One of the things I’ve always really appreciated about WordPress is the incredibly rich plugin ecosystem. You’ve heard the phrase, “there’s an app for that” well in the world of WordPress it’s pretty safe to say that for just about anything you’d want to do, “there’s a plugin for that.” From SEO to managing blog ads, security to customization, plugins make it possible to do so much without writing a line of code.
Oh and one of the best things about WordPress plugins is that the vast majority of them are free. I’m approaching the ten year anniversary of running my blog so I’ve had a lot of time to try different plugins. While there are some more premium plugins that do cost money I’ve mostly stuck to the free ones since they get the job done.
At the same time, there is one plugin that I actually pay $29.99/month for and it’s worth every penny. If there’s one plugin that you do spend money on as a blogger, this is the one that I do think is absolutely worth it. The plugin I’m talking about is VaultPress.