WordPress is one of the most comprehensive and user-friendly content management systems available. While some basic coding knowledge and web development experience will help you build a website in WordPress, you can create professional, full-featured websites, blogs and apps using any combination of free WordPress themes, widgets and plugins — no HTML expertise required.
With over 45,000 WordPress plugins in its directory, you can add the functionality you need to deliver the best user experience to your web visitors.
We’ve been using WordPress to develop websites for our healthcare and technology clients for over a decade. Our development team compiled a list of the top 10 WordPress plugins they can’t live without.
Top 10 WordPress Plugins
1. Duplicate Post: This plugin is a real timesaver when creating new pages or posts. Easily clone any existing page or post, or edit one as a new draft.
2. Yoast SEO: Formerly known as WordPress SEO by Yoast, this is the most comprehensive WordPress plugin for search engine optimization. Yoast has everything you need to optimize on-page content and technical SEO elements.
3. CMS Tree Page View: The tree view is an easy way to view, edit, add, reorder and search your website pages from one page management overview.
4. Enable Media Replace: If you want to replace an existing image file, just click the “replacement” link and upload or select a new image. No more renaming, re-uploading, or deleting files!
5. iThemes Security: Once known as Better WP Security, iThemes Security takes the guesswork out of securing your WordPress site with 30+ easy protection methods.
6. Meta Slider: Quickly and easily create slideshows with the most popular WordPress slider plugin. Simply select images from your WordPress Media Library, drag and drop them into place, and set slide captions, links, and SEO fields — all from one page.
7. Ninja Forms: Use Ninja Forms’ intuitive drag-and-drop interface to create simple contact forms, email subscription forms, order forms, payment forms, and more. Experienced developers can utilize more advanced features for form customization.
8. Redirection: Properly managing 301 redirects can be tricky. If you don’t have knowledge of Apache .htaccess files, this plugin will help you manage 301 redirections and keep track of 404 errors.
9. WP Smush: This plugin strips bulky information from images and reduces file size without sacrificing quality — two key image-optimization factors for improving site performance and helping SEO rankings.
10. TablePress: Create and manage feature-rich tables without writing custom code. Embed tables into posts and pages using any data type, even formulas.
Enhance your WordPress website with these plugins to deliver an optimized, functional, user-friendly web experience.
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