What are the best plugins for startup websites?
Let’s talk plugins.
There’s loads out there. Some of them are good, and others … not so good.
But you gotta have them if you want that killer start-up website. The question is – where do you begin?
Luckily for you, you’ve come to the right place! We’re the experts when it comes to building websites. Here are the best plugins that we use every day for startup websites
What is a plugin?
Feeling a little sheepish because you’ve never heard of a plugin before? Don’t be – we’re here to break it down for you.
A plugin is a piece of software that contains a group of functions. This plugin can then be installed into your WordPress website to add new features to your site. Essentially, plugins make it easier for you to customise your website without knowing a single line of code.
So forget spending years at computing school. Download these plugins to create your awesome startup website!
Yoast SEO is the mother of all plugins. Not only does it show you what is needed for good SEO, but it also ensures that your articles are readable.
Not everyone is an amazing reader and writer like you. It’s so important to make sure your writing is both exciting and relatively easy to read. Yoast SEO not only points out where you can improve, but how.
It will also give you a preview of how your website will be listed in a search engine, so you can snip and change your title, URL, and meta description.
More importantly, Yoast SEO helps you optimize your website with keywords that help Google find your website. The process is called SEO – or Search Engine Optimisation. And it’s a pretty big deal if you want to rank highly on Google.
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What if you’re a real noob when it comes to website building? Don’t stress – WPForms is made for beginners like you.
This simple drag and drop online form builder makes creating forms a breeze. Seriously – just a few clicks and you’re done. Use this plugin to create:
- Contact forms
- Email subscription forms
- Payment forms
- Request a quote forms
- Donation forms
- Online ordering forms
PRO TIP: Try integrating your online form with your CRM or MailChimp. That way, your form entries will go straight into your email database or CRM platform. Easy peasy!
MonsterInsights is the brainchild of Joost de Valk – creator of Yoast SEO. This plugin allows you to add, customise, and manage the Google Analytics website tracking services on your WordPress site. In other words, it makes tracking your website with Google Analytics way easier.
MonsterInsights is easy to install, has turn on and off tracking for different metrics, and measures outbound links or downloads on your site.
And best of all, you don’t need years of IT experience to use MonsterInsights. Everything is clear and easy to understand. Even your grandma can use it.
Looking for something to help generate more leads? Searching for something that will convert more online sales on your site? Great news – there’s a plugin for that.
Without a lead generation plugin, 70-90% of people visiting your website today will never come back again. But a clever lead capturing plugin can help you convert those visitors into subscribers and paying customers.
OptinMonster is considered one of the best conversion and lead generation tool for WordPress websites out there. It helps you improve your business by:
- Growing your email list
- Increasing pageviews
- Turning first-time visitors into regular visitors
- Reducing cart abandonment
- Running onsite retargeting
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