Top 10 Must Have Plugins for WordPress 2018


What’s up party people? My name is Umar Sajjad and today I am gonna show you all 10 amazing free plugins for WordPress.

Now as time goes now new plugins comes out and there is a lot new talent and development out there so in this article I’m gonna share with you guys 10 amazing plugins that I found and use on regular basis and I can guarantee you that after reading this article you will probably use at least three of them. So let’s go ahead and introduce you to all these plugins.

One Signal (Push Notification Plugin)

One Signal
One Signal

Have you ever been to a website where that little note comes you saying would you like push notifications? Well this plugin will actually allow you to gather people’s information and you can actually send out push notifications out through people’s browsers. Now great part about his plugin is that it’s free and it converts ten times better then email marketing.

It’s a very convenient way to get people to come to your website and setting and having like an email campaign you know, so push notifications is kind of where it’s going. Email marketing is still amazing but if you’re not using push notifications on your website get on it, its free plugin it’s amazing and you should have it on every single website.

Ice Gram (Popup Notifications)

Ice Gram Popup Notifications
Ice Gram Popup Notifications

Now icegram wants to give you the ability to have popups on your website and it actually gives you the ability to have the pop-up bars also on top of your website. It also creates pop-up, subscriptions, email notifications, anything you wants this plugin has. It’s kind of like a 10 an all-in-one thing so it’s a very useful plugin. It gathers email addresses and it has tons and tons of positive reviews.

All in One WP Migration (Backup Plugin)

All-in-One WP Migration
All-in-One WP Migration

Now let’s talk about security, you know security is probably one of the most important things on your websites and if you guys aren’t using all-in-one WP migration then you’re missing out because this plugin it will actually just take a copy of your website, download it to your desktop and then you can upload it immediately in fact it’s the easiest plugin I have found for backups and everything else and you guys can just look at the reviews, thousands of positive reviews over 1 million active install so again its nothing short of amazing. It’s a great free plugin.

Really Simple SSL (Green Padlock Plugin)

Really Simple SSL
Really Simple SSL

Next is really simple SSL now why this so important well google is had a huge update in last year and if you don’t have an SSL on your website guess what happens? People get that like do not go, this is a virus and spam website and people can get the wrong idea of your website. So with this plugin does is that if you have an SSL and it’s not working it will force the SSL to work.

So let’s say you have an SSL and your hosting company is like we don’t know what’s wrong and they are going to recommend you to install this plugin, it’s called really simple SSL and again it will make sure that people do not feel being at risk while browsing through your site. So again it does require an SSL it’s not a free SSL.

WP Fastest Cache (Caching Plugin)

WP Fastest Cache
WP Fastest Cache

This is cache plug-in if you guys are not caching your websites start using it now. It makes your site much faster and this has over 700,000 active installs. I have used it from its competitors and I have just seen amazing results so WP fastest cache it’s a free cache plugin.

WPS Hide Login (Hides WP-Admin)

WPS Hide Login
WPS Hide Login

Next is WPS Hide login now what does that do? Well in simple words it hides your WP admin from crazy people. When using WordPress unfortunately you can just go to any website and just go to their WordPress admin address.

So this will basically not allow people to have access to that little login page because that’s kind of freaky that anyone can go to your website and just kind of go to your dopey admin and guess your credentials and if they guess your credentials or if they know it or something like that you are going to be in trouble your site’s gonna be in trouble or get hacked so this plug-in will actually make it so you can change it to anything like that you would want it’s a free plugin and it’s so easy to use.

WP Smush (Reduces Image Sizes)

WP Smush
WP Smush

So what this does is that it actually compresses all of your images and it gets rid of all that extra space to make your site load faster so it’s very helpful and it actually has over 1 million active installs with 3986 reviews.

So for example let’s say you have like 20MB of pictures it will try and compress it as much as possible without resolution and quality to make it may be around 10MB so I get around like a 35% reduction on size which decreases loading time so I recommend WP Smush. It’s an amazing plugin again just try it out it’ll actually Smush all of your images on your website all at time so it’s amazing, simply amazing.

Tidio Live Chat (Live Chat Plugin)

Tidio Live Chat
Tidio Live Chat

Next is Tidio chat and Tidio chat is a live chat feature so if you guys want live chat available on your website Tidio chat is a free service and people can come to your website and they can start chatting and I think it’s just a great service to have so Tidio chats if you want that little box on the bottom right saying, hey you know how can I help you?

It’s an amazing plugin and you can chat with people right on your website, you can actually see also where they are going so it’s really cool, a really helpful. It shows you where they are what’s there like on the sales page and kind of like message them saying, hey well do you want to buy that if you know and they are like how do you know I was even here.

Yoast SEO (Indexes Your WordPress Website)

Yoast SEO
Yoast SEO

I know everyone recommends yoast but still Yoast is probably one of the most required plugins out there. It’s just amazing it basically indexes you website for search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing. It tells people what your website is all about. It’s very helpful plugin, it helps for SEO.

Most people who are part of SEO companies they all use Yoast and of course that’s just on page just like 30% of SEO, but 30% is still a big part of SEO right, so it’s a great plugin, very helpful. It will display your website on the search engines accordingly on how you want it.

 

Facebook Messenger (Grants Facebook Integration)

Facebook Messenger
Facebook Messenger

The best one I have for last is Facebook messenger live chat or live chat. Now before you guys think that this is just live chat it’s not this plugin. So for example this plugin does various things, it connects your Facebook messenger with your fan page it adds social icons, it adds chat now box at the right bottom corner of your website, it adds a store map so people click on it and just find out where your store is. It has so many extra features in it, in fact this is a free plugin they do a pro version but I think the free version is good enough.

I hope you enjoyed this article now those were the Top 10 Plugins for WordPress 2018 and if you find it useful do share this article with your followers.

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