There are tens of thousands of plugins available for WordPress, many of which are overhyped. At a loss as to which to single out? We’ve tried and tested a few and think these are the five your WordPress site should consider investigating further.
1. Yoast SEO to help you optimise better
Only 5% of the search results shown are paid ads. This means optimised organic ranking is one of the best things you can do for your website. Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) does not have to be daunting, thanks to Yoast SEO. Yoast SEO is a website content optimisation plugin that gives tips on how to improve SEO. This plugin also analyses content readability making it easier for you to see how your improvements are affecting your optimisation.
2. Elementor for a cooler design without code
WordPress has multiple fantastic themes and templates, but what if you want to customise a design?
Elementor is a visual page builder that helps you create hover effects, background overlays and animations without going anywhere near the code.
3. Smush to help you downsize those big files
There are literally few things less flattering for a website than pages or images that take “forever” to load. Just to be clear, “forever” in website loading terms is 2 seconds. But who has the time to resize their website content? Smush, that’s ‘who’. Get your files automatically compressed and optimised for the web.
4. Bloom to set up that great-looking email list
A decade on and email marketing still offers businesses the best return on investment (ROI). Every day hundreds of potential customers visit your website, get distracted and forget to return. Creating email lists and start talking to your audience regularly. Bloom takes email lists to the next level with over 100 templates to choose from.
5. Netcash Shop to get you selling like a pro
Online shopping in South Africa grew by 66% between 2019 and 2020. While the pandemic may be behind this sudden upturn, analysts are positive that the momentum will keep going. If you aren’t selling online yet, Netcash Shop could be the best news you hear all year.
Netcash Shop is a full circle eCommerce solution like WooCommerce and Shopify, which can be plugged into any WordPress website to add eCommerce to the site. From 1-admin panel, you can manage your product catalogue, orders, marketing, payments, shipping and more.
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