10 Must Have WordPress Plugins
#1 TO SPEED UP YOUR WEBSITE
Having a fast site is important for SEO and higher conversion rates. So if you want more traffic from Google, more email subscribers, and more sales, your WordPress website needs to be blazing fast.
WP Rocket is the easiest way to speed up your site and keep it loading fast. You can have the plugin installed and working for you in just 20 minutes or less, even if you're not techie. And it won't break your website like most other site speed plugins do.
I use WP Rocket on my own website and sites belonging to clients that I work with to achieve load times of under 3 seconds and perfect grade A PageSpeed scores.
Watch my video demonstration below to see the plugin in action.
#2 TO GROW YOUR EMAIL LIST
Convert Pro is my #1 recommended email opt-in and lead generation plugin because it is highly optimized for speed, 100% mobile responsive, and beginner friendly.
With its drag and drop builder, creating professional email opt-in forms and landing pages that look great on desktop and mobile devices has never been easier.
The plugin integrates with all popular email marketing autoresponder services, comes with a collection of professionally designed high converting templates, and advanced triggers to show the right forms to the right people at the right time.
#3 TO SECURE YOUR WEBSITE
Wordfence is a security plugin that will help protect your website against hacks and brute force attacks.
Wordfence scans your site daily for malware and other known security threats, and notifies you about potential issues that need fixing, or if your site has already been hacked.
The plugin also includes a firewall that identifies and blocks malicious traffic in real time, 2 factor login authentication, and other additional premium features that other security plugins charge for.
You don't need to pay for a security plugin. In my experience, Wordfence is the most comprehensive WordPress security solution, and the free version is all you need.
#4 TO BACKUP AND RESTORE YOUR WEBSITE
When a site is hacked, or an update, or human error breaks it, the fastest and easiest way to fix it is to restore a recent backup. My #1 recommendation for backups is Updraft Plus.
The plugin is easy to use. You can backup your site manually, or schedule automated backups, and choose from a wide range of remote storage options including Dropbox and Google Drive.
When needed you can quickly restore your site at the click of a button. Also, the plugin has been tested on a wide range of server scenarios, so you don't have to worry about it not being compatible with the server where your site is hosted.