5 Top WordPress Plugins for 2020

Plugins add practicality to a web site and although they are principally determined by the website’s niche, these 5 top WordPress plugins for 2020 are practical and will add value for your clients. From SEO to contact plugins, a simple installation can yield incredible results.

Not all plugins are equal. A plugin with poor coding could significantly affect your theme. A plugin with lots of bugs will also affect site functionality. We highlight the top five plugins to keep websites running at peak performance.

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Yoast SEO

This is undoubtedly one of the most popular plugins. With over five million installations, it has a solid reputation for handling SEO aspects and monitoring performance.

After conducting keyword analysis, Yoast SEO guides you through the optimisation of your content. From keyword density, readability, and data to the improvement of your HI, H2 tags. Other notable features include:

  • Creating an XML sitemap file and automatically submitting it to different consoles.
  • Automatic addition of SEO titles.
  • Content, title, description, and image optimisation for social media.
  • Monitoring and controlling the content readability.
  • Edits .txt and .ht access files.
  • Complete control over breadcrumbs.
  • Addition of meta values for web content.

 

  1. Broken Link Checker

Getting a 404 error each time a client clicks on a page negatively affects ranking and user experience. The Broken Link Checker regularly scans the website and gives an alert if there are any broken links and missing images.

Some its more prominent features include:

  • Consistent monitoring of all pages, including comments.
  • Detects any broken links and missing images and redirects.
  • Restricts search engines from following broken links.
  • Option to search and separate links via URL or anchor text.
  • Option to highlight broken links from working links.

 

  1. JetPack

JetPack is one of the most useful plugins and it is widely used on WordPress. Its users appreciate the fact that it is free and comes with upgrade plans while offering over 30 modules. These modules are easy to enable and disable from several categories including Security, General, Writing, and Engagement.

More features include:

  • Spelling, MarkDown, and Grammar modules for a better writing experience.
  • The option to add a contact form.
  • Upgraded plans which allow responsive Video Hosting with no ads.
  • Publishing blog posts via email using the “Post by Email” feature.
  • Automatic site backup.

 

  1. Google Analytics

Google Analytics by MonsterInsights is a popular plugin for WordPress with one 2 million installations. Numbers don’t lie and this plugin gives you the ability to check your Analytics data from your dashboard.

 

The plugin also produces actionable reports that show important stats. Once you connect Google Analytics, it starts collecting data which allows you to keep track of the site’s performance. It also gives suggestions based on recent performance.

Other important features of Google Analytics include:

  • Tells you how visitors find your site.
  • Helps you track your site’s performance in search results.
  • It helps you calculate conversion rates for products listed.
  • The plugin also allows you to correctly measure your content’s impact on your business.

 

  1. MailChimp

MailChimp is an invaluable plugin for businesses which plan on conducting email marketing campaigns. The plugin manages emails and updates the subscriber’s list. MailChimp is free, however you will need to opt for the premium paid version for commercial use.

Other features include:

  • Customised email delivery.
  • Creates Opt-in form
  • Helps track the results of your email campaign.
  • Assists in the creation of improved marketing strategies.

 

Ranking a business website on the first page is often quite difficult, but it can be made easier with the help of plugins. Reach out to Codeias to find out which top 5 WordPress plugins are best for your business requirements. Contact us on 01257 758 078 or email us at enquiries@codeias.com