These are the plug-ins I install when building a new WordPress web site.

BackWPup –  Create routine and automatic back ups. Via mail, FTP and in the cloud.

BulletProof Security – WordPress Website Security Protection. Website security protection against: XSS, RFI, CRLF, CSRF, Base64, Code Injection and SQL Injection hacking…

Google Publisher Plugin – The official Google plugin for publishers, written by Google. Supported products include AdSense and Webmaster Tools.

Growmap Anti Spambot Plugin – Defeat automated spambots (even the new ‘learning’ bots with dynamically named hidden fields) by adding a client side generated checkbox.

iq Block Country – Block visitors from visiting your website and backend website based on which country their IP address is from.

WordFence – Wordfence Security is a free enterprise class security and performance plugin that makes your site up to 50 times faster and more secure.

WP Remote – Monitor and update all of your WordPress‐powered sites.


See also 20 essential WordPress plugins at