I’m a big fan of efficiency when it comes to managing my business. As a web designer and developer, I am passionate about combining efficiency with good design and functionality. There is a wide variety of plugins available for WordPress, and I would like to share some of my favourites that are not as common as the ones we use every day. Here are some of the best uncommon WordPress plugins for businesses:
The Best Uncommon WordPress Plugins
1- Broken Link Checker (Great for SEO)
The Broken Link Checker Plugin checks all internal and external links on your website for broken links. You can fix them to optimize your website for SEO and improve user experience.
The broken links, if any are found, will show up in a new tab of the WP admin panel – Tools> Broken Links. You can then edit or unlink the URLs, or mark them as not broken.
2- 301 Redirects (Great for SEO)
Redirect is a method of re-routing traffic coming from a requested URL to a different destination URL. It is common to redirect one URL to another. In order to maintain SEO value, it is critical to observe best practices.
You can use the 301 Redirects plugin to manage and create 301, 302, 307 redirects for your WordPress site to improve SEO. When creating a new site or redesigning an existing website, or when content on your site expires, this plugin can prevent visitors from being redirected to a 404 error page.
3- WP Rocket (Great for SEO & Performance)
Website performance is becoming increasingly important. And WP Rocket is one of the best caching plugins ever to optimize the speeding performance of your WordPress website.
Even though you can optimize a website without using WP Rocket, this plugin makes it easier. It automatically crawls and builds your website cache which results in an instant performance boost. The only downside is that it’s paid only.
4- White Label CMS (Great For Design & Experience)
Are you bored of seeing the typical WordPress login page every time you want to log in to your WordPress dashboard? How about customizing it a little? White Label CMS is the best WordPress plugin to do just that.
With this plugin, developers can;
- Customize the login page
- Add branding to the header and footer
- Customize the dashboard
- Control which menus appear for your client
- Set up a customized dashboard
5- Limit Login Attempts (Great For Security)
As you may know, WordPress sites are one of the most hacked platforms. So security is an important factor when building an online presence on WordPress.
The Limit Login Attempts plugin protects your site from brute force attacks. Brute Force Attack aims at being the simplest kind of method to gain access to a site, by basically trying usernames and passwords, over and over again, until it gets in. WP Limit Login Attempts plugin limits the number of login attempts and block IP temporarily.
FAQs About WordPress Plugins
1- How can I install WordPress plugins?
- Once you click the “Install” button, you will download a zip file.
- You will then need to go to your WordPress dashboard > Plugins > Install > Add New
- You can then upload the zip file you downloaded to your computer and hit “Activate” once it is installed.
2- Is it ok to install a lot of plugins on a website?
WordPress plugins pose one of the greatest security risks for WordPress installations. Plus the more plugins you install means the slower your website will be. Therefore;
- install only the necessary plugins
- delete the plugins you don’t need
- make sure to update them regularly
3- How do I see plugins in my WordPress dashboard?
When you log in to your WordPress dashboard, go to Plugins > Installed Plugins in the left column.
What are your best uncommon WordPress plugins? Share in the comments below.
4- Is WordPress more likely to be hacked?
There are a lot of common biases when it comes to WordPress. However, by using the right plugins and taking the necessary measures, you can avoid having your website hacked.