Must Use WordPress Plugins:
What is a Must Use WordPress Plugins?
Must use WordPress plugins architecture allows users to extend the features and functionality of a website or blog. WordPress has over 50,000 plugins available, each of which offers custom functions and features enabling users to tailor their sites to their specific needs. These customizations range from search engine optimization, to client portals used to display private information to logged in users, to content management systems, to content displaying features, such as the addition of widgets and navigation bars. Not all available plugins are always abreast with the upgrades and as a result they may not function properly or may not function at all. One way to check if you website is compatible with a plugin, is to look beneath the tekst thats saying: “Compatible with your version of WordPress”
Plugins are a must to every website. Whether it is Cache, Traffic tracking, or Optimalisation. Jetpack is a decent all in one plugin. Only we think it lacks because it wants it all and is not specialised in one thing. You can install this plugin but we recommend you don’t and install our 4 recommended plugins.
Our 4 Must Use WordPress Plugins:
Caching plugins are great plugins. They are the plugins that speed up your website by using cookies. When someone visits your website, his browser will create a cookie that saves the structure / layout of your website on a text file. When the visitor comes back or moves to another page of your website, the structure / layout is already saved on that file. Now his browser first reads that file instead of loading all the data from your site. This makes loading very efficient and fast. We use WP Fastest Cache. It’s easy to setup and works everytime!
SEO Plugin (Search Engine Optimalisation)!
SEO plugins are also must needed plugins. They optimize your search engine results. Like higher ranking in google or other search engines. Yoast SEO works like a checkup. You start with red dots and you just try to make them green with their tips.
Traffic Tracking Plugin!
This Google Analytics Dashboard for WordPress plugin enables you to track your site using the latest Google Analytics tracking code and allows you to view key Google Analytics stats in your WordPress website. The Google Analytics tracking code is fully customizable through options and hooks, allowing advanced data collection using custom dimensions and events.
Social Media Plugin!
Access Share or AddThis is a great plugin to get free fraffic. When someone share or likes your page, other people will see it too. Which generates free traffic to your website. This plugin also connects your social media accounts to your website. Which is good for SEO.
How to Install Must Use WordPress Plugins!
First of all login to your WordPress dashboard. There you look for Add New in the category Plugins.
As a result you can look for any plugin you want. We just need our recommended 4 plugins. The more plugins the more data / code your website gets. Which results in a slower website.
Tip: We recommend you use as few as possible plugins to optimize your website.
Search for all 4 must use WordPress plugins in the upper right corner search bar and click on install to install them.
After that you need to activate the plugin just like themes by clicking Activate.
Finaly when you activated it, you should take a look in the settings of the plugin. Search on yourtube or on their official website for more information. Links are beneath the pictures.
Congratulations, you finished the complete step by step tutorial: How to make a free website!
If you dont want to spend that much time, you can always try Shopify!