I have been reading more and more comments over social media like Facebook pages about WordPress about What WordPress plugins is best for this and that type of website.
Today, I would like to talk just about that. But I will focus more on small business websites out there. If you have one or is thinking of creating one yourself for your business, this will be an excellent staring point.
WordPress is easily customizable CMS software, which means you can achieve almost about anything you want with this software. It also has an efficient developer support system and it is loaded with amazing plugins to make your business website unique and targeted for your kind of audience. If you know how to install the WordPress plugins to your website for enhancing its effectiveness, then you must be able to choose the best plugins for your website.
The following plugins are my handpicked for use on majority of my wordpress projects for business clients.
All should Start With Akismet
You want to protect your blog from the get go against trackback spam and comments? Akismet WordPress plugin is the best choice for you as its installation will keep your website protected and secured from spam messages and comments even if you are not active on your website so often.
Akismet checks your comments and contact form submissions against our global database of spam to prevent your site from publishing malicious content. You can review the comment spam it catches on your blog’s “Comments” admin screen.
You’ll need an Akismet.com API key to use it. Keys are free for personal blogs; paid subscriptions are available for businesses and commercial sites. It is an insignificant price to pay for shielding your business website against annoying spams!
You want your business website to be SEO ready with Yoast WordPress SEO
The WordPress plugin by Yoast helps in improving your site’s ranking over popular search engines by optimizing your website according to the necessary technical optimization techniques. This plugin let you choose a focused keyword while writing content for your website, which is mandatory for maintaining its ranking over top pages of search engines.
You want your business website to have better User interaction with Lightbox Plus
A simple yet effective plugin for WordPress sites, this widget implements the ColorBox as a Lightbox picture permitting users to view bigger versions of pictures, videos, content, and simple slide shows in an overlay.
Lightbox Plus implements ColorBox as a lightbox image overlay tool for WordPress. ColorBox was created by Jack Moore of Color Powered and is licensed under the MIT License. Lightbox Plus permits users to view larger versions of images without having to leave the current page, and is also able to display simple slide shows. The use of the dark or light background, which dims the page over which the image has been overlaid, also serves to highlight the image being viewed. Lightbox Plus captures the image title for display in the overlay. Lightbox Plus is able to lightbox images displayed using WordPress build in gallery.
You want your business website to have social media plugins..
Social Warfare and WP-Socializer, as well as Social Media Widget. These plugins help in adding links of your web pages to all your social media profiles, which eventually promotes your website over social media platforms. This widget comprises of tons of icons in different sizes of cool icon styles and animations.
You want to have lead generation plugins
- Hello Bar: An opt-in plugin, it is used for improving conversion rate on your website thus increasing the chances of generating notable revenues. Convert visitors into sales with this plugin.
- Hybrid Connect: If you are looking for a WordPress plugin for light boxes, web forms, and after-connect web forms, then Hybrid Connect is an ideal choice for you. This plugin has the ability to integrate your site with Facebook, MailChimp, and Aweber.
- Formidable Forms: This plugin lets the users to create easily customizable forms with several fields in just a few minutes. It thus saves your time, which is required to create forms through proper coding. The user has to install this plugin for creating customized forms with different fields.