytime. (ALTERNATE PLUGINS: for backup/restore, there are other good plugins: UpdraftPlus; or WP Clone; or backup wp (supports backup to GOOGLE DRIVE. info );
__ PLUGINS for CONTENT EDITING:
Paste Images(+content) into Editor area (From Word or etc..)
RichTextEditor For WordPress (but it’s Commercial) – Replaces standard WordPress POST Editor window with another good EDITOR (ALTERNATE PLUGINS: Ultimate Tinymce; CK Editor; Ace Editor; TinyMCE Advanced; Zedity (WordPress WYSIWYG Editor); Foliopress WYSIWYG (WordPress WYSIWYG Editor); PrettyPress(Realtive Preview of post) ___Commercial Plugins__: artsyeditor; motopress; )
WP Quick FrontEnd Editor – Edit Post Contents from FRONT-END!
Page Builders: – Create/Design custom Designed/styled page in minutes – ___Commercial Plugins:
http://velocitypage.com/ ; Live Composer – Front-End WordPress Page Builder; Plug-N-Edit Drag & Drop HTML Visual Editor (WordPress WYSIWYG Editor); )
Dynamic-Widgets – You can add widgets and set them to appear conditionally – under specific conditions or pages.. (ALTERNATE PLUGINS: Simple Widgets (supports PHP code checks too, for example is_page(‘274’) );Restrict Widgets )
Theme Test Preview – While your visitors see the default theme, you can see your site with another theme. Useful,if you are developing other theme parallely.
Your Custom Codes – maybe clever solution! If you want to aviod to modify the theme directly, you can change/add/edit/design/programm your website using your custom plugin… Create and insert all codes inside the new, clean plugin, instead of coding your theme’s functions.php file.
Cache Plugins – really necessary plugins if you want to speed up your site. WP Super Cache(with addon); or W3 Total Cache; or Comet Cache;
+Object Cache plugins : navigation menu caching(1 or 2[not advised if you have huge numbers of posts/pages] )
Sem Author Image – Through profile page, a photo can be assigned to any user. (ALTERNATE PLUGINS: Custom Author Profile Photo or Starbox )
show POST VIEWS counts – [popupi 2]see list[/popupi]
Many Slideshow plugins (includes slideshows;Related Posts; Featured Posts; Scrolling News; Quotes; …etc..)
DEBUGGERS (Ideal for Developers
– 1) P3 Profiler (Analyzing your site performance.. Very Good!)
– 2) AskApache Debuger (Simple one… see screenshot6 )
– 3) Debug Objects (Good one!)
– 4) query monitor (Very good one!)
– 5) Debug Bar – Good one! there exists many sub-plugins for it. For example: “Debug Bar Slow Actions” (very good!.. better addon, than “Debugger plugin“), “PMC Benchmark“, “Debug Bar Actions and Filters Addon“, “Debug Bar Query Count Alert” (needs define(“SAVEQUERIES”,true”); in wp-config), [for coders these exist addons, which offers your pre-defined variables/output to be shown in a separate TAB of DEBUG BAR: “Debug Bar Custom Info“, similar as “Debug My Plugin“, similar as “Debug Bar Tracer“] )
other, useful plugins:
Wordpress REST api