WordPress plugin & security roundup

I’ve been pulling together articles and posts about WordPress, because it’s my favorite content management system. Here’s a roundup for you.

For a change, I am going to recommend that you read a post about the “5 WordPress Plugins Your Blog Can Do Without.” For most of the recommendations, the author is telling you that you don’t need the plug-in (which may slow down your site), but just need to add the code where needed.

Some of the Best WordPress Plugins to Optimize Your Blog, at Zoetica Media. Includes: Backup Buddy, Akismet (spam killer), Feedblitz (RSS Management), SEO helpers, share buttons, commenting systems (LiveFyre and Disqus), mobile compatibility and a look at JetPack (one of the best collection of plug-ins available).

WP Social Plugin For WordPress – Easily Integrate Twitter, Facebook & More!, at Just Ask Kim. This looks at the WP Social plugin, with a video review.

The Complete Guide To WordPress Security Pt. 1 and The Complete Guide To WordPress Security Pt. 2, at For Bloggers By Bloggers. This series reminds us that plugins ad themes are one of the most-used method to hack into WordPress blogs. 

The 30 Best WordPress Plugins, at There are some good suggestions in the list, including Akismet. However, I’ll let you know in advance that the article is set up “photo slider” styly, so you’re going to have to click through 30 pages to see all the recommendations.

How To Set Up A WordPress Back-Up, at For bloggers by bloggers. The post covers WP Time Machine, Backuper, Host cPanel, and (my favorite) Manual Save.

Free Resources to Help You Build Your Next WordPress Site, at Six Revision, includes some good recommendations on themes and design resources.

10 Essential WordPress Security Plugins For 2013, at Problogger. The post covers WP Login Security 2, WordPress Firewall 2, WP Security Scan, and Sucuri WordPress Security Plugin.

WordPress Backups: Don’t Make These 9 Mistakes on Your Blog, at Problogger. Of course, the first mistake is not making any backups. The second is to not make a complete backup. Read the whole thing, there might be one or two you hadn’t considered. I know I learned something new. 

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  1. Hello Sandra,
    Really a great post,
    But only the topic i like was The Complete Guide To WordPress Security Pt. 1 as well part 2,

    After one of my site got hacked i never trust any plugins, and using only Yoast seo plugin,

    But still very informative post, if we go topic by topic we will be able to solve most of the problems.

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