Top 10 WordPress Plugins This is a guest post by Vignesh Pandy, Front-end Developer at Opteamize

Our company focuses on WordPress development for building client websites. The reason for this is the continuing popularity of WordPress (both free and paid) and a wide selection of themes and templates.

We want to build our clients’ sites quickly and free of errors and wish to match our client’s expectations.

Plugins are one of the great features of WordPress. Plugins are add-ons to the themes or templates to change the functionality of WordPress. They are developed by companies with expertise in PHP, databases, and an understanding of how WordPress works.

Here is a list of ten WordPress plugins which I use. You can take a look at them and recommend them to fellow users.

#1 – Yoast

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WordPress Yoast SEO is not just an SEO plugin, it is the complete website optimization package. Apart from adding titles and descriptions to your articles, you can also add open graph metadata, analyse pages, publish XML sitemap, and more. The Yoast plugin is easy to install and setup and that’s why we use it on all our websites.

#2 – UpdraftPlus Backup

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UpdraftPlus is the easiest and most beginner friendly WordPress backup and migration plugin. It quickly sets up an automatic backup schedule for your website. You can store your backups on the Cloud and rest easy, knowing you’ve backed up all your content. If you want to keep your WordPress content safe, you need UpdraftPlus.

#3 – WP Fastest Cache

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WP Fastest Cache increases the load speed for WordPress pages, which will improve the overall visitor experience. It increases server performance by reducing download times. By reducing page load times, overall site performance improves which helps your site’s rank in search engines. WP Fastest Cache also helps improve web server performance during high traffic periods, which is crucial for larger websites.

#4 – Fast Secure Contact Form

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Fast Secure Contact Form is the most beginner friendly contact form plugin for WordPress. This online form builder allows you to easily create contact forms, email subscription forms, order forms, payment forms, and other types of online forms with just a few clicks. We use it on WPBeginner and all of our other sites.

#5 – BulletProof Security

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Any website on the internet can get hacked or attacked by malicious denial of service attacks. You need to prepare yourself for such harmful threats. That’s why we use BulletProof Security to monitor our website security. BulletProof Security offers real-time alerts, website security scanner, and even offers malware removal service

#6 – Autoptimize

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Autoptimize makes optimizing your site easy. It joins all scripts and styles, compresses them, adds expires headers, caches them, and moves styles to the page head and can move scripts to the footer. It also shortens the HTML code itself, making your page lightweight. There are advanced options and an extensive API available to enable you to tailor Autoptimize to each site’s specific needs.

#7 – Social Share Button & Analytics by GetSocial

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Social share button & analytics by GetSocial. The unique Social Plugin to let you integrate Social Shares, Social Login, and Social Comments on your website.

#8 – WooCommerce

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WooCommerce. WooCommerce is a powerful, extendable eCommerce plugin that helps you sell anything. WooCommerce is a free eCommerce plugin that allows you to sell anything in a beautifully.

#9 – Black Studio TinyMCE Widget

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With the Black Studio TinyMCE Widget, you can insert rich text and/or media objects directly into your sidebars without any HTML coding through a visual editor. This helps because by default, WordPress text widgets lack the editor capabilities that are offered in posts and pages. The Black Studio TinyMCE Widget overcomes these limitations by providing a clean visual interface for adding media and text. Those that prefer to switch from a visual editor to HTML (like posts and pages) also have that option.

#10 – BJ Lazy Load

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BJ Lazy Load helps your WordPress site load faster and saves bandwidth. The plugin replaces most images on your site with a placeholder and loads the content as it gets close to entering the browser screen when a visitor scrolls the page. You can use it for as post images, thumbnails, content IFrames, and Gravatar images. You can also include other images within your site using a delivered function.

Those were my top ten WordPress plugins. Be sure to use them to improve the functionality of your website.

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