5+ Must Have WordPress Plugins & Why You Actually Need Them
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5+ Must Have WordPress Plugins & Why You Actually Need Them

August 16, 2019

In this video, I am going to introduce you
five must-have plugins for WordPress and explain what makes each one stand out. Better yet, I’m also going to provide real
data to justify why I think each plugin is essential. Let’s get started! The first of the must-have plugins on our
list is Revive Old Post. It’s designed to help drive more traffic
to your website via social media. To accomplish this, the plugin takes your
site’s new and old publications and automatically shares them on Twitter and Facebook. With this plugin, you will be able to set
a schedule for your social media publications and include hashtags and links back to your
website. Social media is the source of over 30% of
referral traffic to most websites. That means you’re losing out on a massive
amount of potential traffic if you don’t remain active on social media. SEO it’s not dead, and we all know that Google
loves WordPress. The way you can maximize the potential of
your WordPress website in this field is Yoast SEO. This plugin is by far the most popular SEO
tool in the WordPress landscape, and it’s easy to see why it’s one of our must-have
plugins. Not only can it help you improve your SEO,
it can even analyze your content’s readability. About 79% of users only scan through your
posts and pages, so the more accessible your copy is, the greater your chance of retaining
their attention. With Yoast, you will be able to optimize your
posts and pages using keywords and meta descriptions, check how well your content is currently optimized
and make improvements easily. As I mentioned, you can also improve your
content’s readability with simple tips, like so. An average of 30,000 websites gets hacked
every day. When you consider the fact that WordPress
powers nearly 30% of sites on the web, you can see why it’s a frequent target. Moreover, parts of your WordPress website
can sometimes stop working due to simple errors. A single recent backup can save you a ton
of headaches, whether you’ve been attacked, encounter a compatibility issue, or simply
want to migrate your site. This is where our next must-have plugin comes
into play. There are plenty of WordPress backup plugins
available online, but few of them are as powerful and easy to use as UpdraftPlus. It integrates with multiple cloud storage
options to safeguard your backups. And you can even automate your backups with
a recurring schedule. With this plugin, you can create automatic
or manual backups of your WordPress website, store your backups locally, on the cloud and
then you will be able to restore it to a previous state. The average website’s file size is 63% images. That means optimizing your images can make
a huge difference to your site’s page load times. Why is that important? Because if your website takes more than three
seconds to load, over half your visitors will abandon it. Compress JPEG and PNG Images plugin, takes
every graphic you upload to WordPress and optimizes it so that it takes up less space. It does this using ‘lossy’ compression,
which means you get drastic reductions in size with minimal loss of quality. This plugin will automatically compress your
images using lossy optimization, for both JPEG and PNG file types. You need to know that it can also bulk optimize
any old images that you have and resize any new images you upload to your website. I want to mention that if you upload less
than 500 images per month, you can use it free of charge. #5 WP Fastest Cache This little-known plugin will create static
HTML files from your dynamic WordPress blog content. Let me explain this. When somebody accesses a page or a post on
your WordPress website, PHP and the MySQL database are used, which means there is a
bunch of resources used on your server, like RAM and CPU. The more people access the site, the more
resources are used and the loading time goes slower and slower. In this case, you need a cache system that
generates a static HTML file of your pages and posts and then saves them. After that, al users navigating on your site
will reach the static HTML page instead of the dynamic content, and then the loading
time will become faster because the fewer resources used. I am sure you understand why you need this
plugin. If you have experience with other plugins
I encourage you to recommend them in the comments below and then I invite you to check out these
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  1. Great video. I like the way you presented the information of the plugins and why they should be used. The only issue with TinyPNG is it counts each thumbnail size towards the 500 cap so if you have a theme or plugins that create a total of 10 thumbnail sizes, then that will get used up quickly if you blog more than once a week. Otherwise TinyPNG is an awesome tool. I use their website to help with compression before uploading which is free also.

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