Every WordPress website user must have to know the plugins. Thousands of free and paid extensions are available today. These extensions, also known as plugins, have been developed to perform a special task, we can add additional knowledge and functionality to our existing WordPress-based website with plugins. It doesn’t matter how much we use, as each plugin uses resources, and using many plugins together can slow down the page.
In the WordPress interface of the website, you can search for extensions by selecting the “Add new” option in the Plugins menu and installing the plugin immediately. You should always check the number and average rating of these extensions and the number and last time of updates. It shows how popular the plugin is. The supply is large, but we’ve put together a couple of plugins we can offer and we’re happy with them.
For webshops– WooCommerce
It is the most popular webshop plugin of WordPress, more millions of websites use WooCommerce. The basic version is free, but even in the basic version, there are already a lot of options for orders and products. You can also boldly connect to different payment extensions, but these aren’t usually free.
For contact forms – WP Forms
This is a user-friendly extension for forms and questionnaires with a drag and drop interface. Every website needs at least one form, so WP Forms can be an excellent choice. There is a free version and there are also paid packages that already include multi-page forms, integrations and various survey methods.
For better organic placement – Yoast SEO
The free version of Yoast Seo also offers plenty of options. It helps you perform basic technical SEO settings, monitors the content you’ve already written and draws your attention if a page or post doesn’t contain a focus keyword. It is necessary for every website, of course, there are even more options in the premium version.
Speed-up – W3 Total Cache
W3 is one of the best caching plugins, helps you optimize your site, increase your website speed, and includes page, database, object, and browser caching. It’s easy to use too!
For events – Sugar Calendar
A simple calendar of events, you can easily create one-time and recurring events and webinars. You can connect to other extensions, such as WooCommerce or WP Form, and the plugin can integrate Google Calendar and iCal too.
Loco Translate is a very helpful extension that lists the textual content of your website in a spreadsheet and can be translated immediately, it is also useful to translate parts and error messages of various foreign language extensions into your own language.
WPML is a paid extension, it can be used to translate menus, pages and extensions very efficiently for a multilingual page. And you can easily switch between pages in different languages in the admin interface.
There are plenty of useful and good WordPress plugins so everyone can find the right one for their goal and website.