The Best Plugins for WordPress Websites

Top WordPress Plugins

Plugins expand the functionality of WordPress websites, which are very basic blogs when first installed.

It doesn’t even come with a contact form!

There are tens of thousands of plugins to chose from, and though there is an excellent searchable directory of WordPress plugins, it takes experience to know which ones are standard for any website, to the ones that make a WordPress site crank.

Luckily for you, I’ve produced dozens of WordPress sites, and optimized even more.

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Choose a Theme

After having a host, and installing WordPress, the first thing you are going to do when making a is to chose a theme. The reason I say this is because some themes already have the plugins included in them!

I have a couple different custom theme developers (with New England Marketing & Efficiency) that I use, and here are some links to others that I recommend:

WordPress Themes by UpThemes
WordPress Themes with a bang   Thesis Theme for WordPress: Options Galore and a Helpful Support Community

(I earn a commission if you make a purchase)

 

Must Have WordPress Plugins

Here are the top WordPress plugins that are practically a necessity for any business website or blog. They are what I use on practically every website project I have.

All of these are all free and great in that version. Most, if not all of these plugins have a paid subscription with premium features and support.

Shareaholic

Shareaholic is a social like/share button

All in One SEO Pack

The best SEO tool that I use. Allows social media settings to include images and custom descriptions for social media.

Easy Contact Form

 Is it really that easy? Check back, good WordPress contact forms are hard to come by.

GA Google Analytics

 Simple way to put Google Analytics code in WordPress site

Contact Form 7

 Contact form I use and am testing but have problems getting the email to send.

Newsletter

 An easy to use, robust newsletter for WordPress.

Slider Revolution

A great slider with endless possibilities.




 

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