In this article, I am going to show you 1o must have WordPress plugins that I consider essential to have here in 2019. First of all, what do I mean for essential, I am going to be talking about WordPress plugins, that add core value and functionality to any WordPress website.

I am not talking about plugins that are very specific to a certain topic or industry, these plugins can be used any site no matter what your topic is.

I am going to be talking about plugins, that don’t cause excessive page load time so these are plugins that developed correctly are doing, just what they are supposed to do without too many other bells and whistles that would cause your page load time to go up.

I am also looking for plugins that are updated regularly because with certain type of plugins you can have security vulnerabilities if they are not updated on a regular basis so we are only going to be talking about ones that the developer shows they are committed to updating the plugin that time goes on plugins that are tried and tested so almost all of the plugins.

Must Have WordPress Plugins

So here’s a collection of must-haves, the WordPress plugins that can help take your site from good to great.

Jetpack

Jetpack WordPress Plugin

Jetpack is a product of a company called Automatic and Automatic is the largest WordPress based company in the world. It offers great features for your WordPress site. Enhanced security plus backup tools, improved website performance, plenty of content tools, and grow traffic features are all part of this plugin.

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Yoast

yoast-plugin WordPress Plugin

Yoast’s WordPress SEO is a complete solution for all your on-site SEO needs.  It is the favorite tool of millions of users. It allows you to add a meta description, SEO title, and meta keywords to each post and page of your WordPress website.

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W3 Total Cache

W3 Total Cache WordPress Plugin

Although there are many cache plugin in WordPress. But out of all of them, W3 Total Cache is my favorite. W3 offers many features such as browser caching, WordPress CDN integration, minification, database object caching, and so on.

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Wordfence

Wordfence WordPress Plugin

Wordfence is the most popular WordPress security software in the world. It protects over 2 million WordPress website from hacking attempts. It helps you protect your website against security threats like malware, hacking, DDOS and brute force attacks.

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MailChimp for WordPress

MailChimp for WordPress Plugin

MailChimp is one of the world’s leading email service provider, and it is very easy to use and has tons of customization features. It allows you to easily create a signup form for your MailChimp list so you can stay in touch with your visitors.

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Social Icons

Social Icons WordPress Plugin

There are so many social media plugins available for WordPress, but I would like to suggest social Icons plugin because it is very easy to use. It offers many social media platforms, and standard social sharing bars, and a universal sharing menu.

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WP Smush

WP Smush WordPress Plugin

WP Smush is a fastest and easiest WordPress image optimization plugin that allows you to optimize images without losing quality. it is very easy to use and has tons of customization features.

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That’s it, if you think I have missed any essential or helpful plugins, do let us know in the comments section. You may also want to check out our guide on Top 7 Best WordPress SEO Plugins for 2019.

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