Want useful WordPress sites? Try useful WordPress plugins

Want useful WordPress sites? Try useful WordPress plugins

One of the best things about having a WordPress website is customizability. You can make your WordPress site look and function however you want through the use of plugins, or programs and applications that can fit right into your site and perform a desired function. As a company, we use WordPress a lot not only for its customizability, but also for its SEO qualities!

wordpress-logo-hoz-rgbYou’ll discover many WordPress plugins as you tinker with your website and grow it. To get you started, though, here are a few useful plugins you can use from day one to give your website new capabilities. If you’re unsure how to incorporate these plugins into your WordPress website, be sure to contact your webmaster for assistance!

Yoast for SEO

Search engine optimization is a huge part of every website. Yoast is one of the leading WP plugins for SEO on the market today – and it’s free.

Yoast gives you the ability to optimize your page with built-in content analysis that guides you along the path of ensuring the proper keywords are placed throughout your content in the proper places.

It also takes care of a lot of behind-the-scenes technical tweaks that further fine-tune your site’s optimization.

WooCommerce Shopping

If you have a retail website, or one that uses ecommerce, you need a great ecommerce plugin.

For a low-cost, high-powered option, try WooCommerce. WooCommerce is free to use, gives you enhanced store management, security, and reporting, and also allows you to incorporate marketing and promotion campaigns.

You can also choose from a variety of inexpensive add-ons to make it even more robust, but even the basic, free version is incredibly powerful.

ShareThis Social Media Sharing

There are a lot of social media sharing applications and plugins, but ShareThis is one of the most popular and versatile for WordPress.

ShareThis gives you the ability to let your visitors spread your message by sharing your content easily to all of the major platforms – including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, Instagram, and Google+.  You can also customize ShareThis easily and create a plugin that best fits your website and what you want it to do.

 Event Expresso

This plugin is great for creating an event RSVP environment! Back end reporting, event management and scheduling make this plugin super easy and effective if you need to create events and RSVPs via your website! With different types of RSVP options i.e. payment, RSVP only and group RSVPs, this plugin makes event planning effortless!

Planning on building a new website? You can’t go wrong with a WordPress website! For more information about WordPress and your new website project, contact WBN Marketing today!

Nella DeCesare, Nella@wbn-marketing.com