WordPress is one of the world’s most used open source platforms, accounting for around 27.5% of the top 10 million websites in the world. One of the most popular aspects of WordPress is the ability to download additional plugins to your website – with more 49,000 plugins available we have compiled a list of 10 plugins that your business website needs in 2017.
Yoast SEO is one of the finest plugins available on WordPress. As we know SEO is a way of moving your website up the search engines such as Google, to help drive more traffic to your website. Yoast helps you with all the various factors of optimisation on your website including content, keywords, title tags, H1s etc.
A fantastic plugin that makes SEO easy for users.
One of most time consuming jobs when looking after a website is managing all the comments – including filtering through and removing all of the spam. Akismet takes away all of this hassle by checking all comments and contact form submission for spam comments and even though it will filter out the spam comments, it will keep track of those comments in the history.
There is no doubt that Wordfence is the most popular security plugin available on WordPress. This plugin offers users with premium API which will carry out scheduled scans, Two Factor Authentication, password audits, threat defence feed, IP address checks and premium support to your website.
This is a must have for your website.
One of the best eCommerce platforms available, WooCommerce is a fully customisable plugin which allows you to build a cutting edge online store. The plugin provides total ownership to the users, its easy to use interface allows you to create an infinite number of products (including digital, physical or downloadable items) which can be purchased through a number of payment gateways.
The ultimate plugin for anybody looking to sell products online.
Contact Form 7
If you are looking to add multiple contact forms to your businesses website, then Contact Form 7 is the best plugin available. Contact Form 7 allows you to fully customise any contact form on your website, along will all mail contents with just one markup.
One of the major advantages of this plugin is that it supports Akismet (for spam comments), CAPTCHA and Ajax powered submitting.
W3 Total Cache
The W3 Total Cache plugin provides a better user experience for page load times and will also help boost SEO for your website by decreasing page download time and improving website performance. It also supports page, database, browser & object cache – alongside CDN integration. But other than that, it is also the sole web agnostic WordPress Performance Optimization plugin that web developers and hosts recommend.
Pop-ups are one of the fastest ways of generating qualified leads for your website. But they can also have a negative influence of they are used incorrectly, aren’t attractive or use the wrong wording. #
OptinMonster allows you to create eye-catching pop-ups along with opt-in forms. The plugin will also turn the visitors that leave your website into qualified leads by creating pop-up forms that will only attract targeted customers and not just anyone and everyone who visits the site.
Backup Buddy is one of the premium plugins available on WordPress, providing easy database back-ups for your website. The plugin’s main features include the ability to schedule website back-ups, create profiles for back-ups and restore the entire back-up or part of it from your WordPress dashboard.
For website security, reader engagement and increased traffic look no further than the Jetpack plugin. Jetpack also provides users with website statistics, website analysis and will automatically share content posts with Facebook, LinkedIn, Reddit and other social sites. Additional features include a SEO tools for Google, Bing & Twitter.
AMP for WordPress
Mobile compatibility is one of the most important factors for any website, but it can sometimes be overlooked. But there is no use having a mobile compatible website if the load time is slow. AMP for WordPress will load your pages up to four-times faster and will bring you better visibility rates, high engagement rates with higher CTR, increase in monthly new users and return of users and decrease in number of page requests.