With more than 25% of all websites created with WordPress, it’s no wonder that developers are creating plugins left, right, and center. With the abundance of plugins available, it’s hard to weed through and find the ones that truly provide features that you websites require. Here are 5 WordPress plugins that we use and install on almost all of the websites we develop!
This plugin offers a very simple way to view your Google Analytics right on your WordPress dashboard (as the title suggests). Having to navigate to your Google Analytics to check basic visitors statistics doesn’t really make sense, so this plugin is definitely one that should be installed first.
WordPress by itself provides only very basic page customization. Of course, you can purchase a template to use online, or you can install Visual Composer and customize each page exactly how you want it! Adding text, images, sliders, forms, social icons, become an easy task!
If you’re planning to sell anything on your website, WooCommerce should be your go-to plugin. It handles everything from the shopping cart, to check out, and even a place for customers to log in to view order status!
Trying to get that really quick load time but keep failing because of images? WP Smush may be just what you’re looking for! The plugin automatically compresses all of your previous images and compresses any new images you upload. With images being the top factor for slow websites, why not compress them? You won’t see any quality loss when compressing images.
5. Yoast SEO
We’re all human, we can’t be expected to follow all the SEO rules when posting on our blogs. That’s where Yoast SEO comes in. It’ll let you know what you should change on your post to rank better on search engines! It’s extremely easy to use and provides unrivaled functionality.