Starting a website may seem like a terrific idea as you being a newbie, but you actually don’t really know how to construct your own website. Well, here we have 10 best plugins for your WordPress website that will take you to the next level comfort. They will not only make your website run efficiently but also make it attractive and easily usable.
What are plugins?
It is just another word for software basically, as you’ve WhatsApp, Facebook for socializing, and Instagram for uploading images, etc. They are capable of adding features to your website, such as theme pages, attractive designs with drag and drop techniques, and live chats, for that instance.
Let’s hop on to these 10 must-have plugins for your WordPress website in detail.
Elementor Page Builder
An Israelian software, supporting web development with freemium version. Elementor also has a premium version that offers more than 700 add-ons with totally new and unique features, by the name Elementor Pro. This software works on drag and drop techniques that make it easy to use, and you can edit your website with new themes, and with additional features, if you want to make an amazing landing page for marketing purposes as well.
- A layman can use it with full efficiency.
- Additional cool effects for background overlays, hover effects, animations, etc.
- More than 200 built-in templates.
- Start to end features.
- Free version and premium version.
One of the most popular SEO tools, this is an effective plugin to be used to increase traffic on your website. As it is an additional feature to WordPress sites, it creates more chances for your pages to get visibility through search engine optimization. Yoast SEO comes with many powerful features that can redirect your site viewers and can multiply them for best outcomes.
- You can connect your social media to your website such as Instagram and Facebook.
- It gives analysis like the readability of your content so that you can hold up the reader.
- A 100% free base version is available with the premium version having additional features.
- It gives interlinking suggestions.
- Optimizes keywords, synonyms, key phrases, etc.
- Also adds meta tags and generates sitemaps.
Another form of drag and drop form builder, that is user friendly and can be operated through mobile phones. It holds the ability to make eye-catchy contact forms, which are customizable and have modern-looking features. It gives more results than other contact forms with the survey results.
- It has many inbuilt templates to create a contact form with attractive designs.
- One of the fastest forms designer, it will not cause any speed-related problem to your website.
- Also have email marketing feature.
- It has amazing pro features that will not only help you to build contact forms but also payment gateways, survey forms, job applications, etc.
Most loved software for eCommerce WordPress sites. The topper of every must-have plugins list. It offers very unique features for product marketing, affiliate marketing, etc. In build features like shipment details, payment options, review sections, etc. are available. It has unrestricted customizable options for digital selling.
- Comes with all the required features of an online store.
- It has a woo-commerce ecosystem that has woo-commerce themes, hosting, plugins of its own.
- It has many sales growth options that you can use to create live notification and sale announcements.
Looking for a Google analytics support software for a WordPress site? Monster Insights is the one and only software that can make you connect your Google Analytics account to your website. This will give you an analysis of visitors dropping at your website and how they find the way to your website. This data will make you able to optimize your website accordingly.
- The analytics data will be prompted to your WordPress dashboard.
- This has a universal tracking feature that will be helpful for your global customer review.
- It has both free and premium versions.
UpdraftPlus WordPress Backup Plugin
A must-have website backup plugin that every host needs. Updraft is one of the leading brands in the market regarding its automatic features for backups that you can store in your remote locations such as Dropbox, Google Drive, FTP, emails, etc. It enables you to restore your backup in less than known time if accidentally your site undergoes any of the compatibility issues or gets attacked by hackers. Even if you want to migrate your website this is the most convenient option for your backup handle.
- Integration with multiple cloud storage.
- Automatic features for backup recurring schedule.
- Automatic and manual restoring feature from available backup.
- Extensive remote storage with a non-WordPress site.
Really Simple SSL
HTTP or HTTPS what is your choice? Of course, you would like to go with HTTPS right? It is the only way to escape from all ‘not secure’ warnings of Google. The private policy by Google suggests hosts to get SSL for your website, so as to maintain a secure surfing and make it a user-friendly site. Really Simple SSL is a WordPress plugin that provides you a secure site view. This is not the same as other domain purchasing sites where you’ve to pay for hosting and SSL separately.
- Lightweight plugin, the speed of your site won’t get affected.
- Very easy to use.
- One-click migration from HTTP to HTTPS.
Isn’t that boring to look at a slow loading image? Of course, the more time image loading will take the faster your viewer is going to leave your site. It is mandatory to understand that images take up 50% of the speed of your site and with no pictures, your site will look boring and non-appealing. To avoid image buffering Optimole is the unique plugin provided by WordPress.
- It can compress the image, right after you’ll upload it to your web page.
- It has an auto detector for the screen size that will optimize the image accordingly.
- It uses a cloud-based system.
- Compatible with Elementor- the modern web page builder.
- You can add up desired watermarks to your uploaded images.
Mailchimp is one of the leading WordPress plugin for email marketing. This free plugin for blogging sites is very easy to handle and has a drag and drop option for operational purposes. You can create beautiful theme based landing pages, popups, email broadcasting, Google ads, and notification bars. It is super easy to launch Mailchimp with your WP site.
- The most widely used plugin.
- Drag and drop feature.
- Very high range of templates.
- Inbuilt opt-in forms to create a wider range of subscribers.
- Integration option available for each form available on your website.
- Premium version available for eCommerce marketing.
Jetpack by WordPress.com
Tired of getting tonnes of plugins to your website? Here is the most awaited plugin from our must-have list. As the name suggests Jetpack is a full compacted plugin by the WordPress team. Also, it is the most maintained WordPress plugin. A power pack features enlisted from security to email broadcasting to optimized Google analytics and many more.
- It has an automated third party share feature that will share your uploaded content with the popular search engine to help you gain traffic at your site.
- It creates site mapping so that search engines can easily index your site.
- Every 5-minute monitoring feature will get you notified of any unwanted activity going on within your website.
- Gives you accessible social share buttons.
- Gives you plenty of content tools such as image optimization, spam-free comments, social sharing, related posts, and posts by email.
- Prevents hacking and brute forces from attacking your website.
- It enables your site to take daily backups.
So these were the 10 super important must-have plugins for structuring your WordPress website. These will not only yield good results but also help with the easy functioning of technical areas of your site. The main work of these plugins are specified in details, so update your WordPress website to get terrific results today itself. Gear up and get more traffic for your efforts that you’ve invested to create an attractive image of your dream website.
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Author’s Bio: This article has been written by Rishika Desai, B.Tech Computer Engineering Student at Vishwakarma Institute of Information Technology (VIIT), Pune. She is a good dancer, poet and a writer. Animal love engulfs her heart and content writing comprises her present.
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