7 Recommended WordPress Plugins
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If you are building a website on WordPress, there are several plugins that I recommend to clients that assist with ease, safety, and speed of their website. I’ve included the top 7 recommended WordPress plugins that I usually recommend to clients. These are all tried and true by me, so I stand by these plugins!
You want to keep your website and the blog part of your site clear of spam. Akismet is great to filter out spam comments, especially when you have a pretty active blog.
Divi Theme/Page Builder.
I highly recommend Divi by Elegant Themes (affiliate link) for many reasons. While this is a premium paid for plugin, Divi is great whether you are an experienced web designer or going the DIY route. We use Divi for most of our web design projects and it’s very intuitive to use. Another reason I recommend Divi is that if you are going the DIY route, Divi has a lot of page templates that are great to use when you’re in a creative rut.
As discussed earlier, site speed is crucial to the success of your website. Imagify is great for optimizing your images to get your site running faster and up to speed.
Security is so important! Wordfence is great for blocking hackers. While no system is fully immune to hackers (especially really good ones), this will alert you should anyone try to hack your site. It will also block suspicious IP addresses from viewing your website.
If you’ve got a product to sell, WooCommerce is your best friend! There are many add-ons to WooCommerce to seriously optimize your website. It connects with many payment gateways and can help you get your online store up and running for free. There’s a learning curve to using WooCommerce but they provide many tutorials on their website for help!
While this is a premium paid plugin, this will give you browser caching and more. In my experience WP Rocket has helped speed up my site and reduce the bounce rate of my users.
Yoast is a powerful SEO tool that you can use to make sure your content and site is SEO friendly. You plug in your ideal keywords and it scans your web page to let you know if it’s optimized or not.
What if I am in need of course/membership recommendations?
Selling a course or membership? Send me an e-mail and I can give you a list of recommended plugins to set that up! Membership and course-based websites are a whole different ball game to set up!
In the end, do your research and make sure that the plugins you install are good for your site. Remember that too many plugins can slow your site down, so only download what is necessary!
As always, feel free to let me know if you have any questions!
Stay awesome Superheroes!
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