Top 10 of the best WordPress plugins in 2022

A list of 10 WordPress plugins essential to start the design of your new WordPress site.

A completely subjective selection for which I await your reactions from passionate, beginners or professional users.

SEOPress

Probably the best plugin to optimize the referencing of your WordPress site. With more than 90,000 facilities, SEOPress is the most popular alternative to Yoast SEO. We use it on our blog successfully in its version which notably includes Google Analytics in your dashboard, management of redirects and diagrams.

Gravity Forms

The Roll’s of the form creation plugins: from the traditional contact form to the online payment form, Gravity Forms is one of the most powerful WordPress plugins available to date. Reliable, it even has additional modules to extend its functionalities.

Gravity Forms

The best WordPress plugin for designing sophisticated forms.

: 5.6 MB •: 7,568

Antispam Bee

Following the near end of free Akismet, Antispam Bee is displayed as the best alternative to effectively combat unwanted comments on your WordPress blog. We put it in place without difficulty on this site to prevent any form of spam.

Antispam Bee

Say goodbye to comment on spam on your blog or WordPress website. Antispam Bee effectively blocks spam comments and backlinks, without captchas or sending personal information to third parties. It is free, without advertising and 100% in accordance with the RGPD

: 72.8 Ko •: 258

Relevanssi

WordPress’ search function is definitely too basic; the results too imprecise. To overcome this problem and offer a search worthy of the name, install Relevanssi and index your site with a few clicks. The advantage of this plugin is that it plugs directly into the search area and the results page of your theme – in other words, the WordPress functions offered as a native. Its integration is therefore facilitated and the options for personalizing results such as highlighting the keywords sought will bring real gain in user experience.

Relevanssi – A Better Search

Significantly improve the search tool on your WordPress blog.

: 186.5 Ko •: 3,238

Classic Editor

The controversial arrival of the new Gutenberg editor replaces the historic editor of TinyMCE. In order to continue using it, it is enough to install the Classic Editor extension. With more than 5 million active installations, Classic Editor is one of the most used extensions to date.

Classic Editor

Classic Editor is an official plugin maintained by the WordPress team which restores the previous “classic” editor.

: 18.2 KB •: 203

Limit Login Attempts Reloaded

The WordPress connection page does not put in place any security device to limit incorrect attempts. The addition of Limit Login Attempts Reloaded automatically blocks IP addresses that deliberately force your access to administration.

Limit Login Attempts Reloaded

Limit the number of possible connection attempts both by normal connection and by the use of authentication cookies. WordPress allows unlimited connection attempts via the connection page by default or by sending special cookies. This allows passwords (or hashings) to be cracked relatively easily by brute force.

: 107.0 Ko •: 219

UpdraftPlus – Backup / Restoration

Implementing an effective backup strategy is essential to prevent the risks of disappearance of its site (piracy, server failure, inadvertent deletions, etc.). A reliable extension like UpdfratPlus is a relevant choice for planning your backups and transferring them out of your production server.

UpdraftPlus

UpdraftPlus simplifies backups and restorations. It is the most popular planned backup extension in the world, with more than two million facilities currently active. Save your file and database backups in the cloud and restore them in one click !

: 6.4 MB •: 203

Advanced Custom Fields

It is the essential Swiss knife for developers ! Nicknamed ACF by professionals, this extension facilitates the creation of personalized fields with a user interface. We use it on a daily basis to create fully personalized back offices for WordPress. We will prefer its version to increase its technical possibilities tenfold.

Advanced Custom Fields

Use the Advanced Custom Fields plugin to take full control of your WordPress editing screens and your custom field data.

: 2.0 MB •: 232

SF Move Login

A light extension to relocate the default connection address of WordPress to that of your choice. It is also an effective way to combat type attacks on the default URL.

SF Move Login

This plugin prohibits access to https://example.com/wp-login.php and creates new URLs, such as https://example.com/login or https://example.com/logout. It’s a great way to limit the number of robots trying to brutally force your login (trying to guess your login and password). Of course, new URLs are easier to memorize.

: 60.5 MB •: 215

WooCommerce

It is no coincidence that I finish this list with WooCommerce, the e-commerce solution for WordPress developed by the theme agency WooThemes and bought since by Automattic. The goal is to show that you can design any type of site with WordPress. Benefiting from the publication power of WordPress for your online store is the raison d’être of WooCommerce.

Here again, we find dozens of complementary modules as well as themes specifically designed for the latter – it should be noted that many creators of themes now manage it. The plugin is free in its basic version and only the additional modules remain chargeable.

Ideal for testing !

In view of this selection, it is obvious to note that certain plugins have become real full-fledged applications, in turn generating the creation of complementary modules. A real pleasure than working daily with tools of such good quality. It’s your turn to share your top plugin in the comments !

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