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It seems a lot of people agree with us, as a recent survey by W3 Techs indicates that 43% of all websites on the Internet use WordPress.
One of the main reasons why it’s so popular is undoubtedly the sheer number of plugins available for it. No matter which feature you want for your website, there’s almost certainly a nifty plugin you can install that will provide it.
With that in mind, we thought we’d share some of our own favourites; we think these are the top 5 WordPress plugins that no website should be without!
#5: Contact Form 7
Would you like to generate more leads for your business? A form is one of the best ways of doing that, and with Contact Form 7 it can be easier than ever for your customers to get hold of you.
It’s simple to install and configure, providing you with everything you need to create any type of form. If you’re new to WordPress you’ll appreciate the uncomplicated setup of a straightforward form, whereas if you’re a bit of a guru you’ll be in your element with the HTML editor that allows you to customise the form how you see fit.
Plus it includes security integrations such as Google reCAPTCHA and Akismet, helping you stay one step ahead of the spammers.
The ultimate “all in one” plugin, Jetpack offers a range of security, marketing, performance and design tools. From automating social media posts, to providing brute force protection, to security scans and uptime monitoring, your website will be safer and faster with Jetpack.
From a performance perspective, you can use Jetpack to optimise your images and decrease your page load times – a real boon for anyone on a mobile device with limited bandwidth. It also includes advanced stats and analytics that will help you understand your audience and how they’re using your website.
There really is too much to cover in this short post, so just search for Jetpack in the WordPress plugin library and see for yourself how useful it can be.
#3: Yoast SEO
If you want your website to rank higher in Google (and let’s face it, why wouldn’t you?) then the Yoast SEO plugin is your best friend. It will review all your pages and content to make sure you have the basics covered, as well as offering suggestions for optimisation improvements and giving you the tools you need to complete them.
It’s also bundled with a range of technical features that will help both search engines and visitors get the most out of your website. These include XML sitemaps to make it easy for Google to understand your website structure, as well as title and description templating that offer you better branding and more consistent search results.
Discover the Yoast SEO plugin today and you’ll be on your way to beating the competition and staying one step ahead.
If you want to have an online shop on your WordPress website then WooCommerce is the plugin for you!
It’s a breeze to add in the products you want to sell, and the wealth of customisation options such as variations, categories and physical or digital versions means that you can configure your online shop whichever way works best for you.
Over 100 different payment options give you a great deal of control over how you get paid, and a wide variety of delivery methods let you offer real choice and value to your customers.
Whether you’re launching a business from scratch, or extending a physical shop into cyberspace, the WooCommerce plugin gives you a powerful and attractive online shopfront.
Elementor markets itself as “the leading website building platform for WordPress” and it’s easy to see why. Without needing to have any technical knowledge, you can easily build an amazing website that gives you full control over every single element.
The intuitive drag-and-drop editor lets you create the website whilst seeing exactly how it would look, and the multitude of pre-built widgets and features means that you can build practically any kind of website.
In a world where most people browse the Internet on their smartphones, Elementor can give you a fully responsive website that offers a rich and engaging experience, no matter which device is being used to view it.
Web design needn’t be hard. Take the plunge with Elementor and see for yourself exactly why it’s our #1 WordPress plugin, and the first choice of many others as well.
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In this blog post we’ve highlighted 5 of our favourite plugins, but there are literally thousands of others. The power of WordPress is its versatility – no matter what you plan to do with your website, there’ll be a plugin that can help you out.
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