Top 5 WordPress Plugins for 2021

WordPress plugins 2021As 2021 approaches, make sure your WordPress website is at its best with the help of these great plugins that can help your SEO efforts behind the scenes.

Yoast SEO

While there are plenty of great metadata plugins out there, including one we often talk about called All-in-One SEO Pack, Yoast has moved to being the top recommended plugin for more than just its metadata abilities.

One thing that Yoast has that makes it stand out is its ability to also implement schema on websites, which can give your site a competitive edge for search engines.

You also have the ability to purchase a premium subscription, which you can learn more about on the plugin’s website.

Web Stories

Move over, AMP plugins, Google has recently released their own plugin to help writers create visuals to go along with their content. Not to mention, Web Stories get their own spot on not just SERPs but also on Google Images, Discover, and the Google app.

Google has also written a useful article to assist you in getting the most out of the app, so give that a look.

WP Fastest Cache

Having a cache on your website to help images and files load faster across users’ browsers can be a great help toward decreasing the load time on your site.

While there are various cache plugins out there, we noticed that WP Fastest Cache had a 5-star rating and over 3.2k reviews, which none of the other caching apps had to compare!

Imagify

As another option to combat page speed issues, you can try out a plugin such as Imagify that allows you to optimize your images on your website with ease!

While the free plan only gives you a certain amount of data, you can always buy more in case you have a large number of photos on your site.

Sucuri

While website security isn’t exactly related to SEO, keeping your website healthy and free from attacks ensures that it is safe for visitors to use, especially if you are collecting sensitive information.

Sucuri offers a range of key security features, including malware scanning, file integrity monitoring, a website firewall, and more.

Why You Might Need Plugins

We recently wrote a blog post detailing some gripes that internet users have with business websites, and with the help of some WordPress plugins, you can ensure that your website isn’t the cause of any annoyance. Some common complaints of users include:

  • Bad site speed
  • Too many pop-ups
  • Annoying ads
  • Bad menu design
  • Not usable in mobile
  • Overused stock photos
  • Broken links
  • Bad writing
  • Unclear messaging
  • Self-loading videos
  • Push notifications
  • Hidden content
  • No way to contact
  • Much more

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And if you are thinking of redesigning your current website’s look and structure in 2021, don’t forget that we offer web design and development services through WordPress. We’d be happy to talk to you on how we can help!

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