Must Have Wordpress Plugins for Every New Business Website
If you are a new business owner and you are DIY’ing your website, it is really difficult to find the right plugins for your needs.I know I struggled with this a lot. When I was in my early days (5 years ago) as a new web designer, I researched a ton about plugins to make sure that my clients had the best. As years went by, I ran into a lot more effective and efficient plugins. Here are a few plugins for every need of yours!
The Mighty ones
Every website should be having all the mighty ones!
Akismet - This is a security plugin and comes with your Wordpress website, all you have to do is activate it by creating an account with them.
Contact form 7 - This form is highly customizable and is easily set up with simple instructions.
Yoast SEO- The only SEO plugin you will need. It is simple and easy to use and will soar your search engine ranking and helps you plugin keywords. There is an alternative plugin called “All in one SEO”.
Stats by JetPack for WP - This is a power packed plugin that has many features within it.
Maintenance and optimization of your website
Line Checker: This is easy to use link checker for WordPress to detect broken links and images on your website. Super helpful in your monthly website check!
Imsanity automatically resizes huge image uploads. Are contributors uploading huge photos? Tired of manually scaling? Imsanity to the rescue!
WP-Optimize is WordPress's most-installed optimization plugin. With it, you can clean up your database easily and safely, without manual queries.
Disqus Comment System: The Disqus comment system replaces your WordPress comment system with your comments hosted and powered by Disqus.
Facebook Comments: The Facebook Comments WordPress plugin makes it easier for you to setup, administer and customise Facebook comments from your WordPress site.
Subscribe to Comments: Subscribe to Comments allows commenters on an entry to subscribe to e-mail notifications for subsequent comments.
Revive Old Posts: This is my favorite and I suggest this for every client of mine. It increases your engagement on twitter and makes you look like a pro
Click to Tweet: Use when appropriate, this has converted for a lot of business who blog quality content on the go
jQuery Pin It Button for Images: Want to have customized “pin it” buttons on your images? Get this plugin and make them in just a few easy steps!
Frizzly: This plugin allows you to have Social share buttons when you hover over an image.
FOR YOUR SIDEBAR
Simple Social Icons: This is my favorite plugin for social media icons. They are highly customizable and easy to set up.
Subscriptions: Whenever you post a new blog article on your website, your subscribers will be notified by an email.
SELL PHYSICAL PRODUCTS
WooCommerce: WooCommerce is my go-to plugin when it comes to selling physical products.I love it!!!
SELL DIGITAL PRODUCTS
Easy Digital Downloads: I love how easy this plugin is to set up and start selling your digital product within minutes.
EMAIL SIGNUP CONTENT UPGRADES
Rapidology: lets you quickly create beautiful email opt-in forms, popups, and widgets — no design or coding skills required.
OnePress Optin Panda: Give visitors a strong reason to leave their emails on your website by locking a piece of content behind an attractive opt-in form.
SOCIAL MEDIA CONTENT UPGRADE
OnePress Social Locker: Helps increase social media presence by asking visitors "to pay" for your content with a tweet, plus one, or a like.
Nelio AB Testing: A/B Testing, conversion rate optimization, and beautiful Heatmaps specifically designed for WordPress.
Other useful and handy plugins
Editorial Calendar: The Editorial Calendar makes it possible to see all your posts and drag and drop them to manage your blog.
Format Media Titles: Automatically formats the title (and optionally the ALT field) for new media uploads. No need to manually edit the title anymore every time you upload
Takes out dashes in your image filenames better image SEO
Download Monitor: Download Monitor is a plugin for uploading and managing downloads, tracking downloads, and displaying links.
Organize and keep track of your free downloads
Pretty Link Lite: Shrink, beautify, track, manage and share any URL on or off of your WordPress website. Create links that look how you want using your own domain name!
Create shorter links for page promotions, tracking, etc
Content Aware Sidebars: Display custom sidebars on any post, page, category etc. Supports bbPress, BuddyPress, WooCommerce, Easy Digital Downloads and more.