7 Most Useful WordPress Plugins For Your Site

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Almost 75 million websites use WordPress for their content management service. Out of around 120 plugins, it offers almost everything your website needs to operate in their domain of work. But a wise choice among all of it is required in order to reduce page load time when almost 7 to 10 seconds of attention is all you have. This list of seven wordpress plugins when optimally used will work out to be the best for your website:

#1. WP-Optimize:
Save that unnecessary space in your database when you edit a page or remove irrelevant comments and save tons of megabytes. Use this feature to clean up your database weekly or as you might wish. Facilitating you to control, it will give an analysis of the data used in different sections of your website. The database used by WordPress is MySQL which will be asked to optimize its tables by getting rid of revised and modified data which is immaterial for your site and reduces the page load time. Thus, this feature will help you to optimally utilize the scarce resource of data and customer’s attention.

#2. BJ Lazy Load:
They have managed to use good sarcasm with the name of this one. While on the face of it, it says ‘lazy’ but it actually makes your site ‘load faster and saves bandwidth.’ It does such a wonderful task by just replacing the content which increases your site load time with a placeholder. Often time images, videos or gravatar images take more time to load. Using this Lazy Load feature will increase your load time by replacing your images, thumbnails, embedded videos, text widgets and gravatar images with a simple placeholder. A simple filter can lazy load other elements, if you want to.

#3. WP Super Minify:
Get a lighter WordPress site by combining and compressing inline Javascript and CSS files aiding in speeding up the load time of the page. Once activated, you will witness that the source of HTML, CSS and inline Javascript are compressed using the Minify PHP Framework. You can finally witness your victory over slower page load time, by viewing amount of data saved at the end of your site source.

#4. W3 Total Cache:
It will aid you in improving your site’s ranking when it will render you Search engine optimization services and an overall experience to the visitors of your page along with reducing the page load time. Working best with mobile-friendly sites, it supports accelerated mobile pages (AMP) and secure socket layer (SSL). It also provides cache solutions for your website from caching pages and posts in memory with CSS and JavaScript to finally feeds and search result pages. Once you will know how to use it, you will know its importance simultaneously.

#5. WP Super Cache:
This feature works by caching HTML files for users who have not logged in or who have not left any comment or users who have not viewed a password protected post. It processes a static HTML file for such users to save the task of loading heavy WordPress blog. It provides its services under three heads: Expert, this is a very quick way of caching pages of bypassing PHP with changes in .htaccess file; Simple, it serves super cached files along with PHP (unlike the above) with no changes in .htaccess file; WP-Cache, it is for caching files for known users.

#6. WP Smush.it:
With this image optimization plugin, you can compress already existing images and set up auto feature for compressing new images accordingly. It lets you compress, resize and convert to different formats with deleting un-used colors while still maintaining the quality of the image.

#7. EWWW Image Optimizer:
Once you have created that awesome WordPress site, don’t you worry about adding high-quality images in virtue of decreased load time. EWWW Image Optimizer will change the file extensions to the one which requires lowest file-size, thus increasing interactions with the visitors. Giving you a choice between pixel perfect and high compression, it will not let your safety at stake.

So, we have discussed top 7 WordPress Plugins for Your Site. We hope this article will be helpful for you to choose WP plugins.

Saggie Mwyer is working for a Animated Video Production Company as a Sr. content marketing executive. She has the responsibility of handling a team of content creators and promoters.

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