So the year 2017 has just ended. And for the WordPress enthusiasts and users, it was indeed a year full of surprises. In 2017 many WordPress plugins have already made a name for itself and some has started their journey last year.
Whether you want to upgrade the functionality of your WordPress website or online store features, a reliable plugin is always on our search list to help us do all this. The best part of WordPress is that it is very much possible to extend the functionality and core software. And this too without the need of changing the code yourself or hiring developers to do it for you.
Though, it is the kind of website that determines what plugins you need to use for your WordPress website. Not all website requires same plugins to use for them. And determining right plugins always adds an extra value to your overall WordPress website. So today, we will be discussing some of the most promising WordPress plugins that will rock in 2018.
Plugins to watch out for in 2018
Easy Digital Downloads
This plugin is one of the promising plugins to perform digital downloads easily. Whether you want to download unlimited files, create discount codes, monitor product download activities, or allow your customer to purchase multiple downloads at once, the Easy Digital Downloads will take care of all those things hassle free.
A business is incomplete without its regular auditing trail but with Easy Digital Downloads, you can generate full data report using its built-in reporting platform. Not only that you can extend its functionality by integrating it with add-ons like PayPal, MailChimp, Stripe and many more.
As the name suggests this plugin takes care of all the cryptocurrency related issues fast and smooth. If you are looking to improve your website and make people aware of cryptocurrencies to make it popular then this is definitely the plugin for you. It consists of a number of notable features that will come in handy to get your cryptocurrency related job done.
This plugin displays candlestick chart of any cryptocurrency, displays prices including exchange rates and has an inbuilt cryptocurrency calculator. Moreover, it is very much possible to accept donations with this plugin. On top of that, the plugin is absolutely free, open source and supports almost all flat and cryptocurrencies. Some of the supported cryptocurrency include Bitcoin BTC, Litecoin LTC, Ethereum ETH, Namecoin NMC, Novacoin NVC, Peercoin PPC etc. It is even planning to make it a high-level plugin that will require no coding for software owners to allow webmasters to integrate cryptocurrency.
The whole design of this Gutenberg is to satisfy the integration with WordPress Core. The main objective of this plugin is to be able to simply add and edit rich content in your WordPress. This basically provides a user to create new, updated WordPress editor for a much better user experience.
The procedure for creating content is as easy as it gets with Gutenberg. It entitles features like creating the post, pages and other content types offering a high started editor. Building your content visually is much easier as you can customize it providing various blocks. Not just the editor part it offers advanced formatting and layout settings without the requirement of any coding. Gutenberg is currently offered as a free and open source plugin in the market that is indeed a WordPress visual editor for the future.
Elementor Page Builder
Page builders are getting popular each day and why won't it be, who wouldn't enjoy being able to design their own web pages without any hassle? So now with Elementor, even without being a developer, the desire for wanting to design your own web pages is very much a reality. This free and open source web page builder can set up some beautiful site without any coding knowledge.
Some theme comes with a built-in page builder but it is not the case for Elementor. It is a separate page building plugin that operates all alone by which you can create some fantastic web pages on your own. With Elementor, the days of editing your web pages in the backend and then guessing how it looks like in the frontend are over. Now you can edit your webpage and view it side by side to find out how it looks like in real time. Its feature like live editing and instant page load function is one of the main selling points. As a result, the speed of Elementor as a web page builder is quite unmatchable right now compared to others.
weForms made building any types of contact forms simpler. It claims to be a complete form generating solution that enables a user to quickly create a fully featured contact forms. With weForms generating leads, taking feedbacks, onboarding visitors seems like a walk in the park. It is also one of the fastest free contact form plugin for your WordPress based website right now.
With a number of pre-built in form templates, a user can choose and create their desired forms according to their needs and requirements with just a few clicks without even having the need to touch a single configuration. So with weForms, it is said that creating forms faster is just one click away and everything gets setup within a blink of an eye. It is often said, you can't get anything for free but it is not in the case of weForms. As weForms is loaded with features that can only be found in the premium version in other platforms. Even with the free version of weForms it is possible for a user to get started with a fully operational contact form plugin for WordPress. Being a new contact form plugin, weForms is already making a place for itself and has shown promise to go a long way.
Security issues of your website is never a matter of joke. And WordFence as a security plugin always takes the matter of your website's security seriously. This is a 100% free and open source security plugin for your WordPress website. Providing some of the positive security features to its users, it has already made a strong place for itself in the WordPress market.
With WordFence security plugin, the overall security of your website will be in safe hand. As this security plugin will help you protect your website from complex and brute force attacks. Now you can block IP addresses, control security login & authentication, manage firewall and get alerts in an event of any security concerns. Not only that, you can gain valuable insights in case of any security breach or hack attempts taking place on your website. This robust plugin is packed with advanced functionalities which makes it ideal for both beginner and pro users. The easy user-interface and no code involvement is what makes it quite a user-friendly plugin for even an amateur user. So it is indeed one of the most comprehensive WordPress plugins to watch out for in the year 2018.
If you are eager to keep your website secured and want to significantly improve your site's traffic engagement then this is the plugin you are looking for. Now quickly check out your site's stats and analytics with this powerful traffic generating plugin. This plugin includes a number of advanced features that most certainly set this plugin apart from its competitors.
Some of its amazing features comprise tools for search engine optimization, website backup & security, visitor engagement and content creation. Also share items on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Reddit, and WhatsApp automatically with Jetpack. This all in one website optimizing plugin indeed boosts the performance of your site. Though some of these advanced features don't come free with it, yet this is a plugin worth using. As it makes a lot of difference in improving the overall appearance of your website in terms of social media & traffic management platform.
Analytical representation of your site holds a very vital role in knowing the overall development of your website. And this useful plugin Analytify demonstrates all the statistics related to your website in a very simple & organized way. This can be very useful for your overall understanding of your site and business growth. This useful analytical plugin is already becoming the ideal solution for any bloggers, E-store owners, Entrepreneurs, Site Managers etc.
Not just that it also generates complete statistical analysis details of your website to help grow sales & conversion rates. Building your audiences with valuable insights and improving your site’s rank is just too exciting & simple with Analytify. Even with some good competition in the form of Google Analytics by MonsterInsights and Google Analytics WD in the market, this cutting-edge WordPress Google plugin stands out tall in keeping you well informed, satisfying every analytical specific related to your WordPress website.
Now, this one is quite a powerful plugins for all the WordPress users. Nowadays, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) being one of the most important entities of any websites, the usefulness of Yoast has increased massively. This is indeed a fabulous set of tools if you are looking to enhance your ranking in the search engines. It makes your pages SEO friendly giving it more visibility on the internet through search engines.
Not just that, this advanced SEO plugin lets you optimize your posts nicely with meta description and tags. It also allows you to add XML sitemaps and Open Graph data. It can significantly improve your page SEO score increasing your page ranks. You can also manage RSS and export/import settings with Yoast, making it the ultimate post/page analysis tool right now on the market.
Some words of wisdom for 2018
Getting the ideal plugin for your WordPress website becomes quite challenging when you don't know which one is better-suited for you. We hope our little arrangements of highlighting some of the most promising WordPress plugins of 2018 will help you choose the right plugin for your website.
Our sole intention of this post was to get you well-informed about some of the interesting plugins to look out for in the year 2018. We hope through this blog we were successful in doing so. If you are already using some of these plugins, then feel free to share your feedback on them in the comments below.
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