Essential WordPress Plugins

When site owners new to WordPress discover what plugins are, they often go wild and install plugins that add an incredible amount of unnecessary functionality to their site.

The problem is, many plugins are of very poor quality and thus full of security holes. Adding a lot of poorly-coded plugins will also slow your site down dramatically, and you probably know how I feel about that.

So I’ve put together a small list of plugins that I use on this site and would recommend on the basis of their utility and quality. I hope you find it useful:

As the date for my first live WordPress event in NYC draws closer, I will publish a few more technology-related posts.

Willie Jackson is a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Consultant & Facilitator with ReadySet, a boutique consulting firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a frequent writer and speaker on the topics of workplace equity, global diversity, and inclusive leadership. Connect on LinkedIn or get in touch.

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