WordPress is much more powerful when integrating with the right plugins. At KokiTree, before we decide to use a plugin, we spend some time to understand the functionalities of the plugins and we test them. The best WordPress plugins allow developers and designers to achieve our web design and development objectives. In addition to this, we also want to make sure they’re just simple and good enough for the users. This is a list of the best WordPress plugins we love using to build websites for our clients.
Best WordPress Plugins for Most Websites in 2018
1. Another Events Calendar
For a community website like MLIKE, this event calendar plugin is one of the best choices.
2. Contact Form 7
All of the WordPress websites we build, we use this Contact Form 7 plugin for the Contact Page. It’s simple. It works. Another good contact form plugin we also like and use is HappyForms, which is quite intuitive.
3. Easy Footnotes
If you’re looking for an easy to insert footnotes in blog post, you may consider this Easy Footnotes plugin.
It’s one of the best social share plugins to have on most websites. We use this LessButtons plugin for most, if not all, of our WordPress websites we develop. The simple sharing buttons are very nice.
5. Yoast SEO
A great website without quality content and SEO isn’t a website. Every WordPress website we design, we use this Yoast SEO plugin for one single purpose, to optimize the websites for search engines. This plugin is powerful yet easy to use for most users.
6. Use Google Libraries
A lightweight plugin to help off-load your web server, this Use Google Libraries plugin makes use of Google’s AJAX Library API instead. Good performance benefits that most people need.
7. Optimize Database after Deleting Revisions
If you’ve got a WordPress website (especially a niche review site like Sweet Memory Studio) that requires continuous updates over time, chance is that each post has many revisions. For example, before optimizing, this website’s database is of 19.079 MB. After running this plugin, the size is just 4.095 MB. You save 14.984 MB. That’s a lot. Like it’s named after, the Optimize Database After Deleting Revisions plugin for WordPress is an easy to use database cleaner and optimizer.
8. Table of Contents Plus
This plugin makes it easy to create a list of internal links within a post or page. The Table of Contents Plus plugin by Michael Tran can also produce output a sitemap listing all pages and categories.
9. Post Grid
If you need a last-minute solution to how the latest posts should look better than a list view, the Post Grid plugin does it magically in a few clicks. It solves the problem as it’s named after.
10. WP Clone by WP Academy
What’s the easiest and fastest way to migrate a WordPress website or blog from one host to another? Undoubtedly, the WP Clone plugin is simply the best solution for this. We’ve used this plugin regularly. 99% of the times, it works very well. For huge WordPress site, we don’t recommend you using this WP Clone.
11. Another WordPress Classifieds Plugin (AWPCP)
We spent a lot of time searching and testing the best plugin for Classified Listings and Ads. This AWPCP is currently the one we use. It works well. It fits the basic requirements that allow registered users to add their listings to a WordPress website.
Good to Know
We try to avoid using plugins whenever possible to save web server resources. Therefore, each plugin we decide to use for the WordPress websites, we have to research and test first. We hope that this list of the best plugins will help you to use the only the best, optimal ones.
Some selected WordPress websites we use these plugins: