Top 7 Must-Have WordPress Plugins For Business Websites

Are you looking forward to adding more features in your WordPress site and augment its functionality?

WordPress plugins help you in adding more features to your website providing a better user experience. You can add new functionality such as instant messaging, eCommerce, chat, payments, booking, events and many more. And the good thing is you can easily find those plugins in WordPress repository and add to your website free of cost (in most of the cases).

However, you need to be mindful of the fact that adding too many plugins will increase the load on your site and sometimes the new plugins can break your website.

We never recommend adding or updating plugins on the live website. It’s better safe than sorry.
Our recommended process is to sync the live website in the staging server and carry out all your regular tasks there or experiments and then push to the live.

If you need any help in the process or more clarification, please feel free to reach out to our WP experts.

For now, we have listed below the top 7 must-have WordPress plugins for business websites.

  1. Yoast SEO

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    SEO is something that every business runs after. After all, why wouldn’t you run after something that helps in boosting the inflow of traffic on your site? WordPress is known for being SEO friendly. It can tremendously increase the number of visitors that your site receives.One such WordPress plugin that provides a wholesome solution for all your SEO needs is Yoast SEO. It lets you add metatags, generate sitemaps, and link your site to Google Search Console. It also has an efficient Redirect feature that helps you in creating 301 redirects.

    This plugin will take care of all of your SEO needs. It will help you with mostly on-page optimisation.

    After using this plugin, you will notice there are many features to optimise in your articles for Google i.e. alt text, title text, header, images, focus etc .

    Moreover, the premium version of this plugin has a very strong and efficient interlinking feature which helps you in linking your internal pages analyse the article readability and so on.

  2. Gravity Forms

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    Contact forms are an important component of a business WordPress site. They help you in connecting with the visitors of your website, receiving feedback, and answering queries.

    You can create contact forms on your site by using GravityForms. It is a paid plugin with a powerful drag and drop form builder.

    You can use it to create forms on your WordPress site. A variety of different forms including survey forms, donation forms, email subscription forms, and order forms. Additionally, it has predesigned templates that you can use to quickly create a form of your choice.

    But if you have any other need for forms, our team of experts can create custom WordPress websites with features that are customised to your needs.

  3. WP Rocket

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    Another plugin that is fit to address your SEO and website speed needs is WP Rocket. It will help you to speed up the website significantly. As a result, the ranking will sky-rocket and your site’s visitors will surely have a great user experience.

    This plugin will not only help you in improving the SEO ranking but will also improve the overall performance of your site. It will help you in optimising conversion rates and make your pages render more quickly. The performance of your web server will also improve drastically.

    Another way to have a lightning-fast website is to have it custom built. Get in touch with our team of experts to learn how we create custom WordPress websites that are SEO optimised and fast.

  4. Wordfence

    Wordfence security WordPressIt’s the best security plugin for WordPress website. It scans regularly and protects your website with the best security available on the web. It has many great features like real-time malware scan, firewall which helps to protect from malicious attacks and hacking.

    We recommend using a premium version of Wordfence for your website if you are serious about the security and performance.

  5. Akismet

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    Akismet is commonly known as Jetpack’s cousin. Almost 3 million active installs at WordPress.org grants it the credibility that it deserves.

    It catches comments that are spamming your site and creating chaos. You can easily moderate all the comments on your site. This plugin provides you with the tools that help you in dealing with comment spam.

    The latest version of this plugin comes with self-hosted WordPress. The whole process is quite simple. Its basic plan is free, but you can avail a few premium benefits by paying a nominal fee. This plugin cannot really be classified as affordable. However, we always advise our customers to value quality over affordability.

  6. Jetpack

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    Jetpack is one brilliant WordPress plugin. It has all the brilliant features one requires in a WordPress site. This plugin can be called the ultimate one-stop-solution for your WordPress site.

    Jetpack is indeed capable of taking care of all of your website’s needs. Your website’s privacy, performance, traffic growth, image optimization as well as appearance can all be single-handedly taken care of by this plugin.

    By default, it shares your site’s content with the search engines so that your traffic inflow can increase and you can reach more and more of your target audience. It also gives you the option of creating sitemaps so that it becomes easier for the search engines to index your site.

  7. WooCommerce

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    WooCommerce is particularly beneficial for eCommerce sites. It helps users in creating a gallery of products on their WordPress site. The description of the products can include pictures, prices, SKUs, and categories.

    In addition to that, this plugin generates invoices automatically. This facilitates the users in providing a better user experience to their visitors, that too in a more organized fashion. Moreover, it also offers a convenient method of making payments for the visitors who wish to shop from the site.

Conclusion

Just like wearing jewellery compliment the look of a woman, adding plugins to a WordPress site enhances the functionality as well as aesthetics of the site.

If you think your site lacks that x-factor, try adding a few relevant plugins and feel the difference!

However, deciding which plugin is suitable for your site is a difficult task. A comprehensive analysis of the needs and requirements of your site needs to be undertaken.

If you think you are not experienced enough for this task, feel free to reach out to us. We guarantee you swift service with commendable results!