What Plug Ins would you recommend?

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If you could only choose two or three plug ins for your website, which ones would you choose?
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  • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
    None. It's a wrong question...

    If I don't know what additional features are needed in my website, it would be very dumb thing to use any plugin.

    Unfortunately, many people pick plugins even if they don't need them
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Meaney
    I agree with Istvan, but chances are you'll benefit from something like SEO all in one and some security plugins and a database backup plugin.
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    • Profile picture of the author itsnaveenreddy
      Perhaps All in one seo, Google Analyticator, Google XML site maps.. Again, as mentioned above, completely depends on the purpose. Otherwise, it would be a blind drive!
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  • Profile picture of the author annegirl
    Originally Posted by Julie Parish View Post

    If you could only choose two or three plug ins for your website, which ones would you choose?
    Plugin for what? I think if you give the purpose of the plugin, an individual needing that plugin would then go through the list of plugins that does same job and streamline it based on their functions.
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  • Profile picture of the author RobKonrad
    "If you could only choose one or ..." - I don't understand the idea behind that question. It's not like disk space is so terribly expensive that you can ONLY use one or two.
    I agree with Istvan though, 100%. Pick what you need.

    One thing that's never wrong - some sort of backup plugin....

    Cheers,
    Rob Konrad
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    • Profile picture of the author Julie Parish
      Originally Posted by RobKonrad View Post

      "If you could only choose one or ..." - I don't understand the idea behind that question. It's not like disk space is so terribly expensive that you can ONLY use one or two.
      I agree with Istvan though, 100%. Pick what you need.

      One thing that's never wrong - some sort of backup plugin....

      Cheers,
      Rob Konrad
      I see Istvan's point. Being new to this, I don't know yet what I would need, or even how to see what I need. It's not disk space I'm worried about but slowing the site down.

      I had thought there would be some plugins that were truly well done and appropriate for whatever type of website you designed. Some have mentioned SEO All in One and security plugins. That was the type of answer I was looking for, plugins that stand out and would work in just about any case.
      Hopefully, after learning quite a bit more, I would be able to look at a plugin and judge it on my own based on what I've learned. At this point, I have to just read reviews and advice.
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      • Profile picture of the author annegirl
        Originally Posted by Julie Parish View Post

        I see Istvan's point. Being new to this, I don't know yet what I would need, or even how to see what I need. It's not disk space I'm worried about but slowing the site down.

        I had thought there would be some plugins that were truly well done and appropriate for whatever type of website you designed. Some have mentioned SEO All in One and security plugins. That was the type of answer I was looking for, plugins that stand out and would work in just about any case.
        Hopefully, after learning quite a bit more, I would be able to look at a plugin and judge it on my own based on what I've learned. At this point, I have to just read reviews and advice.
        Perhaps you should have asked for list of plugins maybe someone can tell you or redirect you to a site where you can find the list see what it functions and usability so you can streamline it to suit your blog or website.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeromero
    Depends what blows your hair back right now...
    I would say... right now...

    1. W3 Total Cache – This WordPress plugin is great for two reasons. First, it makes your pages load way faster. Second, since it stores static versions of your site, it requires much less CPU processing than using WordPress all by itself. This WordPress plugin is number one on the list for a reason.

    2.HeadSpace: WordPress SEO Made Simple- Move over All in one SEO. There’s a new guy in town. HeadSpace provides you with the features you need to drive your site to the top. People spend way to much time working on SEO and too little time writing great content. This plugin let’s you put your focus back where it belongs. It takes care of all the SEO work that your blog will need.
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  • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
    At this point, I have to just read reviews and advice.
    Nope... At this point you should sit down and PLAN your site (as in work on a piece of paper): figure out its goal; its structure; how the content will be organized etc.

    Then compare your requirements with WP's features. If additional features needed > you start looking for that specific plugin.

    P.S. Some antispam (for all blogs) and basic SEO plugins (for IM) should be common sense :p
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