As a digital agency when we develop websites, our preference for WordPress CMS isn’t something we can hide. WordPress alone is powerful and popular CMS but if you want to skyrocket it, then let me suggest some of our most used plugins.
Copy-pasting plugin’s description: ”Jetpack simplifies managing WordPress sites by giving you visitor stats, security services, speeding up images, and helping you get more traffic. Jetpack is a free plugin.”
Jetpack also provides centralized site management for multiple WordPress installations, commenting support with social media accounts, sharing new posts, site analytics and much more.
Manage and customize the contents of multiple contact forms, supporting many languages.
Clone posts and pages the easy way. No more copy-pasting for similar content.
If you use themes from Theme Forest you definitely need their official plugin for updating them through WordPress back-end.
5. Yoast SEO
Improve WordPress SEO with this must-have plugin. Using Yoast you will write better content and have SEO analysis of your content instantly.
This plugin makes it simple to add Google Analytics on your WordPress site and dashboard.
Formerly known as Better WP Security is a firewall plugin suggesting many ways to secure your site from potential attacks.
Wordfence is another security plugin offering additionally to firewall protection, anti-virus checking, real-time monitoring and basic caching features.
Now that I mentioned caching, what better tool for advanced caching options than W3 Total Cache. It’s a bit tricky to setup but once you do it, your site can enjoy increased performance!
Add custom CSS styles that override Plugin and Theme default styles, without editing directly theme CSS files. Useful for future theme updates without breaking your site and custom CSS.
It’s important to note that firewall and cache plugins need advanced setup and knowledge. Improper use can ruin your site’s performance or access.
Originally published at www.zeropd.com on November 20, 2015.