The Best WordPress Plugins For Business
WordPress is constantly growing, and over recent years has become one of the key players when it comes to content management systems and web designs. WordPress is many people’s choice to run not only their blogs, but their business websites too, and because it is so customisable, its awesome features translate brilliantly for business sites. One of those features is the ability to install plugins, which add features to your site or alter the way it runs for the better. Plugins can be installed to do a variety of things from improve your SEO to put your images in borders. We’ve picked out the best wordpress plugins for business websites, and explained how they can benefit your website.
- Sidebar Form - For business websites, you need a call to action, and a way of easily letting your customers enquire about your service or product. This nifty plugin lets you put a fully customisable form in your sidebar, so it is visible on as many of your pages as you like, and allows people to contact you quickly and easily. It could gain you customers.
- WordPress Live Chat – Some people view this as a bit intrusive, so I’m not saying this will definitely be for you, but a live chat plugin is great for helping out the visitors of your site and hopefully closing on sales. It looks mighty professional, too!
- Shopperpress – This is for those of the businesses out there that like to sell things – Shopperpress is the only paid plugin on the list (sorry) but it is brilliant for any site that wants to ship products OR services, and makes taking payments as well as dressing up your site to look lovely extremely easy.
- Yoast SEO – Not strictly for business, but I’d include this on any list of good wordpress plugins! Yoast are the bosses of the SEO plugin, and there are a lot of competitors out there, trust me. Why have an SEO Plugin? To allow you to optimise your website for search engines. Yoast make this easy with their layman’s term instructions.
- Digg Digg – You may not have a product that is particularly ‘shareable’, but you never know who is going to want to tell the world what they’re buying from you, so make sure you make it easy for them to send to facebook, twitter, stumbleupon, or to email to somebody. Digg Digg is my social sharing plugin of choice. Dont forget, social is the future of SEO, too!
So what do you think, have I missed any amazing wordpress plugins that can help my readers businesses, or does the above list cover it? Personally, I have found wordpress the best way to host business sites, because it is so easy to tweak and customise, without having to mess around with web design (or worse, web designers!)