Plugins

These are the plugins I use, and which I also recommend you to install on your WordPress blog: 
[By alphabetical order]

Ad Inserter

Akismet Anti-Spam

Breadcrumb NavXT

Coming Soon Page, Under Construction & Maintenance Mode, by SeedProd

This plugin allow us to close our site under “maintenance mode”, telling search engines that is not actually closed and that we’ll be right back 😉

There’s no much to explain because it’s extremely easy to configure.

Display Posts, by Bill Erickson

This plugin allow us to create “Recent Post Widgets,” which can also be used in the body of our posts!

Bill has written a great tutorial on the plugins’ website so we can make the most of it; still, I wrote a small guide to install it and customize it CSS. >> Read More

Jetpack by WordPress.com

VaultPress

WP Super Cache

Yoast SEO