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Yoast SEO

Rated 4.8
#ratings 9450 ratings
Download  8,388,607 times
Updated 14 Feb 2017  
Improve your WordPress SEO: Write better content and have a fully optimized WordPress site using the Yoast SEO plugin.
Version: 4.3   Added: 11 Oct 2010
Tested with WP version: 4.7.2  

Social Media and Share Icons (Ultimate Social Media)

Rated 4.9
#ratings 3263 ratings
Download  931,720 times
Updated 11 Feb 2017  
Easy to use social media plugin which adds social media icons to your website with tons of customization features!
Version: 1.6.4   Added: 19 Sep 2014
Tested with WP version: 4.7.2  
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Wordfence Security

Rated 4.8
#ratings 2986 ratings
Download  8,388,607 times
Updated 7 Feb 2017  
Secure your website with the most comprehensive WordPress security plugin. Firewall, malware scan, blocking, live traffic, login security & more.
Version: 6.3.1   Added: 21 Apr 2012
Tested with WP version: 4.7.2  

TablePress

Rated 5
#ratings 2775 ratings
Download  1,822,988 times
Updated 1 Dec 2016  
Embed beautiful and feature-rich tables into your posts and pages, without having to write code.
Version: 1.7   Added: 14 Jun 2012
Tested with WP version: 4.7.2  

All-in-One WP Migration

Rated 4.8
#ratings 2661 ratings
Download  2,242,080 times
Updated 20 Jan 2017  
All-in-One WP Migration is the only tool that you will ever need to migrate a WordPress site.
Version: 6.40   Added: 07 Jan 2014
Tested with WP version: 4.7.2  

MailPoet Newsletters

Rated 4.8
#ratings 2561 ratings
Download  5,480,485 times
Updated 1 Feb 2017  
Send newsletters post notifications or autoresponders from WordPress easily, and beautifully. Start to capture subscribers with our widget now.
Version: 2.7.7   Added: 03 Dec 2011
Tested with WP version: 4.7.2  
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Smush Image Compression and Optimization

Rated 4.8
#ratings 2518 ratings
Download  4,589,931 times
Updated 12 Jan 2017  
Compress and optimize image files, improve performance and boost your SEO rank using Smush WordPress image compression and optimization.
Version: 2.5.3   Added: 05 Dec 2008
Tested with WP version: 4.7.2  

UpdraftPlus WordPress Backup Plugin

Rated 4.8
#ratings 2487 ratings
Download  7,167,291 times
Updated 26 Jan 2017  
Backup and restoration made easy. Complete backups; manual or scheduled (backup to S3, Dropbox, Google Drive, Rackspace, FTP, SFTP, email + others).
Version: 1.12.32   Added: 22 May 2012
Tested with WP version: 4.7.2  

Google XML Sitemaps

Rated 4.9
#ratings 1758 ratings
Download  8,388,607 times
Updated 11 Jan 2017  
This plugin will generate a special XML sitemap which will help search engines to better index your blog.
Version: 4.0.8   Added: 16 Jun 2005
Tested with WP version: 4.7.2  

Spam Protection by CleanTalk (no Captcha Anti-Spam)

Rated 4.9
#ratings 1718 ratings
Download  1,008,842 times
Updated 15 Feb 2017  
Spam protection, anti-spam, all-in-one, premium plug-in. No comments spam & users spam, no contact form & WooCommerce spam. Forget spam.
Version: 5.58   Added: 18 May 2012
Tested with WP version: 4.7.2  
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