My Top 10 WordPress Plugins

There are literally thousands of different plugins out there that do all sorts of things so I thought it may be useful to list my top 10 WordPress plugins. Any blogger will know plugins are essential to help them get what they want out of their blog. . When setting up your site for the first time there are a few must have plugins & a few extras that will just help make blogging easier for you & user friendly for your visitors too!

My Top 10 WordPress Plugins

  1. Jetpack by

    Jetpack connects your blog with it has  ton of useful features such as showing Stats, providing security & spam protection, automatic plugin updater, as well as boosting image loading speeds. That’s just the free version too!

  2. Yoast SEO

    Most bloggers have heard of SEO and how important it is when writing posts, Yoast helps you by analysing what you write and giving tips to improve your writing & use of keywords to boost your posts and make them easily searchable.

  3. Word Fence Security

    Another security app which provides an anti-virus, firewall & malware scans to help keep your blog protected. It also allows you to view real time traffic and hack attempts.

  4. Akismet Anti-spam

    Another security feature to prevent spam comments getting through to your blog, it catches anything it considers to be spam and allows you to review it and either approve or delete the comments.

  5. Google Analytics Dashboard for WP

    Google Analytics gives Real-Time Statistics on your WordPress Dashboard by automatically tracking the code in every page of your website.

  6. Cookie Bar

    You must display a cookie warning on your site to let your visitors know  that your website uses cookies. Cookie bar makes it nice & easy!

  7. CommentLuv

    This plugin lets your visitors link up their most recent post by selecting CommentLuv when commenting. This helps increase comments & community spirit. It makes it much easier for me when someone comments to return the favour!

  8. Broken Link Checker

    This plugin is extremely helpful, it detects any broken links and images and notifies you via the dashboard so you can either update or delete them.

  9. Addtoany Share Buttons

    This app allows you to add as many different social media share buttons as you like to display on your blog to help you visitors share your content on pretty much any platform! There are over 100 different social share buttons available with share counts which are also integrated with Google Analytics to track shares.

  10. No-Bot Registration

    After recently being hacked by bots I was told about this plugin which helps prevent bots getting through. It works by blacklisting emails and presenting people with a security question when registering or posting a comment.

  11. Share drafts publicly

    Ok I lied.. but I had to add in this last plugin as it has been so helpful for me! If you want a second opinion on your post or you are working with a company who wants to see your post before it goes live this plugin allows you to share a private link to your draft!

What are your top 10 WordPress plugins? Have I missed any you think are important when starting up a blog?


    The no-bot registration plug-in sounds brilliant, I’m going to try that. I get so many nonsense comments lol. I love Yoast and Jetpack. Yoast has really helped me improve my seo.

    Rhi | 7 years ago Reply

      I've not had a problem since installing no-bot! Yoast has really helped me too 😊

      RelentlesslyPurple | 7 years ago Reply

    Oooo this is a handy list as I hadn't heard of a few! Thank you 😊 #thatfridaylinky

    Muffin top mummy | 7 years ago Reply

    Fab post I have heard of many of them I will be checking out the last one that sounds excellent I also use revive old post I find that brilliant Thanks for linking to the #THAT FRIDAY LINKY come back next week please

    Nige | 7 years ago Reply

    As someone who has not long moved over to wordpress, this is really helpful. Thank you. Thanks for linking up to #ThatFridayLinky

    Emily | 7 years ago Reply

      Eeek just realised I hadn't checked my spam comments for a while & found loads! Sorry I missed it but I'm glad this post was helpful :)

      RelentlesslyPurple | 7 years ago Reply

    I love a post about good plugins and am a lover of purple too so I had to stop by. I love CommentLuv and have recently been introduced to WordFence – wow! I am also glad to find one I haven’t heard of in your list – the Share Drafts Publicly – I wish I had had this before. Thanks. #ThatFridayLinky

    Jo - Mother of Teenagers | 7 years ago Reply

      Ah so glad this post has been helpful! Always nice to hear from another purple lover too 💜 Thanks for popping by 😊 x

      RelentlesslyPurple | 7 years ago Reply

    This is great, thank you. Do you have an idiots guide on how to put them onto Wordpress blogs? Tried to get the word fence the other day, downloaded it but then not sure what to do. As I said, an idiots guide pls!

    Matthew Blythe | 7 years ago Reply

      It's surprisingly simple when you get the hang of it! Go to plugins and click activate if you haven't already. You can edit settings too but most plugins are generally set up already with the basics. DM on Twitter if you get stuck!

      RelentlesslyPurple | 7 years ago Reply

    The cookie bar and the no bots plugins are the only ones I haven't heard about. I will have to check those out. thanks for sharing this! Michelle Kellogg recently posted...Guest Post: Exciting Wearable Technology for KidsMy Profile

    Michelle Kellogg | 7 years ago Reply

      The no bot one has been a lifesaver! Not had any problems since I installed it :)

      RelentlesslyPurple | 7 years ago Reply

    Pinned for scrutiny later. I may need a new brain to decifer as tech stuff brushes the top of my head.

    Ellen Best | 7 years ago Reply

      Haha! I was so confused to begin with, if you need anything explained feel free to DM me 😊

      RelentlesslyPurple | 7 years ago Reply

    Saving this list, will cozy up later… I keep meaning to make the switch to .org (mostly because of the better support and all the great plugins) and this is just the sort of useful thing that reminds me 🙂

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    ActualConversationsWithMyHusband | 7 years ago Reply

    Ohh….I’m totally going to check out the broken link one. I want something like that. Thank you!

    Hot Mess | 7 years ago Reply

    Thank you for this – I am now running a test on the broken link checker and will also look into some of the others.

    Cook & Enjoy | 7 years ago Reply

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