~UpdraftPlus~

https://wordpress.org/plugins/up…

UpdraftPlus simplifies backups (and restoration). Backup into the cloud (Amazon S3 (or compatible), Dropbox, Google Drive, Rackspace Cloud, DreamObjects, FTP, Openstack Swift, UpdraftPlus Vault and email) and restore with a single click.

Backups of files and database can have separate schedules. The paid version also backs up to Microsoft OneDrive, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Storage, SFTP, SCP, and WebDAV.

 

~WP-Optimize~

https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp…

WP-Optimize is an effective tool for automatically cleaning your WordPress database so that it runs at maximum efficiency.

MAJOR FEATURES

  • Removes all unnecessary data (e.g. trashed/unapproved/spam comments, stale data) plus pingbacks, trackbacks and expired transient options
  • Compact/de-fragment MySQL tables with a button-press
  • Detailed control of which optimizations you wish to carry out
  • Carries out automatic weekly (or otherwise) clean-ups
  • Retains a set number of weeks’ data during clean-ups
  • Performs optimizations without the need for running manual queries
  • Automatically trigger a pre-optimize backup via UpdraftPlus (The World’s Most Trusted WordPress Backup Plugin)
  • Show database statistics and potential savings
  • Mobile friendly and easy-to-use
  • Translated into several languages
  • More planned!

~WP-Smush~

https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp…

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!

 

~W3-Total Cache~

https://wordpress.org/plugins/w3…

W3 Total Cache improves the SEO and user experience of your site by increasing website performance, reducing download times via features like content delivery network (CDN) integration.

The only web host agnostic WordPress Performance Optimization (WPO) framework recommended by countless web developers and web hosts.

 

~CloudFlare~

https://wordpress.org/plugins/cl…

WHAT THIS PLUGIN CAN DO FOR YOU

One-click WordPress-optimized settings

The easiest way to setup Cloudflare for your WordPress site.

Web application firewall (WAF) rulesets

Available on all of Cloudflare’s paid plans, the WAF has built-in rulesets, including rules that mitigate WordPress specific threats and vulnerabilities. These security rules are always kept up-to-date, once the WAF is enabled, you can rest easy knowing your site is protected from even the latest threats.

 

~Connect W3 Total Cache and CloudFlare~

http://www.bloggingwizard.com/w3…

In this guide, I’m going to show you how to drastically slash your WordPress site’s load time without paying a single cent.

To do that, you’ll use two free tools: the W3 Total Cache WordPress plugin and a service called CloudFlare.

 

~Acunetix~

https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp…

(Has not been updated in a couple of years, but it does work with the most recent version of WordPress 4.8.)

Acunetix WP Security plugin is a free and comprehensive security tool that helps you secure your WordPress installation and suggests corrective measures for: securing file permissions, security of the database, version hiding, WordPress admin protection and lots more.

Acunetix WP Security checks your WordPress website/blog for security vulnerabilities and suggests corrective actions such as:

  1. Passwords
  2. File permissions
  3. Database security
  4. Version hiding
  5. WordPress admin protection/security
  6. Removes WP Generator META tag from core code

 

~WP Cerber~

https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp…

Defends WordPress against brute force attacks by limiting the number of login attempts through the login form, XML-RPC / REST API requests or using auth cookies.

Restricts access with a Black IP Access List and a White IP Access List.

Tracks user and intruder activity with powerful email, mobile and desktop notifications.

Stop spam: activates reCAPTCHA for protecting registration and comments forms.

WordPress Hardening.

 

~WP External Links~

https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp…

Configure settings for all internal and external links on your site.

WPEL plugin was completely rebuilt and has lots of new features, like “noopener”, font icons, internal links options and WPMU settings.

 

~Admin Bar Disabler~

https://wordpress.org/plugins/ad…

Pretty easy setup.. just install and activate it on the site of your choice (or network activate), and setup the settings however you’d like.

This plugin supports both Per-Site and Per-Network (WordPress Multisite) settings, so you can fine tune your options based on your needs.

If you’re interested in showing the Admin Bar in more cases, check out the Always Show Admin Bar plugin:

https://wordpress.org/plugins/al…

If you’re interested in showing the Admin Bar to logged out users, check out the Logged Out Admin Bar plugin:

https://wordpress.org/plugins/lo…

 

~Remove Dashboard Access~

https://wordpress.org/plugins/re…

You can limit Dashboard access to Admins only, Editors or above, Authors or above, or by selecting a capability. More information on WordPress’ default roles and capabilities can be found here:

https://codex.wordpress.org/Role…

User Profile Access

You can optionally allow all users the ability to edit their profiles in the Dashboard. Users lacking the chosen capability won’t be able to access any other sections of the Dashboard.

Login Message

Supply a message to display on the login screen. Leaving this blank disables the message.

Hiding other plugins/themes’ Toolbar menus

Remove Dashboard Access removes some built-in WordPress Toolbar menus by default, but can be extended to hide menus from other plugins or themes via two filters: rda_toolbar_nodes (viewing from the admin), and rda_frontend_toolbar_nodes (viewing from the front-end).

 

~404 Redirect to Home Page~

https://wordpress.org/plugins/re…

Simple redirect WordPress plugin, all 404 error pages are redirected to homepage. Google may lower PageRank of site if there are 404 error pages(Page not found), this plugin will fix that issue and help to improve your sites ranking.

 

~Contact Form 7~

Contact Form 7

Contact Form 7 can manage multiple contact forms, plus you can customize the form and the mail contents flexibly with simple markup. The form supports Ajax-powered submitting, CAPTCHA, Akismet spam filtering and so on.

 

~WP Statistics~

https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp…

A comprehensive plugin for your WordPress visitor statistics, come visit us at our website for all the latest news and information.

Track statistics for your WordPress site without depending on external services and uses arrogate data whenever possible to respect your users privacy.

On screen statistics presented as graphs are easily viewed through the WordPress admin interface.

This product includes GeoLite2 data created by MaxMind, available from

https://www.maxmind.com

FEATURES:

Online users, visits, visitors and page statistics

Search Engines, see search queries and redirects from popular search engines like Google, Bing, DuckDuckGo, Yahoo, Yandex and Baidu

Overview and detail pages for all kinds of data, including; browser versions, country stats, hits, exclusions, referrers, searches, search words and visitors

GeoIP location by Country

Support for hashing IP addresses in the database to protect your users privacy

Interactive map of visitors location

E-mail reports of statistics

Set access level for view and manage roles based on WordPress roles

Exclude users from statistics collection based on various criteria, including; user roles, common robots, IP subnets, page URL, login page, RSS pages, admin pages, Country, number of visits per day, hostname

Record statistics on exclusions

Automatic updates to the GeoIP database

Automatically prune the databases of old data

Export the data to XML, CSV or TSV files

Widget to provide information to your users

Shortcodes for many different types of data in both widgets and posts/pages

Dashboard widgets for the admin area

Comprehensive Admin Manual

By | 2017-08-08T09:31:12+00:00 August 8th, 2017|WordPress, wordpress plugins|