Must have WordPress plugins in 2020

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Looking for the best WordPress plugins for your website in 2020?

 In this article, I am sharing a expert pick of the must-have WordPress plugins for business websites in 2020.

First of of all, let me categorised it.

currently writing strikethrough bullet points, it will take another 1/2 week of my time.

Analytics plugins (Top 4)

1. MonsterInsights

Yes! it is the best WordPress Analytics Plugin to date. it has a large user base around 2,000,000+ and counting…

Few of its great features are listed below,

  • Google Analytics Dashboard
  • Google Analytics Ecommerce Tracking for WordPress
  • WordPress Forms Tracking and Analytics
  • Google Analytics Ecommerce Tracking for WordPress
  • Enhanced Link Attribution for WordPress
  • Make Google Analytics compliant with GDPR, CCPA (US), PECR (UK), PIPEDA (Canada), and other privacy regulations automatically.
  • Custom Reports
  • Integrations with almost all major and minor wordpress plugins like Easy Digital Downloads, WooCommerce, WPForms, Contact Form 7, Ninja Forms, LifterLMS, MemberPress,Facebook Instant Articles etc.

2. Heap

Focused on Product Analytics. The world’s fastest-growing companies are using product analytics to understand their customers, prioritize features, and increase the value of their products.

Features are listed below.

  • Conversion Rate Optimization – Improve funnel performance
  • Activation – Show new users value
  • Engagement – Drive key user actions
  • Retention – Reduce customer churn

3. ExactMetrics

Use the latest Google Analytics tracking to get in-depth website stats right inside your WordPress Dashboard.

Features are listed below.

  • Universal Analytics
  • Real-time Stats
  • Analytics Dashboard
  • Affiliate Link Tracking
  • Demographics Report
  • Enhanced Link Attribution
  • File Tracking
  • Event Tracking
  • Custom Dimensions
  • Translation Ready
  • Multi-Site Ready
  • GDPR Friendly

4. WP Statistics

A Simple tool to know your website statistics?

Features are listed below.

  • Visitor Data Records including IP, Referring Site, Browser, Search Engine, OS, Country and City
  • Stunning Graphs and Visual Statistics
  • Visitor’s Country Recognition
  • Visitor’s City Recognition
  • The number of Visitors coming from each Search Engine
  • The number of Referrals from each Referring Site
  • Top 10 common browsers; Top 10 countries with most visitors; Top 10 most-visited pages; Top 10 referring sites
  • Hits Time-Based Filtering
  • Statistics on Contents based on Categories, Tags, and Writers
  • Widget Support for showing Statistics
  • Data Export in TSV, XML, and CSV formats
  • Statistical Reporting Emails
  • Real-time stats (Paid Version)
  • More Advanced reporting (Paid Version)
  • And much more information represented in graphs & charts along with data filtering

These are the few best WordPress Analytics Plugin for now, however, I found a new plugin, which is now getting much popular day by day and I am using it, see below the bonus plugin I added.

Easily set up Google tools on your site and see everything in a single Dashboard inside WordPress. No code editing required.
Whats included:
Search Console ( Measures your site’s Google Search traffic and performance ),
Analytics ( Tells you how users find, use, and engage with your site ),
PageSpeed Insights ( Analyzes your site and suggests ways to make it faster ),
AdSense ( Helps you to earn money from your online content )


SEO Plugins (Top 4)

1. Yoast SEO

YOAST SEO: So far the best #1 WordPress SEO Plugin

  • Get more visitors from Google and Bing
  • Attract more visitors from social media
  • Increase your readers’ engagement
  • Keyword optimization
  • Tell Google exactly what your page is about
  • No outdated content
  • Preview of your page
  • Readability check
  • Full control over your breadcrumbs
  • No duplicate content
  • Works in the block editor and classic editor
  • Technical stuff in the background
  • Always updated for Google’s algorithm
  • Internal linking suggestions
  • Content insights
  • Redirect manager
  • Focus keyword export
  • 1 year free access to 24/7 support
  • Ad-free

2. The SEO Framework

Feature-complete SEO plugin that follows the white-hat guidelines and rules imposed by WordPress and search engines.

Features are listed below.

  • Local SEO
  • Article enhancement Module
  • Uptime Monitoring for SEO
  • Incognito mode
  • Safe SEO Redirects
  • Comment caching for spammers
  • Easy AMP integration

3. Rank Math

Swiss Army Knife of WordPress SEO.

Rank Math helps you get ranked higher by making your website
SEO-friendly and your content worthy of featured Position.

Features are listed below.

  • Easy to follow Setup Wizard
  • Clean, & Simple User Interface
  • Google Webmaster Central Integration [In Progress]
  • Keyword Comparison & Google Trends Tool [Coming Soon]
  • Google Crawl Errors
  • Contextual Help (tooltips, notices, help tabs, etc)
  • Automated Image SEO
  • XML sitemap
  • Rich Snippet Support
  • Article, Product, Recipe, Events, Video, Local Business  Rich Snippet
  • Sitemap for Submitting Websites on Google News (Coming Soon)
  • Video Sitemap For Video Websites (Coming Soon)
  • Ping Search Engines
  • SEO Analysis Tool Based on 40 Factors
  • Excellent Code Quality (Secure)
  • Local SEO Optimization
  • Customize SEO For Single Items
  • Shortcode for Displaying Contact Information
  • Link Builder – Very Handy For Internal Linking [Coming Soon]
  • Advanced Redirection Manager
  • Customizable Breadcrumbs
  • Display Breadcrumbs in Themes Automatically
  • 404 Monitor
  • Facebook Automatic Open Graph
  • Add Icon Overlay to Thumbnail For FB, Twitter & G+
  • Google, Bing, Alexa, Yandex & Pinterest Verification Tool
  • Twitter Meta Cards
  • Focus Keyword and Content Analysis
  • Control The Title & Meta Description of All Posts, Pages or Custom Post types
  • Get found by all search engines and social media sites
  • Control ROBOTS Meta On All Posts, Pages or Custom Post types
  • Add Knowledge Graph Meta Data
  • Bulk Edit Titles & Descriptions of All Your Content
  • WooCommerce, Easy Digital Downloads Compatible
  • Facebook Content Authorship
  • Social Media Account Integration
  • Social Sharing Previews
  • .htaccess Editor
  • robots.txt Editor
  • RSS Optimization
  • Remove Stopwords

4. All in One SEO Pack

Almost same as Yoast SEO plugin, however it has some added features and functionalities.

For example, you can use it to:

  • Autogenerate meta descriptions
  • Edit your .htaccess file without FTP
  • Block “bad bots,” including referral spam
  • Add sitelinks search box markup
  • Edit your robots.txt file via a user-friendly interface

There are some more can be added into the list, but I like to pick the best ones.


Caching Plugins (Top 4)

1. W3 Total Cache

W3 Total Cache is one of the most popular caching plugins for WordPress. With over a million active installs, It improves your server performance by caching almost every aspect of your site.

BENEFITS

  • Improvements in SEO page rankings, especially for mobile-friendly websites and sites that use SSL
  • At least 10x improvement in overall site performance (Grade A in WebPagetest or significant Google Page Speed improvements) when fully and properly configured
  • “Instant” repeat page views: utilising browser caching
  • Optimised progressive render: pages start rendering quickly and can be interacted with more quickly
  • Reduced page load time: increased visitor time on site
  • Improved web server performance; sustain high traffic periods
  • Up to 80% bandwidth savings via minify and HTTP compression of HTML, CSS, JavaScript and feeds

KEY FEATURES

  • Compatible with shared hosting, virtual private / dedicated servers and dedicated servers / clusters
  • Transparent content delivery network (CDN) management with Media Library, theme files and WordPress itself
  • Mobile support: respective caching of pages by referrer or groups of user agents including theme switching for groups of referrers or user agents
  • Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) support
  • Secure Socket Layer (SSL) support
  • Caching of (minified and compressed) pages and posts in memory or on disk or on (FSD) CDN (by user agent group)
  • Caching of (minified and compressed) CSS and JavaScript in memory, on disk or on CDN
  • Caching of feeds (site, categories, tags, comments, search results) in memory or on disk or on CDN
  • Caching of search results pages (i.e. URIs with query string variables) in memory or on disk
  • Caching of database objects in memory or on disk
  • Caching of objects in memory or on disk
  • Caching of fragments in memory or on disk
  • Caching methods include local Disk, Redis, Memcached, APC, APCu, eAccelerator, XCache, and WinCache
  • Minification of posts and pages and feeds
  • Minification of inline, embedded or 3rd party JavaScript (with automated updates)
  • Minification of inline, embedded or 3rd party CSS (with automated updates)
  • Browser caching using cache-control, future expire headers and entity tags (ETag) with “cache-busting”
  • JavaScript grouping by template (home page, post page etc) with embed location control
  • Non-blocking JavaScript embedding
  • Import post attachments directly into the Media Library (and CDN)
  • WP-CLI support for cache purging, query string updating and more
  • Various security features
  • Caching statistics for performance insights
  • Extension framework for customization or extensibility e.g. New Relic, Cloudflare, WPML and more
  • Reverse proxy integration via Nginx or Varnish

2. WP Super Cache

A great, free, robust plugin by a great WordPress developer named Donncha Ó Caoimh which is later bought by Automattic, the company behind WordPress & WordPresss.com, Jetpack, VaultPress and few more more.

FEATURES

  • A plugin and hooks system. A common complaint with WP Cache was that hacking was required to make it work nicely with other plugins. Now you can take advantage of the simple plugin system built in to change how or when pages are cached. Use do_cacheaction() and add_cacheaction() like you would with WordPress hooks. Plugins can add their own options to the admin page too.
  • Works well with WordPress MU in VHOST or non-VHOST configuration. Each blog’s cache files are identified to improve performance.
  • Normal WP-Cache files are now split in two. Meta files go in their own directory making it much faster to scan and update the cache.
  • Includes this WP-Cache and protected posts fix.
  • Automatically disable gzip compression in WordPress instead of dying.
  • As Akismet and other spam fighting tools have improved, the cache will only be invalidated if a comment is definitely not spam.
  • A “lock down” button. I like to think of this as my “Digg Proof” button. This basically prepares your site for a heavy digging or slashdotting. It locks down the static cache files and doesn’t delete them when a new comment is made.
  • Supercache static files can be regenerated while serving a slightly out of date file. This will significantly lower the load on a busy server with lots of traffic and comments. Think of it as an automatic “lock down mode” for every page on your site.
  • Automatic updating of your .htaccess file. (Backup your .htaccess before installing the plugin!)
  • Don’t super cache any request with GET parameters.
  • Better version checking of wp-cache-config.php and advanced-cache.php in case you’re using an old one.
  • Better support for Microsoft Windows.
  • Properly serve cached static files on Red Hat/Cent OS systems or others that have an entry for gzip in /etc/mime.types.
  • The Reject URI function now uses regular expressions.
  • Supports the Bad Behaviour plugin if installed (Half on mode only).
  • Supports plugins that show a different theme to mobile devices.

Another great cache plugin, one of the best also it beats others if purchased premium version. A complete, all round cache plugin.

FEATURES

  • Desktop Cache
  • Mobile Cache
  • Widget Cache
  • Minify HTML
  • Minify HTML Plus
  • Minify CSS
  • Minify CSS Plus
  • Combine CSS
  • Minify JS
  • Combine JS
  • Combine JS Plus
  • Render Blocking JS
  • GZIP
  • Browser Caching
  • Image Optimization
  • Cache Statics
  • Delete Cache Logs
  • Database Cleanup
  • Google Fonts Async
  • Lazy Load

4. Light Speed Cache

Primarily build for LiteSpeed servers, however currently a beta version released which testing thier new QUIC.cloud CDN service, and it allows those on any server (nginx and Apache included) to experience the power of LiteSpeed caching!

FEATURES

  • Free QUIC.cloud CDN Cache
  • Object Cache (Memcached/LSMCD/Redis)
  • Image Optimization (Lossless/Lossy)
  • Minify CSS, JavaScript, and HTML
  • Minify inline CSS/JS
  • Combine CSS/JS
  • Automatically generate Critical CSS
  • Lazyload images/iframes
  • Responsive Image Placeholders
  • Multiple CDN support
  • Load CSS/JS Asynchronously
  • Browser Cache
  • Database Cleaner and Optimizer
  • PageSpeed score optimization
  • OPcode Cache
  • HTTP/2 Push for CSS/JS (on web servers that support it)
  • DNS Prefetch
  • Cloudflare API
  • Single Site and Multi Site (Network) support
  • Import/Export settings
  • Basic/Advanced setting view
  • Attractive, easy-to-understand interface
  • WebP image format support
  • Heartbeat control

Bonus

It concatenates all scripts and styles, minifies and compresses them, adds expires headers, caches them, and moves styles to the page head, and scripts (optionally) to the footer. It also minifies the HTML code itself, making your page really lightweight.


Social Media Plugins (Top 4)

1. W3 Total Nextend Social Login and Register

A professional, easy to use wordpress plugin to utilise social account login for your websites. It includes FB, Twitter & Google.

A professional, easy to use wordpress plugin to utilise social account login for your websites. It includes FB, Twitter & Google.

BENEFITS

  • One click registration and login via Facebook, Google and Twitter
  • Your current users can easily connect their Facebook, Google or Twitter profiles with their account
  • Social accounts are tied to a WordPress user account so every account can be accessed with and without social account
  • You can define custom redirect URL after the registration (upon first login) using any of the social accounts.
  • You can define custom redirect URL after each login with any of the enabled social accounts.
  • Display Facebook, Google, Twitter profile picture as avatar
  • Login widget and shortcodes
  • Customizable designs to match your site
  • Editable and translatable texts on the login buttons
  • Very simple to setup and use
  • Clean, user friendly UI
  • Fast and helpful support
  • WooCommerce compatibility
  • Pro providers: LinkedIn, Amazon, VKontakte VK.com and more coming soon
  • Configure whether email address should be asked on registration at each provider
  • Configure whether username should be asked on registration at each provider
  • Choose from icons or wide buttons
  • Several login layouts
  • Restrict specific user roles from using the social logins. (You can restrict different roles for each provider.)
  • Assign specific user roles to the newly registered users who use any social login provider. (You can set different roles for each provider.)

2. Share Buttonsnd Social Login and Register

A great WordPress social media share buttons plugin. Helps to increase traffic and engagement by helping readers share your posts.

BENEFITS

Included Buttons

  • Facebook Share Button
  • Pinterest Pin Button
  • Yummly Button
  • Twitter Tweet Button (using the third-party Twitcount.com API)
  • Email Sharing (with reCAPTCHA support to prevent abuse)
  • Share Count Total
  • Print Button
  • LinkedIn Share Button

3. Facebook Auto Publish.

The WP2Social Auto Publish lets you publish posts automatically from your blog to Facebook. You can publish your posts to Facebook as simple text message, text message with image or as attached link to your blog. The plugin supports filtering posts based on custom post-types as well as categories.

BENEFITS

Publish message to Facebook with image
★ Attach post or share link  to Facebook
★ Filter items  to be published based on categories
★ Filter items to be published based on custom post types
★ Enable or disable wordpress page publishing
★ Customizable  message formats for Facebook
  • Easy to use with a simple interface for enabling the auto-publication of your content to Facebook.
  • Pages and posts can be published from your WordPress site to Facebook. (including image posts)
  • Can choose category or post type.
  • Adding a credit link for the photographer and enabling premium ads.
  • Logs of all Facebook posts shared with your page followers.
  • Can add attachments or links to the Facebook post.
  • Message you send out is fully customisable, with options for changing around things like images and text.
  • Shared post has certain elements that are able to be shown on the Facebook post. (can be only title and excerpt)

4. Smash Balloon Social Post Feed

Display Facebook posts on your website. Completely customizableresponsive and search engine crawlable. Display multiple Facebook feeds from any public Facebook page, and completely match the look and feel of the site with tons of customization options!

BENEFITS

  • Super simple to set up – 5 minute quick setup with no Facebook Developer App required
  • Display feeds from ANY Facebook page – even ones you aren’t an admin of
  • Completely Customizable – By default the Facebook feed will adopt the style of your website, but can be completely customized to look however you like – with tons of styling and customization options!
  • Facebook feed content is crawlable by search engines adding SEO value to your site – other Facebook plugins embed the feed using iframes which are not crawlable
  • Completely responsive and mobile optimized – layout looks great on any screen size and in any container width
  • Display feeds from multiple different Facebook pages and use the shortcode to embed them into a page, post or widget anywhere on your site
  • Add your own custom CSS
  • Caching means that your Facebook posts load lightning fast. Set your own caching time – check for new posts on Facebook every few seconds, minutes, hours or days. You decide.
  • Show and hide certain parts of each Facebook post
  • Show or hide the Facebook profile picture and name of the author above each post
  • Display Facebook posts by just the page owner, everyone who posts on your Facebook page, or only other people
  • Control the width, height, padding and background color of your Facebook feed
  • Customize the size, weight and color of text
  • Choose to set a background color and rounded corners on your Facebook posts
  • Supports Facebook tags – creates links when using the @ symbol to tag people in your Facebook posts
  • Automatically links hashtags used in posts to the hashtag page on Facebook
  • Select the number of Facebook posts to display
  • Select from a range of date formats or enter your own
  • Use your own custom link text in place of the defaults
  • Use the shortcode options to style multiple Facebook feeds in completely different ways
  • Set a maximum character length for both the text and descriptions of your Facebook posts
  • Create a customizable header with a range of icons for your Custom Facebook Feed
  • Localization/i18n support to allow every part of the feed to be displayed in your language

Ecommerce Plugins (Top 4)

There are plenty of WordPress eCommerce plugins in the market. you have to choose the best plugin according to your specific needs and use case.

Example – if you running a store with physical products with shipping option you need to find the best, along with if you run a digital store like eBook downloads, Printed Cards, Photo and Music Albums etc, you can find other set of plugins.

However, if you have a store with both options available like selling eBooks as well as a physical product delivery, there also some plugins which provides both the options.

1. WooCommerce

The most flexible, open-source eCommerce solution built on WordPress. Supports almost all kind of business like Physical Products, Digital Downloads, Room Rent, Hotel Booking etc.

Activate the free WooCommerce plugin on a new or existing WordPress site, follow the optional guided tour, and set up a new store in minutes with:

BENEFITS

Beyond the basics, WooCommerce is fully customisable and extendable:

  • Choose a design to suit your brand and industry.
  • Enhance your store with free and paid extensions: add features and integrate with local and global eCommerce web services.
  • Inspect and modify any aspect of the core plugin code.
  • Leverage hooks and filters to modify functions.
  • Build on top of the REST API and webhooks.

2. Easy Digital Downloads

A complete eCommerce solution for selling digital products on WordPress. From eBooks, to WordPress plugins, to PDF files and more, selling digital products a breeze.

Powerful functionality right out of the box. check out the awesome features.

BENEFITS

  • Full shopping cart
  • Unlimited file downloads
  • File access control
  • Customer account page
  • Discount codes
  • Download activity tracking
  • Secure payments by credit card and alternatives
  • Full data reporting
  • REST API
  • Refund tracking
  • Affiliate system integration
  • Mailing list integration
  • External file storage
  • Open sourced & GPL
  • Developer friendly
  • LOCALIZED FOR YOUR LANGUAGE

3. Cart66 Cloud

WordPress Ecommerce The Easy Way

Best use case scenario:

BENEFITS

  • Inventory management
  • Google Analytics for ecommerce
  • Automatically create product pages in WordPress
  • Built-in product catalog with unlimited categories
  • Built-in image gallery for products
  • Set up featured products
  • Built-in recurring billing engine that can be used with all supported gateways
  • Customer accounts with order history, stored credit cards, and address book
  • Built-in HTML email center to send follow up emails to your customers
  • Sell digital files and we’ll securely host and deliver them for you
  • Sell physical products
  • Create products with unlimited variations
  • Tons of payment gateways included (102 gateways in 102 countries and counting…)
  • Your secure pages are skinned with your WordPress theme so they look exactly like the rest of your WordPress site
  • Taxes
  • Shipping
  • Coupons
  • Promotions
  • Order management and fulfillment
  • All the security you need (SSL, PCI, etc.)
  • and more…

4. Ecwid

Powerful, easy-to-use and Gutenberg-friendly. Over 1 million sellers in 175 countries, 45 languages supported. PayPal, Stripe and 40 more payment options. Real-time shipping integrations. Selling on Instagram and Facebook.

BENEFITS

  • Automatic shipping and taxes
  • Sell on Fcaebook AND Instagram,
  • Ecommerce Mobile APPS
  • Automatically create product pages in WordPress
  • Unlimited storage, Automatic backups, and seamless upgrades
  • PCI DSS validated level 1 service provider
  • Superb support
  • A free starter site.
  • Discount coupons.
  • Abandoned cart saver.
  • Social media tools.
  • Facebook pixel.
  • Automated tax calculations.
  • Google Shopping support.
  • Sell everywhere
  • Mobile responsive design
  • Hundreds of extensions and powerful API

Subscription Plugins (Top 4)

Best 4 plugins to build a membership site like Online Course selling, Rental Property Solutions, Online Training & Tutoring, Provides ongoing digital service and maintenance etc.

1. S2Member

S2Member is a popular free WordPress membership plugin with 1.2 million + downloads!

BENEFITS

  • PayPal Standard Button Integration
  • PayPal Pro Integration w/ Pro-Forms
  • Stripe Integration w/ Pro-Forms
  • Authorize.Net w/ Pro-Forms
  • ClickBank Button Integration
  • WordPress Roles/Capabilities/CCAPS
  • Open Registration Option
  • Content Restriction Options
  • Alternative View Restrictions
  • Brute-Force Login Protection
  • Unique IP Restrictions
  • Security Encryption Key
  • Shortcode Conditionals
  • File Download Restrictions
  • Protected Audio/Video Streams
  • Manual Account Creation
  • Custom Registration/Profile Fields
  • Custom Login/Registration Design
  • Customizable Email Templates
  • Custom Login Welcome Page
  • Custom Membership Options Page
  • Member Profile Modifications
  • Mailing List Integrations
  • Affiliate Program Integrations
  • bbPress/BuddyPress Integrations
  • Compatible w/ Caching Plugins
  • Security Badge/Certificate
  • Event-Driven API/Notifications
  • API Functions/Constants
  • WordPress Hooks/Filters
  • Optimized Codebase
  • Access to Source Code
  • One-Step Registration/Checkout
  • Unlimited Paid Membership Levels
  • Powerful Pro-Form Shortcodes
  • Free Registration Pro-Forms
  • Anti-spam Security Measures
  • Simultaneous Login Monitoring
  • Content Dripping Shortcodes
  • Import/Export Tools
  • Pro Login Widget/Summary
  • Coupon Code Configurations
  • Gift/Redemption Codes
  • Public Members List
  • Shortcode Extras
  • Multisite Network Support
  • Customizable Pro-Form Templates
  • Remote Operations API
  • WooCommerce Integration

2. MemberPress

The “All-In-One” Membership Plugin for WordPress. Easy to build WordPress membership sites, accept credit cards securely, control who sees your content and sell digital downloads.

BENEFITS

  • Easy plugin setup
  • Ultra Stable & Secure plugin
  • Works With Any Theme
  • Content Drip features.
  • Affiliate Program
  • Powerful Access Rules for users and user groups.
  • Pricing Pages
  • Clear And Relevant Reporting
  • Self-Serve Member Dashboard
  • Customizable Registration Form
  • Multiple Memberships Per Member
  • Unlimited Upgrade Paths
  • Discount Coupons
  • Lock Specific Pages, Posts and Custom Post Types
  • Simple Payment Setup (Paypal, Stripe)
  • Force SSL on Registration Pages
  • BUILT-IN INTEGRATIONS with – BBPress, Quaderno, Avalara Tax, AWeber, Constant Contact, GetResponse, MailChimp, MailPoet, Mailster, Math Captcha, MemberPress Importer, MemberPress User Roles, Active Campaign, Amazon Web Services, BuddyPress, ConvertKit, Corporate Accounts, Developer Tools, Drip, HelpScout

3. PaidMembershipPro

THE MOST COMPLETE MEMBER MANAGEMENT AND MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTIONS PLUGIN FOR WORDPRESS

BENEFITS

  • Unlimited Levels with Flexible Membership Pricing
  • 6 Popular Payment Gateways Included
  • Extensive Options for Content Restriction
  • Customizable Reports and Member Dashboards
  • Over 60 Premium Add Ons to Extend and Customize
  • 100% GPL and Integrated with Third Party Services
  • Manage professional organizations with thousands of members.
  • Get paid for e-learning and digital courseware.
  • Accept recurring payment for content, podcasts, video, and more.
  • Create private social communities for unique interest groups.
  • Develop robust directory or listings sites by topic or region.
  • Offer product subscriptions or members-only product discounts.

4. Restrict Content Pro

A full-featured, powerful membership solution for WordPress

BENEFITS

  • Personalised Customer Dashboard
  • Unlimited Membership Levels
  • Prorated Upgrades and Downgrades
  • WooCommerce Integration
  • Built-in Integrations (Accept credit cards with Stripe, Braintree, 2Checkout, or PayPal Website Payments Pro.)
  • Data Export (Generate a CSV of all active members of any particular subscription level, or a CSV of every member in the system. You can also generate a CSV of every payment that has been made.)
  • Discount Codes
  • Member Emails (Send welcome emails to new members, email payment receipts, and remind members before their account expires automatically.)
  • Easy Membership Management
  • Elegant and easy-to-use reports
  • Member Approval System
  • and many more with Add-ons…

Landing Page Plugins (Top 4)

Landing page is a vital for your website, web shop, mobile app or any kind of niche, it is designed with a single focus or goal, which means it actually coverts more than the other pages,

1. WordPress Landing Pages

A powerful & free lead generation system for your business.

BENEFITS

  • Create beautiful Landing Pages on your WordPress site.
  • Visual Editor to view changes being made on the fly!
  • Track conversion rates on your landing pages for continual optimization.
  • Easily clone existing landing pages and run A/B Split tests on variations.
  • Use your current WordPress theme or choose from our library of custom landing page designs.
  • Gather lead intelligence and track lead activity with WordPress Leads
  • Extend functionality with our growing repository of third party add ons.
  • Know how to code? Implement your own custom landing page design using single-landing-page.php

2. Thrive Architect

A powerful & free lead generation system for your business.

BENEFITS

  • Landing Page Templates
  • Drag And Drop Editing
  • Sales Pages
  • Opt-In Pages
  • Webinar Pages
  • Product Launch Pages
  • Drag And Drop Editing
  • Pre-Built Conversion Elements
  • High-Converting Homepage
  • Beautifully Formatted Blog Posts
  • Flexible Column Layouts
  • Full-Width Layouts
  • Vertical Split Layouts
  • Text And Image Combinations
  • Font Customization
  • Hover Effects
  • Style Every Detail
  • Animations And Actions
  • Mobile Responsive Features
  • Screen Size Preview
  • Toggle Visibility Of Elements And Content Blocks
  • Mobile Responsive Editing

How to secure wordpress website, properly!

Namaskar. Hello!

After working with WordPress for almost a decade, I have some strong observations over its security structure, process and etc.

I like to share some of these with you, hope it will help you…

Major Reasons (for malware attacks)- 

  1. WordPress, itself as a software or a script is actually quite secure. The team at WordPress take security very seriously and have a well-defined process for managing potential vulnerabilities.
  2. Experience matters – Yes, in most of the cases, there are many security mistakes an inexperience developer or client made or can make. No doubt WordPress is the easiest CMS to install, setup and overall use, but it does not mean that it is easy to maintain properly in long term! Few basic examples are like
    1. Use weak or too weak usernames and passwords combination.
    2. Fail to stay up to date on software (WordPress core, plugins, themes, the web server itself, or the malicious software on their own pc).
    3. Install plugins and themes without doing any basic research about the author, previous reviews, bugs notes etc.
  3. Choosing a cheap hosting is another reason for it! Yes, it is fact that Kinsta or WPENGINE has less chance of being hacked over bluehost or hostgator etc, I even read some techcrunch news of how to hack them!  – found it here – https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/14/web-hosting-account-hacks/

How to secure your wordpress – 

I have a small checklist for you,

1. Pick a Solid WordPress Host 

Try a premium one or a managed service, it is far better option for you in long term, even you are on small business owner with a small budget? try Amazon Lightsail, it is relatively cheap if you can not afford wpengine or kinsta, After signup at lightshail make sure you hire a good linux server admin to harden it, do the set-up of a web server, and migrate your website properly.

( Note – you can hire me for that! 😉 )

2. Back-up Your Website – ( Choose cloud backup option )

I can bet on it, every developer will agree me, this is one of the most important and live saving habit!

While doing backup try to use cloud option, perhaps daily backup is best, or at-least file backup in a week and daily database backup. It is ideal for small business websites which does not change daily, and perhaps they blog or change content in weeks.

A strong backup will help you in the dark days where something unexpected happens! and in web world, we know crash happens. So, it is strongly recommend to use strong backup plan before your site goes live.
 
You can try AWS Backup, or VaultPress
 

3. Choose Themes and Plugins from Reliable Source

Theme and plugin choosing is a vital part for better security. Strictly, do not install any plugin or theme from a less trusted provider or not only because it is free! unless you are very much sure about it’s author reputation, like Autometic.com (the author company of WordPress),ElegantThemes, StudioPress, iThemes, EngineThemes etc.

However, I do strongly believe there are plenty of good or great theme is present to serve different  purposes, but you should not choose a theme with bloated options, 

You should focus on you actual need of your website, and choose accordingly, like I prefer to suggest two themes for simple small business or small shop, 

Astra and GeneratePress

(Note – These above links are not referral links! it is a stupid simple suggestion :))

4. Install a SSL Certificate 

Now a days, SSL is a must thing, as Google already showing insecure notification in chrome browser along with other major browsers. Also, a non SSL will hamper SEO too, Google already disclose it few years back – https://webmasters.googleblog.com/2014/08/https-as-ranking-signal.html or you can read full blog post by the great Neil Patel – 

So, Please install a SSL certificate from a authorised store or you can try to use Let’s Encrypt . As per I know, most of the hosting providers are now supporting Let’s Encrypt into thier system. You just need to a do a few click to install in your site, if your host support it.

Here is a short tutorial on how you install Let’s Encrypt on various web hosting panel, like cPanel, Plesk Panel, VestaCP etc.

5. Prevent Brute Force Protection 

  • Change your wp-login URL,
  • Use to have a force strong passwords for all user level( subscribers to administrator)
  • Set up a firewall
  • Block Fake Google Crawlers
  • Remove or add filter to reduce Comment Spam
  • Use IP Blocking (manual and automatic both)
  • Use 2-Factor Authentication 

all these can be achieved via a plugin like Wordfence (strongly recommended), or iTheme’s Security plugin.
Or you can try to use Cloudflare, incapsula.com etc or similar cloud service which actually help you to block, prevent DDoS attack and other brute force attacks. 

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