In this article we are going to find out what the best must have plugins to have on your wordpress site. We only use 5 of these, but as they have all different uses it makes sense to read about them all and see which best suit you!
Advanced Custom Field Pro
This will be found on nearly every single WordPress theme we build. We like to ensure that our clients are able to edit as much as possible on their site and able to do it with ease. This plugin does just that.
Contact Form 7
This is a simple Contact Form, that allows you to easily build custom forms and also very flexible with the styling.
It’s important that your site is visible, and Yoast does just this with giving you suggestions in WordPress dashboard as to how you can improve your SEO game.
WP All Import
We’ve worked on a fair few directory/ecommerce sites, and one time consuming task can be inputing all the content into the site. This plugin makes it a breeze, being able to import data from a CSV. Not only does it save you time, but it reduces the human error factor too!
WP Super Cache
These days it’s important that websites load quickly, and this plugin does just that by helping to cache certain parts of your site.
Jetpack is by Automattic, WordPress.com and it is an absolute must have. It covers design, marketing and Services. Design services covers professional themes, Powerful customization tools and Lazy image loading for faster mobile experience. Marketing services covers Site Stats & Analytics, Automated social media, SEO, Advertising program and PayPal payment buttons. Lastly Security covers brute force attack protection, Spam filtering, Daily backup of entire site, secure logins, Malware scanning and fast, priority support.
Everest forms by WPEverest is a plugin which allows you to create easy contact forms using a form builder. Features include: drag and drop fields, 100% responses, shortcode support, email recipient and loads more. Forms can be used by customers in order to contact you. To opt in to receive emails or to opt out due to the new GDPR law. For more information check out one of our previous article ‘What You Need To Know About GDPR.’
W3 total cache
W3 total cache by Frederick Townes improves the SEO and user experience of your website by increasing website performance and reducing download times. Features include reduced page load time, Improved web server performance, mobile support and various security features.
Akismet by Automattic is an anti-spam plugin. It includes features such as automatic checks on all comments and filter out the spam. View comments which has been caught to be spam and comments which has been cleared.
Wordfence Security by wordfence gives the best protection available for your website. Features include identifying & blocking malicious traffic, real time firewall, blocks requests that include malicious code or content and protection from brute force attacks by limiting login attempts.
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