Recommended WordPress Plugins

WordPress has over 53,000 different plugins to choose from, if you can think of it there is probably a plugin for it. They can be free or paid, but many of them offer a free version with the option to go premium for extra features. You can take a look at the entire list of plugins on the WordPress website.

Having the right plugins installed on your website can make your life and the users of the website, a lot easier. But with over 50,000 plugins to choose from it can be hard to find the right one, so instead of you looking though them all to try and find the right one I am going to try and save you a lot of time and recommend to you some of the plugins we use.

WordFence

If you are looking for a plugin to protect your website, what better than the most popular security plugin on WordPress – WordFence. This is one of the best plugins you can download to keep your website secure.

It includes features such as a firewall to stop your website being hacked, it is always monitoring your site so it can alert you as soon as anything get’s compromised or an attempted hack. You can also use the live traffic viewer to monitor everyone on your website in real-time. More features include security scans, threat defence feed, robust log-in security and many more.

You can track all of this information and more on the dashboard where it will show you everything that is going on such as how many people are on your website and how many it has had to block.

This is a free plugin you can get from the WordPress plugin library here.  But to unlock all features and get the most out of the plugin you can get the premium version for $8.25 per month on their website here.

If you would like to find out more information about WordFence, you can visit their website here.

Slider Revolution

Slider revolution allows you build anything, such as a carousel, whole front page, hero scene, a presentation and more. If you need to make any of these, this is the plugin for you. You can use the drag and drop feature to build your very own design.

Slider revolution has many features, including a free object library. The object library has hundreds of different objects such as background images, transparent PNG objects, SVG’s, font icons and more. You can also use add-ons to add new features and make your slider even better, or you can use the free template library with over 140 designs ready to use on your website.

The price of the Slider Revolution is $25 for the standard licence or $120 for the extended licence.

If you would like to find out more information about Slider Revolution, you can visit their website here.

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WP Bakery Page Builder

WP Bakery is one of the most popular page builder plugins. With it’s easy to use drag and drop features on both the front end and back end, even people with no programming experience can use this and get the unique look they’ve always wanted on their website. It has over 50 content elements built in for you to use, if that’s not enough there is also over 250 add-ons available to use.

If you don’t want to spend time making your own page or you are lost for ideas you can check out the template library, where you can download a page layout.  There are over 100 different templates available to choose from.

The price of WP Bakery is $45 with 6 months free support, which you can extend to 12 months for an extra $15.38. You can purchase it here from the EnvatoMarket website.

WP Bakery also has many more features for you to use. If you would like to find out more information about WP Bakery, you can visit their website here.

Yoast SEO

For all things SEO this is the plugin you want. Yoast SEO gives you the tools and helps you improve your search optimisation, which will help your reach the number one spot in the search results.

With this plugin you can edit the post title, meta description, meta keywords, descriptions and more. It offers helpful advice on how you can improve your Meta Content by highlighting problems and making suggestions.

Yoast SEO is a free plugin, which you can download here from the WordPress plugin library. You also have the option of buying the premium version for $89 for one site.

If you would like to find out more information about Yoast SEO, you can visit their website here.

HummingBird

If you are having problems with the speed of your website and need a way to solve it, why not try the HummingBird plugin? This is one of the best plugins to help speed up your website. Having a fast page speed is very important as it is one of the things search engines, such as Google, look at when deciding the rank in the search results.

The HummingBird plugin scans your website and finds ways to improve it. Some of it’s features include; compressing files, minification, browser caching, Cloudflare integration and performance monitoring. It can also provide you with a performance report and suggest what you can do to help improve the speed.

This is a free plugin you can get from the WordPress plugin library here, or you can upgrade to the premium version for a free 30-day trial on their website here.

If you would like to find out more information about HummingBird, you can visit their website here.