Best WordPress Plugins for 2021

A video going through the best plugins for WordPress. Many I use already but there’s a few I never thought of. Well worth a look.

1. SEO

RankMath

My favourite after using Yoast for many years. Was better when it first came out, but now it’s starting to get a bit annoying with the upgrade offers.

Yoast

A great interface and it works well. They also have a handy post and page duplicator.

2. Image Optimization

WordPress now offers the “webp” format which reduces images and videos in size. It works better than JPG.

Tiny JPEG

Free plugin to reduce the size of your images. Converts to JPG only.

ReSmush

A paid version to cut image size.

3. Forms

Forminator

The best form builder out there. All drag and drop with many different features that can be added to forms.

Contact Form 7

The form builder I use as it’s simple and quick to set up. Only really good for basic forms, and you need to know some HTML to make it look nice on your web page.

4. Push Notifications

I don’t use these at all, but maybe it’s time to consider them. None of the below are free.

One Signal

Push Engage

5. Caching

LiteSpeed Cache

WP Rocket. Paid version

6. Anti Spam

Clean Talk

7. Analytics

Google Site Kit

GA Google Analytics

8. Backups

Akeeba Backup

All in One WP Migration

Up Draft

Page Builders

Elementor

Brizy

Beaver Builder

WP Page Builder

Gutenberg

Optimisation

Asset Cleanup

PhastPress

Accelerated Mobile Pages

eCommerce

WooCommerce

Easy Digital Downloads

Community

Buddy Box

Peepso

Courses

Lifter LMS

Learn Dash

Custom Post Types

Custom Post UI

ACF Advanced Custom Fields

Sharing

Monarch – sharing icons

Social Media Share Buttons

Email Opt Ins

Bloom

Sumo Me

Social Login

Next End Social Login and Register

Bookings

Amelia – Events

Bookly

Booknetic

Memberships

Ultimate Memberships Pro

Member Press

Paid Memberships Pro

Miscellaneous

Really Simple SSL

Pretty Links

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