The best WordPress plugin configurations

For the EM 2016, I asked some WP colleagues to tell me their ideal list of WordPress plugins. And at this point, all visitors could vote between the different teams. These are the winners after 2,295 votes cast:

WordPress extensions that are supposed to provide more users are on the “offensive”. Functional extensions in the “midfield”, security plugins in the “defense” and if something does go wrong: recovery tools in the “gate”.

Note: Of course you should not use all of the WordPress plugins presented here in your blog. The list is for inspiration only 🙂

1st place: AdminPress by Stefan Kremer and Frank Staude

The formation 3-4-1-2 might come as a surprise. But just because we live safety doesn’t mean that we play catenaccio ;-).

THE OFFENSIVE

With mail poet for sending newsletters and SNAP – SocialNetwork Autoposter for the transfer of our content to various social media channels, two storm peaks are available. One always hits the mark! Behind it is central for the attack structure SEO Framework to find. Fast and versatile, it is making life increasingly difficult for some of the elders in the position.

THE MIDDLE FIELD

The young talent moves offensively on the left Torro Forms really up and strengthened the offensive. On the right is the universal weapon Advanced Custom Fields on. A creative moment always comes into play. As an 8 to build up the game, it comes centrally – depending on the opponent – Events made easy, BuddyPress, S2 Member or WooCommerce. This is where the game will be decided, since the wallet can be opened for a top transfer! Next to it is Adminize responsible for the »joga bonito« and beautifies the backend in a user-friendly way.

  • Torro Forms
  • Advanced Custom Fields
  • Events made easy
  • Adminize

THE DEFENSE

Three real edges that are so easy to avoid: defended on the right Anti Spam Bee the comment room. Left defends iThemes Security everything that could even be suspicious of foul play. The defense gets through in the middle WPScan reliably conducted so that gaps can be closed quickly.

  • Anti Spam Bee
  • iThemes Security
  • WPScan

IN THE GATE

  • InfiniteWP – the safe hold behind the chain of three. If something should come through, the external trigger of the backup ensures that the hut is not completely empty.

2nd place: WEBGILDE and the team around Thomas Maier


THE OFFENSIVE

  • Yoast SEO – in top form for years
  • WP Rocket -€“ the shooting star for more performance

THE MIDDLE FIELD

  • Social Metrics Tracker -€“ has the social overview
  • Advanced Custom Fields -€“ the Swiss Army Knife in the background
  • Google Analytics by MonsterInsights -€“ the Analyst
  • Contact Form 7 -€“ the communicator
  • Advanced Ads -€” appears where something is missing

THE DEFENSE

  • anti spam
  • Broken link checker
  • Limit Login Attempts

IN THE GATE

  • BackWPUp -€“ Which team doesn’t like having a German goalkeeper?

3rd place: Team Hans

THE OFFENSIVE

THE MIDDLE FIELD

  • Table of Contents Plus
  • Ewww Image Optimizer
  • YARPP
  • Add headers
  • Autooptimize

THE DEFENSE

  • iThemes Security
  • Email address encoder
  • Updater by BestWebSoft

IN THE GATE

4th place: Pressengers with trainer Bibi

THE OFFENSIVE

  • Yoast – Always on target
  • WPRocket – The rocket in the storm
  • Mail Poet – (almost) always hits and has a good connection to the fans

THE MIDDLE FIELD

  • YARP – As a tactical fox, it creates clever shortcuts
  • Imsanity – Always in the best picture of what’s happening on the pitch
  • Beaver Builder – As the captain, it coordinates the playing field
  • Shortcode Ultimate – Specialist for the short fast passes

THE DEFENSE

  • Mistape – Mistakes in defense do not happen with him
  • Akismet – Does not let attackers through
  • WPOptimize – Cleans up the playing field from behind

IN THE GATE

  • Infinite WP – Maybe it’s not a plugin at all, but Manuel Neuer

THE OFFENSIVE

  • wpSEO – Optimal performance when it matters
  • Comet Cache – The youngster doesn’t have to hide behind big names when it comes to speed
  • Autoptimize – Particularly strong in a team with CometCache

THE MIDDLE FIELD

  • Black Studio TinyMCE Advanced – Anyone who likes visuals will love it
  • Pagebuilder by SiteOrigin – Slim professional for individual alignment
  • Google Analyticator – Responsible for the analysis
  • Shortcodes Ultimate – all-round talent for design

THE DEFENSE

  • Bulletproof Security – this firewall is hard to get past
  • Limit Login Attempts – The senior on the team, but still a fierce watchdog
  • BlockBad Queries (BBQ) – Let anyone who is not allowed through

IN THE GATE

  • BackUpWordPress – Always good to know that a professional is backing it up

6th place: TEAM WP-SOFA by René Reimann

THE OFFENSIVE

  • Yoast SEO – in top form for years
  • FakerPress – provides a lot of dummy data in the storm and confuses the opponent

THE MIDDLE FIELD

  • Public Post Preview – Take off the trick before you win.
  • WooCommerce – turns you into a super shop
  • Beaver Builder – as Captain, he determines how the team is placed.
  • Toroforms – Red bull on the pitch
  • WordPress Rainbow Hilite: – makes every strategy look awesome

THE DEFENSE

  • ElasticPress – runs faster than anyone across the lawn
  • Theme check
  • 2 factor auth from google.

IN THE GATE

  • BackWPUp – Be careful that no ball comes through

7th place: TEAM WORDPRESS 1×1 by Maja Benke

THE OFFENSIVE

  • Seo by Yoast (what else :-))
  • Lightweight Social Icons
  • Contact form 7
  • Shariff wrappers

THE MIDDLE FIELD

  • WP Fastest Cache
  • WordPress Related Posts
  • Broken link checker
  • Anti spam bee

THE DEFENSE

  • rename wp-login.php
  • Limit Login Attempts

IN THE GATE

8th place: TEAM OF WP COACH with Wolfram Lührig

THE OFFENSIVE

  • The SEO Framework
  • monarch
  • MailPoet
  • Facebook Open Graph, Google+ and Twitter Card Tags

THE MIDDLE FIELD

  • Imsanity
  • Admin post navigation
  • Media File Renamer / Regenerate Thumbnails / Better Search & Replace

THE DEFENSE

  • AntiSpamm Bee
  • ZigTrap
  • All in one WP Security & Firewall

IN THE GATE