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:
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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 for blogging for beginners. Most, if not all of these plugins have a paid subscription with premium features and support.
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.
An easy to use, robust newsletter for WordPress.
A great slider with endless possibilities.
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