Best WordPress Plugins
My favorite free plugins that are essential for your next website are:
- Yoast SEO
- WP-Super Cache
- AMP For WP
- Contact 7 Forms
- Child Theme Configurator
- Head & Footer Code
- Schema Review
- UpdraftPlus WordPress Backup Plugin
- Markup (JSON-LD)
My favorite plugin to boost Search Engine Optimization is Yoast SEO; is the most complete WordPress SEO plugin. It handles the technical optimization of your site and assists with optimizing your content.
This caching plugin generates static html files from your dynamic WordPress blog. After a html file is generated your web server will serve that file instead of processing the comparatively heavier and more expensive WordPress PHP scripts
AMP for WP
This image compression plugin speeds up your website by reducing the size of your images without losing quality.
Contact 7 Forms
The Contact 7 form plugin manages multiple contact forms, plus you can customize the form and the mail contents flexibly with simple markup.
Child Theme Configurator
Want to create a Child Theme? This is a fast and easy to use utility that allows you to analyze any theme for common problems, create a child theme and customize it beyond the options of the Customizer.
Head & Footer Code
Easily add code to the header and footer of your website. This plugin allows developers to add code in each page, blog post, or custom page.
Leave reviews on your blog posts – Schema Review is an extension for the Schema plugin, it extends Schema functionality by adding schema.org review and rating Structured Data with functionality for Editors and Authors.
UpdraftPlus WordPress Backup Plugin
Backup into the cloud directly to Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon S3 (or compatible), UpdraftVault, Rackspace Cloud, FTP, DreamObjects, Openstack Swift, and email.
The Markup (JSON-LD) plugin allows you to include schema.org JSON-LD syntax markup on your website.