Having the right set of tools can help you take your business to the next level. We have listed below some of the most useful tools and software in the market to manage and grow your website.
1. Yoast SEO Plugin
Yoast SEO (formerly WordPress SEO by Yoast) is the most complete SEO plugin available for WordPress. It offers everything you need to optimize your site from a snippet editor and real time page analysis functionality that helps you optimize your pages content, images titles, meta descriptions and more to XML sitemaps, and loads of optimization options in between.
2. BackupBuddy Plugin
BackupBuddy is the original WordPress backup plugin that installs on any self-hosted WordPress site. When it back-ups your site, you can download a zip file of the entire site. To restore your site, just upload the ImportBuddy file and your backup zip file. It will walk you through the steps to restore your site, including settings, themes, plugins, widgets and everything else.
3. W3 Total Cache Plugin
W3 Total Cache improves website performance and reduces download times via features like caching, minification, and content delivery network (CDN) integration. It is one of the fastest performance plugin available in the market with millions of users It is trusted by many popular websites such as AT&T, Mashable, and WPBeginner, and others.
4. WP-SpamShield Anti-Spam Plugin
WP-SpamShield anti-spam plugin eliminates comment spam, trackback spam, contact form spam & registration spam without using any Captchas or challenge questions. It can block spam originating from bots and humans using over 100 advanced filters. WP-SpamShield filters spam automatically in the background and deletes spam instantly saving time and space.
5. Sucuri Security Plugin
The Sucuri WordPress Security plugin is built for security integrity monitoring, malware detection, audit logging and security hardening. Complement the free WordPress security plugin with the Sucuri Website AntiVirus which includes Website Firewall. These three components provide you the most comprehensive site security package in the market.
6. Google Analytics
Google Analytics is the most widely used website statistics service. The basic service is free of charge and a premium version is available for a fee. Google Analytics can track visitors from all referrers, including search engines and social networks, direct visits and referring sites. You need a Google Analytics account in order to start collecting data.
7. Google Tag Manager
Google Tag Manager is a free tag management system that allows you to quickly and easily update tags and code snippets on your website or mobile app. You can add and update 3rd party or custom tags from the Tag Manager user interface instead of editing site code. This reduces errors and frees you from having to involve a developer when configuring tags.
8. Google Fonts
Google Fonts is a free hosted font directory and API interface for web fonts. It is one of the most exciting developments in web typography in a very long time. Google refreshed the look and feel of the service in 2016 and there are hundreds of great fonts, and the selection is steadily growing. There are also many popular WordPress plugins using the service.
9. Slack Team Messaging
All your team communication in one place. Make a channel for a project, a topic, a team, or anything—everyone has a transparent view of all that’s going on. Slack is available for free, with premium plans for increased membership, extended message history, unlimited integrations, file storage and customizable data retention policies.
10. Filezilla File Transfer Tool
FileZilla is a powerful, free file management tool for FTP access to your Web site’s server. To upload and download files, simply drag and drop them between your Web server and computer. If you plan to use FileZilla regularly, you might like the advanced features like manual configuration and speed limit monitoring.
Have we missed anything that you think is absolutely essential for every WordPress site? Let us know in the comments below.