Plugins are an amazing feature within WordPress to expand the functionality of your website.

Although, with how many there are, it can be hard to find the good ones.

Today, I will run you through 10 of our top picks for WordPress plugins.

MonsterInsight

There is Google Analytics that you can sync to your website, but there are better alternatives.

MonsterInsight is a Google Analytics plugin that only shows you the information that matters and will best benefit you and your website.

You don’t need to be overwhelmed by everything that Google Analytics when MonsterInsight can cut it all down for you and make it digestible.

UpdraftPlus

UpdraftPlus is a plugin that allows you to automatically or manually backup your website to locations like Google Drive, Dropbox, email, and much more.

You can set when you want it to back up, and whether you want it to happen manually or automatically. When it is automatic, upon the time coming when you asked it to back up, it will automatically back up your website to the specified location.

That process will continue if automatic.

What I like about this one is that you can use it for free with optional paid plans, while most other backup solutions are paid only.

Sucuri

Keeping your website secure and safe from hackers and other threats are important to any website owner.

That is why Sucuri is an important plugin.

Sucuri is one of the best security plugins that protects your website from threats and attacks.

They monitor your website and learn how to strengthen the security of it to best protect your website.

There are optional paid versions, but you can use it for free as well.

Beaver Builder

Beaver Builder is one of my favorite and one of the most popular drag and drop page builders.

A drag and drop page builder allows you to create and format pages without the need for coding or hiring a developer to do so.

I recommend this plugin because some other plugins with the drag and drop page building feature only work with a specific theme.

CSS Hero

Having a nice and professional looking website goes a long way in the world of the Internet.

CSS Hero allows you to customize your website theme and visual appearance.

If you don’t know how to write in CSS, this will help you out a lot if you want to customize the visual appearance of your website.

The process of using CSS Hero is very simple to do and requires no coding or CSS knowledge to use.

Insert Headers and Footers

Insert Headers and Footers allows you to put custom code into the header, body, and footer of your website.

“Why would I need to insert my own code,” you might be asking.

When you are signing up for Google Adsense, it gives you code that you need to put into the header of your website so that it can find your site and therefore give you ads.

Without this plugin, there are no other easy ways to insert that code.

If you are a developer and like to customize your website and give it some functionality or style, you can add your own JavaScript and jQuery code, or write some CSS.

Shared Counts

Shared Counts is a simple to use a plugin that allows you to implement buttons for your visitors to share your content on different social media platforms.

Not only showing the share buttons but also showing the number of times the content has been shared.

This plugin beats most other social sharing plugins, simply because it is free and awesome.

WooCommerce

WooCommerce is by far the biggest and most trusted e-commerce plugin that allows you to sell virtually anything on your WordPress site.

The interface is very easy to use, and you get everything that you need for an e-commerce store.

  • My cart page
  • Checkout page
  • Store dashboard
  • Analytics and more

You get everything you need to create your own online store while being free to use.

Yoast SEO

Yoast SEO is an SEO plugin that optimizes your website to get more people to your website through search engines.

Even though all WordPress websites are already very SEO-friendly by default, you can take even further steps to increase your SEO and search engine rankings.

You get everything to please your SEO needs.

Sitemaps, optimization, redirect features, meta tags, and more.

WPForms

You might want to give your visitors the ability to get in contact with you, and that is where WPForms comes in.

WPForms allows you to easily create forms that allow visitors to get in touch with you.

You can manage where these emails are sent, and you can customize the forms to your needs with their drag and drop editor.

 

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Joseph Chunta

Hello! My name is Joseph Chunta, founder of Your Average Marketer. I am here to help with managing the website, but I will be writing for it as well. Giving honest reviews on Marketing Services and helping the next aspiring website owner. On the side, I am a Solo Game Developer and Website Builder. Writing code for games and websites in my free time.

6 Comments

Kumponchai · June 14, 2020 at 5:50 am

Hi there,

Super great article. I didn’t know there are so many useful WordPress plugins. I will try some.

Thanks for your great info.

All the best

    Joseph Chunta · June 14, 2020 at 4:34 pm

    Hello Kumponchai.

    There are a lot of very good plugins, and there are also the same amount of really bad plugins. This is a list of plugins that I believe in.

    Thank you for sharing!
    -Joseph

Kevin · June 14, 2020 at 7:58 am

Hi there, Joseph, I liked your list of plugins, you chose a good range from different aspects of marketing. I have used Yoast and WP forms in the past and they are top quality plugins.

Thanks for the info you have provided for the plugins.

    Joseph Chunta · June 14, 2020 at 4:32 pm

    Hello Kevin.

    These plugins that I have listed here are all plugins that I have used in the past and are ones that I would definitely recommend to someone if they asked.

    Thank you for sharing!
    -Joseph

Jeff · June 14, 2020 at 10:59 am

I agree with you 100% WordPress plugins are an amazing part of the WordPress website, I have used or am using most of the plugins you mentioned in this article. So how many plugins are safe for me to be using on my website, I heard too many plugins can cause problems, what do you think about this?

I am just worried I am using too many plugins,

Jeff

    Joseph Chunta · June 14, 2020 at 4:31 pm

    Hello Jeff.

    Having too many plugins within your website won’t cause problems, it’s just having several plugins doing the same thing installed on one website that will cause problems. Plugins that do the same thing contradict each other and causes problems with the functionality and will no longer be able to do what it is intended to do.

    I hope this answered everything!
    -Joseph

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