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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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 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 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.
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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