Spam prevention
Rainmaker
908,508
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

No single favorite. But to name just a few (1) Yoast SEO (2) WP Rollback which is a plugin updater (3) TinyMCE Advanced (4) Login Lockdown which stops brute force attacks

Jan 24, 2017 04:25 AM
Rainmaker
2,817,665
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

yoast is a good guideline for SEO, esp if you are new to blogging.

akismet (which costs a bit of money) is totally worth it once you start getting more traffic.  It filters out most of the spam and will save you a ton of time.

Jan 24, 2017 02:45 AM
Rainer
150,416
Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

Too many to count, and always re-evaluating to make sure doesn't affect page speed. 

Jan 24, 2017 03:33 AM
Rainmaker
4,319,419
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Nathan Gesner - never used one, though this que stion was around recently.

Jan 23, 2017 11:41 PM
Rainmaker
2,460,958
Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Tough question as those I use typically have different but necessary functions. The one I am most thankful for is Akismet. I loathe spam comments!

Jan 24, 2017 02:42 PM
Rainmaker
1,498,148
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

OH man!  So many good ones out there, where do I start!?!????

  • PrettyLinkLite: Think Bit.ly but with YOUR website address.
  • Wordfense: Protection from hackers
  • Disable Comments: Zero comment spam because no posts/pages/etc have comments enabled!
  • Realbird: Need the pro subscription.  If your area uses Oodle a lot (mine does not) you can have a great search function.  For me, not so much.  Will likely delete it soon.
  • Google Analytics Dashboard: Quick overview of your google analytics stats.
  • All-In-One SEO: I like this one better than Yoast.  Yoast has an interesting feature where it grades the "SEO" ability of your blog post, but uses metrics that are not valid (according to SEO experts Nestor & Katerina Gasset)
  • Social Media Widget: Allows for social media links in the footer.
  • iQ Block Country: You need to download a free file every six months or so to get the most out of this plugin, but it blocks countries you don't want accessing the frontend and backend of your site.
  • Optin Forms: Allows for people to subscribe to my MailChimp newsletter.
  • Contact Forms 7: create forms for a multitude of purposes.

 

Those are all the general interest ones I use. 

Jan 24, 2017 01:24 PM
Ambassador
3,339,049
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

IDX and Wordfence but there are so many good and necessary ones. 

Jan 24, 2017 09:38 AM
Rainmaker
5,583,167
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

beyond my paygrade!!! sad but true!

Jan 24, 2017 08:33 AM
Rainmaker
986,952
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Wordfence - secures the site from hackers!!!!

Jan 24, 2017 06:28 AM
Rainmaker
4,800,082
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I like Jet Pack because of it's functionality.

Jan 24, 2017 05:24 AM
Rainmaker
1,839,786
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Why my IDX of course.

Jan 24, 2017 05:00 AM
Rainmaker
5,190,916
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Not a Wordpress fan!

Jan 24, 2017 04:24 AM
Rainmaker
4,434,127
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No idea.

Jan 24, 2017 04:17 AM
Rainmaker
5,096,166
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I don't have one... of course, I don't use Wordpress...

Jan 24, 2017 03:32 AM
Ambassador
6,352,545
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Never used it, but someday maybe.

Mar 19, 2017 11:43 PM
Rainmaker
3,986,196
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I do not have one.

Jan 24, 2017 04:28 PM
Ambassador
3,034,178
Katerina Gasset
The Gasset Group & Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Provo, UT
Amplify Your Real Estate & Life Dreams!

SEO all in one plugin is my favorite WP plugin, Wordfence is second. I also really like Pretty Link. And my TCB plugin. 

I don't like Yoast at all. It even gives false SEO tasks to do. It gives you a failing red dot when you what you are supposed to do and I have a pet peeve about not getting all green lights:) That is just the top of the list of what I don't like about it. 

Jan 24, 2017 03:43 PM
Rainmaker
1,617,866
Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

just as long as it works

Jan 24, 2017 08:21 AM
Rainmaker
438,056
Shirley Coomer
Keller Williams Realty Sonoran Living - Phoenix, AZ
Realtor, Keller Williams Realty, Phoenix Az

Happy to see so many suggestions to check out!  I am relative new to WP.

Jan 24, 2017 05:50 AM
Rainmaker
7,788,039
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I like the advice by Debbie Gartner 

Jan 24, 2017 04:25 AM