We’ve setup hundreds of website over the years, and in turn, thousands of plugins. Through this experience we are able to identify and recommend the most efficient plugin for the task. The list below contains the top 5 WordPress plugins we install on all business websites we design or help configure.
SEO by Yoast
Great SEO is one of the main parts of a successful website. The content you have on your site isn’t any good if no one can find it. SEO by Yoast makes it easy to create high performing posts & pages. Our favorite feature is the automated post scoring functionality, which lets you know if your content needs improvement or not.
Security should be taken seriously on all websites & especially ones powered by WordPress. Along with regular patching & updates, WordFence will help take your sites security to the next level. From website scanning to login blocking this free plugin is packed with functionality.
There are hundreds of WordPress plugins that can handle creating simple contact forms. What if your site needs a more robust form solution? Gravity Forms is the answer. Whether you are trying to sell products or just automatically register new users, this plugin should be your go to form solution.
We feel strongly about backups, thats why we are in the process of writing an entire post about it. Backing up your website regularly should be part of your scheduled maintenance routine. With BackWpUp you can create multiple jobs, automate them & even have the files moved to an external location. Whether you want to manually run a single backup or create an on-going schedule this plugin can do it all.
W3 Total Cache
Site speed plays an important roll in your overall SEO strategy. The slower your site, the lower it will rank in search engine results. With W3 Total Cache your site will only update when new content becomes available. This greatly reduces load times for visitors and improves the user experience.
If you need any help installing & configuring these plugins let us know. We’d be happy to help! Contact us today for more info.
Zain has been designing web & iOS software for over 10 years. He launched Rare Digital in 2011 to bring his digital expertise to small businesses. He has a knack for paying close attention to detail, problem solving, and creative design.