WEBFI-WordPress-18 Best WordPress Plugins and 5 Bonus Tools We Use on All Sites

Looking for the must-have WordPress tools and plugins for your site in 2020? There are thousands of WordPress plugins you can choose from which makes it extremely overwhelming for new users to find the right plugin for their site. This is why we most commonly get asked what are the minimum required plugins for most sites. In this video, we will share some of our recommended and must-have plugins and tools for all WordPress sites.

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For our recommended plugins we recommend WPForms for all sites to create a contact form that allows your site’s visitors to reach out to you. It includes multiple integrations allowing you to also use it as part of your newsletter signup process.

Yoast is our go-to for site SEO giving you plenty of options and available tools to ensure your site has all of the correct markups for search engines to see and read your site.

MonsterInsights will help you connect your site to Google Analytics while also giving you the ability to read your analytics data to your WordPress dashboard in a human-readable format.

Beaver Builder gives you the tools for creating a site design specifically how you want for when you want to create your own personal design rather than using a specific theme’s design.

OptinMonster is a tool to help you make powerful calls to action for different sections or newsletters that you want your visitors to see.

Insert Headers and Footers allows you to easily add code to your site’s header and footer without needing to worry about losing the code should you change themes.

Shared Counts is our currently recommended social media plugin to add sharing buttons to your posts and pages.

WP Mail SMTP is what allows your emails to be received by your users as WordPress currently uses an older method for sending emails that this plugin replaces.

UpdraftPlus is a powerful backup plugin to give you the option to back your site up should an issue happen down the road.

WP Rocket is our current recommended caching plugin to help speed up your site’s loading for your visitors.

Memberpress will allow you to create a membership program for your site should you want.

CSS hero allows for smaller customizations such as changes to a specific color section on your site or the font of your site.

RafflePress is a giveaway tool that you can use to bring attention to your site through social sharing giveaways.

SeedProd helps you build coming soon pages as well as maintenance pages that can collect signup information for your newsletter or announcement message.

LearnDash allows you to create an educational site and sell courses to your site’s users.

Pretty Links gives you the tools to customize your URL structure for specific post types as well as for redirects to be visually appealing.

WPML is a go-to tool for offering your site’s content in more than a single language while still being SEO friendly.

WooCommerce is a powerful plugin for adding a store and other eCommerce tools to your WordPress site, it is even run by the same people behind

Tools we use:

G Suite, a powerful collection of document sharing and other tools that even gives you the ability to have a custom email address.

Constant Contact is a newsletter and email provider that helps get your message to your users.

Nextiva, a VOIP provider for including a phone service for your business without the normally large overhead.

SEMRush gives you tools to help you rank better in the search results for specific search intent.

Sucuri, a powerful tool for protecting your site from hackers and other security concerns.

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  • Thanks a lot 👍👍👍

  • K O Photography on January 9, 2020

    Your Compressor Gate on your Microphone is to hot, you are getting Choppy audio, also reduce the base on your EQ for those wearing headphones…many thanks

  • saeed aldhaheri on January 9, 2020

    Thanks dear
    And all the best

  • Bachchar Yassine on January 9, 2020


  • Per Talk on January 9, 2020

    Nice list, I am using alternative of Smpt is Zoho….
    And 1 more request can you pls make a tutorial on Autoload New post WordPress plugin & setup

  • spicer41282 on January 10, 2020

    I Cringe! As a subscriber to your channel? and Others?

    The most critical aspect of any software (plugins) Is… Support!

    I don't know how many plugins I've purchased which became worthless because of Minimum or Zero tech support when the plugins have problems due to Conflicts with other plugins or recent updates from WordPress itself.

    Add a rating 1 to 5 Stars perhaps? On Support when the plugin rears its ugly head and "Crashes" your site!

  • Things you might see in on January 10, 2020

    Are these ALL FREE? 🙂

  • Bertus Aarts on January 16, 2020

    Excellent overview. Which plugins you are using is also depending on what sort of type your website you have. I'm using a lot of plugins on my websites but none of them will have the same plugins. Except updraft, Yoast en some others. There are some new one which I didn't know of so It's time to get a deeper look to your recommendations.

  • Bob (WebGuyBob) Raymond on January 18, 2020

    I'm kind of surprised that WordFence didn't make your list of security tools. Any particular reason why?

  • Denniszen on January 19, 2020

    How many plugins is ideal so as not to affect optimum speed? Plugins here are too many.

  • Geordie Travels on February 23, 2020

    When I decided to migrate to a self-hosting website, I really didn't know there'd be so much to pay for xD

  • Piyush Vernekar on March 5, 2020

    When shall we decide to move toward paid plugin?

  • TheTechGuY on April 4, 2020

    Great Video ! Btw just need some help !
    I’m looking for a plugin which will broadcast a email to all my previous clients who have purchased from my website , for example I list new stock my website every Friday 8.30pm I need some Plugin which will automatically email my clients and let them know new stock has arrived , any suggestions on which plugin will work ?

  • GrandPlugin on May 18, 2020

    How programmers know users recommendations to build a brand new plugin?

  • jack Smith on August 14, 2020

    I cleared my debts with the help of emmynitehackers.wordpress,com…

  • Jon Price on October 24, 2020

    great video guys. thanks so much for the content. One thing in editing is to make 3 clicks or claps when you need to cut out unneeded voice-over so it's easy to see on the timeline. (when you have a lot to cut out it's hard to remember where are the do overs are).

  • B.E.S.T SISTAR on January 21, 2021

    Can you cover the topic of Facebook Instant Article plugin ? I'm really looking forward to your video. Thanks for clear explanation.

  • Sami Gutu on April 1, 2021

    hey random question can I use woo-commerce for a business site that has a catalog to showcase its products but does not sell it online

  • noob me on September 14, 2021

    love it!!

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