Now that your website is up and running, make it more appealing by using plugins for the website to help you reach your goals.
What Are Plugins?
These are similar to apps that you normally use to your mobile phones that can take your website from good to great!
Here are some of the best plugins you can use to your WordPress site.
If spam comments have been giving you a headache, you must install Akismet. It checks the comments in each page you have on your site whether it’s a spam or not. Upon installing Akismet you will never have to worry to spend time deleting those unnecessary comments to your website created by unknown people.
If you really want your website to rank on Google, YOAST SEO plugin will help you to remember the little things you forget and to improve your articles by suggesting proper keywords, meta description, meta title and slug. There are three different colors that will appear on your dashboard when using this plugin, red means your article needs improvement, orange means its okay or fair enough while green means you’re good to go, publish your work and spread the word.
Google wants your site to load within two seconds, Hummingbird will scan your site and will provide you a list of the things you need to fix and just by simple clicks you can easily remove those errors that make your site loads slowly. Hummingbird is great for non-technical people, for an easy optimizing of your site.
This enables you to track the number of web visitors you have per day and how long they have stayed checking your site and reading your articles. Google Analytics plugin in WordPress features the following:
- Real-time number of visitors
- Real-time acquisition channels
- Real-time traffic sources details
It also provides you reports in locations, pages, referrers, traffic channels, the device used by the people checking your website.
GOOGLE XML SITEMAPS
One of the must-have plugins in WordPress, if you’re using YOAST SEO plugin and you’ve been posting articles for a year or months now, this plugin will help you to index your pages to search engines, meaning to say, when readers search for your target keywords, one of the results that can be found in Google, Yahoo, and Bing is the article you uploaded to your website.
Google XML Sitemap helps those search engines to determine if your site is relevant to the needs of those readers searching on the web.
Installing this plugin is like hiring your own web developer anytime you need it. This will back up all the files you have on your site, you can even make a schedule whenever you want to save and keep your files especially when migrating or doing some tweaks on the web design.
If you don’t take action to back up your site then, you are taking a big risk!
We hope you find our article very useful when planning to choose plugins to be installed to your website. More tips are coming your way!