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WordPress Plugins We Love: All in One SEO PAck

all-in-one-seoOne of the reasons we love WordPress so much is the vast number of plugins it has available to extend the built-in functionality. But since there are over 40,000 plugins available in the repository, we thought it would be fun to help you sort through the pile by recommending a few of our favorites. These will be plugins we use all the time, have thoroughly tested and highly suggest using if you are looking for what they offer.

As we mentioned in a recent post, WordPress is an awesome Search Engine Optimization (SEO) tool right out of the box, but with a little help, it can do so much more! One of the best ways to make that happen is to install a top-of-class SEO plugin to extend the built-in functionality. While there are many plugins that claim to power-up your SEO, a few stand above the rest by providing a wide array of tools, are easy to use, and don’t impact the performance of your site. Of these, we have found All in One SEO Pack to be the best of the breed.

All in One SEO was created by Michael Torbert and Steve Mortiboy in 2007 and is one of the more venerable plugins out there. According to their site, it is the most downloaded plugin for WordPress (with almost 30-million downloads), and for good reason! So what makes this plugin so great? Stick around, and we’ll drop some truth on you. Continue reading

WordPress Plugins We Love: iThemes Security

ithemes-securityOne of the reasons we love WordPress so much is the vast number of plugins it has available to extend the built-in functionality. But since there are over 40,000 plugins available in the repository, we thought it would be fun to help you sort through the pile by recommending a few of our favorites. These will be plugins we use all the time, have thoroughly tested and highly suggest using if you are looking for what they offer.

Next up on our tour through awesome WordPress plugins we love — iThemes Security! Made by the same people who make BackupBuddy, the first plugin we recommended, iThemes Security is the go-to security plugin for WordPress.

No matter what you think, you do need a security plugin. WordPress is awesome, but out of the box it isn’t the most secure platform. In a world where hacks against all sizes of websites get more and more common, security must be high on your list of priorities. The good news is that, like all things WordPress, the solution is easy! While there are a number of security-related plugins available that all claim to patch up WordPress security, iThemes Security is the clear winner. Why is it so great? Stick around, and we’ll sneak you the answer. Continue reading