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Must have wordpress plugins 2019

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With so many wordpress plugins available it’s difficult to choose which ones to use for your wordpress site. Especially when their are new plugins every year. So we’ve compiled a list of the must have wordpress plugins for 2019.

  1. WP rocket

WP rocket is by far the best wordpress caching plugin. It allows for fast performance with no tech skills needed. And the support is absolutely amazing. They are knowledgeable and helpful. Well worth the price.

Pros:

– Simple Setup

– Database Optimization

Cons:       

  • Not Free
  1. Yoast SEO

An old plugin that just keeps getting better with age. Yoast SEO has helped many websites rank in the search engines. It has over five million free installations as well. It’s extremely easy to optimize for SEO with this plugin whether you are  updating meta description or configuring sitemaps. 

Pros:

  • Easy to use
  • Bulk Editing
  • Integrates with search console

Cons:

  • News SEO and Video SEO are not Free
  • Redirect Manager is not free
  • Doesn’t understand intent
  1. Securi

       The internet is becoming less secure. This freemium plugin by SECURI is extremely helpful to secure your website. This plugin should be on anyone’s top priority list. It’s a security plugin and web application firewall that is means to complement your existing security. Attacks like DDoS, malware threats, XSS attacks, brute force, etc., can all be stop with Securi.

Pros:

  • Remote malware scanning
  • File integrity Monitoring
  • Seamless email notifications

Cons

  • Website firewall (premium)
  1. Smush

Search engine’s love fast websites. Your images must compress and Smush can get it done for you. Resize and compress images.

Pros:

  • Very easy to use
  • Incorrect Size Image Detection
  • Automated Optimization

Cons:

  • Sometimes an upgrade to premium is necessary
  1. Askimet anti-spam

Eradicate all the spam that’s sent out with this one plugin. Askimet checks your comments against a global database to help prevent from malicious content. If your blog accepts user comments then it is a must have. Best of all… maintenance is performed by the company behind wordpress.com so you know it must be good.

Pros:

Automatically checks all comments and filters

– Moderators can see the numbers of approved comments

– Discard feature blocks the worst spam which saves space

Cons:

  • Sometimes false positives pass through
  1. Insert headers and footers

It’s not necessary anymore to figure out where you added a script for a plugin or in what theme file. Inserting Google Analytics tracking code is a breeze with insert headers and footers . When you need to quickly add a code like Facebook Pixel, insert headers and footers is your go to solution.

            Pros:

  • Insert any code or script
  • Quick to set up
  • Free

Cons:

  • No cons. Great plugin all around
  1. Woocommerce

   Running an ecommerce site is very simple with this free plugin. Sell both physical and digital goods with ease. You can turn your website into a ecommerce powerhouse. And unlike shopify, and bigcommerce, Woocommerce is one of the most popular ecommerce platforms out there.

Pros:

  • Mobile friendly
  • The REST API allows for customization
  • Ability to accept paypal, credit cards, and cash on delivery.

Cons:

  • Heavy Plugin for wordpress
  • Not very SEO friendly
  • Security could be stronger
  1. Contact Form

Contact Form can manage multiple contact forms, it is extremely robust. it runs on millions of sites and is both simple and customizable. With the advanced settings tab you can easily configure Mail, Messages, and additional settings.

Pros:

  • No coding skills necessary
  • Free
  • Support Askimat, CAPTCHA

Cons:

  • Long wait time for support
  1. Broken link Checker

SEO is so important. And sometimes with wordpress you have to move fast and change urls very quickly. But there’s some good news. Broken Link Checker will check all of your posts, comments, and other content for broken links. What’s’ really great about it is it prevents search engines from finding those 404 pages. You really couldn’t ask for more.

Pros:

  • Free
  • Easy to use
  • Notification sent via email

 

Cons:

  • Could go more in depth
  1. Mailchimp

Outreach is so important for your business or brand. And Mailchimp is a service that manages subscribers, sends emails, and tracks results. It’s an excellent tool for any marketer, webmaster, or business owner. It even supports Contact Form 7 and Woocommerce.

Pros:

 

  • Lightweight plugin
  • Create stylish newsletters
  • Add forms anywhere

 

 

Cons:

  • Cannot A/B Test

 

  1. 11. Foo Gallery

FooGallery  let’s you arrange, drag, and drop images with ease. It also lets you choose a gallery template so you don’t have to start from the beginning saving you time. It’s simply one of the best image gallery plugins out there.

Pros:

  • Free
  • Stylish Galleries
  • Intuitive

 

 

Cons:

  • Cannot A/B Test

 

 

 

Conclusion

 

These are the must have wordpress plugins for 2019. We all need plugins for our wordpress sites, choosing them can get tough. Which ones can you not live without?

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