There are many reasons why WordPress should be your primary choice when it comes to building your website.
Whether you aim for a blog, e-commerce store or a simple page for your company/product, WordPress has a lot of cookies in store for you.
Some fun facts you might not know according to codeinwpblog:
WordPress runs 4.5% of the internet
40,000+ WordPress plugins in the official directory, and counting.
2,030,000+ topics on the official WordPress support forum.
On CodeCanyon, 80% of searches are focused on functionality (i.e. sliders, forms, calendars).
Being a Growth Hacker is not an easy job. If you think it is, then you ARE PROBABLY DOING SOMETHING WRONG. But there are a lot of things that can make your job done easier and quicker.
So together we will create an arsenal for various parts of your Growth Hacking process (analytics, a/b testing, SEO etc). All you have to do is read our guide and install a couple of thingies on WordPress.
Two important quality indicators, when it comes to plugins, are Stars and Installs on the official WordPress plugins page. These two will be represented by the following icons in the article ? &⬇️.
We even categorized them cause we know you are a lazy-ass person but we still love you.
I remember the first time I had to transfer a site to my host server on Go Daddy. Working your website on your PC can be convenient and time-saving, but what happens when you actually have to upload your work?
I was so frustrated thinking that I would have to transfer everything manually and all, and since I am a world champion when it comes to procrastination we all knew this was not gonna happen.
So this plugin was a true friend in need. Install it on your new clean WordPress as well as on the one you are working on. With a simple button export everything from one and import it to the other.
A really sweet plugin, that does a lot of hard work and you do not even have to get your hands dirty. In fact, you won’t have to do anything. (lol)
This is extremely important if you are aiming for are a performance freak. This compression of the HTML can make your website light as a feather.
WHY IS SPEED SO IMPORTANT?
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I do not know why people are so bitchy with the Stars when it comes to this one. It is really one of the most functional when it comes to Heatmaps.
Being into Growth Hacking means that a lot of A/B testing is on the menu for you. Most times heatmaps allow you to see where to perform CROs on your website, where your traffic mostly focuses when on site etc.
Well, there are not a lot of things to elaborate on here, this is a plugin that scans your site, finds any broken links and images and reports back to you on your dash if any are found.
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Plus I do not think that I would put a lot of trust in an article with broken links and missing images.
Want to maintain a website’s domain authority and search rankings when the site’s URL is changed for any reason.
Then 301 Redirects are what you need.
This plugin does not offer only that, but it also offers monitoring and reporting of 404 errors. And here my friends is where the magic of free WordPress plugins happens. This plugin is totally free and does not require any Knowledge of Apache or htaccess files.
GOSH, I LOVE IT WHEN GOODIES LIKE THIS COME OUT ! /insert infinite heart emojis here
Revolution slider is so much more than a simple slider. Most premium themes on Code Canyon have this as a pack with the theme because it is the very reason that the theme rocks.
You customize it as much as you want and turn it into whatever you want it to be: lead generation tool, image and video slider, landing page redirect etc.
It is worth the investment as almost all new responsive WordPress sites use it. Not to mention that you can make various modules of it and actually have a rocking Home page with just a few slider revolution sections.
This is probably one of the best-performing WordPress plugins out there. Dramatically improve the speed and user experience of your site. Add browser, page, object, and database caching as well as minify and content delivery network (CDN) to WordPress.
Again you understand the gravity of having a lighting fast website, and you should do whatever you can to ensure that.
Well, to be honest, this is not one of these WordPress plugins that I have a lot of experience using, but a few recommendations from my colleagues and a little bit of research won me over.
To put it simply, Wordfence is your very own WordPress antivirus and internet security fella.
What I particularly like here is that this tool puts a lot of focuses on DATABASE. If another site is attacked and uses this plugin, then your site is also protected from now on from that particular attack.
When in the marketing field, currency can come in many different forms. Here it is the time for the social sharing currency to take over.
Social Locker is a set of social buttons and a locker in one bottle. Ask people to “pay” with a Like/Tweet/+1 to get access to your content, to get a discount, to download, to watch a video, to view a funny picture or so.
Well, Another good alternative to all the WordPress plugins mentioned above.
Last but not least
Bye yall and thanx for sticking around this time as well. I would really love for this to become your WordPress plugins bible, so if you have any suggestions do not hesitate to pitch in the comments and share your experience and expertise.
With the rapid growth of WordPress I guess I should update it every week but we all know “I aint got time for dat”
I try to constantly improve as a person and as a professional. I recently discovered the storyteller and growth hacker inside of me. Good research, commitment, and good visualisation constitute my work aesthetic.