May 30, 2016

The most essential plugins to use for your WordPress website


WordPress is one of the most used Content Management Systems in the world, and for good reason, as it has an easy to use interface and is customizeable to suit any kind of blog or company website. What makes it so versatile is the fact that one can install plugins that add various functions to your website, for example contact forms, popups, webinars, slide shows, and many many more.

When building your website you might find yourself wondering which plugins are essential to make sure that your website has all the basic functions. Where should you even begin with so many choices, right? Well I’m going to make things a little bit  easier for you by listing the top 4 essential plugins that you need to install on your website.

  1. One of the main aspects of using a self hosted WordPress website is the fact that you have to make sure that you regularly create backups of your website in order to ensure that you can recover your website if things come to the worst (because these things do happen). To do this I suggest that you install BackWPup,as it is easy to use and you can select which aspects of your website you want to back up and where you want them to be saved.
  2. SEO is an important aspect of good web design and the Yoast SEO plugin makes this task so much easier as it allows you to optimize your posts and pages according to a specific keyword. Just remember that you still have to follow good SEO practices when writing posts and creating pages, but the plugin does help you have better SEO.
  3. The Contact Bank plugin is great for creating contact forms.
  4. Social sharing is extremely popular at the moment and one wants to make sure that it is easy for visitors to share your content. For this purpose the AccessPress Social Share plugin is perfect!

Let me know if you have any questions, and also feel free to contact me if you need professional website development services!

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