Ep2. What plugins do you need to build a website?

Your website should be lean and quick to load. One way to help achieve this is by using as few plugins as necessary.A secondary advantage is that you offer hackers few “windows” into your site.

In this episode I give the exact list of plugins and themes I use when building my own websites as well as my clients.

Show notes


Hello Elementor is free and can be found in the WordPress repository.


Classic editor – makes WordPress look like it used to before Gutenberg.
Elementor – free in the WordPress plugin repository (search add new plugins in your WordPress dashboard).
Elementor Pro* is a paid plugin that adds additional modules to the free Elementor plugin.
WordFence – A security plugin with free and paid options.
Rankmath SEO – and SEO plugin.
Swift Performance – a caching plugin with free and paid plans.

* This is an affiliate link. I get a small percentage of the purchase price when you buy, it does not cost you extra.

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