Most important plugins
Akismet checks your comments and contact form submissions against a global database of spam to prevent your site from publishing malicious content. You can review the comment spam it catches on your blog’s “Comments” admin screen.
Major features in Akismet include:
- Automatically checks all comments and filters out the ones that look like spam.
- Each comment has a status history, so you can easily see which comments were caught or cleared by Akismet and which were spammed or unspammed by a moderator.
- URLs are shown in the comment body to reveal hidden or misleading links.
- Moderators can see the number of approved comments for each user.
- A discard feature that outright blocks the worst spam, saving you disk space and speeding up your site.
Classic Editor is an official plugin maintained by the WordPress team that restores the previous (“classic”) WordPress editor and the “Edit Post” screen.
You will want to keep it activated most of the time so that you can use the editor icons at the top of your screen.
It makes it possible to use plugins that extend that screen, add old-style meta boxes, or otherwise depend on the previous editor.
At a glance, this plugin adds the following:
- Administrators can select the default editor for all users.
- Administrators can allow users to change their default editor.
- When allowed, the users can choose which editor to use for each post.
- Each post opens in the last editor used regardless of who edited it last. This is important for maintaining a consistent experience when editing content.
In addition, the Classic Editor plugin includes several filters that let other plugins control the settings, and the editor choice per post and per post type.
Ivory Search is a simple to use advanced WordPress search plugin.
It enhances the default WordPress search and also allows you to create new custom search forms.
With Ivory Search, you can create an unlimited number of search forms and configure each search form individually to customize WordPress search and perform different types of searches on site content.
This is what allowed us to add a Contact Us page to your website.
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Use Ninja Forms to create beautiful, user friendly WordPress forms that will make you feel like a professional web developer!
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Drag and drop fields. Easy row and column layouts. Multi page forms. Conditional forms. You don’t have to be a designer to create forms that will blend beautifully with your WordPress website.
Advanced features you won’t need a developer to build
Let users upload files and make any form an upload form. Send or export submissions as a PDF, Microsoft Excel file, even Google Sheets. Send email from any form to just the people that need it. You don’t need to be (or hire!) a developer.
Accept payments and donations with a payment form or donation form
You can accept PayPal and credit card payments securely and easily from any of your WordPress forms. Single payments or subscriptions, fixed, variable, or user entered amounts. Give your customers or donors all the options, or just one with a PayPal form, Stripe form, and more!
This plugin will let you add, remove and arrange the buttons that are shown on the Visual Editor toolbar in the Classic Paragraph and Classic blocks in the block editor, and in the classic editor (when enabled by a plugin). There you can configure up to four rows of buttons including Font Sizes, Font Family, text and background colours, tables, etc.
The feature I use the most is Insert > Anchor. When you click on a link, your cursor jumps to a spot that has an anchor word in the source code.
For instance, there is an underlined sentence near the top of the FAQ page. It says, “How to make a horizontal menu”. If you look at the source code by this sentence, it will include #menu. The corresponding anchor will have menu in its source code. If you click on How to make a horizontal menu, it will jump to the corresponding anchor.
Yoast SEO: the #1 WordPress SEO plugin
Since 2008 Yoast SEO has helped millions of websites worldwide to rank higher in search engines. This WordPress SEO plugin helps you with your search engine optimization. It helps get you closer or maybe even on Google’s page 1. Are you not entirely convinced? Yoast SEO is the favorite WordPress SEO plugin of millions of users worldwide!
As Yoast’s mission is SEO for Everyone, the plugin’s users range from the bakery around the corner to some of the most popular sites on the planet.
DON’T LET YOUR COMPETITORS WIN
Do you know who your competitors are in your niche? There’s a reason why they are your competitors: They do what you do. And they might even do it better right now. That does not mean you can’t win from them, but it does mean you need all the help to get on top and stay on top! Yoast SEO is here to help you out as we’ve helped millions of people worldwide with their WordPress SEO efforts.