Your website never closes for business, which is why you should always be looking for ways
to improve your site and give your business the competitive edge.

If you’re running a WordPress site, you have over 56,000 plugins (which keeps on growing) at
your disposal to enhance the functionality and features of your website. And to add the icing
on the cake – most are free to use. Now that’s a win-win!

We’ve come across a lot of good – and bad plugins over the years, having designed and
developed a lot of WordPress websites for our clients. With so many plugins out there, where
do you start and what do you go with? We’ve collectively pulled together 5 of the most
popular WordPress plugins worth checking out.

 

1. Contact Form 7

Majority of websites will use a form of some sort for lead generation, and this plugin is
your ticket to producing simple and effective forms in a matter of minutes. The beauty
of this tool is it is so user friendly you don’t need any technical experience, and it
looks as professional as they come.

2. W3 Total Cache

Website speed is always a hot topic, and one way to improve how quickly your
website loads is through caching. This handy plugin will boost your overall website
performance by cutting down the loading time on your site. Yess!

3. Yoast SEO

We always recommend having a professional SEO strategy in place, but this tool is
great for maintaining your basic onsite SEO. You won’t become an SEO expert
overnight but you’ll definitely learn more about SEO in general, while optimising your
content for target keywords.

4. Redirection

Gone are the days when you need to request your website designer to create a
redirect for a landing page, because this plugin can do it for you! This tool can help
reduce errors on your site with easy to manage redirects and 404 errors.

5. Smush

Why spend all that time manually compressing high quality images for your site when
you can use the award winning Smush plugin instead. This tool will automatically
resize, compress and optimise your images in a flash.

 

There are heaps of more awesome plugins out there, to check out more head to the
WordPress site.

Need a hand deciding what WordPress plugins are right for your business
website? Our expert web designers can help. Give us a hola today!