Must-have plugins for WordPress website in 2020

Plugins are very important for any WordPress website. Using plugins, You can add more & more features and functionalities to your website. Let’s say, You have to add Push notification to your website then You can add push notification easily by adding a plugin in WordPress.

What Are Plugins In WordPress? – Plugins are very essential for a WordPress website. We use plugins to add features and functionalities to our site without writing any single line of code.

There are thousands of plugins available for wordpress and anyone can not install the plugins one by one and see their features because it will waste your lots of time.

Because we have made hundreds of websites for our clients we have tested lots of plugins in the different different category and In this article, I am going to give you a full list of the best plugins out there.

Some of these plugins are free, Some of these are paid and some of these have both the versions (free and paid both). So, Let’s dive into it.

Elementor Page Builder

Elementor is one of the best and awesome page builder for WordPress. Using Elementor, You can make any types of websites. Best Part – It’s free.

Elementor Page Builder has more than 50 million active installations. You can install it from the WordPress dashboard by going on Plugins >> Add new >> Search for Elementor and install and activate the plugin.

Elementor also has a premium plugin that comes with lots of amazing features from 49$. You can see all the features by clicking here.

Elementor - WordPress Plugins

You can see the difference between free version of elementor and paid version of elementor.

I suggest you to go with pro plan because you will get lots of features in that. for example, You can create themes, Popups and lots more.

Divi Builder

Divi Builder comes with Elegant Themes Subscription. Using Divi builder, You can make custom themes, Pages, post templates, archive templates, and lots more.

Divi doesn’t have any free plan. You need to pay for it. Divi has been loved by more than 7 hundred thousand customers.

With Elegant Themes Subscription, You will get access to Divi Theme, Divi Builder Plugin, Monarch Social share plugin, Bloom email opt-in plugin, and extra magazine theme in one subscription.

Divi Builder - Best WordPress Plugin

One thing I really like about this membership is the membership of a lifetime. It means when you pay 249$ once then you will get lifetime access and update of themes and plugins.

I suggest that you go with the lifetime plan otherwise you can also buy the one year plan but the lifetime plan is highly recommended.

Monarch Social Share Plugin

Monarch Plugin also comes with the Elegant Themes Subscription. Using Monarch Plugin, You can add social share button in the different-different locations of your site.

You can add the social share button in the sidebar, Inline (Starting in the post and ending in the post), popups, Fly-in, and in media.

Monarch - Best social share plugin for wordpress website

The best thing about this plugin is that it comes in a bundle (Divi Theme, Divi Builder Plugin, Monarch Social share plugin, Bloom email opt-in plugin, and extra magazine theme) and comes with the lifetime deal.

I highly recommend you guys to purchase the Elegant themes subscription because it gives you access to a Powerful theme with a powerful live visual builder, social share plugin, Email Optin plugin, and A magazine theme in just 249$ for the lifetime.

If you have the subscription then you can set up the social share button easily by reading this – How to add social share button in WordPress using Monarch Plugin.

Yoast SEO Plugin

SEO or Search engine optimization is very important for any website to get traffic because It’s a freeway to get targetted traffic.

Yoast SEO is the best and free plugin for on page SEO. Yoast makes is super easy to make your website and articles SEO friendly.

Using Yoast SEO plugin, You can optimize your complete website for SEO. You can optimize pages, Posts, Images and more.

after installing and activating the plugin, It will show you suggestions like this on any page while editing. This way you can optimize all your website articles and pages for Search engines like. Google, Bing, Yandex, and more.

Yoast - Free wordpress plugin for wordpress Website

To install the plugin, Simply go to WordPress dashboard >> Plugins >> Add new >> Search for Yoast SEO plugin and install and activate it.

Yoast also has the paid plan but the free plan is more than enough. But If you want to buy premium then you can.

Smush Image Optimizer

Optimizing images is very important for every website because it makes your site load fast and as you know Loading speed impacts search engine ranking.

Using Smush, You can compress all the images of your site. I can be done One by one or in bulk. You can also set up automatic compress option. This way, When you will add the image on your site it will compress your image automatically.

Smush - Image optimizer WordPress Plugins

This is a free plugin but also has premium plans but we are using the free version and It’s more than enough for everyone out there.

To Install the plugin, simply go to your WordPress dashboard >> Plugin >> Add New >> Write Smush in search box >> Install and activate. After that, go to the setting of smush and change some settings.

Bloom Email Optin

Bloom is an email opt-in plugin that comes with Elegant Themes Subscription. Using Bloom Plugin, You can add an email subscription form to your WordPress website.

Using Bloom, You can add the email subscription form to different-different locations of your WordPress website.

Bloom - Best Email Opt-in Plugin for wordpress website

Bloom also comes with 100+ pre-made templates and 19 email marketing integrations.

You can connect opt-in with these email marketing integrations and store your data (Email, Name, and more) there.

Bloom Email Marketing Integrations - Bloom WordPress Plugin

The best thing about this plugin is that it comes in a bundle (Divi Theme, Divi Builder Plugin, Monarch Social share plugin, Bloom email opt-in plugin, and extra magazine theme) and comes with the lifetime deal.

When you pay one time for this, You can use it for a lifetime for free. But Competitors are costing monthly for this work.

One of the competitors of this plugin is Hellobar.com. They are charging 29$ per month for the basic plan. They also have a free-forever account with some limitations. You can checkout there plan by clicking here.

Hello bar - Lead generator wordpress plugin for wordpress website

But I suggest you to go with the Bloom plugin because when you pay one time for the elegant themes subscription, You can use it for the lifetime.

OneSignal Push Notification

If you want to convert your visitors into regular readers then Onesignal is the best, simplest, and affordable solution for this.

Using Onesignal, You can add the push notification feature to your site. You can send notifications when you release new articles or new videos and more.

Web Push Notifications - OneSignal wordpress plugin

To install onesignal, Simply go to wordpress dashboard >> Plugins >> Add New >> Search onesignal in search box >> Install and activate it.

Onesignal - Free push notification for wordpress website

After that, you need to set up the plugin by going on onesignal push in your WordPress menu.

Onesignal Push Notification free wordpress plugin setup

We have written a complete article on How to add push notification in WordPress. You can check out the article by clicking here.

Onesignal is the best for starters and it’s free. Onesignal has paid plans but the Free plan is more than enough.

Site Kit By Google

It comes directly by google. Using Site kit by Google, You can manage all google services overview in your WordPress dashboard.

Site kit - Free WordPress Plugin By Google

You can add all the Google services (Search Console, Google Analytics, Google AdSense, and page speed insight) in WordPress and manage it from the WordPress dashboard.

To install the Site kit by google, Simply go to WordPress dashboard >> Plugins >> Add New >> search Google in search box >> Install and activate it.

All in one Google Site kit Plugin For WordPress website

Site kit By Google is a totally free plugin by google. You should try it.

You can see all the data that Google provides. Using this plugin, You can see Google Adsense data, Google analytics data, Google search console data, and more.

Structured Content

Structured Content Plugin has lots of amazing features but We use this plugin to add Frequently Asked Question to our WordPress website.

If you don’t know about Frequently asked question then let me tell you about this.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQ)

An FAQ is a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) and answers on a particular topic (also known as Questions and Answers [Q&A] or Frequently Asked Questions). – WIKIPEDIA

You have seen tables like this on search results. This is called the FAQ box. All questions are showing here and you can see their answers by clicking on the question.

When you click on the question then you will see their answer like this.

It will be shown on the search result page and in your article as well but you can hide it in your article.

We have written a complete article on the same topic you can read that article by clicking below.

Using Structured content, You can add FAQ to WordPress website for free.

Crisp Live Chat Plugin

If you provide services through your website then live chat is very important. It will help you to give support to your customers in real-time.

Using Crisp, You can add live chat to your wordpress website very easily.

You can use the free version of crisp or upgrade to premium plan as well.

We have written a complete article about the adding live chat feature to wordpress. You can read that article by clicking here.

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3 thoughts on “Must-have plugins for WordPress website in 2020”

  1. The plugins you mentioned are really important.

    Because by using them, bloggers and website owners can run their site smoothly and can also add new features.

    Thank you for sharing such a nice article with us😘😘😘

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  2. Hey Nishant Digital Team ,

    Awesome and well-explained post. I truly appreciate your hard-work.

    Every time i gain helpful ideas through your blog post and your blog works like a knowledge-booster for me. The plugins that you have suggested are so crucial and they must be used by every wordpress user. Installing and using these helpful plugins will helps a lot and provide good benefits. You have explained the topic very well that is really outstanding.

    Eventually thanks for sharing your knowledge and such an informative post.

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