WordPress has been one of the most popular blogging platforms/CMS platforms for over a decade. One reason is that it has thousands of plugins available to use with the program (especially if you have installed the self-hosting version of WordPress). The plugins enable the user to let their WordPress site do a variety of different things. But with there being so many different plugins available, it can be hard to know which are the best to use. To help, here is a look at what some of the best and most useful WordPress plugins are right now.
This is the most popular conversion rate optimisation software as it easily lets you convert abandoning website visitors into email subscribers.
This is the most beginner-friendly of contact forms for WordPress. Contact forms are a must for businesses who want their customers to be able to easily contact them. This plugin is an easy drag-and-drop builder, and you can use it to create contact forms, e-mail sign-up forms, order forms, payment forms, and other types of online forms.
3. Google Analytics
WordPress offers a plugin to let you easily access Google Analytics, the most popular, comprehensive, and free analytics tool. Use it to see where your visitors are coming from, what they’re doing on your site so you can adjust your tactics and optimise your site as needed.
4. Constant Contact
Use this plugin for one of the best providers of email marketing services to build an email list and send emails to your subscribers.
With internet and website security becoming a growing concern, this plugin offers a web application firewall that is probably one of the best you can get for your site.
6. Backup Buddy
When dealing with computers, having back-ups of all your data and important information is a must for security and peace of mind. This is one of the best plugins to back-up and restore your WordPress site in just a few easy clicks.
7. Page Builder
This is a great, easy drag-and-drop program to build content with. Use it to craft post and page layouts you couldn’t before.
8. Disqus Comment System
This plugin replaces the default comment system with one that is more user-friendly and looks better.
Use this plugin to place HTML tables on your WordPress site. Classic HTML tables were missing with the default WordPress installation, but this plugin lets you create them easily.
10. Envira Gallery
This is probably the most powerful and easiest to use of the gallery plugins on WordPress. There is a drag-and-drop gallery builder for photos and videos, and also pre-built gallery templates.
11. W3 Total Cache
This is probably the best SEO plugin by far on WordPress. The creators did everything possible to make SEO as easy as possible. They provide step-by-step instructions and analyse your titles, descriptions, and content for length, keywords, and more to make sure your SEO is good.
These are just some of the best WordPress plugins to date. If you have any other suggestions, please put them in the comments box below!
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