Top 10 WordPress Plugins For Your Small Business

Give your WordPress website a boost with these 10 great plugins.
As a small business owner it is vital to have a professional looking website with all the functionality you require, as well as it being easy to modify, update and grow. Many small business owners like to have control over our websites without needing to contact a developer every time an update is needed. There are huge advantages of having the flexibility to modify your own website, such as being able to implement changes at short notice in order to keep up with competitor websites. So how do we do this?
The answer is simple: WordPress!
Getting started with WordPress is simple. We’ve been hosting WordPress websites from the very start of the company, and our tailor-made premium WordPress hosting is designed and optimized to support and empower even the most complex WordPress websites. Once you’ve got your hosting sorted, youre ready to choose a website template from their “Themes”, but what if you want those extra, super cool features you’ve seen on other sites? Its time to enter the world of plugins! Plugins expand the horizons for your business website, introducing cool new functionality and making your site easier to manage and easier to engage with on the customer side.
Heres a list of whats hot in the world of WordPress Plugins:
WordPress SEO by Yoast
This tried and tested plugin is a great help for addressing all of your SEO needs. For each page or blog post it asks for a target keyword, which it then analyzes in relation to your content. You can edit the meta tags, adjust content length, avoid repetition and much more.
Contact Form 7
A free, flexible, multi-form adding tool.
Buddy Press
A very cool and quirky plugin that allows you to create and manage your very own online community, kind of like your own social media network! This is cool for businesses who already have a local following. Imagine building a society away from all of the giants and making it your very own.
Email marketing is still one of the most effective ways of promoting your business and engaging with returning customers. To do this properly it has to look and feel professional and trustworthy, all of which MailChimp offers. You can create email campaigns, analyse email statistics, choose from beautiful templates or – if you prefer – create your own HTML email.
Spam – it really is a problem, and sifting through tons of useless emails is no fun. Also, dodgy comments left on your website is not a good look. Akismet addresses this by going through all of this and moves all spam like comments into the appropriate folder.
iThemes Security (Formerly Better WP Security)
This plugin defends your website against hacker attacks and malicious login attempts – something no one can afford to risk.
Marketing Optimizer for WordPress
If you want to run some A/B tests to find out which homepage yields better returns or which layout works better, this is the plugin you need.
Facebook Comments
This is a plugin that allows your visitors to leave a comment that instantly appears on Facebook. This way your site is fully integrated with one of the worlds leading social media platforms.
Google XML Sitemaps
For any good SEO bookkeeping, a sitemap is very important as it allows Google to understand the navigation of your site. This plugin will help you with that.
WP Popup Plugin
Those annoying popup boxes we encounter on websites are actually still effective – if youd like to try a subscription or newsletter info popup, this is your tool.
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