More and more businesses are realising the power of WordPress as a website platform. As demand grows so does the range of powerful plug-ins available to web developers and admins.
Originally designed as a blogging platform WordPress is unsurpassed for integrating social media into its fabric. This presents the opportunity to create a seamless flow between all your online marketing elements. Using each to fuel the other creates an organic ripple effect by way of hits, likes, shares, and retweets- providing engagement and conversion opportunities with every click.
WordPress boasts many great features and provides great functionality. Whilst a few detractors claim certain limitations within its core these are easily overcome by filling in the missing pieces with plugins.
With over 40,000 available within the directory, and many more premium products available, learning about the best plugins available can be a very time-consuming exercise.
As with everything e-commerce, there is good and bad.
For every great plug-in available there will always be a lesser, buggier, version; often existing just for the sake of itself. This is the nature of the beast and there are also several great ‘tried and tested’ reviews out there. Click HERE for a balanced view.
To offer a brief insight into the wide range of available WordPress plugin’s here are a few of our ease-of-use recommendations to check out from the myriad of options available.
W3 TOTAL CACHE
Designed to increase page load speed for WordPress websites, which will improve site visitors overall experience.
CONTACT FORM 7
Multiple contact forms can be created and managed through this plugin. No need for extra coding with the Contact Form 7 plugin, as the form and mail contents, can be easily customized through the settings.
Appointments+ is a premium plugin that is perfect for small businesses like salons, studios, and clinics. Appointments + is a highly efficient integrated bookings management system. By enabling customers to book appointments directly through your WordPress site, there is no need to switch between your company website and booking system any longer. The plugin will even integrate with PayPal to help collect payments and deposits from customers without any extra coding.
The Floating Social plugin enables users to display social share buttons on their site, which follow readers as they scroll through content.
We are just scratching the surface with these highlighted plugin’s, chosen because they add greater ease of use to a website, both for the user and site administrator. This is the beauty of the diversity of available plugin’s. There are just so many ways to add to the dynamics of your website, all the while enhancing the browsing experience for your clients’.
An extensive plugin list can be viewed HERE
A great website sets you aside from your competitors. WordPress plugins make it possible with minimum fuss and maximum effect. To see how we can use WordPress to increase you business efficiency please feel free to get in touch via the website or CLICK HERE.