Its a open source platform which is very easy to use and create Websites. Features includes template and plugin system. Its one of best simple platform for those who dont know coding to build websites. Using WordPress is so easy that its users with very simple knowledge of web designing can build very high quality websites. There are lot of themes and plugins are available for free and some are paid versions. WordPress started 2003 and its very famous on internet compare to many other companies.
Its so easy to choose from different type of themes as per our requirements. For example, we can easily build our store for shopping in WordPress with few clicks because of WooCommerce themes. Plugins are very important in WP because it allows users to perform too many tasks. For example, its very easy to track who visit our website with plugin and it can be done on daily, weekly and monthly basis. Some times more then 1 plugin is available for same tasks such as for tracking visitors there are few famous plugins available for same purpose in WordPress Store.
Users can download plugins easily from WP store into their website but another option is also available which is upload any plugin. Some of them are available on other websites and users can download and upload them in their website.
How We choose?
As we said before, there are thousands of plugins available and some of them are build for same purpose. To backup a website, we can see many plugins available which is hard to decide. In our list we have chosen top 10 plugins which are very important for each website and all of them belong to many different categories performing different tasks.
There are some other Websites providing some awesome lists and we suggest users to visit them also and compare our list with them. Themegrill provides list of 20 plugins and another site IsItWp also provides some awesome themes which are very important for each website.
Short List of Top 10 WordPress Must Have Plugins
- Yoast SEO
- Google Analytics
- W3 Total Cache
- Jetpack by WordPress.com
- Wp Forms
- Updraft Plus
- WP Optimize
- Really Simple SSL
1- Yoast SEO
Developer: Team Yoast
Seo is Very important for every website because without focusing on it users cant rank their websites on Google. Yoast SEO is one of best plugin which allow users to achieve that goal without any hard work. Its free plugin but also Available premium with more features. It provides check list for users to write post according to requirements of Seo.
Users can choose one keyword in free version and also add meta title with description which can be visible to search engines. This plugin is one of best must have plugin for WordPress because its easy way to optimize our blog posts for search engines. Its chosen as number 1 in list and we recommend this compare to many other top plugins available for same purpose. Some of those plugins are famous and very great way of achieving same goal.
2- Google Analytics
Its one of best plugin to check our visitors stat and from where they are coming from daily. We can change, build strategies and do lot more for our websites if we know exactly our visitors complete details. Google Analytics is one of most popular plugin with over 2 millions install which shows how much great and awesome it is among users.
Google Analytics plugin by Mosterinsight is very easy to use and all we need is to connect our Website with few very easy steps. It comes with a dashboard in our wordpress home page and we can easily check out daily stat with out any time wasting. There are also customize reports and users can choose results of their desire. Many top famous websites are using this plugin and millions of users already installed it using daily without any problems.
3- W3 Total Cache
Developer: Fredirick Townes
W3 Total Cache improve SEO and user experience of site by increasing performance, reducing load time via CDN integration and much more. This plugin is very famous and trusted by too many people who care about their site. Some of benefits of this plugin are improvement in search engine results, page ranking, especially for mobile friendly and those sites which uses SSL.
4- Jetpack by WordPress.com
Jetpack is one of best plugin includes features of many other plugins. It includes protection, spam filtering, downtime monitor, secure log in with 2 factors authentication, best backup features, scanning of malware, automatic threat scan, a record of every thing changes on website. It also provides stats for site, analytics for understanding audience, hundreds of professional themes for pro website, powerful customisation tools, simple paypal button for selling items.
SEO tools for Google, Bing, Facebook, wordpress.com and many more to maximize reach. An advertising network system which includes Google AdSense, Facebook ads, AOL, Bing and Yahoo. Integration with official mobile apps to run from mobile or anywhere. Some of services are available only paid and its best experience to use them. Video and image optimization is also available and its better then many others.
5- Wp Forms
One of best plugins which allow users to create different type of forms with simple drag drop system with out requirements of hiring someone or any coding. Users can create Contact, Feedback, Subscription, Payment and many other type of forms. In this plugin lot of templates are also available which are easy for users without any good knowledge. Contact forms are mobile friendly and it works perfectly on all type of devices like mobile, laptop, tablets etc.
It also focus on speed and as per developers its one of top plugins with awesome speed compare to many other plugins available for same purpose for WordPress. This plugin is chosen because its best but some other plugins are also very famous. Another top feature is survey and polls which are also easy to create using same one plugin. There are some pro features also available which are providing more then free version but free version is enough for most users.
6- Updraft Plus
Developer: Updraft Plus
Updraft is backup and simple restore data plugin for WordPress websites. Its world highest ranking and most popular schedule backup plugin with over 2 millions active installation. Backup your files and database in online Cloud storage and restore with one click. Some of top sites available for backup like drop box, Google drive, Amazon, FTP, Email and many more. In pro version, more other sites are also available for backup.
This plugin is very important because anything can happen to our website such as anyone can hack our data, service crash, anything go wrong with new updates, hosting company get busted and many more. This plugin is best for everyone because there is no guarantee for what can happen specially those sites which are earning good profit.
Developer: WpMU DEV
Image compression and optimization plugin which is very important for speed of our website. It compress image by reducing their size and make pages load fast. Those sites with lot of images in single pages cant load fast and this plugin allows to completely effect on speed of site. Its free plugin which allow good compression but with some premium features its easy to compress more then normal. One of famous and award winning plugin for this purpose of optimization is Smush.
Its not effecting image quality and speed up loading time. It compress image in any directory in Website and search automatically for images. Also compatible with media library plugins and it doesn’t effect others. Focus of this plugin is on speed without effecting quality and lot of more. We chose this plugin because without images can become great problems for any website. Website can take lot of time to load and it effect users who cant wait.
One of best plugin for security and firewall is Wordfence. It includes one of top class firewall and security plugin to protect wordpress compare to many other. Web application firewall identifies and block malware traffic. Its build and maintain by large team to make sure. It saves from dangerous log in attempts by hackers. Malware scanner checks core files, themes and plugins for malware, bad urls, backdoor seo spam, dangerous attacks.
Security is Very important for every platform on internet and lot of dangerous hackers are always ready to destroy other websites. This plugin and many more are available to defend us against them. We have chosen Wordfence because of its popularity and good ratings by users. It provides too many features in free version compare to others and which are enough for most of small sites.
9- WP Optimize
Developer: Team Updraft
Its one of best and famous tool which automatically cleaning wordpress website so it can run with full capacity. It removes unnecessary data such as trash, unapproved comments, stable date, pingback, trackback and many more options. Also allow users to choose how they want to optimize their site and it works perfectly as per those settings. This plugin is Mobile friendly and easy to use. Wp optimize is translated into many languages already.
Some features are like Making space by removing old revisions of each post, provides full report of all problems like waste space, works auto after its started and there is no need to use it manually. Free version of this plugin is awesome with many features but premium version includes lot of best features compare to free. We recommend this plugin for each wordpress site because its popular and top rated for this topic.
10- Really Simple SSL
Developer: Rogier, Mark
This plugin automatically detects settings and configures website to run over https. To make it lightweight developer added very simple less options and whole site moves to SSL. Remember, this plugin is not providing any ssl certificate but its must have wordpress plugin to easily activate that settings with one click. Its necessary to make backup before using this Plugin but its not doing any harm to our data because we have tested it already.
This plugin is specially recommend for those who are completely new to WordPress and they already purchased SSL Certificate and dont know how to activate it. Over 2 millions of active installation are already done by users and its one of best, famous and favourite plugin of many users. There is no other plugin or option available to activate SSL Certificate with one click and simple settings like Really Simple SSL.
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My name is Amir Nazir from Pakistan and i am part time blogger and currently doing my job in UAE. I have created my 1st website Top 10 Lists which is gonna provide best knowledge for its visitors.