Special thanks to Mudassar Iqbal for his photo on Pixabay
Why I created this toolkit
In the past, whenever I was setting up a new product comparison website to try to increase my passive income using affiliate marketing, it was always a struggle trying to find out which of the plugins I would have to install before I could actually start creating some content. Therefore, to save myself some time, a lot of frustration and many headaches during the creation of all of my future affiliate marketing websites, I decided to put together another toolkit so that whenever I’m creating a new WordPress-based product comparison site intended to make money from affiliate marketing, I can now simply search for this post and find a list of the essential plugins for any of my new WordPress websites. If you would like to make use of it as well, by all means go ahead.
How to use this toolkit
Simply clicking the name of a plugin name, i.e. the drop-down menu, will reveal its description including a link to the WordPress plugin page (as shown in the following GIF).
Hope it helps!
The must-have WordPress Plugins
All In One SEO Pack
is a out-of-the-box SEO for WordPress. Features like XML Sitemaps, SEO for custom post types, SEO for blogs or business sites, SEO for ecommerce sites, and much more. More than 50 million downloads since 2007.
Enables the WordPress classic editor and the old-style Edit Post screen with TinyMCE, Meta Boxes, etc. Supports the older plugins that extend this screen.
Jetpack by WordPress.com
brings the power of the WordPress.com cloud to your self-hosted WordPress. Jetpack enables you to connect your blog to a WordPress.com account to use the powerful features normally only available to WordPress.com users.
Manage Notification E-mails
gives you the option to disable some of the notification e-mails send by Wordpress. It's a simple plugin but effective.
Post Types Order
allows you to order Posts and object types using drag and drop menus.
With Schema – All In One Schema Rich Snippets
you can now easily add schema markup on various pages and posts of your website. Implement schema types such as Review, Events, Recipes, Article, Products, Services etc., meaning that search engines such as Google are able to recognize markups such as ratings, number of reviews, images etc.
WordPress Share Buttons Plugin – AddThis
can be used to set up sharing tools from AddThis right in WordPress. With AddThis you can see how your users are engaging with your content, provide a personalized experience for each user and encourage them to share your content in their social networks. Follow tools, recommended content, conversion tools and social analytics available to registered accounts at addthis.com.
Wordfence Security – Firewall & Malware Scan
is a security, anti-virus, firewall and malware scan plugin. Since security is so important, this plugin usually is the first one that I install for each new WordPress website that I create.
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