Have you been thinking about creating a new blog? You are confused and wondering what are the Most Important Wordpress plugins you should install?
If you are thinking, then you are in the best place.
Here we have managed to list out the best 7 Plugins for Wordpress that you should be installed from the start.
So, “What are Plugins?”
Plugins in Wordpress are bits of software that can be uploaded to one extent and expands the functionality of your Wordpress site.
There are endless plugins for Wordpress. But the Seven that are most important and very crucial for UX, resources and SEO reasons can help your blogging and business site to rank top on the SERP.
While exploring for the plugins regarding your blogging and business website you would install many plugins but does your site have the most essential Plugins!
The more Plugins you have, the more you’ll need to keep them updated, keep them risk-free and to reduce the amount of time testing with each update to make sure things don’t break.
These 7 Wordpress Plugins are the most important and crucial for your blogging and Business Website.
If you’re going for the custom theme route, we strongly recommend Advance Custom Fields. It is a foundational plugin as it complements our custom page builder and it provides a great balance between being robust with options, and not being overkill or information overload for users.
ACF is well supported and intended for maximum flexibility in terms of being able to add field and customize taxonomies essentially anywhere in Wordpress. It Make editing content easy.
Advance Custom Field has both free and paid versions for developers.
WP Rocket is a plugin that primarily provides coaching services. Through coaching content, your site can load faster enhancing both user’s experience and SEO performance.
This Plugin does not have a nominal annual subscription that ranges for the number of sites you want to use it on and the number or nature of updates you would like to receive in the year.
There are many popular form builder plugins available for Wordpress. Probably the most popular and very powerful and easy to use is Gravity Forms. The ability for a user to be quickly and easily spin up forms to embed into the page is key.
On top of that, the reliability of the plugin, the ways that you can integrate it with a wide range of email marketing platforms and CRM, as well as the ability to receive notifications make it my go-to builder plugin.
It offers a free trial for paid features which helps in the evaluation process.
If you have ever faced with a project or update that requires migration, this plugin is a must. It fills gaps and automates the type of work that would be rather tedious and time-consuming.
This plugin does require some human logic as it is powerful but needs your input and understanding to apply what needs to be migrated, updated, and fixed. It does save a lot of time and manual effort though.
Better Search Replace has basic and pro options at a range of price points based on features needed.
Imagify is an image compression tool. It helps you automate the process of optimizing images for size without quality being sacrificed.
Because one of the biggest offenders for page load speed is “images”.
This time-saving plugin can help when you can’t keep users from uploading large images and can’t modify Wordpress default upload settings.
Imagify has a very nominal monthly subscription price and is tiered based on the number of images your site has.
Here Yoast has all the power it has for SEOs. Yoast gives you control over a wide range of things that matter for SEO ranging from indexing files to specific On-Page factors.
Some SEOs have been turned off due to security issues or bugs that have taken time to be disclosed and have gone with alternatives.
Despite that, it is still the industry standard SEO plugin for Wordpress.
Yoast also offers both free and premium versions.
Even if you’re not in the process of migrating or moving on to a new website, you probably will need 301 redirects.
"Redirection' is a simple tool that allows a user through Wordpress to specify an old and new URL for content and hit save.
The redirect goes live instantly and doesn’t require a developer, IT, or any confusion or issues over 301s vs. 302s, etc. You can go beyond basic 301s and do conditional redirects as well.
The Redirection plugin by John Godley is donation supported.
Here, comes the disclaimer that there isn’t the end for the list of plugins. There are many more plugins and better alternatives in comparison to the above plugins that I have noted.
But we have used this plugin and it has our trust, the developer utilizes these in our standard set of important plugins for Wordpress sites we build and manage and this plugins have a track record with Stability, Security and Updates.
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