WordPress not only works to create blogs, although it was created mainly for it, today we can use it to build many types of websites thanks to the popularity that this platform has acquired during its years. Its ease of use, design and other aspects help users who do not know about layout to carry out very professional websites, and those who do know about layout to take the creation of websites to another level.
What would WordPress be without plugins? Better not think about it.
Those little tools and software that help us achieve (almost) anything with the platform. Any important need or requirement can be covered with a plugin and if it does not exist, it can be created or ordered to be developed. There are no limits.
The wonder of WordPress is that it gives you many facilities to create web pages, with different free and paid templates with different designs. One of the facilities that this platform offers you is the wide variety of plugins that can be found to improve the creation of a website.
In this article we are going to talk about which plugins are better depending on what type of website you have or want to create.
Do you already know what is the best SEO plugin for your website? Without a doubt, it is one of the most important of all SEO Plugins for WordPress. It allows you to configure many parameters of your website related to SEO and guides you on each new page you build to help you position yourself in the first results of Google.
Among the most outstanding functions are:
- Change the URL slugs so you can include keywords.
- Create specific descriptions to optimize the SEO of each page.
- Optimize the titles of your sections.
- Unindex the sections that do not interest you.
- Analyze the SEO quality of all the content you write.
- Give you specific SEO On Page strategies for each Blog article or page.
When it comes to page analysis, you need to know exactly what you are doing. This plugin ensures that you are always on the right path.
All in One SEO Pack
If you don’t want to use the Yoast plugin, you can always try All in One SEO Pack. The name (all-in-one SEO package) basically explains everything.
Since its release in 2007, All in One SEO Pack has been giving webmasters an easy solution to many SEO-related challenges.
The biggest benefit is the fact that you don’t need to have experience to start using the tool. If you can read and enter the correct data in the fields, you can use this WordPress plugin without any problem.
However, the All in One SEO package shows you a default configuration that does not need to be modified, which is usually better, from an SEO perspective. Or, you can alter the format to better fit your needs.
The main functions of the All in One SEO Pack include:
- XML sitemap and Google Analytics support
- Automatic title optimization for all search engines
- Automatic generation of META tags
- It helps you avoid duplicate content, which can have a negative impact on positioning
- You have the possibility to change any setting
One of the most beautiful aspects of the Blogs are the comments and the participation of the users in the articles. However, there are some who try to take advantage of this means of interaction with the rest of the community to insert advertising . Not to mention bots that crawl websites without protections to post automatic spam comments.
BJ Lazy Load
If your website contains many images, it sure takes longer to load more than desired. You should prevent your pages from being slow for two reasons:
- The first is that users don’t like to wait too long. If a page is slow loading we simply go back and choose another one that is faster.
- The second is that Google does not like pages that load slowly. Today, loading speed is one of the key factors in SEO positioning.
To alleviate this problem, I recommend installing the BJ Lazy Loead plugin. What it does is load only the images displayed on the screen. Those that are lower and that are not seen until the user does not scroll down, will not be loaded until the visitor does not go to them .
Cookie Law Info
You just have to install this plugin, enter a link to the regulations of your country and an accept button that makes the notice disappear.
Table of Content Plus
This is one of the most useful plugins for the user of your Blog. If you usually write very long articles, your reader may get lost and not find the information he is looking for and go where he has come from. To avoid this and make it easier for your Blog visitors to scan and find the answer to their needs in record time, I advise you to include this plugin.
What Table Of Content Plus does is generate a small table with the titles and subtitles that you have put in your post at the beginning of each article. If the user is only interested in one of the sections, just click on one of the titles in the table so that the plugin takes you directly to that content. In this way, the user experience will be better.
I do not know if you have ever noticed but there are some Blogs that have a kind of box, located in the sidebar, that accompanies you down when you scroll to continue reading the post. They are usually Subscription Forms, other related articles or simply a small banner with non-intrusive advertising.
This plugin allows you to put in the fixed position the element that you want to accompany the reader when scrolling and thus not lose sight of it. To activate this function, you just have to go to the widget section and, when you add any of them, you will see a small checkbox that says “Fixed Widget (fixed widget)”. In case you want it to move with the reader, you have to check that box.
One of the challenges of any Blog that wants to achieve success is to attract Subscribers to create a good mailing list in order to make Email Marketing Campaigns.
On the one hand, you have to have an Email Marketing service that allows you to store Subscriber data , write and make email layouts and massively send emails to your contacts. This is where tools like Doopler come into play , whose service allows you to do all that in addition to monitoring the results of each Campaign.