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Which WordPress plugins should we REALLY be using?
We will review key plugins worthwhile using when creating virtually any new WordPress website.
Fewer plugins, fewer headaches, right? Still, there are some plugins you just can’t do without.
On the one hand, plugins are designed to make our workflow easier. On the other hand, plugins tend to slow down our sites; sometimes causing unexpected hiccups. This is why we should carefully consider which plugins to use on our sites.
If we were to assess the overall types of plugins commonly used on websites, we would have a valid list of the most practical plugins. This is exactly what you will gain from this blog: a veritable cheat sheet to the best free plugins, compiled by professionals and community members. You will get an overview of highly recommended free and crucial plugins you might need for creating nearly any type and genre of website.
Obviously, using Elementor reduces the number of plugins, making some plugins, like those for popups or forms redundant. 
We’ll be going through our list of best WordPress plugins in alphabetical order.
First on our list is the Activity log. This extra-light plugin generates a log of every activity occurring on your WordPress website. Imagine that it works like an airplane ‘black box,’ recording events and alerting you when a post is deleted, a plugin is activated, or if someone is attempting to log in or hack your site. 
This particular plugin was developed by our teams to keep track of content, themes, and elements, as well as tags and taxonomies, media, and WooCommerce.
You can export your logs in CSV and have predefined alerts sent immediately to your email. This plugin is also General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Compliant as are some others on this list.