Essential plugins for your new WordPress site

Essential plugins for your new WordPress site

One of the great things about WordPress is the tons of free and paid plugins available for your website. I like to keep my WordPress sites simple and light, so when I create a new website, I always start with some of the same plugins. This short list of essential plugins is intended to help get you started on the right foot. If you are new to WordPress or do not know what WordPress plugins are, check out this quick overview I wrote here.   Essential plugins for your new WordPress site: Limit Login Attempts This plugin is a little bit older now, but very important from a security stand point. Limit Login Attempts does what it says and limits the number of times a hacker or robot can try guessing your password on your admin login page. If someone gains admin access to your site, they can do whatever they want to your site and lock you out. It is also crucial to pick a hard to guess password and consider keeping a written copy in a safe place if you have a hard time remembering it. https://wordpress.org/plugins/limit-login-attempts WordPress Duplicator This plugin has saved me on more than one occasion. It allows you to make an exact copy (or backup of your WordPress site) including the database. This is important if you ever want to move your site or something goes wrong and need to restore your site. I recommend backing up your site regularly (save the files to your computer) or every time you make a major change to your site. https://wordpress.org/plugins/duplicator WordPress SEO by Yoast Yoast is well known in...
Welcome to Become Web Smart

Welcome to Become Web Smart

Well, Become Web Smart is up and running! As you can see, everything is still being built. I already started writing some articles that I have heard people requesting from couple of the local Meetup groups. Expect to see new articles every week with additional resources in the “Resources” section. Also coming up, I have a series of YouTube videos I will be sharing to get anyone started on the web with more technical videos following in subsequent weeks. If you want to reach out or have any questions, feel free to get in contact. Stay...