WordPress is a fantastic platform for building websites and has loads of great functions built-in when it is first installed. There are also thousands of plugins available which extend the functionality of WordPress and enable you to do pretty much anything!
Here we the list the top 5 free plugins you should be using on your WordPress powered website – click on the plugin name to go the WordPress plugin directory and read more about the plugins.
Search engines such as Google and Bing love WordPress’ search engine optimisation (SEO) features that come built-in, but this awesome plugin from the guys at Yoast expands on that and makes it even easier to promote your website on search engines.
You can give each page a description that will appear on search engines so you can make sure your content is easily found by users browsing through via search engines.
It is also really easy to use and so WordPress SEO by Yoast gets our number 1 spot!
It is vitally important to regularly backup your website files and database. That way, if anything goes wrong you can easily backup to a previous version.
This great plugin allows you to easily backup your website to a variety of locations, such as Dropbox or onto your server.
Allows you to view detailed website stats generated by Google Analytics directly on your WordPress Dashboard – great for keeping track of unique visitor numbers, time spent on site, most popular pages etc.
Jetpack offers many great extensions to the basic WordPress functionality such as basic stats, automatic posting of blog posts to social media accounts and a mobile theme that will streamline your website for mobile users if you are not using a responsive theme.
All of these features and many more are included within Jetpack so take a look and see which features you would benefit from!
This plugin allows you to customise the WordPress login screen with your own logo/colours. Great for adding a professional look to your website!
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