So you have chosen WordPress for your business website. Great choice! WordPress is definitely one of the best content management systems available today. You can make it better with some really useful WordPress plugins.

With few free WordPress plugins, you can make your website secure, faster, search engine friendly, and user-friendly.

1. Jetpack by WordPress.com

Jetpack is multi-purpose WordPress plugin. It helps you make your website more secure and user-friendly. You can use Jetpack’s free version for most of the useful features. Jetpack (free) can be used for:

  • Brute-force attack protection
  • Downtime and uptime monitoring
  • Secured logins and two-factor authentication
  • Automatic sharing on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Reddit, and WhatsApp
  • Related posts
  • Carousels, slideshows, and tiled galleries
  • Sidebar customization including Facebook, Twitter, and RSS feeds

Jetpack currently has more than 1 million active installs. It is actively maintained plugin with a huge number of contributors.

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2. Yoast SEO

This is one of the best WordPress plugins for SEO. If you are looking for your website’s SEO, you must install Yoast SEO. I am just loving this plugin and you will love it too. Yoast SEO currently has more than 13,500 five-star ratings.

Using this plugin, you can keep an eye on each and every page/post for better SEO. As a result, your website will be more search engine friendly.

What can this WordPress plugin do for you? The answer is very long. I have tried mentioning few important points below:

  • SEO Analysis for a post or page
  • Readability Analysis for a post or a page
  • XML Sitemaps
  • Technical stuff for WordPress SEO
  • Social Metadata
  • RSS Optimization

In conclusion, just download this plugin on your each and every WordPress install.

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3. W3 Total Cache

W3 Total Cache improves the user experience of your website by increasing performance, reducing download times via features like content delivery network (CDN) integration.

Benefits:

  • Reduce page load time
  • Improve website performance
  • Save up to 80% bandwidth
  • Improve SEO Results

There are few other good options for this plugin, but probably this is the best one.

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4. Google Analytics Dashboard for WP

This WordPress plugin enables you to track your website using the latest Google Analytics tracking code. Furthermore, it also allows you to view key Google Analytics stats in your dashboard.

Using this plugin is maybe the easiest way to add Google Analytics to your WordPress website.

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5. Contact Form 7

You must have at least one contact form on your website. Creating a contact form on WordPress website is easy using ‘Contact Form 7’ plugin.

Contact Form 7 can manage multiple contact forms. In addition, you can customize the form and the mail contents flexibly with simple markup. The form supports Ajax-powered submitting, CAPTCHA, Akismet spam filtering and so on.

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Conclusion:

These 5 WordPress plugins are must have plugins, and you must install them on all of your WordPress installs. Though there are multiple options for each of these WordPress plugins, above-mentioned plugins are mostly used and have good ratings.

Let us know what are your 5 must-have WordPress plugins in comments below.

Published by Nilesh G

4 Comments

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  2. Your post contains really amazing plugins.
    Check out Trash Duplicate and 301 Redirect PRO WordPress plugin. It save your google rank from duplicate entries and enhance your SEO effectively. It makes your website from being penalized by google for duplicate content. See more: https://codecanyon.net/item/trash-duplicate-and-301-redirect-pro-for-wordpress/20885697?ref=salttechno

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  3. Thanks to Admin for sharing this knowladge sharing session for wordpress users. I am a blogger. From year back I am running my wordpress blog. But yet I am not getting organic traffic from search engines. While I consult with a SEO farm they told speed and performance are 2 major factors for getting rank in search engines. Followed by you I did installed the required plugins. Now my site is much faster then before. Keep sharing such good articles.

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  4. Thanks, listing best WP plugins. Please include security and backup plugin on this list. Because both these plugins help you from unwanted situations like a virus or hacking attacks.

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