One of the main reasons why we love WordPress, is that it is completely scalable to your needs. Whether you want a simple personal blog, or a full-scale e-commerce store online, you can do it with WordPress. Added functionality is added to the WordPress framework by means of thousands of free plugins, and numerous premium versions. Thus, it allows you to create a completely customisable site at a fraction of the cost and without knowing much about coding at all.

Today, we’re going to look at some of the best plugins available for WordPress.

#1 – WordPress SEO by Yoast

Unless you’ve lived under a rock, you know just how important search engine optimisation is to driving traffic to your site. SEO by Yoast is here to make it easy for you. It is a complete SEO plugin for WordPress that incorporates everything: sitemaps, meta descriptions, image titles, image titles, page content optimisation, and much more, in the free version alone. The premium version includes Video SEO and the Video SEO manual plugin, as well as Local SEO to help you achieve the winning edge in Google Maps.

#2 – Gravity Forms

Another feature-rich plugin, Gravity forms integrates with various third party services to bring a better user-experience to your site. You can now easily incorporate PayPal and other services into your site by building forms and embedding them into your WordPress site.

#3 – BackupBuddy

Everyday, hackers are becoming more savvy, and hundreds of sites are targeted every day. Sometimes we make mistakes, deleting the wrong files, or causing files to become corrupt. Sometimes, our plugins malfunction. However, BackupBuddy can quickly help you recover from a crash or other problem.

#4 – WooCommerce

This e-commerce plugin is widely reviewed, tested and certified and it can be used to sell anything in any way you wish. Bundled with a range of payment gateways including Paypal, it offers a range of options with regard to shipping, inventory, reporting, marketing and tax.

#5 – W3 Total Cache

We live in a fast world, and users don’t want to wait more than 3 seconds for your site to load. Use W3 Total Cache, the only performance optimisation framework on WordPress, to increase your page speed and improve the user-experience for your visitors. This plugin is used on some of the best known sites, and recommended by the biggest web hosts.

These are just some of the amazing plugins available to make your website more awesome. Speak to us if you’re looking for a specific plugin.