When it comes to CMS, there is none above or on par with WordPress. The easily accessible open source content management system is by far the most preferred in the world. This is due, among other things, to the ease of use of the system, but to a large extent also to the wide variety of plugins available in WordPress. Plugins are small extensions or programs you can add to your WordPress page. Plugins allow you to give your WordPress site a lot of nice features, without having to know any kind of code. In other words, a plugin in WordPress is similar to an app on your smartphone.
The best plugins for WordPress
There are a lot of different plugins for WordPress, and therefore it can be difficult to find out which plugins fit your particular site. If you want to know which plugins are suitable for your site and generally learn how to utilize WordPress optimally, then a WordPress course can be recommended.
As mentioned, there are a myriad of plugins. In the rest of the article you can read about 6 free and easy-to-use plugins that are useful on virtually all kinds of sites:
WordPress SEO by Yoast-SEO
When you have a website, you want people to be able to find it. Here SEO is an important factor. WordPress itself is very SEO friendly, but with a WordPress SEO by Yoast plugin you ensure that your SEO is top notch. It helps you make better content, and makes it easy to see if you’ve optimized your content.
Google Analytics by Yoast-website traffic mapping
There are many ways to link your website with Google Analytics, but the easiest is to use this plugin. It allows you to track your visitors and find out what they are doing when they visit your website. In other words, you map all the traffic on your website.
Want to see how you can set up Google Analytics by Yoast in WordPress, then see this guide!
Contact Form 7-Contact Form
No matter what kind of website you have, it is always a good idea to give your visitors the opportunity to contact you. Here, a contact form is a good solution, and for that, Contact Form 7 is very useful. Contact Form 7 has a standard contact form, but if you wish, you can also make your own contact form.
Studies show that many people leave a website, and especially a webshop, if they cannot get answers to their questions quickly. With Zopim you get a live chat feature so you can quickly help your visitors. There is an opportunity to chat with several different people in individual windows, so you do not have to chat with everyone at once.
Woocommerce – Webshop
Woocommerce is a plugin that allows you to create a web store from which you can sell your products. Woocommerce is especially good for smaller webshops with few products. With Woocommerce, you can design your online store to your liking, and it’s easy to keep an eye on sales, reviews and inventory.
BackWPup-Backup in the cloud
No matter what you do, it’s always good to have a backup. With this plugin you can save your backup in the cloud for free, for example in Dropbox. So if the accident is out, with just a single backup file you can restore an installation on your side.
Choose the plugins that match your needs
Now you have read about some of the good plugins WordPress offers. But as I said, there are a lot of others to choose from. The most important thing when choosing which plugins you want to use is that they fit exactly the kind of website you have or want to have. If it seems confusing, then it may be a good idea to take a WordPress course at either a course provider or take an online course.
Optimize your WordPress site with plugins
When it comes to CMS, there is none above or on par with WordPress. The easily accessible open source content management system is by far the most preferred in the world. This is due to…
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Written d. 27 mar 2015 – 1 Comment