WordPress Plugins allow you to extend the features of your website or blog. There are so many out there that it would be impossible to list them all. Here at Utopian Designs & Marketing, we have a couple that we like. Today we will list for you 5 of our favourites and most useful in our opinion.
Let’s start with one of the most important WordPress Plugins first. We all know that security is primary when it comes to your website. Without security, anyone can waltz in there and wreak havoc.
Not to worry, VaultPress has your back. VaultPresse’s primary function is to create real-time automated backups for your site. this neat plugin also scans and detects harmful files and emails you if it finds anything out of the ordinary.
2. WP Smush
Images are the key asset to your site or blog article, that grabs the visitors attention immediately. That being said, they can also encumber your website. Images can take up a lot of storage space and in turn slow your site down.
The slower your site is to load, the less appealing it will be to visit. That’s where WP Smush comes in. WP Smush is a WordPress Plugin that compresses images without them losing their initial quality. WP Smush uses advanced compression techniques to save lots of space.
3. ACF (Advanced Custom Fields)
ACF is a WordPress Plugin that allows you to take full control of your WordPress edit screens and custom field data. With its field builder, AFC allows you to quickly and easily add fields to WP edit screens with only a few clicks.
Fields can be added all over WP including posts, users, taxonomy terms, media, comments and even custom options pages! You may also display them in any theme template file. It’s a very useful tool, especially for web developers.
In earlier articles, we have mentioned the importance of having a fast website. The WordPress Plugin Hummingbird is an essential tool for speeding up your site. Hummingbird has a variety of utilities under its belt such as file compression, asset optimization, a complete caching suite, Cloudflare integration and performance monitoring.
5. Yoast SEO
Search Engine Optimization or SEO is vital to a site’s visibility. In order for a website to rank as high as possible on Google, it has to have great content and on point keywords.
The WordPress Plugin Yoast SEO is the main contender when it comes to guiding you to create great content and useful for SEO. It also helps you create better headlines, meta description and a great snippet preview so you can see how your meta description will look like on the Google search engine.
Those are just a few of the many WordPress Plugins that can help enrichen your website. Utopian Designs is giving out two hours of free SEO so contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get your site’s free search engine optimization.