WordPress has become the go-to website tool for businesses, professionals and individuals. It is easy-to-use and has many great plugins that help you customize your website to do what you need it to do. Here are some great WordPress plugins for Businesses:
Yoast SEO improves WordPress’ already good SEO. The plugin helps by checking title length, meta description, analyzes reading level, checks whether the focus keyword was used (in images, description, post, etc.) and more. SEO is important to businesses, which is why this plugin is so important.
WP Forms is a powerful form builder. Its drag & drop functionality makes it easy to use. The Contact Form for this plugin is free and the full form functions start at $39 a year. The full form plugin allows users to create unlimited forms, have unlimited entries, advanced form fields, multi-page forms, integrates with constant contact and has conditional logic. It is a cost effective form plugin that businesses will find useful.
This plugin does not need much introduction since it is well known, especially in the business world. WooCommerce turns a wordpress website into an eCommerce storefront. It is a completely free tool that has been downloaded over 3 million times.
A great way to market to existing customers is through newsletters and email campaigns. Constant Contact is a mass email marketing tool that allows businesses to easily create beautiful emails and send them to a large number of people with just one send. The WordPress plugin allows you to add a popup to your website that allows users to signup for your newsletter. The emails are automatically added to an email list within your Constant Contact account.
W3 Total Cache is another plugin that improves SEO. W3 Total Cache helps with website caching, which improves website performance and reducing download times. Increasing web speed improves SEO and user experience, both of which is good for businesses.
This plugin also helps improve website speed by compressing large image files. It eliminates unnecessary data from every single image without losing the image quality. This is great for eCommerce or other businesses that utilize a lot of images on their website.
WordFence is one of WordPress’ most popular security plugins. Its Web Application Firewall reduces your risk of getting hacked. It also alerts you to failed login attempts and if your website was compromised. You can also see your web traffic and hack attempts live with the Live Traffic view.
Visual Composer makes it easy to build and alter your WordPress website. It is a drag & drop page builder. When creating a page you can drag & drop a variety of elements (grids, sliders, images, videos, etc) onto your page. You can also easily divide pages into columns. This plugin makes it easier to design and customize your business’ WordPress website.
There are tons of great plugins out there. WordPress is a powerful website tool that allows businesses and people to build virtually any type of website. And with so many plugins to choose from, you can do pretty much anything.
By Ashleigh Cue