Top 10 WordPress Plugins for all sorts of Websites (2021)

WordPress plugins are an integral part of any blog/website to gain the necessary engagement, to keep the website safe, updated and according to the latest trends. Here is a list of op 10 WordPress plugins (a few premium) which you should consider having for your website:

1. Contact form 7

Contact Form 7 is a must have plugin for any type of blog/website. If you want to create and manage multiple contact forms to receive requests and queries without any need for extra coding, then contact form 7 is your option. With its features being – reCaptcha verification, Akismet spam filtering and Ajax powered submitting options available.

2. Yoast SEO

We all as content creators or bloggers know the importance of search engine optimization to gain traffic to our sites. Yoast is helping its clients gain necessary insights into seo and traffic engagement with its plugin. Title and meta-descriptions, XML sitemaps, control over site breadcrumbs, canonical URLs – are some of the features it offers.

3. Akismet Anti-Spam

Spam comments and queries are hated by us all. To get rid of this, Akismet offers a plugin which will help you to filter out all the spam comments against their huge database of spam.

4. Jetpack

Jetpack is a plugin by WordPress.com which combines the features like security, performance, and site management into one. Main features include: brute-force attack protection, backups of your entire site, secure login and malware scanning.

5. Elementor Page Builder

Elementor offers this unique plugin to create beautiful and custom webpages for your website with its drag and drop functionality. Without working upon the back-end, you can edit, build, publish and maintain your own webpages along with 100+ full page WordPress templates which you can customize to make your own.

6. Really Simple SSL

Really Simple SSL automatically detects your settings and configures your website to run over https. To keep it lightweight, the options are kept to a minimum. The entire site will move to SSL.

7. Google XML Sitemaps

Improve your website’s SEO to create special XML sitemaps which will help search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo and Ask.com to better index your site.

8. Wordfence Security

This is a firewall and malware scan plugin. To protect your website from any brute force attacks, you must have this plugin. Threat Defense Feed arms Wordfence with the newest firewall rules, malware signatures and malicious IP addresses it needs to keep your website safe. Quick repairs, login page CAPTCHA, email alerts, ip blocking, etc are the basic features it offers.

9. WP Super Cache

This plugin generates static html files from your dynamic WordPress blog. After a html file is generated your webserver will serve that file instead of processing the comparatively heavier and more expensive WordPress PHP scripts.

10. WooCommerce

In this world of e-commerce, if you need to quickly take your physical shop and set it up virtually, then woocommerce is the best. This plugin offers all the necessary functionalities which an e-com store should have to make the website work and deliver seamlessly.

It also has has specially built features for your customers to search, place an order and report from anywhere across the world. You can design and build your website accordingly to give a customized look as well.

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