Well, today I am going to introduce you to some of the essential WordPress Plugins for a WordPress site. In this post, I hope to talk briefly about 15 plugins.
We know that usually, almost every website has a contact form. So using this Contact Form 7 plugin we can easily create our Contact Form as per our original design. So we have the ability to create and add the Contact Form to our template file or page using a shortcode. Most importantly, there is very simple and detailed documentation for this plugin.
Flamingo is another plugin form the same developer who build the Contact Form 7 plugin. It has been designed to store messages for the Contact Form 7 plugin. The advantage of this plugin is that you don’t need to worry about losing important messages due to an issue with the mail server or misconfiguration in mail setup. You can view the details of the form submission through this plugin.
SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is an essential part of a website. So Yoast SEO is one of the best SEO plugins for WordPress. This plugin will be very helpful for you to increase the search engine ranking of your WordPress website.
Caching is one of the most important terms when it comes to the performance of a website. Using a caching plugin like this can be used to reduce the loading time of your website and hence it will not only increase the search engine ranking but also save the bandwidth.
TinyMCE is the default WYSIWYG editor for WordPress. But Advanced Editor Tools is a very important WYSIWYG editor plugin that has more features than the WordPress’s default WYSIWYG editor. With this WYSIWYG editor, we can easily change font size and font family, create and edit tables, perform search and replace, add lists with additional options.
With this plugin, we can duplicate the default posts, pages and even custom posts in WordPress. Duplicate Post has many useful settings to customize its behaviour and restrict its use to certain roles or post types.
BBQ Firewall is a lightweight, super-fast WordPress plugin that protects your site against a wide range of threats. This is a Plug-n-play type of a plugin and therefore no configuration required. So you can just activate the plugin and forget it.
If you are planning to develop custom WordPress themes, be sure to try this plugin. This plugin has a free version as well as a premium version. If possible buy the premium plugin because it includes a lot of features that you need to easily create best custom WordPress themes. The most important thing is that this plugin has detailed documentation that can be easily understood by anyone.
When developing custom WordPress themes we often have to create custom post types. So this plugin will be very helpful since it has a GUI which can create custom post types in a few seconds. This plugin can be used to create not only custom post types but also custom taxonomies.
This plugin will be very important for you when moving your WordPress site to a new domain or server. In such situations most probably you will have to run a search/replace on the database for everything to work correctly.
WordPress media library does not support SVG file uploading. So using this plugin you will be able to upload SVG files to your WordPress website.
Most people use MailChimp to add newsletter facility to their websites. The advantage of MailChimp is that you can use it for free as long as you have 2000 or fewer subscribers and to send a maximum of 12000 emails per month. This MailChimp for WordPress plugin also works well with many popular WordPress Form plugins. So if you have a WordPress site, try using this plugin.
WP-Optimize is an important plugin that can be used to automatically clean unnecessary data in your WordPress database and keep your web site running at maximum efficiency. Remember to get a database backup every time before you use this plugin.
WordPress’s default media library does not support file replacement. But using this plugin you can easily replace existing media files. So you don’t need to delete old files, rename new files and re-upload. Another advantage is that it saves time and manages the hosting storage well without adding unnecessary files to the media library.
WooCommerce is the most popular eCommerce solution for WordPress. Woocommerce will help you get started selling products or services online. Also, there are a lot of plugins to extend the core plugin functionality and you will be able to create your online store quickly with this most advance and customizable WordPress plugin.
Site Kit is Google’s official WordPress plugin that allows you to get insights about how people find and use your site. Site Kit shows key metrics and insights from different Google products such as Search Console, Analytics, AdSense, PageSpeed Insights etc.