Backup is often left until last, which is logical, however it’s pretty simple to do so no excuses not to set it up early. BackupWordPress will backup database and files on a schedule that you set. Once installed it’s found under tools / backups. By default the backups are held on the same server as your WordPress site which doesn’t help if the whole server goes down for whatever reason. To backup to a cloud service like Dropbox or Google Drive is a paid ‘extension’ to the free plugin, single site or unlimited site options are available.
2. Yoast SEO
Although I can’t help think if everyone is doing exactly the same thing that the SEO results should be the same, but I suppose it’s how you use this tool that matters.
3. P3 Plugin Performance Tester
This is a great idea to see what plugins are using what resources. Once it’s installed go to Plugins find P3 (developed by GoDaddy) and click scan now / start scan / autoscan and it will crawl and load various pages on your site and work out which plugins are hogging resources and which are efficient and speedy.
4. Sumome Share
Highly rated by users and works well on mobile sites with share buttons shown as floating footer links. There so many of these share services around, this one seem to work, although it would be good to run P3 above over it to see how long it takes to load. Another performance issue with these share services is how long it takes a user to actually share a page after they click on the share icon.
5. Welcome Mat
Full screen email subscriber form from Sumome.
7. Broken Link Checker
This might be something that Yoast already does but this is a simple tool to check that your sites internal and external links are pointing to valid pages.
Once installed it’s found under tools / broken links. The links are listed under OK, broken or 404 page error, and redirects 301, 302. It also emails you a copy of the broken links found.