Useful WordPress Plugins
Expand your website’s functionality
You’ve found good hosting, installed WordPress, and picked a well-designed theme for your project and now you’re looking to expand the functionality of your website with plugins ( If you’re not there yet, then please check our hosting recommendations and our premium theme portfolio first ).
There are thousands of plugins out there, both free and premium, many doing similar things and it’s easy to get lost in testing and trying to find the right one for the job. We’ve been in the WordPress space for over a decade, used and tested countless plugins, and to give you a head start we created a short list of hand-picked plugins for various common tasks.
WP Fastest Cache
Website Speed Optimization
The loading speed of your website is crucial for a good user experience. WP Fastest Cache is a simple-to-use solution for improving your site’s performance. Unlike many other caching plugins, WP Fastest Cache comes with a single beginner-friendly settings page that just works.
Customer Relations Management ( CRM )
Stay in contact with your visitors and build better relationships. HubSpot’s free all-in-one WordPress plugin allows you to engage visitors with live chat and chatbots, add beautiful forms to pages, manage contacts (CRM), create engaging email marketing campaigns, and more.
Forms and Lead Generation
Building forms in WordPress can be hard. WPForms makes it easy. The WPForms form builder allows you to create contact forms, online surveys, donation forms, order forms, and other WordPress forms in just a few minutes without writing any code.
WooCommerce is the world’s most popular open-source eCommerce solution. Whether you’re launching a business, taking brick-and-mortar retail online, or developing sites for clients, use WooCommerce for a store that powerfully blends content and commerce.
Search Engine Optimization ( SEO )
Yoast SEO is the most-used WordPress SEO plugin and has helped millions of people like you to get ahead and to stay ahead. Yoast SEO Free contains everything that you need to manage your SEO. It is packed full of features, designed to help visitors and search engines to get the most out of your website.
Unfortunately, the Internet is not just sunshine and rainbows and not everyone is friendly out there. Wordfence is the most popular firewall and security scanner for WordPress. It is easy to set up and comes with a comprehensive set of security features.
WordPress Backup & Restore
Having a backup can be a lifesaver in case something goes wrong with your site. With UpdraftPlus you can easily backup your site’s files and database and have them restored with a single click. You can back up into DropBox, Google Drive, Amazon S3, and more.
Theme & Plugin Translation Tool
If your site is in German, French, Spanish, or any other language you’ll probably want to translate the theme and plugin-related text strings to that language as well. Loco Translate is the tool to do it. It enables you to easily translate files directly from the WordPress dashboard.
Spam is annoying and we’d all be better off without it. Well, Antispam Bee can help you block spam comments and trackbacks without captchas and without sending personal information to 3rd party services.
Design & Creation Tool
Extend your theme’s design capabilities with Extendify. Its library of reusable website block patterns, templates, and full-page layouts can be used to quickly build beautiful pages or add to existing ones.