After building over 100+ wordpress site inthe last 7 years of doing digital marketing. Today I have the list of the most amazingand the most essential plugins that will make your wordpress sites 10 times better. If you watch this video till the end thenI can guarantee that you will install 4-5 of my recommended plugins. Also I’m giving away 5 copies of wp rocketwhich is a premium wordpress speed plugin worth $50. To be eligible for this plugin all you haveto do is like the video, subscribe to my channel and comment with “ give me the plugin. “ And also follow me on Instagram becauseI’ll be announcing the results their. My instagram username is dmankur. I will choose 5 winners and announce the resulton instagram once we reach 1000 likes and comments. So let’s get into my laptop screen. You can check the description section of thisvideo to get the links of all the plugins mentioned in this video. Click here if you want to watch the free digitalmarketing mastery course worth Rs. 60,000 for free and click here if you want to watchmy affiliate marketing mastery course where I’ll show you how to create and scale anamazon affiliate website from scratch. Screen Recording Subtitle So, the first and the most important pluginfor any website owner is a speed plugin. Since all my websites are hosted on the sitegroundhosting as you can see in my blogging tool section on my website ankuraggarwal.in Thehosting that i use and recommend is siteground and the best part is the Siteground hostingcomes with a free SG Optimizer Plugin.
Earlier I use to use wprocket as my speedplugin. It’s a paid plugin out there. It’s a super amazing plugin and it is supereasy to configure. All you have to do is upload it, install itand it will make your website ultra fast. But recently i had shifted to SG Optimizer,it’s a free plugin provided already by the siteground hosting. So if you are already using siteground hostingyou can install this plugin. You can see it here i have already installedit on my website. It has all the functionality that a good speedplugin should have, it has as you can see all the image optimization for the frontendoptimization i have minify, HTML, JAVA Script, minify CSS all the options are enable thisis making my website extremely fast. If you don’t have the siteground hosting oryou don’t have the money to invest in wp rocket then you can go for W3 Total Cache. It’s a very popular speed plugin out therein the wordpress plugin department. So once you install it just play with thesettings or watch youtube tutorial on how to configure it and your website will be extremelyfast. So having a speed plugin is a mandatory requirement. If I must tell you the faster your websitethe better SEO for your website. The faster your website is more traffic youwill be able to drive because people will be happy with your website and google alsoprefer a fast loading website so I highly recommend a speed plugin. Just a side note, whenever you are installinga speed plugin and whenever you are enabling the options such as minify, the html, minifythe JAVA Script and combine CSS whenever you are enabling any option just make sure youopen your site because sometime what happen is that website behave abnormally to certainsettings. So just make sure you enable setting one byone and then see the response of your website if everything is loading fine then its workingperfectly. The next extremely important plugin everywordpress website owner should have is a backup plugin and the plugin i use for creating backupof my website is UpdraftPlus. This is a free plugin again, it has a proversion but even its basic free version is more than enough. Now if you are using a siteground hostinglike me then the siteground hosting it selfs takes a regular backup of your website ona daily basis. So you don’t have to worry about backupbut just for precaution i also take manual backups using this updraftplus plugin. It is one the most popular plugin one it comesto backup as you can see the 5star rating here. 2.879 votes of 5stars rating.
It is a very popular plugin and so many wordpresswebsite are using it and the plugin deserves applause because it have so many amazing featuresthe best part is that you can schedule your backup and you don’t have to do it manuallyand you can store your backups from Google drive, Amazon S3 server or even by the membershipof updraftvault and you can store your backups there. I am using google drive to store all my backups. I just show you my updraftplus backup restoreplugin settings as you can see my next schedule backup will be on june 27, 2019 and you canalso do a manual backup by clicking Backup Now here. And again you can see that the last backupwas on 20th june because i have a set of 7 days that the backups are done weekly andsimilarly you can see the earlier backup was done on june 13th and I am doing the backupof the entire site that is database, plugins, themes, uploads, others everything. I can also restore the website to any restorepoint i just have to press here and the website will be restore to that version. You can see the settings here, I am doingthe backup on a weekly basis and i am using google drive to save my backups. Since i already have purchase a space on mygoogle drive of 1 terabyte so this really helps me in keeping my website safe. Although site ground does give me the offerof a regular backup. I gonna ask the support staff anytime to restoremy website or help me download a backup of my website but just for safety purpose I alsoinstall this particular plugin and I think backup is something that is extremely importantfor any website because your website might get hacked anytime or they might be some issuewith the website then you can easily restore your website to an earlier version. So I highly recommend you must have a backupplugin. Just like I told you earlier that the websitespeed matters alot and one other plugin that really help you speed up the website is theWP Smush Plugin which was earlier called as WP Smush its not Smush Image Compression andOptimization. As you can see the star rating here it alsohas 3.841 star rating because what it does is whenever you are uploading an image toyour webpage you are adding size to your web page as you can see on my blogging tools pages/ this is a image this is again an image. Similarly this is an image, the more imagesyour page will have the slower it will load and you don’t want a slow loading page becauseyou want your visitors to be happy.Because people are impatient now they don’t want towait 5 to 10 seconds for a webpage to load they will press the back button. So you want your webpage to load as fast aspossible and one such way to do it buy compressing the images and this is where Smush Image Compressionand Optimization plugin comes into play what it will do is will automatically compressthe images. So let’s say if your images of a size 100kbso by using this particular plugin it will reduce the size of your image by 30 to 70%without impacting much in the quality of the image. So, just like on this article i have so manyimages out there so just by using the WP Smush Plugin I can save the size of all this imagesand hence my webpage will be loading at a much faster rate. Although I was using it earlier but nowadaysI don’t use this plugin rather I use this website called compressjpeg.com so wheneverI have an which i need to compress so all I do is just select the image here and uploadit here. So the 4.7mb image was reduced by 81% andthe quality of the image has not being compromised much this is why I use this website call compressjpeg.comthe one reason why I have stopped using WP Smush Image Compression is because the moreplugin that you will install on your website the slower your website will become this iswhy i recommend to have as low plugin as possible but using this particular website is a manualprocess because you have manually upload the image and download them then upload them toyour wordpress server. But by using WP this Smush Image Compressionand Optimization all you have to do is press a button and it will automatically compressall the images of your website so I highly recommend this particular plugin as well. The next plugin needs no introduction it isone of the most popular plugin out there and when we talk about SEO. It’s called the Yoast SEO. You can see the star ratings here 25 thousand+ 5 star rating. It is one of the most popular SEO plugin outthere and i use it myself the best feature is that free you don’t have to buy it, andthe features are tremendous so whenever you are adding an article, let say i’ll just showyou one of my article here and income report here and so whenever you want to add the metatitle all you have to do is, once the plugin is installed you can add your own meta title,you can add your own meta description, you also have other options like whether you wantto add the facebook title whether you want to allow search engines to index the pageor not, whether you want the search engine to follow the links on your post or not, soall these functionalities given by yoast seo plugin its free to use and its one of thebest plugin out there. I think i don’t need to explain this pluginmore because already its very popular out there and as for the features i’ll recommendthat you turn off the readability analysis of this plugin , go to yoast seo plugin here- go to the general settings, disable the readability analysis because i have seen thatits not that effective so i don’t use it and also it provides the xml sitemap so you don’thave to install any other plugin to generate the sitemap. This again helps you in saving one more pluginso you just enable the sitemap and you can also submit the sitemap to google webmasterjust using the plugin itself similarly you can go to search appearances of this pluginsetting, here you can play with the settings which type of content you want to get indexedand which type of content you don’t want to get indexed, like i am using thrive pluginso i don’t want them to get indexed, i only want my post and pages to get indexed. Similarly when we talk about taxonomies idon’t want my categories pages to be indexed because that a good seo practice to not getyour categories or tags pages indexed because that a good practice to not index your tagsand categories pages because that leads to duplicate content similarly i have also disablethe author archives that again results in duplicate content, so you can play with thesettings here. So yoast seo is a highly recommended pluginand a must have plugin for every wordpress website owner. The next useful plugin that I will recommendis the LIMIT LOGIN ATTEMPTS RELOADED PLUGIN so what’s this does is it makes your websitemore secure because generally all the website owner have their wordpress dashboard in thisparticular URL that is your website name slash wp-admin,so what LIMIT LOGIN ATTEMPTS doesis, so whenever someone enters the username and password wrong for three to four times,its just blocks the IP so they won’t able to login, because in the end your websiteis in online real estate your investing your time, your energy, your hardwork, your moneyonto your website. So you want to keep it safe from hackers. So this plugin will really help you in that. I will also highly recommend you guys to installthis particular plugin for your website security. And the next plugin is for the people whohave already have an established website and who are driving enough traffic on their websiteso that they can make money from your website so this is where Thirsty Affiliates AffiliateLink Manager comes into play. I have the pro version of this plugin andi have already installed it in all my websites I already have an affiliate marketing courseon youtube. You can check the link on the course in theYouTube description below. So if you don’t know about affiliate marketingyou must check out this course. So affiliate marketing is when you refer otherpeople products to your audience and when your audience purchases you make a commissionout of it. So one of the major problems that affiliatemarketers face is the handling of the links so what this plugin does is you can also goto the website thirstyaffiliates.com they cloak very long ugly url, affiliate url soif you have very long ugly affiliate url you can cloak it by creating a beautiful lookingurl you can also track the number of clicks on a particular url on a particularaffiliate link on how many clicks happen and also you can check reports, comprehensivereports like you can see here these are my affiliate link report so I’m an affiliateof Aweber, Bluehost, Digitalocean, Drip etc. So instead of having very long link destinationyou create beautiful looking cloaked link url and redirect type of 301 and it also giveyou a stats summary of the number of click that happened in the last 7 days/30 days ina total clicks you can also generate reports here and the report session is really usefulif you’re an affiliate marketer because it helps you understand which link is performingwell what’s the geolocation which is driving the most links the stats table which keywordand which particular link is driving the most clicks as you can see majority of the linkclicks is in india because my website is targeting the indian users so some of the functionalityis available in the free plugin the Thirsty affiliates but if you want the more advancedfunctionality then you can go for the pro version you can see the pricing here and youcan see the pro features like these are the free and the pro and these are the featurethat are added in the pro version like automatically keyword linking, the geo location link, redirectand so much more so buy the pro version only if you’re driving enough traffic to your website. if your website in the beginner stage andyou’re not driving enough traffic just go for the free version till then but then againif you’re making money through affiliate marketing in your blog or in your website then I highlyrecommend you guys to invest in a thirsty affiliate plugin and the next plugin that I’ll recommendis thrive architect although there are free version like elementor available in the marketyou can go for elementor as well, it’s just that I have the thrive membership so I’veall the plugins of thrive installed on my website in a monthly membership but if youjust want a page builder then you go for elementor as well it has free version as well whichdoesn’t have all the functionality but still it’s a very popular plugin. So what thrive architect or elementor doesit helps you create beautiful post and beautiful looking pages as you can see I have the properindentation I have this box again then proper column structure these buttons proper formattinghere. This is all possible again i’ve this templatehere with different background color with different heading structure different buttonso all this was possible because I created this in a thrive architect page builder soby using page builder you can create beautiful looking post i’ll show you other post on mywebsite this is another post on my website you can see here it has proper table of contentits very hard to do in normal wordpress editor but the thrive architect or any other pagebuilder like elementor you can do it easily.You also have these listicle format with variousdifferent icons as well. You can embed an image, you can embed a video,you also have such various template like you can click these different tabs and add informationyou can also change the icons so all this functionalities available in the page builderso I’m using thrive architect you can get the link of all these tools in here as wellin my ankuraggarwal.in blogging tools session as well, here also I’ve thrive themes mentionedso I’ve thrive theme membership so where i can get all the thrive products for a monthlymembership but you can go for elementor as well it is a free alternative of thrive. But if you’re building a blog or website formoney and if you want to drive more traffic and you thinking for making money from yourwebsite then you’ve to make it look really really good and a page builder is a must haveplugin for any website wordpress website owner. So the next plugin that you can installedis a Disqus comment system. Disqus is a very very popular comment systemand is used by so many popular websites out there the best part is it automatically blocksthe spam and thus, Because if you’re using the normal comment system of your website,you’ll see that so many spam comments will be automatically becoming onto your websiteswhich are not relevant to your content at all so this adds on too extra work and alsoyour comment normal comment system doesn’t look that clean and that good looking butDisqus comment is really nice looking it also highlights the top comments and it is usedby all the top populisize out there so I’ll highly recommend you guys to check this outit’s not a mandatory plugin and i think i only recommend disqus for people who areactually driving good traffic to the website because they’ve actual engagement in the commentsection if you just started out or much have that traffic then installing this commentsystem won’t help you guys much so if you’re driving good traffic then i’ll highly recommendyou guys to check disqus it’s free version is more than enough you don’t have to buythe pro version or you the pricing, you don’t even check the pricing because the free versionis enough for you. Another next amazing plugin that i’ll highlyrecommend is the one signal push notification, you can installed the plugin you can justgo to the add new plugin session, here search for one signal and install the plugin forthis you also have to create an account on onesignal here. what one signal does is it gives you pushnotification. you’ll see that so many times if you’re usingOYO rooms or any other websites or flipkart or amazon, you’ll see whenever you open thewebsite there’s the pop up which says do you want to subscribe to the push notification,you can add the same functionality on your website as well. So you can see I’ll just search for Onesignal. You can see the Onesignal- web push notifications100,000+ Active installations 4 star ratings above, so i’ve not activated on my websitebecause right now we’re not driving much traffic to this particular website but on my otheraffiliate website we’re using the Onesignal push notification. You can create an account here and also youdon’t have to pay any money if you’re not crossing any line so you can use the freeversion if you’re not crossing the 30k subscriber mark. Yes there is the pro version and starter thepro version which offer more functionality so if you’re driving a good amount of trafficto your website then you can think of purchasing a pro or a starter plugin and then you canthink of purchasing a pro or a starter membership and also push notification is an amazing wayto keep your subscribers coming back to check your website so let ay if you publish a veryhigh quality post on your website then all you have to do is send a push notificationto all the people who have opted in and they will be coming on to check your article andthey will be than sharing your article and this will drive in again more traffic andthen again you don’t have to pay money because it’s free right until 30k subscribers soi’ll highly recommend you guys to install the once one signal plugin as well it’san amazing way to drive extra traffic to your website.It’s more building an email listand rather than i’ve seen that the interaction rate on push notification is really high , soa must have plugin for and last but not the list is the woocommerce, i think you mightknow about this plugin it’s the most popular plugin if you want to sell something on yourwebsite, if you want a shopping card, if your want flipkart like functionality, if you wantcheckout pages, if you want the payment processing all of that will be provided by WooCommerce,it’s a very very popular plugin you can see about 2800+ 5 star rating , it’s a somany functionality that i’ll have to create a separate video just to explain how amazingthis plugin is. So you can use this plugin if you are sellingsomething, if you are selling membership or a product or a book etc. even if you are notonly focusing on SEO if you are driving paid ads and driving people to your website usingthat then again you can create a card system on your website , you can even track. So it offers a complete e-commerce solutionall the functionality that you can think of it is available on woo-commerce, You mustcheckout this particular plugin woo-commerce also before i end this video i have some tipfor you guys that try not to install many plugins on your website only install the necessaryplugins on your website because higher the no. of plugins that i install on your websiteand activated the slower your website will become, and you want a faster website so tryto keep the plugins to minimum to bare necessities the plugins that are extremely vital for yourwebsite only keep them in the active state and rest either i‘ll recommend you to uninstallall the plugins that are not necessary or not directly adding value to your website,So guys all the plugins that i have mentioned in this video the links to all the pluginsare in the youtube description, i’ll also have my two free courses that are alreadyuploaded on youtube in the youtube description section you can them out as well.