Our Top 5 WordPress Plugins
October 18, 2017
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We love WordPress, it’s the backbone to all our sites, extremely user friendly, customisable and powers 28% of the internet.
But how do we add that extra feature or little touch to make a site work to its full potential? As well as developing our own, we use the best plugins – a range of tools to extend a site’s functionality and capability.
Here are some of our favourites, and the ones we commonly use to enhance your sites, making them easier to manage for you.
Advanced Custom Fields Pro makes content editing easy by giving you full control of your WordPress edit screens and custom field data. Its features include powerful functionality, repeatable blocks, page building layouts, intuitive galleries, custom settings pages and reusable fields. There’s over 30 field types included (image, links, google maps), plus you can create your own. It’s used on over 1 million websites and has a 5-star rating.
The easiest tool to create advanced forms on a WordPress website, Gravity Forms is packed with features that let you customise your forms to gain valuable leads. It’s quick and easy too. You can easily integrate third party services, through optional add-ons like Paypal, Stripe, and Mailchimp.
Considered the most comprehensive SEO plugin available for WordPress, Yoast allows you to optimise your WordPress site for search engines with built-in tools and features. Add meta tags, check your readability and SEO score and manage all your SEO in one place. Yoast also consults for several notable websites, like eBay, Facebook, and The Guardian.
WooCommerce is the most customisable and popular eCommerce platform, powering 28% of all online stores. This extendable, adaptable, and open-sourced platform lets you build a store based on what you need.
Every website needs security, and Wordfence is super effective in stopping websites from getting hacked, giving us real-time visibility into traffic and hack attempts. It’s the most downloaded security plugin for WordPress websites.