Information about WordPress plugins

Updates

WordPress plugins are updated regularly by their authors This may be because they have been updated for technical reasons but sometimes it's because a security flaw has been found and the update fixes that problem. In the latter case it is obviously important that people are aware that an update has been issued so that […]

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W3 Total Cache

Updated on 22nd December, 2020, W3 Total Cache (W3TC) improves the SEO and user experience of your site by increasing website performance and reducing load times by leveraging features like content delivery network (CDN) integration and the latest best practices. You can download the plugin here

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Site Kit by Google

Updated on 22nd December, 2020, Site Kit is the official WordPress plugin from Google for insights about how people find and use your site. Site Kit is the one-stop solution to deploy, manage, and get insights from critical Google tools to make the site successful on the web. You can download the plugin here

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Caldera Forms

Updated on 22nd December 2020, Caldera Form is a free and powerful WordPress plugin that creates responsive forms with a simple drag and drop editor. Caldera Forms has many free user-friendly add-ons for both beginners and web developers. You can download the plugin here

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All in One SEO

Updated on 22nd December 2020, All in One SEO for WordPress is the original WordPress SEO plugin started in 2007. Over 2 million smart website owners use AIOSEO to properly set up WordPress SEO, so their websites can rank higher in search engines. You can download it here

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UpdraftPlus backup plugin

Backup and restoration made easy. Complete backups; manual or scheduled (backup to Dropbox, S3, Google Drive, Rackspace, FTP, SFTP, email + others). Download the plugin here

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Smush

Optimize images, turn on lazy load, resize, compress & improve your Google Page Speed with the incredibly powerful and 100% free WordPress image smusher, brought to you by the superteam at WPMU DEV! Smush will compress images without a visible drop in quality. Image optimization is the easiest way to make your site load super […]

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Insert Headers and Footers

Insert Headers and Footers is a simple plugin that lets you insert code like Google Analytics, custom CSS, Facebook Pixel, and more to your WordPress site header and footer. No need to edit your theme files! The simple interface of the Insert Headers and Footers plugin gives you one place where you can insert scripts, […]

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Google Analytics by Monster Insights

The best Google Analytics plugin for WordPress. See how visitors find and use your website, so you can keep them coming back. MonsterInsights comes with a Google Analytics Dashboard for WordPress that shows you actionable analytics reports right inside your WordPress dashboard. We have created customized reports that eliminates the fluff and only show you […]

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AMP

Formerly short for Accelerated Mobile Pages, AMP is an initiative by Google to speed up the appearance of a webpage chosen from a Google SERP. It does this by storing a cut down version of a page on its own server rather than directing an enquirer to the website where that page is located. It […]

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Contact 7

Plugin author Takayuki Miyoshi describes Contact 7  as "Just another contact form plugin. Simple but flexible". This understated plugin can manage multiple contact forms, plus you can customize the form and the mail contents flexibly with simple markup. The form supports Ajax-powered submitting, CAPTCHA, Akismet spam filtering and so on. I would certainly recoomend adding Captcha […]

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Page Builder by Site Origin

This plugin by the creator of the excellent Vantage theme has been updated today (4th December, 2020). Site Origin says it is the most popular page creation plugin for WordPress. It makes it easy to create responsive column based content, using the widgets you know and love. Your content will accurately adapt to all mobile […]

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Max Buttons

Authored by Max Foundry this is a powerful WordPress button, share button and social icon plugin. With it you can create great looking CSS3 WordPress buttons in a minute. Easy to understand. Our button editor with live preview makes it a snap to generate awesome responsive buttons in very little time. The social share buttons […]

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Gutenberg

Introduced by Automattic,this block editor introduces a modular approach to pages and posts: each piece of content in the editor, from a paragraph to an image gallery to a headline, is its own block. And just like physical blocks, WordPress blocks can be added, arranged and rearranged, allowing WordPress users to create media-rich pages in […]

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Modern Events Calendar Lite

Webnus have updated this plugin today (2nd December, 2020). They say that  their  WordPress event calendar plugin is the best tool to use for managing events websites and that Modern Events Calendar is a comprehensive events management plugin. You can download the plugin here Return to the Plugin information page  

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Disable Comments

Today (2nd December, 2020) the authors have updated this plugin. As its name suggests it disables the opportunity for visitors to comment on your posts and pages. It is not selective but switches off all comments. If this is what you want because you keep forgetting to set the option when writing a page or […]

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Widget for Google Reviews

Rich Plugins have updated this plugin, used to publish Google my Business reviews on your website. They describe it as a widget and shortcode for Google reviews and say that it shows Google reviews on your WordPress website to increase user confidence and SEO. There is a paid-for Business version. You can download the plugin […]

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Yoast SEO

Updated today (2nd December, 2020) this Search Engine Optimisation plugin from the Dutch company managed by Joost de Valk is probably the most favoured SEO plugin with All in One SEO running it a close second. Yoast says it will improve your WordPress SEO, you will write better content and have a fully optimized WordPress […]

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Jetpack

Comprising many of the features of a wordpress.com website the Jetpack plugin is provided by the authors of WordPress, Automattic, and is described (by Automattic) as:- "The best WP plugin for backup, anti spam, malware scan, CDN, AMP, social, search, contact form, and integrations with Woo, Facebook, Instagram, Google". It's been updated today, 1st December […]

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