Top 8 Essential Plugins Your WordPress Site Should Have

June 28, 2019

WordPress is an open source content management system that is based on PHP and MySQL. About 60 million websites used this CMS including 33% of the top 10 million websites. It remains at the top of the list of favourites among its counterparts.

WordPress also allows you to add more functionality to your website through the installation of plugins. With millions of people and businesses using WordPress, many plugins have been developed for it and that is probably the reason why many loves WordPress -- you can find almost everything that you need when it comes to adding features on to your website.

 

In today’s article, we will feature top 10 essential plugins that you should install on your WordPress site.

1. Akismet

If you’re worried of spammers sending spams to your website, Akismet is the best plugin we recommend for. With Akismet, you can focus on other important things and you can leave spam filtering to this plugin.

 

2. Jetpack by WordPress.com

Securing your website will never be a problem with Jetpack.  It guards you against brute force attack and unauthorized logins. What’s great about Jetpack is that basic protection is free. It secures your login with 2 factor authentications.

 

3. SEO Yoast

Yoast is the number 1 Wordpress SEO plugin.  Yoast has the most advanced XML sitemaps. It helps you set the canonical for your site has better template for title and meta description. Yoast is free to install and use. There is also a premium version.

 

4. WooCommerce

WooCommerce is easy to use, flexible and best for business. Integration comes easy and you can sell your products online in no time.

 

5. WP Super Cache

Wp Super Cache generates static files from your dynamic webpage, this makes your website load faster.

 

6. Contact Form 7

If you are not into coding your very own contact form, this plugin is very easy to use. Once installed, you can create different kinds of forms where you can give them a name. Integrating the form into your website is simple using shortcodes generated by the plugin. All you need after generating the shortcode is to copy and paste it on the page where you require you’re newly created contact form to show and you’re done!

 

7. Social Media Share Buttons & Social Sharing Icons By UltimatelySocial

This plugin allows you to share your post or image directly from your website.

 

8. Wp-Polls

If you intent to run a poll up your website, this is the plugin we recommend to use. WP-Polls is famous for its free polling basic functionalities. You can also customize your templates easily.

 

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