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Top WordPress Plugins for Supercharging Your Website in 2020

WordPress plugins are exceptional tools for supplementing and increasing diverse capabilities to WordPress. This article sheds light on the most beneficial WordPress plugins that any individual or WordPress Development Company can opt to utilize on their WordPress websites in 2020. Despite the fact that the character of one’s WordPress website essentially defines what plugins they should acquire, there are many generic plugins that any WordPress blog can benefit from. Aspects such as Search Engine Optimization, speed, and security from hacks/malware, are some of the common issues that every WordPress blog owner just cannot think of ignoring.

There are lots of beneficial plugins for WordPress blogs that take care of numerous concerns for a blogger as well as a WordPress development company. With over 55,000 plugins existing in the official WordPress plugin repository, it can be pretty frustrating trying to find the best one for your website. This implies that there are plugins for virtually all uses and features that one requires for their blogs.

One can also discover various plugins for a single feature. All a WordPress blogger has to do is to determine the most suitable one for his/her specific requirements and proceed to fix the plugin. One can discover plugins that are available for free as well as premium plugins, although most available plugins are created as freemium tools. Freemium plugins are available for free-of-cost but require upgrading to a premium version in order to avail more high-level features. This article sheds light on all the best plugins — freemium, premium, and completely free-of-cost.

WordPress bloggers who require plugins that will enable them to effortlessly design and maintain numerous contact forms can use this plugin in. The plugin (which all top WordPress developers have in their arsenal) also helps in setting up reCaptcha verifications, while guaranteeing that all spam entries get strained with the help of the Askimet plugin. This easy-to-use plugin enables bloggers to hop over all additional coding's, thus enabling them to swiftly design and distribute attractive contact forms that will have their inboxes filled to the brim. With over five million current installations, over a thousand five-star user ratings, and being completely free-of-charge, there isn’t a more reliable plugin than this one.

As far as on-page search engine optimization is concerned, very few plugins stack up to the stature of Yoast SEO. Yoast SEO offers unparalleled efficiency and numerous capabilities. Presuming that a blogger has previously carried out some fundamental keyword analysis, the Yoast plugin can offer phenomenal guidance in ensuring that their content is efficiently SEO optimized. Yoast SEO takes users, step by step throughout the entire procedure for finetuning their content to achieve higher SERPs. From the frequency of a blogger’s objective keyword to the finetuning of their title, h1, h2, h3,…, tags, Yoast offers assistance in all. The plugin also makes it effortless for bloggers to elevate the readability and metadata for their articles.

  • Askimet Anti-Spam is the sole plugin that WordPress bloggers require in order to inhibit spammers and sustain the prolonged reputation of their site. Akismet assists in evaluating and straining every comment that is posted on a WordPress website, presenting a background for every single comment. This helps bloggers in ascertaining all the comments that were perceived as spam by Askimet as well as by moderators of websites themselves. Bloggers additionally possess the capacity to -
  • survey the exact number of authorized comments from a user,
  • check out any URLs specified within a comment, and
  • exclude any spam links.
  • Askimet can be downloaded for absolutely no charge at all, and can also be used for any private websites. The premium version is pretty affordable, enabling bloggers to sustain attractive websites that are completely free of any and all spam. This is one plugin that one is guaranteed to find all the top WordPress developers utilizing.

All users who have chosen to take a somewhat less traditional path in their eCommerce pursuits, Woo Commerce is the tool to have. It is a comprehensive open-source eCommerce tool for WordPress administrators. Woo Commerce has a range of capabilities, augmentations, and personalization's developed into it. This makes managing and sustaining robust eCommerce operations on a WordPress site much simpler than it used to be. Right from their bounty of themes, that can be personalized to no limit, to the capacity to market material, digital, and subsidiary merchandises Woo Commerce offers it all. The tool also comes with innumerable exchange finetuning tools, that no other plugins of the sort even come close to offering. The sheer range of features that Woo Commerce offers for its price, makes it a phenomenal tool. Any WordPress development company worth its salt will have Woo Commerce as part of its tool kit.

For all those who have wished for a plugin that lets them trace details on the traffic to their websites in real-time, without having to log in and go through the Google Analytics website, Tiny MCE Advanced is your answer. This tool which is available for free-of-charge lets users attach, eliminate, and replace buttons displayed in the Visual Editor toolbar. This, in turn, offers them the capability to set up rows (the limit being four) of buttons that cover functionalities such as font dimensions, font classes, tables, text colors, backdrop colors, and plenty more. With just the click of a button, Tiny MCE enables users to phenomenally finetune and order the backend functions of their WordPress websites. This enables users to then concentrate on what they do the best and let the plugin take care of all button discovery duties.

  • With the drastic increase in cyber intrusions and hackings, ensuring the security of one’s website has become more crucial than ever. Presenting both free-of-charge and paid versions, Word Fence Security is a plugin that offers users access to a wealth of useful functionalities such as -
  • the capacity to verify and restore the integrity of the core file of a WordPress site
  • detection of all spyware, malware, and viruses
  • firewalls that carry out IP blocking/whitelisting, barring fraudulent Google crawlers, and rate limiting
  • notifications/alerts on crucial issues through emails
  • protection from all brute force hacks.
  • For those who are perturbed about the safety and integrity of their WordPress website, Word Fence Security makes for a must-have tool. By equipping themselves with this tool, users can rest assured that their website is guaranteed to be safe and secure.

Google XML Sitemaps is a great SEO plugin for WordPress sites that assists search engines such as Google, Yahoo!, and Bing, in indexing a website better using a distinctive XML sitemap. Upon a user installing and activating this plugin for a website, an XML sitemap is instantly built for it. This makes it simple for search engine bots to observe, crawl, and list the website. By making this possible, website admins can secure a hike in their site’s SERP rankings.

The speed of websites will take centerstage in 2020. Using WP Super Cache, WordPress users can instantly and effortlessly enhance their site’s baseline speed. This free-of-cost and simple-to-utilize plugin produces static HTML files from an effective WordPress site. This implies that the webserver will utilize this file rather than having to process more complicated and more delayed PHP scripts. With its low price and exceptional usability, WP Super Cache is an indispensable plugin for all those intent on improving their site speeds and relishing the profits that come as a result of doing so.

If you’re on the hunt for a WordPress development company that is recognized for its superior quality WordPress development services, then Open Designs India is your answer. To know more about the range of services we offer, reach out to us, right away!

Originally published at on March 4, 2020.



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Shrikrishna Tangatur

Shrikrishna Tangatur


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