Essential Plugins to have in your every new WordPress installation

Here are a few essential WordPress plugins that every new website running WordPress should have in their arsenal…

WordPress Plugin 1
Akismet comes installed with every new WordPress installation, ‘Akismet filters out your comment and track back spam for you so that you can focus on more important things.’

WordPress Plugin 2
FD Feedburner Plugin
Free plugin to redirect all your comments & RSS feeds to FeedBurner, ‘Redirects the main feed and optionally the comments feed to It does this seamlessly without modifying templates, setting up new hidden feeds, modifying .htaccess files, or asking users to migrate to a new feed. Instead, all existing feeds become Feedburner feeds seamlessly and transparently for all users. Tell the plugin your Feedburner feed URL, and you’re done.’

WordPress Plugin 3
Health Check
A straightforward way to check WordPress installation health, ‘This plugin will perform several checks on your WordPress install to detect common configuration errors and known issues.’

WordPress Plugin 4
Block Bad Queries
A simple solution to security problems, ‘Block Bad Queries (BBQ) helps protect WordPress Against Malicious URL Requests. BBQ checks for excessively long request strings (i.e., greater than 255 characters), as well as the presence of either “eval(” or “base64” in the request URL. These sorts of nefarious requests were implicated in the September 2009 WordPress attacks.’

WordPress Plugin 5
Yoast SEO
Straightforward & free way to manage your website’s SEO (Search Engine Optimization) Settings.

Try these plugins; all are free & share your reviews in the comments. I would like to hear about it…

Thanks & Regards
Mandar Apte

Mandar Apte

This website contains a design articles blog by Mandar Apte. He writes and shares his iOS development, graphic, web, & animation film design experience through articles. Mandar is Mumbai based multi-disciplinary designer with expertise in UI, UX, Logo, Symbol, and Brand Identity design. He is an alumnus of Sir J. J. Institute of Applied Art, Mumbai. He currently runs his studio in the heart of the city of Mumbai.

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