As a custom digital creative agency, we build out tailored plugins as needed to meet our partners’ needs in site functionality. So, we run pretty lean on other WordPress plugins. However, there are a solid few out there that make the cut and we are proud to call Designzillas Approved™. Here are our five favorite WordPress plugins for 2019:
Making easy-to-use websites for our clients is important to us. ACF Pro includes extra fields and features that make developing content layouts easier and faster. With repeatable blocks, page building layouts, intuitive galleries, custom settings and reusable fields, entering quality content is achievable no matter what level of comfort you have in WordPress.
With the ever-changing Google algorithm and endless pages of blog content, memorizing the correct length of titles and descriptions while optimizing for your target keywords can be overwhelming. Yoast SEO will run a check on each page of your content to make sure you’re using keywords often enough and in all the right spots. It even comes with a built-in character counter to make sure you’re hitting the optimal characters in your metadata!
The success of a website comes down to the leads it generates. Forms are critical in this process! Gravity Forms helps our developers quickly build and design WordPress forms through a visual editor and more than 30 diverse form fields to choose from. The web developer is in control of conditional logic, tailoring configuration to show or hide fields, sections and pages depending on what the user selects.
Debug Bar does pretty much exactly what it sounds like—this plugin adds a debug menu to the admin bar that shows query, cache and other helpful information for debugging. Our web developers say this is a must-have!
WooCommerce is an essential tool for any eCommerce website that gives both store owners and developers complete control. Standards for shipping and payment options are higher than ever—but you can do it all with WooCommerce. This plugin supports drop shipping, free shipping, flat-rate shipping and even allows real-time calculations. WooCommerce also accepts major credit cards, PayPal, bank transfers, cash on delivery and integrates with more than 140 region-specific gateways like Stripe and Amazon Payments.
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