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1.1 Introduction

In this lesson, I'll give you an overview of what we'll cover in the course, and I'll tell you about the types of plugins we'll be looking at.

1.1 Introduction

Hello, and welcome to this Tutsplus course on essential WordPress plugins. My name is Rachel McCollin. I'm gonna show you six plugins. So I'm going to start by showing you a backup plugin. And I'll show you how to configure that to take automatic backups of your site. We'll move on to looking at security and I'll show you how to install the free Wordfence plugin and how to configure it to notify you if there are any security issues on your site. We'll then move on to looking at site performance. And we'll install the WP optimized plugin which will help you make your site run faster by optimizing the database tables, compressing images and setting up caching. And then I'll show you two alternative plugins for SEO, the most popular WordPress plugin for SEO which is Yoast, and an alternative which is the SEO Framework. And then finally, I'll show you the benefits of jetpack, which gives you a wordpress.com features on your wordpress.org site. Watch this course and find out how to get your site running smoothly with these essential plugins.

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