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When You’re Starting a WordPress Blog, You Need This One Plugin

The first addition to a new WordPress installation

A common question I get on how to start a blog is: What plugins do you need? That’s a tricky question. You might need none or only a couple. Others might need a handful or more.

But there’s one plugin (or type of plugin) that every WordPress website — no matter how small or big, how many views or how few — needs right from the get-go. It’s not the only one, but it’s one of the most important that many people forget or don’t even know about.

A caching plugin

cache plugin will speed up your site, precache pages, reduce loading times, and compress files through minimization (for example, CSS and JS files). In an overwhelming number of cases, a simple free cache plugin will greatly affect page speed. So, go get one!

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