WordPress has tons of free and paid plugins available on the marketplace. Some are extremely crucial for the website you are developing. You have to take care lot of aspects of the website like performance, security, easy data management for customer, SEO etc.
We @ Jaganauts recommend following 6 plugins which are absolute necessary for majority of the WordPress website development, no matter if the websites are small, medium or enterprise level.
1. Elementor Pro
Elementor is one of the finest page builder plugin available in the market. It makes your and your customer’s life so much easier. Development with Elementor has been a lot easier and faster. It saves you a tons of time. It is a drag and drop builder with lot of pre defined widgets. Using its reach API you can create your custom widgets as well. If you are new to Elementor then might find it difficult at first, but once you get used to it then there is nothing more beautiful than Elementor.
2. Advanced Custom Fields Pro
WordPress provides default fields such as title, content, featured image etc. But if you need to create extra fields then ACF comes into the picture. Before any drag and drop page builders, ACF was the way to go. You can create option pages, galleries, repeater fields, flexible content and much more. Again it is easy to use. It is one of the oldest and most reliable plugin available for WordPress.
3. Gravity Forms
Majority of the WordPress websites needs a good, flexible and customizable forms. Gravity forms provide you that. It provides visual form editor, payment collection, conditional logic and connection with various known apps such as HubSpot, Stripe, Zapier etc. Creating admin and user notifications are very easy and user friendly.
4. GDPR Cookie Consent (Webtoffee)
Different countries all over the globe have different privacy and data laws. You have to follow them strictly. And Webtoffee is one of the best plugin there is. It provides consent management such as GDPR (DSVGO), CCPA, LGPD, CNIL, POPIA etc. You can scan the cookies and list them down in a popup. It automatically blocks the third party cookies such as Google Analytics, Facebook Pixel, YouTube, Vimeo, Google Maps etc.
5. WP Rocket
WordPress is world’s most popular open source CMS. And it is obvious that hackers will try to hack the CMS which most people are using to develop the blog, portfolio, ecommerce websites. Wordfence provides its own firewall, IP block list, Country blocking and much more. It is paid but you can never go wrong with this. But still if you want to go with a free version then you can go with Solid Security (Formerly iTheme Security).
We have successfully deployed multiple websites in combinations of above mentioned plugins without any problems. We highly recommend using above plugins.
If you are having problem with any of the above plugin then we can help you with it.
Just get in touch with us and we will gladly help you out!