WordPress powers up most of the websites, and how a blogging platform became a website management system we’ll explore in a different time. For now it’s important to know the Plugins I mention are intended for beginners and advanced users, and can help you improve the functionality of your WordPress website.
WHAT PLUGINS DO I NEED?
There are over 50,000 WP plugins for every possible use and function, from general ones that can be installed to most websites, to very specific ones for sales, marketing, analytics and more. Here are the few main categories;
SEO and performance – Commonly sold as a package to enable fast website optimisations.
Content and function – WordPress in it’s core is a blank slate and by installing themes and plugins such as Builders we can build and setup the pages and content faster.
Marketing and Social – Social media can be integrated to your web fast and easy, also analytics tools and e-mail software.
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WHY DO I NEED THESE SPECIFIC PLUGINS?
You don’t! But! This is a short list of popular WordPress plugins that you can install for free (Freemium) and achieve some result, wether in optimizing, analyzing or social media. Whatever your project or website you plan to build or already have. You don’t need all of these plugins as some perform similar or same functions, so it’s better not to mix 2 plugins to do the same task.
Yoast is the most popular SEO plugin, and immediately after installing it you’ll see why. It’s pretty intuitive and simple to use and gives you the ability to review the SEO marks for each page or blog post. Yoast also gives a readability and SEO optimization score.
Yoast SEO is free in it’s basic version which is more than enough for a start, and for more advanced users there is the Premium version.
WooCommerce is the most popular e-Commerce plugin for WordPress. It’s so popular that it’s often overlook as just a plugin. If you make sales via your website, WooCommerce is the plugin you can build your webshop. WooCommerce comes with it’s own themes and variations on the look and feel of the web.
WooCommerce is free at it’s core and there are many upgrades based on the category of business or type of plugin..
Jetpack is one of the oldest plugins, an all-in-one solution for analytics, security, SEO and improving the basic funtions of WordPress. If using more than one plugin for all these tasks is something you’d like to avoid, Jetpack can be a good option.
Jetpack comes as a free plugin, and there are many cheaper and more expensive upgrades based on functionalities.
Akismet Spam Protection
Akismet is one of the more hardworking and dilligent plugins. Websites are often the target of spammers that place comments on your blog posts that linkback to the spammers URL. Akismet captures these comments, automatically filters them and deletes the ones that correspond to the set rules.
Akismet has a free and Plus version.
Sendinblue is one of the famous e-mail newsletter software providers. They have a WordPress plugin theat you can install and by using a drag&drop editor create e-mail forms and export them as shortcodes. There are a plethora of e-mail providers and their corresponding plugins and integrations.
Sendinblue plugin is free and the e-mail service itself is not.
W3 Total Cache
W3 Total Cache is surely one of the most used performance plugins for WordPress. Caching is a way of saving time and resources needed to display data again, in this case your website. W3 tries to optimize the images, files and caches your website.
W3 is free and there’s a Pro version.
Contact Form 7
Contact Form 7 is the most famous free contact form plugin for WordPress. Since contact forms are usually the place where spammers try to attack if they can’t comment, this plugin has intergrated reCAPTCHA and Akismet functionalities. It also has amazing japanese artworks and logo.
Contact Form 7 is free and the author takes donation via his website.
Using quality plugins for your WordPress page can generally improve the quality of your website. Of course, every project has to be approached individually and use the best available tools. For a start, SEO optimization, page builder, analytics, sitemap and similar functionalities will surely make a big improvement if you haven’t had these plugins installed yet.