Ever wondered how other website looks so professional and well designed? If yes! then let me tell you, there is nothing to worry about it because WordPress gives you the liberty to design your own website professionally. Knowledge of software coding is not at all required because WordPress provides you almost all facility to design your website.
As WordPress is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) based on MySQL and PHP. So anyone can make an edit to design the website accordingly. Various free and paid themes are available in WordPress according to the category of a website. After selection of a theme, you can build your content and also design the website.
Apart from the designing part, a website also requires the basic functions to run non-stop on the internet. So, WordPress plugins are essential for a website. Once you complete installation of a theme and design to your website, I suggest you should install this 8 most important WordPress plugins I am about to discuss:
It is very easy for hackers to recognize if a website is made using WordPress. Because, if you add “/wp-admin/” after your website URL, it will take you to the admin area of the website to enter ID and Password. A hacker might have a list of the password in it. But, if you limit the login attempt it will be hard for the hackers to get the access. As they will have a number of attempts only and after which the admin area will get locked for few hours. Plugins like Login Lockdown helps one to limit the login attempts.
As we know Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is very valuable in terms of online promotion. Rather than gathering so many stuff on the internet to perform SEO, just install – Yoast’s all in one SEO solution for your WordPress blog. It will give you proper guidance about SEO titles, meta descriptions, XML sitemaps, breadcrumbs & much more.
Once you built WordPress website for desktop, computer or laptop and want to create a mobile version of your website, then WP Touch is the answer. WP Touch offers a mobile suite for WordPress to make it simply accessible with lot many features and capabilities that a responsive theme cannot match simply. It makes your website mobile friendly and it has built-in support for eCommerce, mobile-advertising, custom content, and most importantly it allows you offer an app for your site without the App Store.
Any website on the internet can be hacked or attacked by malicious software. It is better to take precautions rather than repairing the loss. Sucuri monitors the security of our website. It offers real-time alerts, website security scanner, malware removal, etc. Sucuri provides basic security for your website for free but if you need to go advanced, then paid version is required.
I have read so many blogs appreciating OptinMonster because it helps increasing subscriber. E-Mail marketing is the most effective tool for business websites, I recommend one to use OptinMonster and get the benefit out of it.
OptinMonster is the best lead generation plugin for WordPress and has helped so many businesses to increase its e-mail subscriber by more than 600%. It allows you to create attractive optin forms and pop-ups for WordPress Website. Actually, one must say it works outstanding, unlike other e-mail marketing services. It provides features like page-level targeting, analytics, split testing, and exit-intent technology which allows you to display optin form when a user is about to leave your site.
Social media share buttons are a must have for every site, but they can significantly impact your site’s speed. Floating social bar is a light-weight WordPress plugin that adds a horizontal floating share bar to your blog posts, pages, and other post types. The floating ability allows this eye-catching social media bar to get you maximum shares.
It creates a discussion panel below your posts or blogs with a very small attractive look. But, helps you getting the details filled from the reader while they comment. It provides so many features which actually differ from other comment plugins.
To keep a perfect track of the visitors on your website, install google analytics plugin. Add GA tracking code to your website without modifying any files. Collect the analytical reports as per the requirement from the admin area of the WordPress.
Google Analytics plugin has a unique feature called Trending Content. It learns about your traffic patterns and shows you a list of content that is performing significantly better than average. So, you know what resonates with your audience the most. The best part is it costs you nothing and guides you every possible way.
Above mentioned plugins are not compulsory to be installed in WordPress. However, it must be installed in order to gain the better security for your website and data. Also, if you feel that I have missed some important plugins you are most welcome to suggest me in the comments below.