5+ Must Have WordPress Plugins & Why You Actually Need Them

In this video, I am going to introduce you five must-have plugins for WordPress and explain what makes each one stand out Better yet, I'm also going to provide real data to justify why I think each plugin is essential

Let’s get started! The first of the must-have plugins on our list is Revive Old Post It’s designed to help drive more traffic to your website via social media To accomplish this, the plugin takes your site’s new and old publications and automatically shares them on Twitter and Facebook With this plugin, you will be able to set a schedule for your social media publications and include hashtags and links back to your website Social media is the source of over 30% of referral traffic to most websites

That means you’re losing out on a massive amount of potential traffic if you don’t remain active on social media SEO it's not dead, and we all know that Google loves WordPress The way you can maximize the potential of your WordPress website in this field is Yoast SEO This plugin is by far the most popular SEO tool in the WordPress landscape, and it’s easy to see why it’s one of our must-have plugins Not only can it help you improve your SEO, it can even analyze your content’s readability

About 79% of users only scan through your posts and pages, so the more accessible your copy is, the greater your chance of retaining their attention With Yoast, you will be able to optimize your posts and pages using keywords and meta descriptions, check how well your content is currently optimized and make improvements easily As I mentioned, you can also improve your content's readability with simple tips, like so An average of 30,000 websites gets hacked every day When you consider the fact that WordPress powers nearly 30% of sites on the web, you can see why it’s a frequent target

Moreover, parts of your WordPress website can sometimes stop working due to simple errors A single recent backup can save you a ton of headaches, whether you’ve been attacked, encounter a compatibility issue, or simply want to migrate your site This is where our next must-have plugin comes into play There are plenty of WordPress backup plugins available online, but few of them are as powerful and easy to use as UpdraftPlus It integrates with multiple cloud storage options to safeguard your backups

And you can even automate your backups with a recurring schedule With this plugin, you can create automatic or manual backups of your WordPress website, store your backups locally, on the cloud and then you will be able to restore it to a previous state The average website’s file size is 63% images That means optimizing your images can make a huge difference to your site’s page load times Why is that important? Because if your website takes more than three seconds to load, over half your visitors will abandon it

Compress JPEG and PNG Images plugin, takes every graphic you upload to WordPress and optimizes it so that it takes up less space It does this using ‘lossy’ compression, which means you get drastic reductions in size with minimal loss of quality This plugin will automatically compress your images using lossy optimization, for both JPEG and PNG file types You need to know that it can also bulk optimize any old images that you have and resize any new images you upload to your website I want to mention that if you upload less than 500 images per month, you can use it free of charge

#5 WP Fastest Cache This little-known plugin will create static HTML files from your dynamic WordPress blog content Let me explain this When somebody accesses a page or a post on your WordPress website, PHP and the MySQL database are used, which means there is a bunch of resources used on your server, like RAM and CPU The more people access the site, the more resources are used and the loading time goes slower and slower In this case, you need a cache system that generates a static HTML file of your pages and posts and then saves them

After that, al users navigating on your site will reach the static HTML page instead of the dynamic content, and then the loading time will become faster because the fewer resources used I am sure you understand why you need this plugin If you have experience with other plugins I encourage you to recommend them in the comments below and then I invite you to check out these videos to learn more about WordPress Don't forget to Subscribe to this channel please to get the new videos we create every week, right when we publish them Tap the bell to be sure you will never miss a video, and you are all set

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