WordPress Plug-Ins: Our Toolbelt (Updated)

April 14, 2017

WordPress is one of those omnipresent forces around the internet – and with so many plug-ins and themes, it’s easy to understand why. According to the CodeInWP blog, there are about 15,886,000 sites running the Content Management System (CMS). If you were to try and visit each of those websites, spending exactly 1 minutes at each, it would take over three decades to finish browsing.

What would WordPress be without plug-ins? Probably a lot less popular. The variability and ease of access that WordPress provides is hard to match. The fact that anyone with the know-how can write a plug-in, and then share that tool with other users of the CMS, has nearly ensured the lasting presence of the platform. We’ve talked about some of our choice plug-ins before, but it’s time that we revisit the subject. We’ve accrued some other handy plug-ins that may make your website more useful – for you, the site manager, or your clients.

WordPress Plug-ins: Our Go-To List

WordFence Security – WordPress security is a must, and this is a great choice for security monitoring of your website. With live traffic tools and a constantly-updating Threat Defense Feed, this one is hard to beat. See more at https://www.wordfence.com/

Yoast SEO – This is quite the plug-in. Not only does it let you keep track of (and change) your meta descriptions and focus keywords, the Yoast SEO suite even scans your posts and page content for ways to improve your message, and in the process, your search ranking. It may seem daunting at first, but it’s incredibly useful and worth the hurdle or two that it may take to learn. See more at https://yoast.com/

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Max Mega Menu – This one was a pretty recent addition to our tool belt, but we’re loving it already. Mega Menus are becoming increasingly prevalent across the web, and this plug-in makes keeping track of the content in Mega Menus as easy as editing anything else through WordPress. Highly recommended if you’re looking to spice up your navigation, or re-designing with the goal of having a more modern feel. See more at https://www.megamenu.com/


One can never learn too much about WordPress and its associated tools. Do you have a favorite WordPress plug-in? Share your experiences with us! We’d love to hear from you.

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Gary is a team member at Sephone, helping to design, build and maintain websites. He is also a web design student at the New England School of Communications of Husson University.

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