10 Best Website Plugins For WordPress

Best Website Plugins For WordPress

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Many entrepreneurs I know get frustrated because they aren't sure which plugins to use.

That's why I put together this list of best website plugins in order to help you get your WordPress website set up.

Learn the best website plugins for WordPress to add features like multiple blog and site layouts, customized headers and footers, easy to edit pages, contact forms, social sharing, online shop, sales funnels, backups and so much more.

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BEST WORDPRESS WEBSITE PLUGINS
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    Why Use Plugins?

    WordPress plugins allow you to extend the functionality of or add new features to your WordPress website.

    There are thousands of plugins to choose from and it is tempting to install them all.

    Please don't do that. 🙂

    Too many plugins or badly coded plugins can wreak havoc on your WordPress website.

    Or even worse cause it to come crashing down.

    Here are 10 proven WordPress website plugins that will ramp up your WordPress website:

    1. Astra Pro
    2. BeaverBuilder
    3. UABB
    4. Ninja Forms
    5. Social Warfare
    6. WooCommerce
    7. CartFlows
    8. SchemaPro
    9. Yoast SEO
    10. UpdraftPlus

    1. Astra Pro

    What it is:

    WordPress theme add-on

    What it does:

    Extends the functionality of the free Astra WordPress theme so that you can build your professional website faster and easier.

    Power packed with customizable options including the ability to customize backgrounds, headers, footers, colors, typography, blog pages, WooCommerce, and much more.

    PRO TIP: Install and activate the Astra WordPress theme first in order to use this plugin.

    2. BeaverBuilder

    What it is:

    premium page builder

    What it does:

    Design WordPress pages and posts with ease using the drag and drop page builder.

    Simply install the plugin and you are on your way to creating amazing website pages and blog posts.

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    Pro Tip: Beaver Builder is also a WordPress theme; however, you do not need to have the Beaver Builder theme installed in order to use the BeaverBuilder plugin.

    This plugin is compatible with many WordPress themes including Astra.

    3. UABB

    What it is:

    page builder add-on

    What it does:

    Combine with Beaver Builder to build your website faster than ever with 55+ modules, 250+ templates and works with any WordPress theme.

    RELATED | CLICK HERE to see how to use this plugin to create a landing page with countdown timer and opt-in box.

    4. Ninja Forms

    What it is:

    contact form plugin

    What it does:

    Build custom contact forms in a flash.

    Easily place a form anywhere on your site with a widget, short-code, template function, or append it automatically to any content you choose.

    5. Social Warfare

    What it is:

    social sharing plugin

    What it does:

    Get beautiful, lightening fast, and customized social sharing buttons that make it easy to share content from your website:

    • the buttons are responsive and look good on mobile devices
    • customize the shared content
    • hide Pinterest images on the page
    • add click-to-tweet
    • it's blazing fast so it won't slow down your website

    6. WooCommerce

    What it is:

    eCommerce plugin

    What it does:

    Sell your courses, downloads, physical products, subscriptions or affiliate products and turn your website into a money-making machine.

    The WooCommerce plugin is free and integrates with your favorite payment processor including PayPal, Square and Stripe making it super simple to accept payments online.

    You only pay a small percentage of your sale to the payment processor of your choice when someone makes a purchase.

    WooCommerce

    Pro-Tip: Combine the WooCommerce plugin with the Astra WordPress theme, BuilderBeaver page builder and CartFlows plugin for a clean and streamlined online shop, sales flow and checkout.

    7. CartFlows

    What it is:

    funnel builder plugin

    What it does:

    Combine CartFlows with WooCommerce and Beaver Builder to create beautiful checkout pages & sales funnels.

    8. Schema Pro

    What it is:

    schema markup plugin

    What it does:

    Quickly and easily automate schema markup so that you get better search engine results and outperform your competitors in search engines.

    9. Yoast SEO

    What it is:

    SEO plugin

    What it does:

    Makes it easy to manage your website's SEO and checks for keyword optimization, readability, duplicate content, and a whole lot more techie stuff.

    10. UpdraftPlus

    What it is:

    backup plugin

    What it does:

    Backup, restore and clone your WordPress website so that you keep your website safe from hacking, server crashes or simple user error that can ruin your WordPress site.

    Minimize The Amount Of Plugins With This

    PRO TIP: We use and recommend this managed WordPress hosting company that tackles caching and security at the server level so that you don't need to add additional plugins.

    Here's a quick note about how they manage caching and security for your WordPress website:

    Managed caching and performance: We handle caching for you at the server level, using super fast servers to begin with, and even work individually with our customers to further optimize their sites for the best performance. No plugins needed!

    Managed security: We proactively scan and block malware and hacking attempts. We do all of this at the server level, without the need for any plugins or configuration on the part of the customer. And in the unlikely event that your site is hacked, we’ll fix it for you, free of charge.

    What do you think? 

    Do you have a list of best website plugins for WordPress?

    I'd love to hear from you!

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    8 thoughts on “10 Best Website Plugins For WordPress”

    1. A very useful list! I already use about five of these. Have been thinking of social media warfare and convert kit. Will add those as soon as possible. Thank you!

    2. Great Post! I am running over to my blog right now to install Beaver Builder. I am having a few formatting issues that I can’t figure out and really hope this is the answer. Thanks!

      1. Jennifer Franklin

        Meaghan, I hope the Beaver Builder plugin helps. My clients absolutely love the easy drag and drop, plus you can see your page layout. Keep me posted! All my best, Jennifer

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