Top Recommended WordPress Plugins

Having a well-structured WordPress site is vital on the web.  There are many different excellent WordPress plugins that are available to you and often times its hard to know which ones should get your attention. There are a few top ones that should be on your WordPress website to help maximize its performance and ability. Whether it is a plugin for security or style, nearly all WordPress plugins are free and can help enhance your WordPress website or blog and allow for the best experience for not only you but potential customers.

Contact Form 7

Contact Form 7 is the most flexible and reliable contact form that allows you to manage multiple contact forms within it. Contact Form 7 can be used for multiple things, often times they are a way for users to connect with the webpage quickly and easily. The Contact Form 7 is fully customizable and things as simple as name, email, and phone number to all information needed to make a hotel room reservation. Regardless of what you use Contact Form 7 for, it is a simple plugin to install, navigate and customize to fit your needs.

Askimet

Askimet is a plugin which identifies and blocks spam comments and posts. Each time a new comment is added to your site, it is submitted to Askimet which then runs hundreds of tests on the comments and either approves or denies it. Askimet is also simple to install. Once you install and active the Askimet plugin, all you need to do is get an API key, which will allow you to

Facebook Link

The Facebook “Like” Button is a feature that every business should take advantage of. The Facebook “Like” Button allows customers to connect directly to your business Facebook page. It is also helpful to feed in some of the post feeds and status updates from your Facebook page to your website as well. Users can easily connect with potential customers visiting their website. If possible, you should also add another other social media tools that you utilize, such as; Twitter, Google +, and Pinterest. It is always important to engage with your followers, because more followers can translate to more business.

All-In-One-SEO Pack

Perhaps one of the most important, All-In-One SEO Pack. This is a SEO plugin that you can use to automatically optimize your WordPress website or blog for search engines, allowing your website to be found much easier when your keywords are searched in search engines such as Google. SEO is extremely important to have on your website as it makes your web site and its content attractive, relevant and visible to search engines and web searchers.

While there are many other great plugins to consider having on your website, the ones above will cover four different aspects of your website and will provide;  an easy way to be reached, a guard against spam, social media, and Search Engine Optimization tools. So, on your next WordPress blog or website, try out the above plugins and see how they improve your websites performance.

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