Reinventing the wheel isn’t just unnecessary, it’s a waste of precious development time and resources. That is why when we run into a good WordPress plugin, we utilize it as much as we can.
Here are a few of the best plugins we used for WordPress in 2019:
1. UpdraftPlus Backups
If there is one plugin we rely on, it is UpdraftPlus. It’s filled with features, works consistently, and installs fast. Backups are an essential part of running a website. We backup before installing new plugins, before updating WordPress, and before updating other plugins. UpdraftPlus gives ease of mind, and it’s incredibly easy to use.
Listed below are just a few of the options that UpdraftPlus gives you:
- Automatic WordPress Site Backups
- Remote Backup Storage
- Quick Site Restoration
Check out UpdraftPlus Backups.
2. Advanced Custom Fields
When building out sites for a client, many times designs are changed, images and copy are switched out, and sections are added/removed. This is where Advanced Custom Fields comes into play. ACF lets you modularize your entire site theme: images, headers, copy, and anything else that could go on a site, can be made an editable field on the backend. Not only does this cut development time by allowing clients to update copy, but it makes your WordPress themes cleaner and easier to use.
Check out Advanced Custom Fields.
3. Gravity Forms
When it comes to building forms, Gravity Forms is king. Free and paid options make sure that even the most beginner WordPress users can implement Gravity Forms without spending a fortune. Customer acquisition is one of the main focal points of a website, and this is where Gravity Forms really shines. AddOn support allows WordPress forms to be plugged into Constant Contact, Mail Chimp, and many other marketing automation tools. Long gone are the days of copying and editing big email lists. Gravity Forms makes it easy to collect and sort through customer data.
Check out Gravity Forms.