Wordpress Plugins

Essential WordPress Plugins 2016

In News, WordPress by Ross Marshall

WordPress is a great platform to build websites that is full of a lot of useful features, but there are some plugins I find installing on every website I develop. Here are the best WordPress plugins to improve your sites.

Google Analytics WD

https://wordpress.org/plugins/wd-google-analytics/

Google Analytics WordPress Plugin

This plugin installs your Google Analytics tracking code and displays the results conveniently on your dashboard. There is a premium version of the plugin that adds even more features, but the free version will get the job done for most use cases.

Gravity Forms

http://www.gravityforms.com/

Gravity Forms WordPress Plugin

Gravity Forms is a powerful form builder that can be used to gather information from your visitors. It can be integrated with email marketing software for building subscriber lists, integrated with payment gateways for online sales or just as a simple contact form.

This is a premium plugin that is definitely worth the price, especially for use in advanced forms.

Yoast SEO

https://wordpress.org/plugins/wordpress-seo/

Yoast SEO WordPress Plugin

One of the most popular WordPress plugins, Yoast SEO helps improve your on page optimisation with a simple range of tools. It will analyse your content and provide hints on how to improve your rankings.

Autoptimize

https://en-au.wordpress.org/plugins/autoptimize/

Autoptimize WordPress Plugins

Page speed is a huge consideration for both retaining visitors and for search engine optimization. Autoptimize is a simple plugin that caches and minimizes your files to speed up your site.

So many WordPress Plugins

There are thousands of WordPress plugins available, these are just a few of the better ones that come in handy on most websites.