# Most Important Plugins for WordPress

Over the years we have had experience with thousands of plugins for WordPress.  Below is our list of MUST HAVES to install on any WordPress site:

  1. WP Activity Log: Keep an audit log of everything that happens on your WordPress 

  2. W3 Total Cache: - Best for caching and SEO
    1. This plugin should NOT be used if website is using CloudFlare.
  3. iThemes Security
  4. WP Optimize
  5. Smush - for image optimization
  6. Yoast SEO
  7. WordPress Importer
  8. Gravity Forms

Some "Nice to Haves"

  • WooCommerce - eCommerce
  • Lazy Load - Lazy Loads images
  • Advanced Custom Fields
  • WP Google Maps
  • Blog2Social - social sharing for backend