Must-have WordPress Plugins in 2017

Antony Agnel

Is you website or blog powered by WordPress? If yes, continue reading else just move on and checkout my other posts which may interest you. WordPress is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. WordPress is released under the GPLv2 (or later) license from the Free Software Foundation.

If you’ve got no idea on what WordPress is, educate yourself. Here’s some surprising statistics about WordPress :

  • WordPress Now Powers 26% of the Web
  • There are 44,225 WordPress Plugins with 1,253,649,315 Total Downloads
  • 56 Translations of WordPress
  • Famous WordPress Sites : NYT, Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy, People Magazine, National Geographic, Forbes
  • More than 74.6 Million Sites Depend on WordPress

Statistics Courtesy – ManageWP

Below are some plugins which you can use to enhance the performance, working and usage of your WordPress powered site. Almost all of them are available for free from the plugin repository except…

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Steps to Optimize WordPress to Reduce Server Load

Antony Agnel

Recently I came across a question on WordPress Development StackExchange asking for steps to optimize WordPress with regard to server load. Here’s a link to the question. Most of the answers were technical and couldn’t be understood by anyone new to WordPress. So I created this answer-like post to fix that shortcoming.

Enable Caching

Install the W3 Total Cache plugin for caching functionality in WordPress. Enable page caching and database caching feature from the plugin’s settings page. Make sure you choose ‘Alternative PHP Cache (APC / APCu)’ as the caching mechanism. Do NOT enable any minification in W3 Total Cache as there are many chances for you to break your site’s appearance and/or functionality. We’ll leave it to Cloudflare.

Use a Content Delivery Network

Once you’re done with configuring the rest of the plugin functionalities, set up Cloudflare for your website. Make sure you enable Cloudflare in the W3 Total…

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Bamboo Barriers – DIY Natural Garden Fencing

Bamboo Barriers

DIY Natural Garden Fencing

What is the BEST Bamboo to use for your Garden?

‘Dragon Head’ bamboo

Fargesia dracocephala

'Dragon Head' bamboo | Fargesia dracocephala 'Rufa'
Makes for a PERFECT Natural Garden Barrier due to it’s Cooler Hardiness (Zones 6 to 10) and it’s shorter MAX Height of 8′-10′ Feet (as opposed to other Bamboos which will eventually block your Garden from Sunlight)

Mix these with Wild Blackberries planted on each end and you’ve got a Natural Barb-Wired Fence YEAR ROUND!

LIVING Somniferum Poppy Plants LEGALLY Bought & SOLD in USA

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Study of Alkaloids from 56 somniferum Poppy Seed Cultivars

Study of Alkaloids from 56 somniferum Poppy Seed Cultivars, 2014

This recent Study of Alkaloids in Industrial Papaver somniferum Poppies, was Conducted in 2014.


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Referenced in the Study BELOW:

Study of Alkaloids in Ornamental P. somniferum Poppies, 2017

Study of Alkaloids in Ornamental P. somniferum Poppies, 2017

STUDY: Content of Alkaloids in Ornamental Papapver somniferum L. Cultivars, 2017

This recent Study of Alkaloids in Ornamental Papaver somniferum Poppies, was Conducted in 2017.

….concluded that the Best yields came from: Queens Poppy’, ‘Lauren’s Grape, & Flemish Antique‘ Somniferum Poppies.

Referenced on Page 35 in the Study BELOW:

Referenced on Page 35 in the Study BELOW: