: I’ve compiled a list of my favorite free plugins
. In no particular order, here are the plugins that I use on a daily basis.
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 Accelerated Mobile Pages
automatically adds Accelerated Mobile Pages (Google AMP Project
) functionality to your WordPress site. AMP makes your website faster for Mobile visitors.
This image compression plugin
speeds up your website by reducing the size of your images without losing quality.
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.
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.