Recommended WordPress Plugins

We recommend the plugins listed below based on their overall usage and performance. We make sure that using any of these top WordPress plugins will be easier at SiteGround hosting than anywhere else!

Yoast SEO

Yoast SEO is the number one SEO plugin for your WordPress website. It handles everything you need for a quality on-page optimization. Furthermore, you get an instant SEO score for each post or page you create. It supports other major WordPress plugins such as WooCommerce for example.


BackupBuddy is a premium WordPress plugin that provides you a stable and easy way to backup and transfer your sites with multiple options to store your archives including Dropbox, Amazon, etc.

FooBox Media Lightbox

This plugin creates a fully responsive image, video and HTML lightbox with built-in social sharing and slideshow functionality. FooBox now gives custom 20% discount to SiteGround clients and visitors!


Akismet stops the spam messages in your blog comments. Any messages recognized as blog spam get recorded in the Akismet web service and blogs all over the world become immune against it.


This is a comprehensive plugin that contains a wide range of features: notifications in your toolbar, connect site to social networks and automatically share, view concise stats, allow subscriptions to your posts to receive notifications, share content with Facebook, Twitter and more.

Contact Form 7

With Contact Form 7 you can easily create instant drop in forms for the visitors of your WordPress blog. This way you will be able to stay in touch with them without providing your email address. Your readers can contact you any time and your email remains spam-free.

WP Security Audit Log

This plugin enables you to keep track of all the WordPress users activity and everything else that is happening under the hood of your WordPress to ensure user productivity and to help you identify WordPress security issues before they become a security problem. With WP Security Audit Log you can also configure specific monitoring rules so when a specific change happens you are instantly alerted via email of such change.