Chapter 6: Premium WordPress Plugins – Essential For Your Website

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Premium WordPress plugins are offered on one time payment or subscription basis. Many WordPress plugins have free & premium versions. WordPress plugins’s Premium version will offer some additional features over the free version. Here are some useful plugins, including backup, security and SEO-friendly options.

  1. WordPress security plugins

    • Sucuri Security | Protect your website from hackers with Website Firewall (WAF) or clean your site with malware and blacklist removal tools.
    • iThemes Security | The easiest, most effective way to secure WordPress in seconds.
  2. Search engine optimization plugins

    • WordPress SEO by Yoast | It is free, but can be upgraded to premium version. The premium version adds several features to the WordPress SEO plugin for example, a redirect manager, tutorial videos for entire plugin, integration with webmaster tools and much more..
    • All in One SEO Pack |  It is free, but can be upgraded to premium pro version. Premium version offers many advanced features, unlimited downloads, unlimited upgrades and much more. It also provides SEO integration for WP e-Commerce sites and generates META tags automatically.
  3. WordPress backup plugins

    • UpdraftPlus |  It is free, but can be upgraded to premium version. It enables you to schedule an automatic backup of your website. Backup of your WordPress blog can be taken to multiple destinations like Amazon S3, Microsoft OneDrive, Dropbox, Rackspace Cloud Files, Google Drive, Google Cloud Storage, FTP, OpenStack (Swift) and email.
  4. Other useful plugin

    • Meta Slider |  It is free, but can be upgraded to Pro version. It helps to create responsive, SEO-optimized slideshows on your website.

For more plugins, refer to the following resources:

20 Essential WordPress plugins | WP Beginner 10 Must-Have Plugins for Every New WordPress Blog | 50 Essential WordPress Plugins You Should Know |

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