One of the best things about using a content management system like WordPress are the tools and plugins so easily available at your fingertips. If you’re looking to implement a new feature onto your website, trying to make your website run faster, or make it more SEO-friendly, there is most likely a plugin you can use to help you! Below is a list of some of our go-to WordPress plugins that we use daily.

Wordpress plugins

  • Yoast SEO – The best search engine optimization plugin available for WordPress. This plugin is written from the ground up and takes care of all of your website optimization needs including: page analysis, meta and link elements, XML sitemaps, RSS optimization, breadcrumbs, ability to edit your .htaccess and robots.txt files, social integration, and more.
  • Askimet – Askimet automatically checks all of your blog comments and filters out the ones that look like spam. This plugin will save you time and will safeguard your site from spam commenters.
  • Yet Another Related Posts Plugin – YARPP displays pages and posts related to the current entry and introduces your visitors to other relevant content on your website. With the help of this plugin you can decrease bounce rate and increase your website’s conversion rate.
  • Gravity Forms – Gravity Forms is built from the ground up as a WordPress – specific plugin that allows it to integrate seamlessly in a way hosted form services can’t. This plugin allows you to easily build forms that are user-friendly on both the backend and frontend.
  • Advanced Custom Fields – Also known as “ACF,” this plugin is the perfect solution for any website built on WordPress that needs more flexible data just like other content management systems. When compared to the native custom field interface, ACF proves to be an easy-to-use and powerful library of function to load and display custom field data.
  • W3 Total Cache – W3 Total Cache improves the user experience of your website by boosting server performance, decreasing the download times and providing transparent CDN integration.
  • Media Rename – This plugin does exactly what its name infers- you can easily rename your media files with this plugin. This plugin will not only rename your media but it will check all the posts and metas on your site and change the links to the current media file so they’ll all continue to work!
  • WordFence – This plugin is a free plugin that makes your website up to 50x faster and more secure. Who wouldn’t want to this high performance and 100% FREE plugin that guarantees high security?
  • Search and Replace – This plugin is simple and easy to use for when you need to update URLs or other text in a database. This plugin consolidates the best features from all the other “search and replace” type plugins out there.

If you’re looking to build your website on an easy-to-use platform like WordPress, call us at our Houston office at 281-764-9070 or fill out our contact form!