There’s a reason that over 25% of content management sites on the internet are built using WordPress. It’s open-source, robust, and relatively easy-to-use.
And perhaps best of all, thousands of plugins have been created for WordPress. Whether you’re trying to collect emails, keep people on your site longer, or create search-engine friendly posts, there’s a plugin for it!
Here are 10 of our favorite plugins for WordPress sites:
1. Instagram Feed
An Instagram Feed is an easy way to spruce up your site without hiring a designer, and it gives visitors a way to stay connected. The feed can display photos from multiple Instagram accounts in completely customizable feeds right on your site. It can also include a follow now button to help you gain followers.
2. Yoast SEO
Yoast SEO is an easy tool to optimize your WordPress site for search engines. It provides easy-to-understand visual signals indicating what aspects of your post have been optimized and those areas that need a little extra attention. For directions on installing Yoast SEO, be sure to check out this post.
Investment: Free and premium version ($69 for single site) available.
3. WP Super Cache
Faster load times makes it less likely visitors will click away. Super Cache stores older versions of your site and delivers them to visitors, making your site load faster while maintaining the same look and function.
4. The Subtitle
Subtitles are good for search engine optimization, but WordPress itself makes it difficult to add them. This plugin solves that problem, making it easy to add subtitles to any of your posts.
5. Google Analyticator
Google Analyticator provides an easy way to view the highlights of your Google Analytic statistics on your WordPress dashboard. Easily check out your highest referring channels, top posts, and number of visitors.
SumoMe designs plugins that turn one-time visitors into full-time subscribers. They have an assortment of high converting list building tools that are easy-to-setup and customizable. Check out this post on using their List Builder popup tool.
Investment: Free and premium versions (starting at $20/month) available.
7. Related Posts
Trying to keep visitors on your website? Directing them to related posts is an easy way to do just that. The Related Posts plugin adds a footer to the end of your content with thumbnails linking to other posts with similar content. Related posts can be manually selected or automatically generated.
8. Broken Link Checker
Broken links can hurt user experience (and negatively affect search engine optimization). Broken Link Checker will scan your entire site, and notify you of any images or links that are not working properly.
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CoSchedule is the king of all editorial calendars that can be used with WordPress. It allows all future content to be easily scheduled and kept in one place. Social media can be scheduled in advance, which makes for more consistent sharing of content. And it’s great to use if you’re working with a team.
Investment: Starts at $15/month for 1 user and 5 social profiles.
10. WP ConvertKit
Investment: Free (although ConverKit has a monthly subscription)