I try to keep my site pretty minimal. I don't like bogging it down with plugins. With that being said, what are the essentials that every WordPress site should have and why? What WordPress plugins do you use?
It depends on your needs. A caching plugin is essential. If you’re not uploading already optimized images, then an image optimizer would be good. Also I started using woocommerce ajax product filter to filter results are displayed instantaneously. So users can see filtered results at a real-time. It is a useful tool for every online store.