Top 8 WordPress Plugins for 2018

Have a clue what the most exciting thing about WordPress is? It is the ability to add plugins that enable you to change the look and functionality of your website at the click of a button. There are thousands of WordPress plugins available at an affordable cost or even for free that make it easier for you to build your custom site with WordPress. Given the importance of these plugins, here is a list of the best WordPress plugins 2018.

  1. WooCommerce
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This has to be one of the best plugins for WordPress. Now in its 9th year, the plugin is used for building online stores. It might not be the simplest plugins to use, but its definitely one of the most feature rich ecommerce plugins. It is an excellent choice for anyone looking to start selling products online.

  1. Pretty Link
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Want to make your URLs look more attractive? Then this is the plugin for you. You can use it to make the affiliate URLs on your blog look user friendly and less confusing.  A horrible looking address could easily put off visitors from clicking on it. The pretty link plugin also gives stats on how many clicks the link gets.

  1. Social Warfare
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This plugin adds scrolling social media buttons in your sidebar. It also helps manage social button on your WordPress site as a whole. For example, you can set style options and colors as well as make tons of optimizations.

  1. Smart Podcast Player
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Do you have a podcast on your website? You might want to check out Smart Podcast. This plugin allows you to build a sleek player that will integrate seamlessly with your podcast host. It is easy to use and mobile responsive so you can be sure your visitors won’t have much trouble accessing your podcasts on their mobile phone.

  1. Shortcodes Ultimate
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This is a lightweight plugin that enables you to use little code snippets to add new features to your website that would otherwise have required a professional coder or designer. For example, you could add testimonial boxes, pricing tables, buttons and icons.

  1. WPForms
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You need to allow customers to contact you on your website. WPForms is a WordPress plugin that enables you to add beautiful contact forms to your website. It is an easy to use drag and drop form builder that even a beginner can use to create subscription forms, contact forms, payment forms and order forms with just a few clicks.

  1. BackupBuddy
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Hardware failures and software crashes and attacks happen even to the best prepared. Such an even can lead to the loss of valuable customer data. To enable you to get back on your feet, you need to create backups of your site. BackupBuddy is an excellent backup plugin for your WordPress site. Its easy to use and you can make your backups with just a few clicks.

  1. Yoast SEO
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If you want to boost the visibility of your WordPress site on search engines, the you might want to check out Yoast SEO. It is one of the most popular SEO plugins for WordPress. It helps you optimize your site with a step by step guide that makes it very easy for beginners.

Make sure to use managed hosting Canada to set up your WordPress site before choosing the bets plugins for your needs.