Our Favourite WordPress Plugins

May 13, 2019 | Knowledgebase, Monday Marketing

We are big fans of WordPress here at Speakersbase HQ. In fact, we are currently conducting a poll over on our Facebook Group to find out if our members are fans too. 

We love how plugins and builders allow us to enhance the features for our readers and make it easy to design and develop our blog. 

Here is a list of what we use that you may find useful.

Divi 

We use Divi for building our blog. It is extremely flexible when it comes to design and it also comes with pre-made modules for you to use. Check it out here.

Yoast SEO 

We use Yoast SEO to ensure our blog is well optimised for search engines. Check it out here.

Smush 

Images play an important part in all online marketing today. As we love to use images on our blog, we use Smush to ensure images are compressed an optimized for optimum download speed. Check it out here.

Pretty Links 

Pretty Links is really useful when you want to customise a URL (Link). For example, our podcast is on iTunes at:

https://podcasts.apple.com/ie/podcast/the-speakersbase-podcast/id1388230161?mt=2

We can use Pretty Links to create a ‘prettier’ link which is https://blog.speakersbase.com/itunes. Both links go to the same place but it’s much easier to say the new link when mentioning it in the podcast. 

You can check it out here

Tracking Code Manager

This plugin is very useful for adding code to your WordPress site or blog. For example, we use it to add the Facebook Tracking Pixel code. Tracking Code Manager is developed by IntellyWP. You can check it out here.

There are 1000’s of WordPress Plugins available, both free and paid. However, you should only use plugins that really enhance the readers’ experience and ones that make good business sense.

Using too many will slow down your website and therefore visitors are less likely to wait around for it to load. Slow websites also have a negative effect on your search engine position. Google for example, do not like slow websites.

You can check your websites load speed here.

Also, make sure you check that your plugins are up to date on a regular basis.

So, please let us know what you think of the list and add your favourite plugins in the comment section below.