This list is for our monthly WordPress MeetUp, held on Monday, July 8th, 2019.
The gold standard of SEO enhancement but you have to drill down to find all the settings.
I’m investigating Squirrly for the same purpose:
Not needed always, esp if your host is already blocking spam.
Post Tags and Categories for Pages
Once my favorite. While preparing for this demonstration, I found it had not been updated for three versions of WordPress. So I’m moving everyone to Category Tag Pages. It allows your pages to also use your tag and category lists. If you switch, of course, you have to go back in and retag and re-categorize your pages. Super annoying.
NextScripts: Social Networks Auto-Poster
I loved this one and used it for years. Then the web got more security conscious and I never was able to figure out how to use this. I went to using HootSuite and then to Loomly (see below)
It costs a bit but you can pass that on to clients or write it off as business software expenses. Very easy to use.
For website speed
Autoptimize makes optimizing your site really easy. It can aggregate, minify and cache scripts and styles, injects CSS in the page head by default but can also inline critical CSS and defer the aggregated full CSS, moves and defers scripts to the footer and minifies HTML.
WP Super Cache
This plugin generates static html files from your dynamic WordPress blog.https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-super-cache/