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7 Must Have Plugins To Skyrocket Your WordPress Website

7 Must Have Plugins To Skyrocket Your WordPress Website

I used these plugins in my projects for SEO, Web Security, Custom Blocks, Google Analytics, etc.

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Michael Myers
·Sep 27, 2021·

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Before we started

Hello everybody! This is a new article in my blog. I'm so happy to write it for you. Feel free yourself to write a nice plugins that I didn't mention. All of these plugins I'm used on my WordPress website.

Table of contents

What is WordPress?

WordPress is a free and open-source content management system written in PHP and paired with a MySQL or MariaDB database. Features include a plugin architecture and a template system, referred to within WordPress as Themes.

Why WordPress?

Maybe you will shock, 455 million websites are use WordPress in 2021 😲. It means WordPress is a big boy in the Internet. Okay, let's get started.

Plugins

  1. All in One SEO
  2. Advanced Custom Fields: Extended
  3. Contact Form 7
  4. GDPR Cookie Consent
  5. Google Analytics from MonsterInsights
  6. Imsanity
  7. WP Super Cache
  8. wpDiscuz (optional)

Let's go deep in each plugin.

Click on image to read more about plugin / download it.

All in one SEO

SEO - Search Engine Optimization. SEO is so important practice in website creating. All in one SEO

AIOSEO offer features like XML Sitemaps, SEO for custom post types, SEO for blogs, business sites, ecommerce sites, and much more. More than 80 million downloads since 2007.

I used AIOSEO for my WordPress website. The website was on 5-th place when I type devmoek in google search. At the screenshot down below you can see it's second, but I shut down the website.

website using AIOSEO on second place in google

Advanced Custom Fields: Extended

All-in-one enhancement suite that improves WordPress & Advanced Custom Fields.

This plugin aims to provide a powerful administration framework with a wide range of improvements & optimizations. It has different plan pricing, free and pro. If you are a common user, free plan will be good for you. By the way, you can read more about the plugin clicking on the image down below.

Advanced Custom Fields: Extended

Contact Form 7

Form is a great way to make an action on a website. It means that a visitor of your website can send you an email.

Contact Form 7 can manage multiple contact forms, plus you can customize the form and the mail contents flexibly with simple markup. The form supports Ajax-powered submitting, CAPTCHA, Akismet spam filtering and so on.

Contact Form 7

🍪 is an important thing in a website. You've create it ASAP. Cookie collect the data from the user. The web server — which stores the website's data — sends a short stream of identifying info to your web browser. Browser cookies are identified and read by “name-value” pairs. These tell cookies where to be sent and what data to recall. The server only sends the cookie when it wants the web browser to save it. And you have to show your website complies with the EU Cookie Law.

GDPR Cookie Consent

Google Analytics by MonsterInsights / Google Site Kit

MonsterInsights is one of the best Google Analytics plugin for WordPress. You can setup Google Analytics for WordPress with just a few clicks. Over 3+ active million downloads.

BUT ALSO

There is another nice plugin to view website analytics. Google Site Kit makes it easy to set up and configure key Google products, giving you authoritative and up-to-date advice on how to succeed on the web. If you have a website and would like to see how users find and use your website, Site Kit is right for you. Site Kit helps you set up and use easy-to-understand metrics to help you grow your online presence.

Google Analytics by MonsterInsights / Google Site Kit

You can choose one of these plugin, or another 🤔.

Imsanity

With Imsanity you can resize huge image uploads. All you need is to choose whatever size and quality you like, and let the plugin do the rest.

If you have uploaded images on your website and want to resize them, Imsanity has a bulk-resize feature to resize previously uploaded images and free up disk space. You may resize individual images from the Media Library’s List View.

This plugin is ideal for blogs, portfolio, personal website that do not require hi-resolution original images to be stored and/or the contributors don’t want (or understand how) to scale images before uploading.

Imsanity

WP Super Cache

WP Super Cache - A very fast caching engine for WordPress that produces static html files.

This plugin generates static html files from your dynamic WordPress blog. After a html file is generated your webserver will serve that file instead of processing the comparatively heavier and more expensive WordPress PHP scripts.

The static html files will be served to the vast majority of your users:

  • Users who are not logged in.
  • Users who have not left a comment on your blog.
  • Or users who have not viewed a password protected post.

Recommended settings

  1. Simple caching.
  2. Compress pages.
  3. Don’t cache pages for known users.
  4. Cache rebuild.
  5. CDN support.
  6. Extra homepage checks.

WP Super Cache

wpDiscuz (optional)

AJAX realtime comment system with custom comment form and fields. Designed to supercharge WordPress native comments. Super fast and responsive with dozens of features. This is the best alternative to Disqus and Jetpack Comments, if you want to keep your comments in your database.

I used it to replace common WordPress comment section. If you want to change it too, try this plugin.

There are a lot of features, check more by clicking on the image.

wpDiscuz

Conclusion

There are a lot of cool plugins to use. In the article I wrote about plugins I'm using in my projects. Feel free yourself to suggest good plugins in your opinion. I will definitely try all of them!

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