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Our Top 5 Plugins For WordPress Websites

Our Top 5 Plugins For WordPress Websites

With over 60,000 plugins available for WordPress the choice can be mind-blowing. Using our 15 years experience in WordPress website design we have compiled a list of our top 5 Plugins For WordPress Websites.

Gravity Forms

Gravity forms is one of the best form builders for WordPress. Packed with tons of time-saving features… Gravity Forms is the only WordPress form tool you will ever need. Setting up a new form is simple with drag and drop fields. It takes care of email notifications you and also back to your customer. It also integrates with loads of 3rd party platforms such as Paypal, Stripe and Mailchimp. Gravity Forms is a paid plugin with a yearly fee to pay for updates and support. If you build a website with us, this is covered for you.

Gravity Forms Plugins

Backup WordPress

Websites can go offline or get hacked a number of different ways. If a server fails then you could lose your whole website or it could end up being offline for days until the hosting company has fixed the problem.
The best way to get you out of a mess like that is by having backups of your website files and database. Backup WordPress does this for you can schedule backs of the database daily and the files either daily, weekly or monthly. It also allows you to download a zip file to your local computer.  This will allow you to upload the website to another server while the problems are fixed on the original server or revert the website back to a previous date in case the website was hacked.
Save yourself the stress and damage to your business by having an up to date backup available and know how to use it quickly.
Top 5 Plugins for WordPress


With 50,690,289 downloads, WooCommerce is the most popular eCommerce platform on the web. It has hundreds of plugins which can integrate the store with 3rd party extensions and platforms. It has a simple user interface which makes managing orders a breeze.

WooCommerce ReportsWooCommerce Plugins

Google Analytics Dashboard for WP (GADWP)

Google Analytics is a free platform for recording how many users are visiting your website, what pages they view and actions they take. This tool is invaluable to building a successful website and will help you spot what is working and what is not.

Google Analytics Dashboard for WP adds an overview of your website statistics in the WordPress dashboard. This allows you to keep a close eye on your website’s performance without having to log into Google Analytics each time.

Google Analytics Dashboard for WordPress

Yoast SEO

Every website should be SEO optimised and this plugin helps to cover some of the most important aspects of On-Site optimisation.
Yoast SEO