Each day over 500 websites are built using WordPress. It is the most common content management system (CMS) in the world. With that popularity comes a wealth of documentation and plugins to solve almost any problem. In fact, the WordPress Plugin Directory currently features over 58,000 plugins.
If you’re one of the millions of businesses, organizations, or individuals with a website built on WordPress, chances are you’re utilizing at least one of their plugin options. With such a massive library, choosing the right plugins for your website can be a challenge.
The most important best practice for choosing plugins is doing your research. This post might be about saving you time, but cutting corners in the research process will only cause problems later.
Installing brand-new, single-purpose tools on your site can serve a temporary purpose but cause damage to your site in the long term. We recommend choosing multi-functional plugins that are documented properly, updated frequently and installed on a substantial portion of existing websites. You can learn most of this information directly from the WordPress Plugin Directory or the plugin developer’s website.
If you don’t have the time it takes to comb through 58,000 options - don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here are the 5 WordPress plugins that will save you time and effort without compromising quality.
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