What plugins should I have? Recommendations?

Last Update: May 07, 2016

I would like to know how many plugins should I allow on my site and what's your experience with them.


The pre-installed plugins I have are:

  • All In One SEO Pack
  • Exclude Pages From Navigations
  • WP SpamShield

and I added the following:

  • Google Website Translator
  • Social Share Buttons
  • WP Content Copy Protection & No Right Click.

On "Site Health" it is recommended to keep the number of plugins below 5 and I've read an article on Google where a subtitle stated that the record for the installed plugins on a site was in October last year an incredible number: 637 plugins!

One of our members, Zarina, created a training about kk Star Ratings Plugin, useful for increasing the engagement of the readers (the readers must evaluate if they want, the content we're producing). How do you deal with so many options available?

Thank you for reading and please let me know about your experience with plugins regarding the number of the installed plugin on your sites.

P.S. BTW, I'm using a pro version of a proofreading tool. Have you found any mistakes?

Cristina

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Cynthiah1 Premium
I like your blog. Keep up the good work.
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Cristina11 Premium
Thank you, Cynthia!
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DIAB Premium
I have more than that but I will need to do a cleanup.
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Cristina11 Premium
More than 6? How many?
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DIAB Premium
13. I see a training and I instal it. I really need to do a cleanup. I am interested in Google Website Translator. Is this great?
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Cristina11 Premium
No, but you can have an idea about the topic. I've read a cooking recipe on another member site, and it was pretty good, but it's almost the same like Google Translate if you know a language at a certain level, you can see that the translation is with errors.
Also, what I have written here is proofread by the pro version of a proofreading tool, and I'm sure it cannot find all the mistakes I make.
I entered your site, and I can tell you are at an excellent level with The English language. Do you write everything yourself?
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DIAB Premium
Thank you. Yes, I do, but even there I am not perfect. I will need to fully revise all my posts and pages for content and phrase structure.
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HarveyBrown Premium
Hello Christina, I did not find any errors. Good blog.
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Cristina11 Premium
Thanks, Harvey!
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paulgoodwin Premium
I would DEFINITLY add SumoMe as it does so many things that you need and then you can remove the social share buttons
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Cristina11 Premium
Thank you, Paul! I read some of your post blogs, and I saw that you're very pleased with SumoMe. But how many plugins do you have on your site?
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paulgoodwin Premium
Yes its great - I use 7
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mckm Premium
I agree. I wouldn't be without SumoMe.
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