Best WordPress Plug-in Every Site Owner Should Install

Best WordPress Plug-in Every Site Owner Should Install

 Lists of The Most Useful WordPress Plug-ins.

1. Revision Control

This  plugin for WordPress gives the user more control over the Revision functionality.

The plugin allows the user to set a site-global setting

(Settings -> Revisions) for pages/posts to enable/disable/limit the number of revisions

which are saved for the page/post. The user may change this setting on a per-page/post basis from the Revisions Meta box.

The plugin also allows the deletion of specific revisions via the revisions post metabox.

2. Smush Image Compression and Optimization

By: WPMU DEV

Description:

This plug-in is perfect for photo optimization.

Resize, optimize and compress all of your images with the incredibly powerful and 100% free WordPress image smusher,

brought to you by the Superteam at WPMU DEV. Now with image resizing!

Set a max width and height and large images will scale down as they are being compressed.

Our servers do all the heavy lifting. Strip hidden bulky information from your images and reduce file size without losing quality.

Large image files may be slowing down your site without you even knowing it.

WP Smush uses WPMU DEV’s super servers to quickly smush every single one of your images and cuts all the unnecessary data without

slowing down your site.

3. WP-DBManager

By: Lester ‘GaMerZ’ Chan

Description:

This plug-in allows you to optimize database, repair database, backup database, restore database, delete backup database ,

drop/empty tables

and run selected queries.

Supports automatic scheduling of backing up, optimizing and repairing of database.

GENERAL USAGE

Activate WP-DBManager Plugin
The script will automatically create a folder called backup-db in the wp-content folder if that folder is writable.

If it is not created, please create the folder and ensure that the folder is writable
Open Folder: wp-content/backup-db
If you are on Apache, move the htaccess.txt file from Folder: wp-content/plugins/wp-dbmanager to

Folder: wp-content/backup-db/.htaccess if it is not there already. If you are on IIS,  move the Web.config.txt file from

Folder: wp-content/plugins/wp-dbmanager to Folder: wp-content/backup-db/Web.config if it is not there already
Move index.php file from Folder: wp-content/plugins/wp-dbmanager to

Folder: wp-content/backup-db/index.php if it is not there already
Go to WP-Admin -> Database -> DB Options to configure the database options

4. P3 (Plugin Performance Profiler)

By: GoDaddy.com

Description:

This plugin creates a profile of your WordPress site’s plugins’ performance by measuring their impact on your site’s load time.

Often times, WordPress sites load slowly because of poorly configured plugins or because there are so many of them.

By using the P3 plugin, you can narrow down anything causing slowness on your site.

This plugin uses the canvas element for drawing charts and requires requires Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari, or IE9 or later.

This plugin will not work in IE8 or lower.

5.  WP Super Cache

Description

This plugin generates static html files from your dynamic WordPress blog.

After a html file is generated your web server will serve that file instead of processing the comparatively heavier and more

expensive WordPress PHP scripts.

The static html files will be served to the vast majority of your users, but because a user’s details are displayed in the comment form

after they leave a comment those requests are handled by the legacy caching engine. Static files are served to:

  1. Users who are not logged in.
  2. Users who have not left a comment on your blog.
  3. Or users who have not viewed a password protected post.

99% of your visitors will be served static html files.

Those users who don’t see the static files will still benefit because they will see different cached files that aren’t quite as efficient but

still better than uncached.

This plugin will help your server cope with a front page appearance on digg.com or other social networking site.

If for some reason “supercaching” doesn’t work on your server then don’t worry.

Caching will still be performed, but every request will require loading the PHP engine.

In normal circumstances this isn’t bad at all.

Visitors to your site will notice no slowdown or difference.

Super cache really comes into it’s own if your server is under powered, or you’re experiencing heavy traffic.
Super Cached html files will be served more quickly than PHP generated cached files but in every day use, the difference isn’t noticeable.