5 Must have wordpress plugins for beginners

Last Updated on March 8, 2022 by arun

For a beginner who have little SEO knowledge, WordPress plugins will make many tasks easier. But, how will you decide which plugin you should install or not depends upon its rating, its freshness like Is it compatible with the latest WordPress version, how much space it will require to run ? among many factors that will play a vital role.

But some WordPress plugins are used by most bloggers because they save lots of time and energy. Remember The WordPress plugins you will install should support the latest version of your WordPress cms and should be lightweight. So let’s check 5 Must have WordPress plugins for beginners :

1. Akismet :

First released in the year 2009, It is one of the oldest and popular wordpress featured antispam plugin available for free. Akismet checks your comments and contact form submissions against our global database of spam to prevent your site from publishing malicious content. You can review the comment spam it catches on your blog’s “Comments” admin screen.

Full list of available antispam plugins you can check : https://wordpress.org/plugins/tags/antispam/

2. Wordfence Security – Firewall & Malware Scan

It is the most popular WordPress Firewall and security scanner with more than 4+ million active installations. It was launched in year 2012 and since then no looking back. Wordfence includes an endpoint firewall and malware scanner that were built from the ground up to protect WordPress. Our Threat Defense Feed arms Wordfence with the newest firewall rules, malware signatures and malicious IP addresses it needs to keep your website safe. Rounded out by 2FA and a suite of additional features, Wordfence is the most comprehensive WordPress security solution available.


Malicious traffic is identified and blocked by the Web Application Firewall. Protects your site at the point of entry, allowing for deep WordPress integration. Unlike cloud alternatives, it does not compromise encryption, cannot be circumvented, and does not allow data to be leaked. Requests containing dangerous code or content are blocked by an integrated malware scanner. Limiting login attempts protects against brute force attacks.


Malware scanners look for malware, bad URLs, backdoors, SEO spam, malicious redirects, and code injections in core files, themes, and plugins. Checks the integrity of your core files, themes, and plugins against what’s in the WordPress.org repository, and notifies you if anything has changed. Overwrite altered files with a pristine, original version to restore them. Within the Wordfence interface, you may effortlessly delete any files that don’t belong. Checks your site for known security flaws and notifies you if there are any. When a plugin is closed or abandoned, it also warns you about potential security problems.

Check other available WordPress plugins similar to wordfence : https://wordpress.org/plugins/tags/security/

3. UpdraftPlus ( WordPresss Backup And Restoration ) :

Whether your site is big or small it does not matter but you should definitely need a backup of your site. Updraftplus simplifies the backups and restoration process. It is one of the world’s most popular scheduled backup plugin, with over 3 million currently active installs. Backup your files and database backups into the cloud and restore with a single click! Backup into the cloud directly to Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon S3 (or compatible), UpdraftVault, Rackspace Cloud, FTP, DreamObjects, Openstack Swift, and email. The paid version also backs up to Microsoft OneDrive, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Storage, Backblaze B2, SFTP, SCP, and WebDAV.

You can check the full list of available alternative plugins at https://wordpress.org/plugins/tags/wordpress-backup/

4. Contact Form 7 : 

Contact Form 7 allows you to manage many contact forms and personalise the form and email content using basic markup. The form includes features such as Ajax-powered submission, CAPTCHA, and Akismet spam filtering.

5. Sassy Social Share :

Released in year 2019, Sassy Social Share will share the content over Facebook, Twitter, Google, Linkedin, Whatsapp, Tumblr, Pinterest, Reddit and over 100 more social sharing and bookmarking websites.

You can check the full list of available alternative plugins at https://wordpress.org/plugins/tags/social-sharing/

These are the top 5 plugins which i think you should definitely install in the beginning.


to run a professional blog it is very important to install wordpress plugins that will help your blog to get more traffic and visitors.

So many plugins are available in the wordpress plugins library which you can give a try :

Yoast SEO PLugin :

Jetpack by WordPress.com

Google XML Sitemaps

Google Analytics by MonsterInsights

MailChimp for WordPress

TablePress :

WP Smush


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By arun

On DigitalYantras, I share my thoughts, and experiments with various digital marketing tools. I offer blogging, guest posting services . Let's connect on twitter and Linkedin

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