WordPress is one of the most popular platforms for blogs and websites without a doubt. WordPress offers some great features, themes, and plugins. When it comes to plugins, you will see there are thousands of plugin available on WordPress. So it would be hard to come with an accurate list of the best plugins. Some of these plugins are very popular and are highly preferred by users. Not all the users would agree to this list but they are according to me some of the best wordpress plugins.
Whenever there is a list of the best “anything” there is always a debate of what deserves to be on the list and which does not. You would agree with some and disagree with the others. But that is how it is always going to be. So here is the list and let’s have a look at each one of them.
If you are a business and if you have meetings and events to attend this plugin will come in handy for you. You can plan all your meetings of the year and you can display them on your website. You can also have recurring events and information related to the event with the help of the Calendar. If you are a business then you can take advantage of it. It can also be downloaded to our smartphones or any other device.
Search Engine Optimization is a very important aspect of any website. The WordPress SEO is a plugin that is one desirable plugin that you can have on your website. There are some great SEO plugins apart from this but the WordPress SEO is easier to use and manage. Apart from the usual settings you also have added features like Keyword Research, XML Sitemaps, Social Media Integration, On Page SEO Analysis and many other such features which make it one plugin that you would want to have on board.
My Content Management
On WordPress you have two types of content and posts. You can use them if you do not have any heavy content which would be basically text and images. But if you want to have some complex and high end content then the best option is to install My Content Management. This plugin has the ability to create content in different types which means you have more options other than the default options. It also adds sections automatically and saves you a lot of time which will otherwise going into developing the sections.
W3 Total Cache
If you wanted to better the performance of your WordPress site then this is the plugin for you. This will help your website to load quickly so that will add to the user experience. It might be hard to configure but once it is up and running you will know that it is a very powerful plugin. This is the list of things that it can do:
* CDN integration with WordPress for media and theme files
* RSS Feed Caching
* Browser Cache Control
* Database Caching
* Page/ post Caching
* You can import your media files to the CDN.
Apart from these there are many other things that this plugin can do. Bu7t I am not going to list all of them here.
One of the best plugins of this year, Soliloquy is associated to images. You get an abundance of choice in image rotators and sliders. This plugin is also mobile compatible so that you can use your image rotators along with your website on your smart phones. It is also SEO friendly and it is also not a heavy plugin like some of the others. It supports multiple sliders in the same webpage. You can also mix and match videos with still images in your sliders. So considering the features it offers it is a cool plugin to have on your website.
Jack Sutton works with VITEB-UK – a custom wordpress website design company based in London. He likes to share his knowledge by researching on various topics relevant to his field and also writes about them when he gets time. You can find him write-ups on different guest blogging platforms.