How do you choose which WordPress plugins to add?
One way is to Google “what wordpress plugins should I use for my blog”. The search results will list hundreds of articles like, “The 20 Best WordPress Plugins for Bloggers in 2018” and “The Top 12 …” and, of course, the “7 Crucial …”. Actually, I didn’t see that last one. Maybe I should write it. You may notice that they all have the same format: numeral, adjective, noun. “20 best plugins.” Or some variation. Plus a dash of hyperbole: Crucial! Testing shows that this formula increases click-through rate.
You could review a dozen or so of these lists and figure, “Well … if everyone says it’s good, it probably is.” True, so long as everyone did their own research and testing. Or did the “7 Crucial” blogger just get his list from the “Top 12” post, which got its list by arbitrarily culling down the “20 Best” post? In other words, it’s not three different votes of confidence for an included plugin; it’s only one.
In our Blogger’s Quick Start Service (Plus), we solve the problem for you. We research the plugins. As new versions of WordPress and the plugins are released, we test the plugins for conflicts with WordPress and with each other. We help to protect your site against things like that.