There more than 5000+ of plugins exists in the WordPress repository. Plugins are developed for improve functionality of a website. Different types of plugin solve different types problem. Plugins are not complicated like themes. Each plugin is completely different to each other by name, functionality, problem solving criteria etc. You might find 2 or more plugin for a same problem but still you will not find it so difficult to choose the right plugin.
You can easily use a WordPress website without any plugin but it will be merely a standard. To run it smoother, more functional to some extent you’ll need some plugins. In this article, we will discuss about some basic or essential plugin to create a functional and standard WordPress website.
Contact Form 7
You can tell it by the name what it does. Yes, Contact Form 7 basically used for create and manage multiple contact form in your site. Contact form is essential whether you’re blogger or e-commerce site owner. People may need to contact with you at some point. The form also supports AJAX-powered submission, CAPTCHA etc. This exclusive plugin is developed by Takayuki Miyoshi.
Yoast is called the number 1 SEO plugin existing in the market. Every website which is built with WordPress, from the little ones to the multi-millionaire money making websites uses Yoast for their SEO tools. It needs no further admiration as it precedes its reputation itself. Currently Yoast has more than 5 million active installation. Yoast is one of the original WordPress plugins since 2008. You can use this plugin without any hesitation. This plugin is developed by the Yoast Team.
Now-a-days, security is the major concern in the internet world. Akismet Anti-Spam can save your website from spamming. After installing this plugin to your website, every comment every form submission will have to go through their global database to check if the comment or submission is a spam or not. This will contain your site from affecting with malicious content. And the creator of this plugin and the savior of your website is happened to be the mother of WordPress, Automattic.
It is where you write all your post. It is the most easy, simple and obviously the ‘classic’ editor exists. This editor/plugin has some special features like
- Admin can choose the default editor for all user.
- Admin can allow user to choose their default editor.
- User to user privacy option is enabled.
And much more.
This is an official WordPress plugin developed and maintained by the WordPress Contributors.
Jetpack is the shield that guards the realm of WordPress from any kind of attack like malware, spamming, unauthorized login even brute force attack. If you want security, performance and maintenance of your site with a single plugin, Jetpack is the only solution to it. Needless to say, that this powerful plugin is developed by Automattic.
There is no person alive, who hasn’t heard the name of WooCommerce in this industry. This is the most popular, most downloaded e-commerce plugin in the e-commerce history. Install this plugin and you’re good to go sell your product online in a minute. It has all the features needed to setup an e-commerce store. The easiest, convenient, all-in-one e-commerce plugin is developed by Automattic.
Monster Insight is the best google analytics plugin developed be the Monster Insight itself. If you know from where and how your visitors comes and interact with your website, it would help you making decisions to develop your business. It is both easy and powerful and another essential plugin to grow your business. It shows only the real stats of your site.
However, you will find thousands of plugins in WordPress.org but these plugins are the basic.