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Daniel Law

April 6, 2020

15 Essential WordPress Plugins That Your Website Must Have

Creating your own digital space has never been as easy and accessible as now. From having your blogs or video channels, creating and sharing your content to anybody across the globe has been made as easy as a click of your computer mouse. Everybody’s interconnection in this world wide web means your potential reachability as a content creator can be as limitless as you can. One way to create your own digital space via website or blog is by using WordPress.

WordPress has been around to aid people in getting their own relevant ideas out to other people on the internet. As helpful as WordPress is, you can still maximise it and use it to your better advantage by installing plugins. Browse https://wordpress.org/plugins/ to find wordpress plugins. 

These are 15 essential plugins that your website can absolutely make use of:

Contact Form 7

If you want to add forms to your WordPress blog, Contact Form 7 is a plugin that helps you in doing so. This plugin also has the capability to customise what you want to include in your form and works well with other plugins like the Akismet Anti-Spam plugin.

Akismet Anti-Spam

Check the responses in your forms and submitted comments in the comment section and detects any spam that might harm your website. You wouldn’t want nasty and irrelevant snide remarks to ruin the purpose and the sense of your content. This plugin is your answer to that problem.

Classic Editor

Classic Editor is your classic “Edit Post” plugin for your editing needs. This plugin lets you control and edits the posts you’re about to publish. This plugin also works well with other available plugins in your WordPress.

Jetpack by WordPress.com

Jetpack is your site’s security force. It protects your site against potential dangers like unauthorised logins and does malware scanning. Jetpack also hosts Search Engine Optimisation tools for Google, Bing, Facebook and other big websites to optimise your content reach. Manage your WordPress with Jetpack.

WooCommerce

Build your business on the site by using WooCommerce. Enhance your product catalogue pages, have an “Add to cart” option and simulate your checkout pages for your site. Add your prefered payment options too. This plugin is the start of business and trade for you!

Elementor Page Builder

Do you want an all-time aesthetically pleasing website that just doesn’t get your content across but also marks a certain sense of style for your WordPress? Use Elementor to build your pages with a “drag and drop” style page builder to replicate first the kind of look you want for your website before posting it. Elementor has over 100+ templates for you to choose and experiment. Make your site’s look stand out.

Duplicate Post

Cloning posts of any kind can be made simpler with Duplicate Post. This plugin is your enhanced copy-paste tool that lets you clone posts to be made for your editing later on. 

Yoast SEO

Reach more people with your website by using this plugin. Yoast SEO improves your website’s engine so more people can have a glimpse of what you have to share to the world. Content is king and Yoast SEO handles the analysis of your content to further drive your website to different markets, thereby reaching more people and making yours stand out on the top.

WordPress Importer

Importing existing content from a WordPress export file. Pages, posts, comments, categories, tags, etc., can now be placed on your website with WordPress importer. This plugin helps you in your transfer of content from one place to another.

Wordfence Security

Protecting your website should always be of utmost priority. With the openness and vastness of the web, a lot can happen to your websites. Wordfence Security has a firewall to keep your sites safe and a malware scanner to detect any possible harm to you. Live trackers and two-factor authentication system keep your website away from malicious figures who want to get it.

Google Analytics Dashboard Plugin

See how your website affects people and how your site visitors behave when viewing your website. Google Analytics gives you the statistics of your website. See the report that really matters. Choose from Audience Report, Content Report, Behaviour Report, Ecommerce Report, Forms Report, Search Console Report, Custom Dimensions Report, and be knowledgeable about how your site is really impacting the world of web.

UpdraftPlus WordPress Backup Plugin

Keeping your websites backed up is as important as keeping it safe. In dire circumstances, having your content and your pages secure and backed up makes sure that if worse comes to worst, you still have the backbone of what you worked hard for. Restoration of your site is made easier with UpdraftPlus. Tuck away your site in your cloud service like Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive and more. Keep it safe and sound.

Google XML Sitemaps

Improving your SEO comes from various ways but making better indexes of your site helps search engines see your site. Rank up your website by having your pages and content in it indexed for better access. Optimise your pages and make sure your local search engines have a better way of going through it using this Plugin.

Regenerate Thumbnails

Control and set thumbnails with your site’s photos with this plugin. Set the size of your thumbnails and keep them all the same with this plugin.

Conclusion

G Squared is your digital warrior in your digital content needs. Here at G Squared, we make sure that the digital realm is at the tip of your hands. From Web Design to Data Insight, we are here to make sure your digital experience runs smoothly.  

Contact us at (02) 9339 4500 (for Sydney) and (07) 3112 2679 (for Brisbane). You can also send us an enquiry here: https://www.gsquared.com.au/contact/

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