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After WooCommerce, What WordPress Plugins Do You Install?

I am fascinated by all the WordPress Plugins available. Free or in-expensive, you can do anything on your website by using a simple search of the plug-in directory.

I looked at the array of plugins across all my sites, and there seems to be a recurring theme. However, with the continued expansion of Jetpack by WordPress, soon we’ll only need it.

I currently have 15 plugins installed on this website, but only nine are activated, and several of those are redundant with Jetpack.

On other WordPress sites I have dozens of plugins running because of specific needs on each site, but here is the current list for here.

Activated PlugIns

  1. Akismet
  2. Contact Form ][
  3. Do Follow
  4. Jetpack by WordPress.com
  5. Lightbox2
  6. Time Zone
  7. Ultimate Google Analytics
  8. WordPress Database Backup
  9. WordPress SEO by Yoast

Since installing WordPress SEO, I have deactivated a few more plugins and the others aren’t needed at this time.

Deactivated PlugIns

  1. Google XML Sitemaps
  2. In Series
  3. MobilePress
  4. podPress
  5. Subscribe to Comments
  6. WP-phpMyAdmin

I really do need to remove three of the above because they have been replaced by Jetpack and WordPress SEO. It’s just hard to part company with plugins I’ve used for years.

Someday, I’ll pull the plug …

What is your one “have to install”

2 thoughts on “After WooCommerce, What WordPress Plugins Do You Install?

  1. Dave J.

    So I go to look at one of my sites, and I can’t log in. I think the Total Security plug-in must be the problem, otherwise I would recommend it. Now to figure out how to hack past the hidden log-in screen.

  2. Larry Post author

    Now that’s a problem, Dave. I’ve never had that particular issue before. Let me know if that was the problem after you get in.

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