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Must-Have WordPress Plugins for Business Websites

Must-Have WordPress Plugins for Business Websites

WordPress is one of the most common and well-known website creation sites available today. Because of its simplicity and dependability, it is the engine of choice for most website owners, and for good purpose.

With thousands of plugins and features, this engine provides a stable, user-friendly, and wholesome experience for websites. If you’re going to use WordPress, adding a few useful plugins is a good idea.

WordPress plugins would almost certainly turn a standard WordPress website into a flexible one. WordPress plugins are software that helps to add new features and functionalities to websites, similar to how apps help to add new features and functionalities to smartphones.

There are over 60,000 plugins that are available in the official WordPress plugin registry and on the internet, and it’s still growing. That means plugins exist for almost any functionality we need on our WordPress pages. WordPress modules, on the other hand, are not always created equal. A few of them have insufficient coding that may conflict with our theme. With this article, we’ve compiled a list of WordPress plugins that will keep the website running smoothly at all times.

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Elementor

Elementor can be used by a wide range of experts on the team. If you’re not tech-savvy, the graphic editor allows you to drag and drop any of the 90+ widgets, such as icons, star scores, and progress bars, to build content.

Elementor isn’t a theme in and of itself; instead, it works with almost every other WordPress theme. The plugin can then be used to configure your site’s existing sites, introduce new widgets and design choices, and more.

It comes with a number of widgets and pre-built content templates. As a result, you won’t have to start from scratch. Instead, you’re relying on pre-made site elements created by experts.

Furthermore, the plugin allows you to build out your site using drag and drop features. This makes design tasks very simple and intuitive. Simply click, drag, and drop until your site is complete.

Contact Form 7

One of the most common plugins for building lead generation forms is WordPress Contact Form 7. It’s simple to set up and much simpler to use. Since integrated communication forms do not provide customization or high-level alternatives, Contact Form 7 is used with them as well.

You can handle several contact forms with Contact Form 7, and you can use basic markup to configure the form and the mail contents. Ajax-powered submission, CAPTCHA, Akismet spam filtering, and other features are included in the form.

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Yoast SEO

Search engine optimization for your WordPress website is critical for increasing your company and building your authority online. There are currently over a hundred SEO plugins available for WordPress users to choose from in order to increase the searchability of every self-hosted WordPress platform, but the free Yoast SEO plugin is at the top of the list. It’s a full-featured SEO solution that automates the process of optimizing nearly every part of a website, with additional plugins adding still more functionality.

Yoast has been around since 2008 and has millions of downloads for WordPress pages of all types. Although several other plugins have been created by WordPress users around the world, Yoast remains popular due to its many automated features and the fact that the free edition includes nearly all of Yoast’s basic on-page SEO functionality.

WooCommerce

WooCommerce is used by a majority of the world’s eCommerce websites, with over 400,000 businesses ranging from one-person startups to mid- to large-sized businesses in a variety of niches. WooCommerce is a free plugin that allows you to create a fully functional online shop for every self-hosted WordPress website. It’s simple to install and customize, even though you’re a complete beginner with no prior web development experience.

WooCommerce isn’t like Shopify or BigCommerce in that it’s not a standalone hosted eCommerce site. It’s a plugin, or expansion, for websites made with WordPress, the free and open source content management framework that powers the vast majority of websites around the world. It’s simple to get started with WooCommerce after you’ve started designing your website because it’s a plugin.

Akismet

Any website’s worst enemy is spam. Spam comments with generic praises for the content of your posts and dubious backlinks will bog down your site and obstruct genuine comments from real readers. There are a lot of WordPress plugins that deal with spam messages, but the Akismet plugin is at the top of the list. It’s one of only two plugins included with your self-hosted WordPress installation, and it’s programmed with one purpose in mind: to keep spam out of your WordPress site’s comment section.

It has a message status history so you can see which comments Akismet flagged as spam. It may also search the URLs in the comment body for suspicious connections and exclude them. In addition to spam support, this WordPress plugin provides an integrated security solution.

Redirection

The most common redirect manager for WordPress is Redirection. You can quickly handle 301 redirections, log 404 errors, and straighten up loose ends. This will aid in the reduction of errors and the enhancement of the site’s rating. 

Redirection is a redirection tool that can be used on any scale website, from a few to thousands of redirects. It’s been a WordPress plugin for over ten years and is always recommended. It’s also completely free.

Gutenberg

“Gutenberg” is a codename for a brand new way of creating and publishing WordPress sites that promises to revolutionize the entire publishing experience in the same way Gutenberg revolutionized the written word. The project is currently in the first of four phases that will cover every aspect of WordPress — editing, customization, collaboration, and multilingual — and is focused around a new editing experience called the block editor.

Advanced Custom Fields

Custom fields in WordPress are an important part of what makes it a scalable content management framework rather than simply a blogging tool.

Custom fields in WordPress allow you to add, store, and view additional information about a piece of content. Custom fields help you store metadata on a more technical basis.

One of the most well-known brands of WordPress custom fields is the freemium Advanced Custom Fields plugin. 

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Hummingbird

Hummingbird whizzes around the site, looking for new ways to speed things up, from file compression and minification to browser caching – because every millisecond matters when it comes to page speed.

Hummingbird was developed by the WordPress speed experts who also created Smush image optimization, which is now used on over +1 million websites.

All-in-One WP Migration

With no technical expertise available, this plugin exports your WordPress website, including the database, media files, widgets, and themes. With a drag and drop in WordPress, you can move the site to a new location.

During the export process, you can perform an infinite amount of search and replace operations on your database. During the find/replace process, the plugin would also correct any serialization issues that might arise.

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