8 Best WordPress Plugins Must Have For Your Website.

If you have a WordPress website and you don’t know, how to manage it without giving so much time daily, then this is for you. (WordPress Plugins for beginners)

Best WordPress Plugins For Beginners:

As You have a WordPress website, Then you definitely need this plugin to keep your website safe and secure, and management-free.

What you have to do is just timely update your plugins to keep it safe or you can also keep them on auto-updates so that when it needs updates they will automatically get updated.

Let’s start with 1st very important plugin that is for website security.

1. Wordfence Security Plugin

Wordfence is a free WordPress security plugin that includes an endpoint firewall (WAF) and a malware scanner. 

It secures your website from hackers, malware, or any other harmful activities against your website.

Another advantage of this is it is a free plugin and does not need any maintenance, just needs to do timely updates.

You need not look into harmful URLs it will maintain your site perfectly.

I will definitely recommend you this plugin because my website is also safe from years from this plugin, not any malware attacks, or being hacked.

It also has its premium version, in case you need extra protection or need post-hack actions you need the premium version.

Steps to install wordfence plugins:

  1. Open WordPress dashboard, in plugins section click add new.
Wordfence

2. Search for wordfence in the search box, install & activate the plugin.

Wordfence

2.UpdraftPlus

UpdraftPlus simplifies backups and restoration. It is the world’s highest-ranking and most popular scheduled backup plugin.

It backs up the website with plugins and other data, so that if any damage to your website then you can always delete and reboot your site with this plugin.

you just need to connect it with your google drive and take backup once a week or month.

If your website is suddenly gone, no need to worry if you have installed the updraft plus plugin.

It is the best plugin when you are new to wordpress and trying new things, with you can take risks if you lost something during this you can take backup using updraft.

Steps to install UpdraftPlus:

  1. Open WordPress dashboard,in plugins section click add new.
Wordfence
UpdraftPlus Plugin Activation

3. After activation, Go to the settings and choose your remote storage (I will recommend google drive)

remote storage updraftplus plugin

Pros:

  • Easy to use process. If you already use it as your backup plugin then you can create a complete backup and import it on any location
  • Schedule and store your WordPress backups to remote locations.
  • Works with WordPress multisite networks
  • Incremental backups allow you to save server resources

Cons:

Pricing: You can purchase the Migrator Addon for $30 and use it with the free version of UpdraftPlus. Alternatively, you can buy UpdraftPlus Premium for $70.

3.Yoast SEO

Yoast SEO is one of the best WordPress SEO plugins on the market and offers a comprehensive set of features to optimize your website.

It provides all the information to keep your website optimized.

If it indicates SEO green then your blog is fully optimized you don’t need to worry about the on-page SEO of your blog.

For Reference:

You will find this at the bottom of your page or post in the SEO analysis section, also readability analysis you can do after installing Yoast SEO plugin.

If the SEO analysis and readability analysis are showing green as the above image you need not worry about on-page SEO.

Steps for installation of Yoast SEO Plugin are the same as other plugins as shown above.

4.W3 total cache

W3 Total Cache (W3TC) improves the SEO, Core Web Vitals, and overall user experience of your site by increasing website performance and reducing load times.

For clearing cache timely, you must install this plugin.

Steps for installation of Yoast SEO Plugin are the same as other plugins as shown above.

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5. All in one wp-migration

All-in-One WP Migration has been extensively tested and confirmed to be compatible with most WordPress plugins and themes.


This means you don’t get to experience cross-plugin compatibility issues that can slow down, bug, or break down your WordPress website when you install and use All-in-One WP Migration.


As a matter of fact, All-in-One WP Migration has partnered with multiple theme/plugin vendors to distribute their themes/plugins with us as a single, easy to use, easy to install package.


These vendors trust us and our plugin to provide their customers with reliable product delivery, support, migrations, and backups.

All-in-One WP Migration is a popular WordPress migration plugin with a comprehensive set of features.

Pros:

  • Tested and supports a large number of WordPress hosting providers, operating systems, PHP versions, and more.
  • Supports older versions upto WordPress 3.3
  • It bypasses your host’s file size limits by importing chunks of data.

Cons:

  • The free version limits import size to 512 MB
  • You’ll need to manually install WordPress on new location
  • For multisite exports you’ll need a separate paid extension

Pricing: The basic plugin is free, but you’ll need the Unlimited extension to remove import size restriction. The Unlimited extension is available at $69 for a lifetime license.

Steps for installation of Yoast SEO Plugin are the same as other plugins as shown above.

6.Site kit by google

Site Kit is the official WordPress plugin from Google for insights about how people find and use your site. 

Site Kit makes it easy for WordPress site owners to understand how their site is doing and what to do next. As a WordPress site owner, Site Kit offers you:

  • Easy to verify site ownership through Search Console — no need to paste a code snippet on your site to prove you’re an owner.
  • Convenient and easy access to relevant stats directly in your WordPress dashboard. We save you time — see the key information right when you sign in.
  • Cross-product insights — Google Search Console, Google Analytics, PageSpeed Insights, AdSense — are combined into a single, intuitive dashboard. We help you make informed decisions, quickly.
  • No source code editing. This is the easiest way to install and manage Google products on your site in just a few clicks.

To know more about use and activation of site kit plugin in detail with tutorials visit this blog .

7.HFCM

Header Footer Code Manager (HFCM) is a simple and effective tool that allows you to add snippets to your head, footer, or any part of your WordPress website without making any edits to your theme or fussing around with code.

Add a code snippet manually using Shortcodes:

  1. Click on HFCM > Add New
  2. Enter a suitable name for your snippet, which would help you distinguish it from other snippets. For Example: Live Chat – Shortcode Snippet (if you are entering a custom code snippet for a live chat functionality)
  3. Choose the display options as Shortcode Only, and then add the code snippet in the Snippet / Code text area.
  4. Click on Save to save your snippet to the database. You can navigate to HFCM > All Snippets to view/edit/delete your save snippets.

Steps for installation of Yoast SEO Plugin are the same as other plugins as shown above.

8.WPForms

WPForms is the most beginner friendly WordPress contact form plugin.

The WPForms WordPress plugin is a powerful, popular drag-and-drop form generator that will allow you to easily create and embed forms on your website.

How to use this:

Creating a Custom Form with WPForms WordPress Plugin

Contact forms allow your visitors to interact with your site. You can create email submission forms, request forms, comment forms, payment forms, and more

Step 1. In your WordPress dashboard, navigate to WPForms > Add New.

Step 2. Enter a name for the form.

Step 3. For the template selection, click Blank Form or Simple Contact Form.

Step 4. Select your form fields.

Step 5. Click Save.

Steps for installation of Yoast SEO Plugin are the same as other plugins as shown above.

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