A plugin is a nifty piece of software which when installed, add a lot of features and functionality to a WordPress website. Plugins are written in PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress creating a fantastic user experience. And the best part is, one need not write a single line of code to install and use these plugins for the WordPress website. However, one needs to exactly know which of the plugins to be used so that they create a brilliant user experience and don’t slow down the site. Some of the top WordPress development companies in India use these plugins effectively to amazing effect. Now, so can you!
Some of the popular WordPress plugins across categories that are an absolute ‘must-haves’ are:
The mother of all! Google Analytics is an absolute must have to analyse the performance of your website. It allows you to know exactly what a visitor is doing on your site. And the best part, like most Google goodies, it is absolutely Free!
Pop-ups requesting for email ID’s is a real pain in the… (you know where!) But with Optinmonster, such pop-ups could be made really inviting, so that the visitor, in most cases, would end up parting the email ID thereby increasing your list.
Forms allow the visitors to contact you. Create beautiful, highly functional and inviting forms with the free version of Ninja Forms. The building interface is also very simple and clear so that even a beginner can pick up in no time.
Protect your most important asset on the net, your website, with WordFence. This open source and a free plugin are capable of providing enterprise-level security. It not only detects any current breaches but proactively works to strengthen the security against any future breach too.
Even after taking the best security measures, it is important to backup your site, so that in case of an attack, your content is safe. With Updraft Plus one can be sure that the entire website is backed-up and restoration can be easy whenever required.
We know you strive hard to spice up your content for SEO. But, sometimes you will need the help of a partner which is the best SEO services company in India or the second best option is Yoast SEO. Yoast SEO analyses your content and provides inputs/feedback on all SEO elements so you can be sure that it is the most search engine optimised site.
If you are an e-retailer, then WooCommerce is a must for you! One of the most robust ecommerce plugin available on WordPress, it has a host of themes, and add-ons making it very easy to set up an e-shop and start generating revenues. It can also handle most payment gateways and has a robust reporting options giving you real-time information.
So, if you are on a shoe-string budget and cannot afford professional help, then install these plug-ins and see the result for yourself.