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Are you considering or just setup a hosted WordPress solution? or are you reviewing your existing website to ensure it has everything it should? either way these are our top 10 plugins every business should have installed on WordPress
Contact Form 7
Almost every website has a contact form on it somewhere, either on the contact us page, side bars or in the footer. Contact Form 7 is the most commonly used Plugin to facilitate these forms and comes with a huge amount of functionality and support.
WordPress by default tries its best to format your titles and page descriptions using the content you had put in. However in many cases this looks messy and hence appears on google looking even worse. Yoast SEO is a great plugin and allows you to control page content as seen by google at a granular level.
Add to Any
When you have managed to direct the traffic to your website, you want to make it as easy as possible for your visitors to share with their friends, families and colleagues your page or post. Add to Any provides a quick simply way of sharing your page or post content on their chosen social media platform.
If you are building an ecommerce site you have a few options when it comes to WordPress but WooCommerce is by far the best in our opinion. We have tried a few others but WooCommerce is the most widely supported, with numerous free and premium plugins we havent found anything WooCommerce cant facilities when it comes to ecommerce.
All in One WP Security
Do you want that added level of security? All-In-One WP Security is a great plugin, pretty light weight but offers a great number of options to protect from hackers. From brute force login attempts to ensuring you have the right permissions set on files this plugin is great.
Google Analytics for WP
If you have a website and want to get noticed, then you need Google Analytics and Webmaster tools. This plugin makes integrating the tracking code simple and ensures all the pages and engagement is tracked correctly.
MailChimp for WordPress
Typically you will want to have the opportunity to email your visitors and the mailchimp for WordPress plugin is a great tool to allow you to do that. Simply install, sign up for an account and link the two and you are ready to begin growing your email marketing lists.
WP Super Cache
When it comes to your website, speed will always matter and WP Super Cache can give you abit more edge when it comes to performance specially if you are an image heavy website when the caching element of this plugin can really help.
The Event Calendar
If for any reason you want to add events, conferences, events you might be hosting, different speaking engagements you might be doing The Event Calendar is actually one of the best plugins we recommend. Its free and has a huge amount of flexibility, if can be extended with the premium version and additional premium plugins to do some really special things.
AccessPress – Twitter Feed
Nearly every client has a twitter feed and it is usually the most commonly updated social media feed. So we highly recommend adding it to your site in the footer/side bar so its visible on every page as visitors browse it. AccessPress plugin is great and really simple to install and configure.