Very Useful Plugins For WordPress
Google Analytics WD WordPress Plugin
This WordPress Google Analytics plugin provides the easiest way to your website’s analytics right from the WordPress dashboard. It’s the official member of Google Analytics Technology Partners Program, and that’s why it comes with the most advanced tracking and reporting functionalities.
You can quickly see your website’s real-time visitors and also dive deeper into stats reports of your audience and overall site performance. Apart from the built-in reports it also allows you to get custom reports on any metric and dimension.
If you have AdSense and AdWords accounts, you’ll be able to get tracking reports also for them. Also, check your sales statistics with its Ecommerce tracking functionality. You can filter out specific IP addresses, users, cities and countries from the tracking and exclude any of their interactions from the reports.
Google Analytics WD comes with an outstanding goal management feature to track targeted activities, such as viewing a selected page more or less than a specified number of times. The plugin comes with the comprehensive visualization of the stats and allows you to export them to PDF or CSV formats, or email.
Essential Grid WordPress Plugin
Essential Grid is one of the TOP WordPress plugins on ThemeForest currently and it will definitely be one of the bestsellers in 2016 as well. It’s really effective and handy solution for a showcase on your website. You can choose from 30+ predefined skins which all look very professional and one of them fit your needs for sure. Everything is easy to setup because of visual skin editor where you can build skins with drag and drop feature. Plugin comes with tons of features, such as, 100% responsivity, WPML, WPMS (multisite compatible), visual editor, etc.
With essential grids is everything possible, build blogs, portfolios, woocommerce shops, price tables, services, etc. You can also easily import and export your grid, skins, meta data for usage in themes or for easily moving them to another wordpress installation.
Plugin is fully supported and it comes with detailed documentation, support and regular updates. Theme has been released by one of the most reputable authors and I can ensure you about high quality! I recommend to visit live demo and see all version before you make any decision.
Feel free to contact the author about with any type of pre-sale question. Make sure you showcase your best work in order to convert your visitors into your clients.
Wordfence – Security Plugin
WordPress is the most popular platform for creating websites in the world! Therefore, it becomes also a target of various online attacks. If you have wordpress based website you should definitely consider security! One of the easiest ways is to install and activate wordpress fence plugin which is definitely TOP wordpress plugin for security purposes.
Very popular among wordpress developers and designers. It has more than 1 million active installations and it’s being regularly updated! It comes with premium version as well which is able not just to detect malware or virus but it cleans the files as well! Having premium version is amazing advantage because then you don’t have to care about security at all.
Plugin will take care of it. Pricing of the plugin is very affordable, you can get keys for 10 websites for only $15 / year. If your running serious project online, definitely consider securing your website. This website where you’re now has been attacked 2x in last 6 months. Once you get a lot of traffic, you have to be careful.
WordPress SEO by Yoast
Yoast is the most used plugin for SEO purposes and it’s very effective and very well documented. I have a lot personal experience with this plugin and I’ve used it on every single website I’ve ever created in WP.
Best feature of Yoast is it’s analysis, after you publish you get results of your optimization and explanations what to improve as well! You can generate sitemap, connect to webmaster tools, alexa, etc.
W3 Total Cache
Speed of your website is essential factor for your visitors experience and google ranking. W3 helps you to speed up your website and decrease your loading speed in order do lower your bounce rate!
Google robots will notice this improvement straight away and that a big plus for your rankings. It’s very easy to use and all you need is just to activate it. But there also plenty of settings which you can set up and make it to run even better.
Contact Form 7
I can 100% bet you’ve been filling this form already somewhere on the website. It’s the most common solution for contact pages in wordpress. This plugin is very easy to set up and place on your wordpress web.
Social medias are very essential for SEO and bringing traffic to your website. It also saves a lot of time if you publish something and you would like to share on your social channel. On the other side, for your visitors it’s very convenient to share your content via buttons directly on your website. Don’t hesitate and go social!
Woocommerce is definitely my favorite plugin. It’s FREE and it’s amazing! Woocommerce allows you to run your eshop so easily and make all the important settings ready in few hours. To run online business has never been easier.