Welcome to “Plugged In,” a blog series that looks deeper at some of WordPress’ most popular plugins in various categories. This week we’ll examine some of the best enterprise plugins to install on your WordPress website. (For more information on WordPress plugins, download our ultimate guide.)
Your enterprise brand’s online presence is already on WordPress, so you’re off to a good start! Take your website to the next level with these enterprise-ready plugins for WordPress:
With over a million active users, Yoast SEO tells you how well your content is optimized for search engines. With Yoast you can streamline your site to be completely optimized with features like readability checking, content analysis, setting a focus keyword, permalink cleanup, RSS enhancements, and more.
Not only is Yoast one of the most popular plugins out there; it is one of the most essential for optimizing your web content. In addition, Yoast is regularly updated in conjunction with new WordPress releases and is in accordance with the best SEO practices.
One of those plugins not to be overlooked is the anti-spam plugin Akismet. Because let’s face it…who wants their site to be flooded with spam comments. Not only is this annoying, but too many comments can affect site performance. Before a comment goes live you’ll have the ability to approve it, trash it, or call it spam before anyone else sees it.
Sometimes WordPress features straight out of the box aren’t as intuitive as they should be. This is especially true for its contact forms feature. Say you want to create an advanced contact form; the plugin Gravity Forms is a great way to extend this feature beyond what WordPress can do.
With Gravity Forms you have the ability to highly customize the way you build forms, giving you ways to add page breaks, a progression bar, a schedule form, pricing fields, and more. With over a million users, this plugin appeals to a variety of business needs and requires little to no programming knowledge.
What Did We Miss?
Which plugins would you add to this list? Leave us a comment below. Also be sure to check out our list of the 10 most popular plugins used by WP Engine customers.
And while these plugins can vastly help improve your enterprise website, it would all be for nothing if your site crashed or failed to load. Site stability, performance, and security are some of the most important aspects of powering your brand’s digital presence. That’s where enterprise hosting comes into play.
Take a look at some of the full-service platform features WP Engine offers to learn more about how we can help your business achieve optimal platform performance.