For every single website we create using WordPress we have a set suite of plugins that we always use. Since we started developing with WordPress over 3 years ago there have been lots of plugins that we tested and used in our site and our client’s sites. Over the past three years we have continued to hone our plugin selections down the very best of the best which we now always use in EVERY WordPress website we build.
These are the 10 WordPress Plugins Your Website MUST Have
- WordPress SEO – hands down THE BEST search engine optimization plugin around for WordPress
- Askimet – the standard for spam protection for your blog and an absolute must if you are allowing comments on your blog
- Admin Menu Editor – allows us to customize the admin dashboard interface for our clients projects based on what works best for them
- Better Internal Link Search – make the default WordPress search actually useful by searching everything and not just post titles
- Dynamic Widgets – Need to customize where your sidebar widgets display? This is the best plugin for that.
- Google Analytics Dashboard – Puts your website traffic stats directly on your WordPress website dashboard
- Simple WordPress Back Up – Provides regular complete database backups of your WordPress website
- Login Lockdown – Keeps the riff-raff out of your dashboard
- Gravity Forms – Hands down the #1 forms plugin for WordPress and worth every penny for a developer license
- WP-Optimize – Keep your WordPress site running smooth and quick with this handy plugin
Now there are lots of other plugins out there. As of today, there 21,098 plugins in the wordpress.org plugins directory. There is a lot of great stuff out there to help make your WordPress website really pop and do lots of fun and exciting things. We hope you find the list we have provided useful to help make your WordPress site more secure and run more smoothly. If you are looking for help with your WordPress website please give us a call at 603-924-1978 or fill out our website development request form and we can get started helping you improve your website today!