A great strength of WordPress is the ability to add on a ton of additional features by way of the awesome plugin system. In this section we'll go over some of the top recommended plugins for handling certain tasks.

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WordPress cache plugins

Using a WordPress cache plugin can help speed up your site for visitors, while at the same time reducing your CPU usage. If you're on shared hosting you should defintely consider running a WordPress caching plugin to help prevent any sudden usage spikes.

  • W3 Total Cache

    WordPress is a dynamic CMS that can waste a lot of resources needlessly, in this article we discuss installing and configuring the W3 Total Cache caching plugin to help reduce the performance impact of running a WordPress site.

  • WP Super Cache

    Using WP Super Cache can help optimize your WordPress website.

  • WP Fastest Cache

    Using the WordPress WP Fastest Cache plugin is one of the easiest ways to add caching and speed up your WordPress website.

  • Cache mobile pages with WP Super Cache and WP Touch plugin

    Learn how to enable mobile support in WP Super Cache in WordPress.

  • Clearing cache in WordPress

    If you do not see your website changes in WordPress you may have caching on This article explains how to empty your cache in WordPress.


WordPress security plugins

The security of your WordPress installation can be greatly increased by using security plugins that make it harder for would be attackers to get into your site.

  • Limit login attempts

    This is a plugin that will limit the number of failed login attempts allowed, and will temporarily ban the IP address from trying anymore login attempts.

  • WP-reCAPTCHA

    This is a plugin that will use an advanced CAPTCHA system to help deter automated spam bots from being able to leave spam comments on your posts.

  • Captcha

    This is a CAPTCHA plugin that operates by asking simple math questions to prove a human is filling out a form instead of a spam bot.

  • Akismet

    Akismet is a powerful plugin that is bundled with all WordPress installations and is extremely effective in stopping spam comments on your WordPress site.


WordPress SEO plugins

  • Google XML Sitemaps

    Generating XML sitemaps can be a lot of work, but with the Google XML Sitemaps plugin for WordPress, sitemaps can be created automatically and with ease.


WordPress photos and slide show plugins


WordPress social media plugins


WordPress advertising plugins

  • WordPress plugins for advertising

    There are available plugin that allow you to run advertisements on your website. Typically, you would need to edit the actual HTML code to perform this however these plugins can save you time and effort if you wish to have advertising on your website.


WordPress eCommerce plugins

  • eCommerce for WordPress

    You can set up a simple eCommerce shopping cart in WordPress using the ecommerce for WordPress. This article will show you how.

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Clearing cache in WordPress 107,873
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Optimizing WordPress with WP Super Cache Plugin 16,287
Photo Gallery and Slide Show Plugins for WordPress 4,539
Plugins for Facebook and Twitter 3,662
Plugins for Advertising 3,130
Cache Mobile pages with the WordPress Super Cache and WPTouch Plugin 2,962
Simple WordPress caching with WP Fastest Cache 2,892
Installing the eCommerce for WordPress plugin 2,141

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