WordPress is great out of the box, but if you need additional functionality take a look at some of the must-have plugins
Jetpack is a bundle of useful plugins in one. Jetpack features include enhanced social sharing, enabling users to subscribe to posts and comments, and much more.
Faster load time is crucial as it impacts user experience as well as SEO performance. W3 Total Cache will optimise WordPress for speed and performance with browser caching, minify and Content Delivery Network support.
IThemes Security Pro help patch common security holes and vulnerabilities, protecting you from attacks. This plugin defends your site from brute force attacks, blocks bad users, enforces strong passwords and more.
Start selling with WooCommerce: an eCommerce plugin. It comes bundled with payment gateway providers including PayPal.
No website can survive without traffic – optimising your website for SEO is crucial. This plugin packs all the SEO optimisation you need for all your content pages, page analysis, sets up XML sitemaps and more.
Contact Form 7 lets you quickly and easily add multiple contact forms on your website without extra code.
Advanced Custom Fields plugin can help transform your WordPress website into a fully fledged CMS.
The Disqus plugin can make commenting easier and more interactive. It helps your site load quicker, comments are SEO-friendly, prevents spam and more.
With BackUpBuddy you can schedule database and file backups, have them stored in offsite storage, including on the cloud, and easily migrate your website.
Akismet is an intelligent spam-fighting plugin. It checks comments against the Akismet Web service to identify if a comment is spam or not.