Building a new website?  WordPress has become the most popular CMS for building amazing websites, but with these plugins you can have total faith in your new site. From tools for SEO to security and content creation, this list includes the top wordpress plugins you should consider adding to your site.

Duplicate Post

This is just what it sounds like- you can actually clone any of your posts or pages. This is useful when you create a page template you want to reuse- just create a new draft of the same page each time you need it. You can choose which page roles have access to cloning pages.

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Akismet

Akismet checks your comments and lets you review those that seem like spam. You can choose to clear comments that you determine to be spam, and the plugin will keep a status history so you can track changes. The tool will also scan any comment URLS for broken links or spam.

Contact Form 7

Previous users say this one is a necessity and is very easy to install and use. It is a simple plugin that allows you to manage and customize multiple contact forms. There are many plugins like this out there but choose this one for simplicity and efficiency.

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WP Super Cache

WP Super Cache generates static html files from your dynamic WordPress blog. It serves this lighter html file as opposed to processing the more weighted WordPress PHP scripts. This plugin will help your server cope with a front page appearance on social networking sites.

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Wordfence Security

Wordfence will check your site for infection, secure your site, and make it faster. The plugin can protect your site from being hacked, block attacks, and help recover from previous hacks. Wordfence uses data from every site it protects to make the plugin better and more effective every day.

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WooCommerce

WooCommerce gives you the ability to integrate ecommerce on your site in a seamless manner. It was built to work perfectly with WordPress sites and is used by 30% of online stores. If you want to sell, ship, and receive payments on your website- look no further.

For Beautiful WordPress eCommerce. Get Started Free. Customize. Sell.

Google XML Sitemaps

This plugin helps search engines better index your content by creating an XML sitemap for engines to examine your site more efficiently. It will notify all major search engines when you post about your indexed content and will not slow down your site. Win-win!

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Jetpack by WordPress.com

The one plugin you need for stats, related posts, search engine optimization, social sharing, protection, backups, speed, and email list management.

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Disable Comments

This can be used to disable comments on an entire network or just on certain post types. Good for avoiding spam issues on content where comments are unnecessary anyways.

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iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security)

Without some sort of protection, your WordPress site is vulnerable to attacks. You will have access to over 30 ways to secure and protect your website when you install this plugin. It fixes common holes in your security and allows for easy activation on whichever features you want to use.

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UpdraftPlus Backup and Restoration

Updraft schedules backups and makes restoration simple, if needed. This way if somehow you have a server crash or a security breach, you have a reliable backup for your site and all related files.

MailChimp for WordPress

With this plugin, you can easily connect your MailChimp and WordPress accounts. This way, you can add sign-up methods to your website and get more subscribers to your MailChimp lists. The sign-up forms are visually appealing, user friendly, and mobile optimized.

Duplicator

Order posts(posts, any custom post types) using a Drag and Drop Sortable JavaScript. Configuration is unnecessary.

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Advanced Custom Fields

If you want more flexible data, use this plugin and discover powerful, professional, and intuitive fields. You can chose from multiple input types and create new fields visually and simply. This plugin saves time and streamlines the process of creating templates, which is extremely important when you’re building a new site.

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Redirection

Redirection helps you tidy up and loose ends your site may have. In particular, it keeps track of 404 errors and 301 redirections and keeps a full log for all redirected URLs.

Yoast SEO

Get even better SEO on your WordPress site with this plugin. Yoast creates more optimized content by helping you choose focus keywords and employ them throughout your articles. The plugin also features Page Analysis, which checks for small details we sometimes forget such as keyword-tagging images and meta descriptions.

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