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Boost Your WordPress Site with These Must-Have PluginsThere are approximately 60,000+ plugins available on the WordPress repository which are free. Many plugins are on the third-party website. Not all plugins receive regular updates and are compatible with every theme. So it is the site owner’s responsibility to choose the best plugin to improve their site.

The perfect plugin can boost your site’s performance, security, and user experience. But with so many choices, how do you find the best? Look for these key factors:

  • Activations: A high number of active installations indicates trust and potential value.
  • Updates: Regular updates show the developer is active and keeps the plugin secure and compatible.
  • Reviews: Read user reviews to gain insights into real-world experiences and potential issues.
  • Compatibility: Make sure the plugin plays well with your theme and WordPress version.
  • Support: Reliable and responsive support ensures help when you need it.

Considering the above points, here are a few plugins that you can use for any type of WordPress website you are building:

Yoast SEO

This is the most popular plugin for SEO. You can enhance your website’s SEO with this tool. It empowers you to customize your title and meta description tags, generate an XML sitemap, and configure your content types.

This plugin makes it easy to rank higher on search engines It analyzes the content of posts and pages and provides tips on how we can improve content so we can add high-quality content to receive a high rank of the pages and posts.

A free version of the plugin is available on Yoast SEO and a premium version is available here.

 

Contact form 7

WordPress doesn’t have a built-in feature to create forms. So plugins like Contact Form 7 help to create simple and effective forms. It also has a reCaptcha feature to prevent spam. It also notifies on form submission and triggers an email.

 

WP Mail SMTP

WordPress has a default mail function to send email. But if the mail server is not set up properly then there is a chance that you will not receive email notification. This plugin sends email notifications using an SMTP server.

A free version of the plugin is available WP Mail SMTP and a premium version is available here.

 

WP-Rocket

This is a caching plugin. It improves your site performance by caching and preloading.

It optimizes and minifies HTML, CSS, and JS, Database, and also provides Imagify which optimizes images and boosts page load speed. It removes unused JS code, lazy load images,  and provides Gzip comparison.

Though there are many benefits, the only drawback is that it only has a premium version.

 

Redirection

Many times navigate to the page which throws a 404 error due to a broken link. Broken links have a bad impact on SEO and user experience.

This plugin provides 301 redirections, tracks 404 redirections, and allows us to fix broken links. If you update the permalink of the page and post, it also creates redirection based on the old permalink. It allows manual and automatic redirection. If a visitor bookmarked a broken link and we have added this plugin then it saves visitors to land on the 404 page.

 

All-in-One WP Migration

This plugin allows you to migrate a site from one place to another very easily without any technical knowledge. When you want to move a site from local to server this is a very useful plugin.

You just need to export data and drag and drop it to a new place. A plugin automates the migration process and saves valuable time from manual automation.

 

Yoast Duplicate Post

WordPress by default doesn’t allow duplicate posts, pages, or custom post types. This plugin allows you to duplicate content. Sometimes there is a need for the same content with small content changes at that time it is very useful.

 

Akismet

This plugin automatically blocks spam comments. This is an anti-spam WordPress plugin. It checks suspicious submissions and comments, keeps the blog clean, and prevents malicious content.

It automatically analyzes comments, filters spam, and deletes the worst spam.

 

Elementor

It is a widely used page builder. It allows you to build a custom page. It provides multiple page elements with a drag-and-drop WYSIWYG interface. You can control website design without knowledge of coding. It allows you to build highly effective pages from scratch without worrying about theme.

A free version of the plugin is available on Elementor and a premium version is available here.

 

WooCommerce

WooCommerce is the most popular open-source eCommerce plugin that converts your website to an online store and allows you to sell virtual/digital as well as physical products. You can sort and filter products, set variable products, enable subscriptions, set currency, and allow review and rating.

It automatically creates product pages, a cart, and checkout, leaving you to focus on what matters – managing inventory and orders from a user-friendly admin dashboard. There are many free and paid extensions to improve your online store functionality and high-level customization to meet business needs.

A free version of the plugin is available on WooCommerce and a premium version is available here.

Based on the business and requirements, the site owner can install plugins. It is recommended to download plugins from WordPress’s official website only.

 

Conclusion

As you can see, choosing the right plugins for your WordPress website is crucial for its performance, security, and user experience. However, with so many options available, it can be overwhelming to know where to start.

That’s where Sigma Infosolutions comes in. Our team of experienced WooCommerce developers can help you choose the best plugins for your specific needs and goals. We can also help you install, configure, and maintain your plugins, so you can focus on running your business.

In addition to our plugin expertise, we offer a wide range of other WooCommerce development services, including:

  • Theme Development and Customization
  • Store Migration
  • Payment Gateway Integration
  • Marketing and SEO Optimization
  • Ongoing Support and Maintenance

With Sigma, you can rest assured that your WooCommerce store is in good hands. We will help you create a secure, user-friendly, and high-performing store that drives sales and grows your business.

Contact our WooCommerce expert team today for a free consultation!