Now that you’ve created your new site, we have a list of useful WordPress plugins that you should install pronto. Or, you know, you don’t have to… we aren’t gonna tell you how to live your life. But if you’re wondering how to choose website plugins, these are super useful and will help you make the most of your website – we consider them the best WordPress plugins available.
If you don’t have the ability to make templates from completed pages on your website, then a Clone Page plugin is your bread and butter. This plugin will allow you to just duplicate pages without having to re-build each one individually. It’s especially useful if you are building a site, such as a real estate website, that has over 100 pages, but the only main difference between them is a couple of pictures and some info.
This is a security plugin that does WERK. It has a full firewall suite with all kinds of different ways to block potential hackers. It also has brute-force protection, real-time threat defense, and a web app firewall. They have an option to scan your website for malware and spam, and it can even fix issues for you so you don’t have to do it manually. It monitors live traffic viewing Google Crawl activity, logins, human visitors and bots… it’s honestly just a super great security plugin that’s actually kept up to date and stops potential hackers from getting into your site.
Why do you need Yoast? Because you want awesome SEO. Yoast allows you to add an SEO title, meta description, and meta keywords for every page of your site, and it gives you tips to help you better optimize for SEO so that people can find your site organically. It also allows you to archive, categorize, and tag pages. It has all the tools you need to make sure you show up on the search engine results when people are searching for keywords related to your site.
Everyone and their mom needs to have Google Analytics on their website. It provides statistics to help you understand your audience, and it allows you to cater to them in order to improve your traffic. It lets you track visits, page views, bounce rate, average visit duration, and more. If you want, you can activate other settings to track demographics, interest in advertising, and even analyze shopping behaviors if you’re selling products. The best part? It’s quick to setup and easy to understand.
Lastly, we have Gravity Forms. Out of everything on this list, this is the one plugin you have to pay for, but dang is it WORTH IT. Gravity Forms allows you to create forms for your website. They’re super easy to create and, if you want to get super into details or have specific paths depending on the options chosen, they offer conditional logic to allow if/then statements. Gravity Forms works great on all devices and even has an extra plugin for itself to do even more!
Hopefully this helps you figure out how to choose website plugins for your site! What do you think are the best WordPress plugins? comment your two cents below!
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