These are the most essential WordPress plugins that all website-builders should install on their sites.
1. Yoast SEO
You can designate the exact keyword that you want to target for that piece of content. And, it also allows you to customize the search title and meta description that shows up in the search results. Yoast SEO is an absolute must-have.
I mainly use it for the stats and related posts features, but the rest that it has to offer is just icing on the cake.
4. Divi Builder
5. Pretty Links
Then you’ll be able to tracks the stats and analytics for each link. And on top of that, it just makes it easy to remember. The Pretty Links plugin is a must.
That’s where the BackWPup plugin comes in handy. It lets you easily create a backup file of your website and it syncs and saves directly to your Dropbox account.
7. WP Smush
But the WP Smush plugin can save the day. It automatically optimizes or ‘smushes’ down the size of your image uploads and will dramatically increase the speed of your website.
It also comes in handy whenever you have to migrate pages from an old website (which is what I did when I moved my main site from the Blogger platform over to WordPress).
9. WP Broken Link Status Checker
The WP Broken Link Status Checker plugin does just that. It will find all the broken you on your website for you. Then, all you have to do is go fix them or remove them altogether.
10. WP Super Cache
This will eventually happen on your website as well, and the visitor will end up on an ugly 404 error page. But with the 404page plugin, you can customize what your 404 page looks like. This is important because you can include links to useful content that the visitor may be interested in, rather than the error page that leads to nothing.
14. Open External Links in a New Window
15. Q2W3 Fixed Widget
So go ahead, give them a try and let me know what you think. Also, did I leave one off that you think deserves to be on the list? Are you ready to build a website of your own? Click here to check out my step-by-step guide that will make the process easy for you, especially if you have no prior knowledge of coding or website development.