If you dediced to use WordPress for your small business website, you picked the right CMS. And I’m saying that because WordPress CMS is very configurable and using the plugins directory you can achieve the perfect website.
Even if this sounds perfect, picking up plugins can be quite difficult. If you didn’t know there are tons of plugins out there for you to choose from (see picture bellow). No worries, I’m here to help. I made up a quick list for for WordPress plugins for small websites that you might need. I’m not saying to install all of them, but you seriously need some of them to maximize your WordPress installation.
So I already talked about what currently plugins this blogs runs on so you might want to check that out too. At least, the SEO plugins can be found there. Check the post here. Let’s start then.
Redirection WordPress plugin
This plugin helps you manage 301 redirections, keep track of 404 errors and generally tidy up any loose ends your site may have. This plugin might be useful when migrating from an old site or changing links on your WordPress blog.
The new features of this wordpress plugin for small websites includes: 404 error monitoring, full logs for the redirected URLs, you can redirect any URL and not just the ones that don’t exists, Redirection methods (redirect based upon login status, redirect to random pages, redirect based upon the referrer).
Subscribe to Comments WordPress plugin
This plugin enables commenters to sign up for e-mail notification on the specific post. It includes full-featured subscription manager that your commenters cand use to unsubscribe to specific pots, block all notifications or change their notification e-mail.
Cookies for Comments WordPress Plugin
This plugin adds a stylesheet or image to your blog’s html source code. When a browser loads that stylesheet or image a cookie is dropped. If that user then leaves a comment the cookie is checked. If it doesn’t exist the comment is marked as spam. The plugin can also check how long it took a user to enter a comment. If it’s too fast it’s probably a spam bot. How fast can a legitimate user enter their name, email, web address and enter a well thought out comment?
So in big terms this wordpress plugin for small websites gives you a better level of protection on your comments.
Editorial Calendar WordPress plugin
This is a great plugin! I’ve already added to my favorite WordPress plugins. As you know, WordPress doesn’t make it easy to see when your posts are scheduled. This great Editorial plugin gives you an overview of your blog and when each post will be published. You can drag and drop to move the post, edit them right in the calendar and more.
Main plugin features include: See all of your posts and when they’ll be posted, drag and drop to change your post dates, quick edit post titles, contents, and times, publish posts or manage drafts, easily see the status of your posts, manage posts from multiple authors.
WP-DBManager allows you to: optimize, repair, backup, restore, delete database, drop/empty tables and run selected queries. Supports automatic scheduling of backup, optimizing and repairing of the database.