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Our Favourite WordPress Plugins

Our Favourite WordPress Plugins | This is a simple introduction to some of the plugins we have utilised for our projects and would happily recommend.

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Favourite WordPress Plugins

Adding & Extending Functionality

The core of WordPress is designed to be lean and lightweight, to maximize flexibility and minimize code bloat. Plugins then offer custom functions and features so that each user can tailor their site to their specific needs.

Plugins

Elementor
OoohBoi Steroids for Elementor
Crocoblock Suite
WooCommerce
Rank Math
Google Tag Manager
GDPR Cookie Consent
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WordPress plugins are created to add new or extend existing functionality to your site features and design. There are thousands of plugins available, with many written by experienced developers, making the job of optimising your site for the end user all the easier. The more common types you’ll find in use on WordPress sites include page builders, site security, caching, social media, SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) and analytics applications.

This is a quick introduction to some of the plugins we tend to utilise for our projects and we can confidently recommend. The pros & cons of each we’ll come to in due course through a series of case studies and/or specific posts.

Our Recommended Plugins

ELEMENTOR
Page Builder

Elementor

Whether you’re a web designer looking for a way to achieve pixel-perfect websites, a marketer looking to get online fast or a developer who wants to expand their capabilities, Elementor’s website builder has what you need – intuitive drag-and-drop Editor, advanced design features and a full open-source approach.

Elementor is our go-to page builder. It is easy to use and coupled with….

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OoohBOI STEROIDS
Page Builder

OoohBoi Steroids for Elementor

An awesome set of tools, options and settings that expand Elementor defaults. Instead of creating new Elementor Widgets, these act like an upgrade of existing options or the self-standing panels.

Steroids for Elementor is ….

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CROCOBLOCK
Toolkit

Crocoblock

Crocoblock is the right choice for those who want to keep abreast of the technology and all their tools to be at hand. The package includes everything from skins to dynamic templates, plugins, and interactive pop-ups. It is reasonably easy to use for everyone, regardless of their coding proficiency.

Crocoblock is ….

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WOOCOMMERCE
eCommerce

WooCommerce

WooCommerce is the world’s most popular open-source eCommerce solution. Whether you’re launching a business, taking brick-and-mortar retail online, or developing sites for clients, use WooCommerce for a store that powerfully blends content and commerce.

WooCommerce is ….

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RANK MATH
Search Engine Optimisation

Rank Math

SEO might be the best and most consistent source of traffic for one’s website, but it’s not without its quirks. The constant process of optimising your posts can sometimes take more time than actually writing the content. If you always feel that you can do more on the SEO front for your website but don’t have the time, then Rank Math SEO is what you’re looking for.

Rank Math SEO is ….

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GOOGLE TAG MANAGER for WordPress
Analytics

Google Tag Manager for WordPress

Google Tag Manager (GTM) is Google’s free tool for everyone to manage and deploy analytics and marketing tags as well as other code snippets using an intuitive web UI.
This plugin places the GTM container code snippets onto your WordPress website so that you do not need to add this manually.

Google Tag Manager is ….

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GDPR COOKIE CONSENT
Legal

GDPR Cookie Consent

The CookieYes GDPR Cookie Consent & Compliance Notice plugin will assist you in making your website GDPR (RGPD, DSVGO) compliant.
The plugin is one of the best WordPress GDPR compliance plugins as it comes with a host of features including a cookie notice with Accept and Reject options so cookies are only rendered upon user consent.

GDPR Cookie Consent is ….

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Caching | Optimisation | Security
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W3 Total Cache

"W3 Total Cache improves the SEO and user experience of your site by increasing website performance, reducing download times via features like content delivery network (CDN) integration.
Benefits include at least 10x improvement in overall site performance when fully configured."
(Editor Note: ...which can be tricky. We found a little trial & error is required to get the best results)

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Smush Image Compression And Optimisation

"Large image files may be slowing down your site without you even knowing it. WP Smush uses WPMU DEV’s super servers to quickly smush every single one of your images and cuts all the unnecessary data without slowing down your site.
Smush meticulously scans every image you upload – or have already added to your site – cuts all the unnecessary data and scales it for you before adding it to your media library."

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Wordfence Security – Firewall & Malware Scan

"Wordfence includes an endpoint firewall and malware scanner that were built from the ground up to protect WordPress. Our Threat Defense Feed arms Wordfence with the newest firewall rules, malware signatures and malicious IP addresses it needs to keep your website safe. Rounded out by a suite of additional features, Wordfence is the most comprehensive WordPress security solution available."

We have used one of these themes at least once on previous projects, each chosen at the time to suit the specific project….

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