My Favorite WordPress Plugins That I Use In All Of My Websites
If you’re like me, then you like using simple, repeatable, and dependable processes to build your WordPress websites.
When I have a project that I need to complete for a client, the last thing I need is for unexpected plugin conflicts to ruin my day.
I also hate spending half of my time researching things instead of building things. This always makes me feel like I’m losing the opportunity cost of actually getting things done.
Here’s a list of plugins that I use that help build dynamic websites that are secure and easy to use:
If you’re looking for a WordPress page builder, then I strongly recommend Elementor. It’s free and it works right inside your WordPress dashboard. Instead of learning how to use a page builder like Thrive Architect or WPBakery (formerly Visual Composer), you can get started quickly with the Elementor page builder. They have a pro version which is well worth the $49 per year.
Akismet is a great tool that automatically blocks spam comments. It’s free and it works very well. I use it on all of my websites to protect them from the massive amounts of spam comments that are left every day. If you want better protection, then upgrade to their premium plan for $5 per month or $50 per year.
WP Import is a tool that allows you to import content from various sources. I use it quite often when I’m creating clients sites since they don’t have any content worth using on their website. I simply let them send me their WordPress login details and I can import all of the content into their site without having to do it manually (which would take a long time).
WP Export is a tool that allows you to export content from your WordPress website. I use it all the time when I’m working with clients who have online stores on their site. I make sure that they export all of their products and product images which makes it much easier for me to get their store set up on their new hosting packages without having to waste a lot of time re-uploading all of their images manually.
Yoast SEO is one of the best WordPress plugins for on-page optimization. It gives you a score so that you know how well your content is optimized and it allows you to specify keywords as well as descriptions and titles in order to help improve your website’s search engine rankings.
Search & Filter Pro
Search and Filter Pro is a premium plugin that allows you to do advanced search functionality on your WordPress site. This plugin makes it easy for users to find what they’re looking for quickly. It also helps make sure that your visitors stay longer on your website since they don’t have to waste time trying to search through all of the content in order to find what they’re looking for.
2FA is a premium plugin that allows you to add two factor authentication for your WordPress site. It’s very easy to use and it makes sure that users are logging into their accounts securely. It also allows me to implement multi-factor auth so I can restrict access to certain admin pages on the website.
With these plugins, you’ll be able to create dynamic and secure websites with ease. You won’t have to worry about plugin conflicts or having a bad user experience when it comes to your website visitors. Instead, you can just focus on creating great content for your site.
These are the top WordPress plugins that I use every day and I’m very happy with them. I hope you enjoy using these as much as I do and you’re able to create amazing WordPress websites that rock!