There are thousands of plugins available to WordPress users. Plenty offer useful niche solutions, but the following plugins are truly a must-have for your business.
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1. YOAST SEO
With over 5 million downloads to date, Yoast SEO is the #1 WordPress plugin for improving your ranking on search results, attracting more visitors from social media, and increasing your readers’ engagement.
You don’t need to be a SEO expert. Download it, install the plugin and it will guide you to create better content and improve your ranking on search results.
2. GOOGLE ANALYTICS FOR WORDPRESS BY MONSTERINSIGHTS
Google Analytics is one of the most popular tools you can use to measure your social media strategy. Google Analytics not only lets you measure sales and conversions, but also gives you fresh insights into how visitors use your site, how they arrived on your site and how you can keep them coming back.
MonsterInsights allows you to connect your WordPress website with Google Analytics, so you can see your Google Analytics reports from inside your WordPress dashboard.
3. NELIO CONTENT – AUTO PUBLISH ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Nelio Content is a wordpress plugin that helps you schedule, create and promote your blog posts on your social media (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google +, Instagram and Pinterest) directly from WordPress.
It features an editorial calendar and a content assistant.
4. SOCIAL WARFARE
Social Warfare is a powerful social media sharing plugin for WordPress and now our go-to social sharing plugin. It helps you boost social shares, engagement, traffic, and conversion.
5. CONTACT FORM 7
This is one of the most simple and smart WordPress plugin for quickly adding a contact form to your WordPress website.
The form supports Ajax-powered submitting, CAPTCHA, and Akismet spam filtering.
6. INSERT HEADERS AND FOOTERS
This is a very convenient WordPress plugin that allows you to add code snippets to your WordPress site without editing your theme files.
7. WORDFENCE SECURITY – FIREWALL & MALWARE SCAN
Now more than ever you need to know how to protect your WordPress site. With more than a million active installs, the great majority of users seem to prefer Wordfence to all others.
Wordfence includes an endpoint firewall and malware scanner that were built from the ground up to protect WordPress.
8. DISQUS COMMENT SYSTEM
You can replace the default WordPress comment system and use Disqus in order to increase reader engagement, grow audience and traffic, and monetize content. It’s a simple one-click installation and automatically imports your existing comments.
9. UPDRAFTPLUS WORDPRESS BACKUP PLUGIN
UpdraftPlus is the world’s highest ranking and most popular scheduled backup plugin, with over a million currently-active installs.
As a business owner, you cannot afford to lose your business and customer data in case of a hardware failure or an attack on your host’s servers. The first thing you should setup on all your WordPress sites is a backup plugin.
MemberPress allows you to easily add membership options to your WordPress website. You can create subscriptions and restrict content to users based on their subscription plans.
It nicely works with online stores using WooCommerce.
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