4 Best Free WordPress Plugins For Startups In 2024

Best Free WordPress Plugins

Starting a small business? Keeping costs low while maintaining a high-quality website is crucial.

These must-have plugins for 2024 will help you achieve just that.

Paired with our WordPress Cloud Hosting, they ensure a fast, secure, and successful website.

Wordfence Security

The first plugin we recommend is Wordfence Security.

Wordfence offers a freemium model, providing essential WordPress security features at no cost, including scheduled site scans, vulnerability monitoring, and more.

Note that the free version has a 30-day delay for the firewall and malware scanner. Basic features include:

  • Scheduled site scans every 3 days
  • Plugin & theme vulnerability monitoring
  • File change detection
  • Intrusion alerts
  • Rate limiting
  • Brute force protection
  • Login security
  • Volunteer forum support

Paid Version Features:

In addition to the free offering Wordfence premium ($119.00 per year at time of publication) includes:

  • Real time firewall rules
  • Real time malware scanning
  • Real time IP blocklist
  • Country blocking
  • Ticket based support
  • Unlimited security scans

Wordfence also offers the Care plan which in addition to premium ($490.00 per year at time of publication) offers:

  • Priority ticket system support
  • Hands on support from a dedicated anylist
  • Will install and configure Wordfence for you
  • Wordfence will optimise for performance & security
  • Provides a once yearly audit & provides recommendations
  • Cleans up malware found in audit
  • Security audit follow up with customer Q & A
  • Wordfence monitor your site security
  • Investigation & Malware removal
  • Post incident blocklist removal & search engine security cleanup
  • Detailed after action report

The ultimate plan that Wordfence offers is called Wordfence Response ($950 per year at time of publication), in addition to Wordfence care you can expect:

  • 1 hour response time for customer support enquiries
  • Once yearly audit + 1 additional optional second audit
  • 24/7 365 days a year incident reports
  • 1 hour response time

Wordfence is straightforward to install and helps protect your WordPress site out of the box.

If you’re on one of our WordPress Cloud Hosting packages, we can install it for you.

Simply submit a support ticket.

Want To Know More?

Visit the Wordfence website for further details and current pricing.

Yoast SEO

Once your WordPress website is live, you’ll need visitors.

To be found on search engines like Google, you need SEO (Search Engine Optimisation).

This can be complex, but Yoast SEO simplifies the process.

Yoast SEO offers a free version packed with features, making it accessible for anyone.

Its clean interface and configurable options help you manage your SEO effortlessly.

While the paid version offers additional benefits, the free version is highly effective for new businesses.

Want To Know More?

Learn more about Yoast SEO and their services on the Yoast website.

LiteSpeed Cache

Our hosting packages run on LiteSpeed servers, which are secure and fast.

The LiteSpeed Cache (LSCache) plugin enhances this by offering a customisable caching solution.

LSCache is easy to install and configure, even for beginners. It boosts your site’s speed, improving user experience and Google rankings.

While it won’t replace the need for other optimisations, it’s a significant step forward.

What Do We Think?

The plugin integrates seamlessly with our LiteSpeed servers and is free. Give it a try, and if it’s not for you, you can easily deactivate and delete it.

Want to See the Impact?

Run a speed audit at Page Speed Insights.


If you are looking for a drag and drop page builder then we recommend Elementor.

Elementor’s free plugin is feature-packed, offering over 60 widgets to help you build a visually stunning and functional website.

Using the free version, you can build some great websites. This is a perfect way to dip your toe into the world of web design.

Elementor free lets you build responsive websites and can really get your business get off the ground, without costing you a penny.

You do of course have the option to upgrade at any time to Elementor Pro, pricing below:

Elementor Pro Page Builder Price Plans

Elementor Pro offers an ever growing list of features and benefits, to find out more visit their website.

These plugins, combined with our WordPress Cloud Hosting, create an ideal setup for UK startups aiming for a high-quality, low-cost website.

Get started from as little as £3.95 per month!

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