If you use WordPress, plugins are your best friend.
Most WordPress plugins take literally seconds to install and usually just a few minutes to configure. And they can do all sorts of cool things.
The problem is, there are literally 55,688 plugins at the WordPress Plugin Directory – so how in the world do you know which ones to use?
To save you from a wild goose chase for the best WordPress plugins for Internet marketers, I’ll share my favorite plugins with you today. I personally use all these plugins and they help me save time, make money and even give me peace of mind.
There are free plugins, and there are premium plugins available for a small fee. If you see one you want to try, just click the link. It’s all right after today’s top sponsor post…
OK, on with the list…
This is one of my favorite plugins of all time. It finds you 100% royalty-free images online, lets you add them to posts with a single click, and is even a complete Image Editor plugin that works right inside your WordPress admin area. (I used it to quickly find and customize the image at the top of today’s post.)
This peace of mind plugin is an anti-virus, firewall and malware scan plugin rolled into one. It is probably my favorite plugin of all time. It keeps my WordPress sites safe from hackers, it auto-updates and even alerts me to whenever I need to update any other plugin.
This free plugin gives you lots of traffic stats without any setup work. Just add the plugin and activate it and it starts capturing and displaying your traffic info right at your dashboard.
This is a plugin I add to all my clients’ blogs. It creates monetized video posts with one click. It can even schedule future posts. It’s my favorite way to add videos to my website, with affiliate links or ads right below every video — all automatically.
This free plugin lets you publish your posts automatically to your Facebook account. It’s a great time saver and makes sure you get social with your blog.
#6: WP Fastest Cache
I stumbled upon this slick plugin when I started building blogs for clients. One of the sites was loading slowly so I hired a fiverr gig to fix the problem. After she was done the site load time went from 4 seconds to about 1 second! So I went in and saw what she did. She installed WP Fastest Cache. Remember, Google loves fast sites so this plugin can help your ranking!
#7: Duplicator Pro
Another peace of mind plugin, this is my go-to plugin for creating backups of my blogs. They offer a free version called Duplicator but I prefer the Pro version as it lets me schedule my backups to run on auto-pilot. It also automatically transfers a copy of my WordPress files and database to my Amazon s3 account. You can also use this plugin to duplicate and move a site from one location to another quickly.
#8: WP Contact
This plugin replaces clumsy contact forms with this friendly little contact button all over your site…
The button appears in any corner of your site that you choose, and it rides along with the page as you scroll. (And it appears on mobile devices too.)
So no matter where your visitor is, they can simply click the button and get in touch. More importantly, they choose the method they want to use. When they click the button it expands to this window showing all the options you want to offer…
Some people prefer email, others want to use social media like facebook or twitter. So why not give them the option and make is super-easy for them to get in touch! You can even offer skype, Instagram, and about a dozen others.
That wraps up today’s post.
If you don’t see plugin for the task you’re looking to accomplish, just search inside your own WordPress admin area. (Just click Plugins–>Add New. Then you can use the search bar at the top of the plugins page.)
And if you have a favorite plugin that you use at your WordPress site or blog, I’d love to hear about it.
Just comment below!