WordPress.org is the one stop place where you can find tons of plugins. Each plugins have different kind of features. You can find plugins regarding to your requirements.
You can use it for any types of individuals, community and business related. From developing to security of website WordPress take care of each relevant topics.
In this topic I’m gonna tell you about some essential WordPress plugins that you haven’t heard of. So let’s start the exploring.
1. User Blocker
The first WordPress plugins I would like to introduce is User Blocker WordPress Plugin. This free WordPress security plugin provide the ability to block or unblock user accounts quickly and effortlessly.
The admin can block user by role or username for specific day & time, date range or permanently. When someone tries to log in, and if that user blocked then a friendly error message is displayed on the login screen. You can unblock accounts at any time you want. Also admin can view blocked user list and quickly search user and unblock account if require.
Trash Duplicate and 301 Redirect is free WordPress plugin that can find duplicate post, pages, custom posts, etc. and delete that duplicates. We added this plugin in this list to help those who have problems of trash duplicate and 301 redirection.
This plugin have several features which can’t see in any WordPress plugins. It also takes care of your old post links and will give you functionality as you can redirect that old posts to the new link via 301 redirect functionality.
Do want to track your users and team members activities? Then this security plugin offers several features to make your WordPress site more secure from unknown vulnerabilities.
User Activity Log WordPress plugin is a powerful and strong monitoring system to track your users and team activities. It helps you with WordPress core updates, posts & pages updates, user activities user-wise, etc., which are done in admin side for any WordPress powered website.
WP-SpamShield is an exceptionally powerful and user-friendly WordPress anti-spam plugin which provides double-layered protection service to defend your WordPress site from spam.
This plugin is a completely backend solution that promises no CAPTCHAs. It’s easy to setup and blocks comment spam before it’s ever posted. This includes pingback and trackback spam, too.
5. Popup Maker
Popup Maker WordPress plugin is great for beginners who want to quickly setup a popup without needing any coding knowledge. The admin interface is clean and simple to use.
With Popup Maker you can display popups across your site, home page and blog. You can trigger popups based on specific posts (including custom post types), pages, categories and tags. And you can also target search pages and 404 pages.
How can you speed up your WordPress website? There are different methods. Autoptimize WordPress plugin makes optimizing your site really easy. It can aggregate, minify and cache scripts and styles, injects CSS in the page head by default and can move and defer scripts to the footer.
It also minifies the HTML code itself, making your page really lightweight. There are advanced options and an extensive API available to enable you to tailor Autoptimize to each and every site’s specific needs.
Featured Image Admin Thumb WordPress plugin adds a column to the All Posts/All Pages and where supported the All Custom Post Type admin views. This column, “Thumb”, will display a thumbnail of the featured image or post thumbnail so you can easily determine the content that is missing an image.
In this list some plugins are not well known but they are essential to stay focused. Loaded with lots of plugins may remains problems to your WordPress site but having handful listing helps you to prevent from many disasters. So, choose wisely.