Today we will be taking a look at the top 5 must have WordPress plugins for every WordPress website and these are the plugins I personally use and recommend. Personally I think they are the first thing every blogger should download for every new WordPress website that they create.
Now with that said for those of you that are unfamiliar with the functionalities of plugins, and think of them as extensions for your WordPress website, they actually add amazing and powerful features that help make your website more secure, fast and efficient.
Most importantly they helped transform WordPress from a simple blogging platform to a powerful website builder.
Now let’s get started with our top 5 must-have plugins for WordPress and explain what makes each one stand out.
Number one in the list is the SumoMe plugin which helps bloggers to grow email lists and subscribers. This is probably the best free plugin that helps you to grow your subscriber list. It basically gives you all the statistics of your subscriber list.
SumoMe is one of the best ones out there for bloggers to use. You do not have to take my word for it, just download it and try for yourself. If you just want to design the form itself you will have to upgrade but they do offer a standard free one and it’s great, it really works and I highly recommend this plugin if you’re looking to grow as a blogger.
Yoast SEO is another plugin provided by WordPress which comes at number 2 in the list of must-have plugins.
This is one of the most important plugins because what this does is that it helps you search engine optimize your website for search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing.
It helps get the index and it also tells people what your website is about.
Now let me give you an example of what this plugin does, google a keyword for example “Fashion” and you can see a search result at the top it says “Fashion Nova” and here the keyword for SEO is “Fashion” now this can all be done with an SEO plugin.
Now let’s say you are a web hosting company, so you want to rank for the keyword web hosting, this plugin will walk you through improving your seo score for the keyword and help you rank better. This is one of the most amazing plugins provided by WordPress and it is highly recommended for bloggers.
Now let’s take a look at our third must have plugin “WP migration”.
This plugin exports all your WordPress files and folders including your database media files pages’ post comments and other plugin themes.
It exports your entire website into one single file and the best thing about it that you need no technical knowledge to migrate to another domain or hosting network.
This is very important because if you are going to export your file manually its just so difficult and it requires a lot of technical knowledge but using this plugin you can export it very easily into one single file. And if someday you want to move your files to some other domain you can simply export the files from your website and go to the new domain and import everything and you will have the exact same website.
This is a very useful plugin provided by WordPress very easy to use. You can easily import and export website using this plugin.
Number 4 in the list is Updraft Plus.
There are so many hackers around the world and on an average 30,000-40,000 websites get hacked every day. WordPress is one of the most popular CMS and it nearly powers 30% of sites on the web. And that’s the reason why it is a frequent target.
When coming to security, this is where our next must-have plugin comes into play.
Updraft is one of the most powerful and easy to use plugins in WordPress. With this plugin, you can create automatic backup of your WordPress website.
This is an amazing plugin that every website owner must use.
Jet Pack is another popular WordPress plugin created by WordPress.
Jet Pack as the name suggests it gives some exceptional offers for your website and helps you into making it successful. Jet Pack is a plugin provided by the WordPress team which takes care of website appearance, traffic growth, security and a lot more.
So with this we end our list of 5 must have wordpress plugins. All that is left is to install them and start working on your website.
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