The best WordPress plugins
Do own or manage WordPress website? Looking for the best WordPress plugins to turn your website into a super site? We have put together nearly 100 WordPress websites for our clients and have decided to share some of the plugins we have found most useful.
1. Yoast SEO
If you have a website then chances are you need it to be found so first off we need to start off with Yoast SEO plugin, by far the the number one choice when it comes to the best WordPress plugins to deal with your SEO needs.
Its extremely easy to use and comes with a great keyword tool to help you get the most out of your page or post.
With a light SEO indicator to give you guidance we think that Yoast have really covered all areas with this tool.
With the amount of hacking attacks that occur on content managed websites then having a quality security solution is imperative if you want to keep your website safe.
There are a handful of really good security plugins out there but the reason we have just installed Wordfence to top spot on the podium is because they also provide an email alert that has become invaluable especially with the largest known attack on WordPress sites two weeks ago.
Not only is this one of the best WordPress plugins, its there to keep your site safe while you sleep easy.
3. Contact Form 7
The best WordPress plugins are those that help you build a marketing database and what better way to do that by having a tool to capture vital contact information.
By far the number one choice when it comes to adding a contact form to your website. Style customisation is simple with some custom CSS and its easy to add additional elements to the form.
For the novice website owners that are looking for a quick solution then Contact Form 7 comes with a pre-built form that includes four elements.
Once you have created your first form, its just a case of dropping the shortcode into the page, post or widget of your choice.
Power up your business and sell your products and services through your website. Woocommerce is one of the most simple ways to build an online store.
Easy to install with 100’s of plugins readily available to really enhance your online presence. All you need to get started is a Paypal account and off you go.
We have built lots of Ecommerce websites using Woocommerce and have never had any negative issues with any of our clients once they have started trading.
5. Nextgen Gallery
If you are looking for a hassle free image gallery to add to your website then Nextgen is the perfect plugin for your website.
Simple to use and packed full of features including an option to play automatic slideshows on your web pages.
We have been using this plugin for the past six months and have found no problems at all and our clients have found it extremely easy to manage their photo galleries.
6. Backup to Dropbox
Don’t get caught out if the worst case scenario happens.
Backup to Dropbox is a great free tool that will not only backup your entire site files and folders, but it will also backup your database too making it a fairly simple process to reinstall your entire website if it crashes.
7. Comprehensive Googlemaps
We have found this to be one of the best WordPress plugins for installing maps on our websites. It has loads of features and is simple to install and use.
You have the option to use in the widget areas as well as use it within your pages.
One of the features we really liked was the amount of map pins that are available to use when you have created your map such as icons for restaurants, garages and sports arenas.
Let us know your best WordPress plugins
If you have found some more tools that you would like to share to help people find the best WordPress plugins to enhance their website, we would love to hear from you. Just fill out the form and drop us the details of the plugin.