The 14 MUST-HAVE Wordpress plugins for 2019!

There are so many options when it comes to great Wordpress Plugins. Where do you even begin? There could be dozens of options to choose from in each category. Are you starting down the path to optimise your websites performance and SEO?  Want your website running smooth as silk?  These are the plugins that you can't walk past and why.

 

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WP Chatbot by MobileMonkey

It's the fastest most straightforward way to add Facebook Messenger Chat to your WordPress website. You can answer immediate questions that may be preventing a decision or conversion happening, and it's your window to your online customers. You have one inbox that your team can be across, continual conversation history and access to the worlds largest social media platform. Plus a bevy of robust chatbot features. Be where your customers are with seamless messaging integrations.

 

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Jetpack

Keeping your site backed up and spam-free, this is a free plugin from the makers of Wordpress. Some of the free features included are website stats, downtime monitoring, brute force attack protection, social network sharing, sidebar customisation, and lots more. It's a must-have for your website.

 

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Akismet Anti-Spam

Heres your must-have spam filter. Being that Wordpress is built as a blog platform, it quickly moved into that blackhat spam machine for bots, spies and hackers. Akismet is the first line of defence for your website. It's free/personal plugin, or for commercial sites and blogs that need a more robust guard then it's our go-to recommendation for fighting spam. 

 

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WooCommerce 

If you're looking for an eCommerce solution for your Wordpress site, then WooCommerce is the way to build your online business. Build to work on your platform instead of a separate platform that you need to set up separately. With countless themes and thousands of plugins, sell anything, anytime anyhow on the most robust free plugin eCommerce solution that exists.

 

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Wordfence Security

If you need security for your site, then use the best there is with the Endpoint Solution that means your server is better protected with end-to-end encryption that cloud alternatives don't use. 

 

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 Google XML Sitemaps 

Make sure your whole site is being crawled and indexed by all Search Engines for better SEO. It creates an efficient map for the crawlers to use and retrieve your pages more efficiently. Search engines are notified all when you publish a new post. And it's free. Woohoo!

 

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This form plugin is the most popular and easy to use for the DIY web builder. Create your own or pick from loads templates, it's mobile-friendly and integrates with all devices. It has a free and a premium option but is the best drag and drop form builder for Wordpress

 

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Mailchimp

Build your audiences easily and quickly with this fantastic free CMS. Automate your workflow with newsletters, emails and funnel building. This plugin is your new best friend to build/segment your contacts and the rock-solid base of your marketing efforts. Plus 400 other available integrations - there's practically NOTHING that it doesn't talk to.  

 

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Yoast SEO

It's the best in class and its the only complete website optimisation tool that helps you improve SEO for your website. Add titles, descriptions, meta descriptions, redirects and sitemap to all your posts and pages. 

 

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MonsterInsights

By class, the best Google Analytics Plugin for WordPress with dashboards, real-time stats, page-level analytics, eCommerce tracking and universal tracking across devices and campaigns. It integrates with WooCommerce, WPForms, Yoast and Google AdSense. Set up analytics on your site in just minutes. 

 

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Redirection

Here is how to manage your 301 redirections and track 404 Errors. Reduce errors that will affect your site ranking. 

 

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WP Fastest Cache

Make sure your desktop, mobile and widget are caching at lightning speed! With features like lazy loading (only loading content as the page is scrolled), browser caching, its the best and fastest in class. 

 

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Smush Page Compression

Make sure your media is Resized, optimised, and compress with this excellent free app. It's the number one for speed and quality with its lossless compression, bulk smush and media sizing. If your website has any media, you need it SMUSHED. 

 

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Slider Revolution

This industry-standard plugin offers amazing content blocks, sliders, websites, hero headers, dynamic solutions, special FXs using their 200 templates, 2000 objects library. The best slider available today.

With over 55,000 plugins available to use for free, there is a Plugin for absolutely everything. 

Check out the comprehensive list of Plugins on the Wordpress website. Of course, you can always give these a go yourself, but they can be a bit tricky and affect your site performance.

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