Looking For The Best WordPress Plugins

Alex K.:

  1. What is the best plugin for backing up a WordPress blog?
  2. What is the best SEO plugin for WordPress which doesnt require a lot of manual work?


Clyde A. Lettsome, PhD, PE, MEM Answer: When it comes to WordPress plugins, I must admit, I have not looked into which plugin is best for specific tasks. Instead, I use the rating system provided on the WordPress website (wordpress.org) for each plugin. I choose to use or not use WordPress plugins based on five of WordPress’s rating criteria:

  1. Number of downloads (the more the better)
  2. Star rating (the higher number the better)
  3. Last updated (usually I look for 6-12 months ago)
  4. Compatibility (is it compatible with my current install)
  5. Does it work?(according to users does it work with my install)

If you use this system I think you will get a good idea as to what many users think about various plugins. Good luck!

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