3 Favorite WordPress Plugin’s

There are hundreds of thousands of WordPress plugin’s which sometimes makes it hard to navigate the good from the bad. One thing is for sure the wrong plugin’s can ultimately hurt your site performance or overall crash your site. Here are 3 Plugin’s I suggest on all WordPress sites I work on

 

  1. WordPress SEO by Yoast – Very easy plugin to install and setup.  The Keyword check on each page will help even the novice SEO their pages to rank well on the search engines.  Includes a lot of great features like sitemap generator and auto submit to ask.com and yahoo for google you will still need to submit the sitemap via webmaster tools.
  2. Optimize Database after Delete Revisions – This plugin does exactly what is sounds like it will remove the hundreds of revisions wordpress is saving and then optimize the database tables.  Why this is good?  On larger sites that have many pages it will reduce the amount of records it needs to search which will make your site faster.  This plugin will also remove all of your spam comments and you can set this up to automatically run every day.
  3. Contact form 7 – The most important part of a website is getting the end user to contact you.  With Contact form 7 its one of the most versatile contact forms I have found.  There is unlimited amount of features and ways you can setup your contact form to meet just about anyone’s needs.

I know I said top 3 well this is one that should be on my list UpdraftPlus Backup.  Anytime you are working in wordpress always make sure you have a good backup.  The nice part about Updraft is you can set it up to upload your backup files to a list of online storage site such as Google Drive.  Before you update your site make sure you have a backup!!

If you need help with your WordPress site or looking to upgrade your site to WordPress feel free to contact us we would be happy to help.