There are way too many plugins out there to choose from.
I find it confusing which ones to choose. I have asked my FB WordPress Help group for recommendations before adding any.
Now this is a plugin……..
This is the WP site for plugins.
This is what I have so far:
Akismet I am told this will filter comment spam
All In One SEO Pack – To help with my SEO
http://wordpress.org/plugins/all-in-one-seo-pack/ — This is a good blog on how to use SEO Pack. http://www.wpbeginner.com/plugins/users-guide-for-all-in-one-seo-pack/
Automatic SEO Links – To help with your links………(not sure why I got this)
Contact Form 7 – For your contact form
GASP – For securtiy recommended by my WP Help group on FB
Wordfence Security – To Secure your website
WP Google Map Plugin – Maps from Google
WP Socializer – For your Social Links like FaceBook
WP Super Cache
WP Super Cache – Not sure why that is here to speed things up maybe
BACKUP PROGRAM – I have decided to actually spend some money on backup/restore program. https://codeguard.com/ was recommended to me by CPanel and works automatically. I paid $20 for a year and it is giving me a lot of peace of mind.
**I deactivated Jetpack, I don’t think I needed it, not sure why I had it. It looked like it was for WP.com site and not for this self hosting one.
Theses sites were recommended to me for a list of the plugins that they liked.
This is the site that developed the All In One SEO Pack Plugin that everyone uses:
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