We build several WordPress pages a month. We are constantly testing different add-ons and themes to always find the best WordPress add-ons for our customers. So here we find the most useful WordPress plugins we use.
The best WordPress add-ons
Let's start first with the page / theme builders. We’ve tried almost everyone and many would certainly expect us to say that Elementor is the best builder right now. For our use, however, Elementor is by no means a sensible page builder.
1. Oxygen Builder
Oxygen Builder is our choice when it comes to WordPress page builders. Elementor, Beaver, Divi and others are more geared towards those whose HTML and CSS skills are not yet very advanced. Oxygen Builder is aimed more at professionals and provides better tools for those who can handle HTML and CSS code. The source code published by Oxygen is also much cleaner, and pages built with Oxygen are quite faster than those built with Div, for example. Read our Oxygen Builder introduction
2. SEOPress or RankMath
We think the best Search Engine Optimization WordPress plugins are SEOPress, and Rank Math. Rank Math is free, so if you are looking for a free search engine optimization add-on then we recommend Rank Math. However, we choose SEOPress itself more often than Rank Math. The reason for that is a better experience with upgrades and customer service. SEOPress is also fully compatible with Oxygen Builder.
We do not recommend the Yoast SEO add-on. All of Yoast's paid features are free in Rank Math or in one of SEOPress's Pro Purchases. Yoast doesn’t offer anything that others wouldn’t offer more cheaply.
3. ShortPixel Image Optimizer
Fast loading of pages is even more important this year. Impatient users immediately leave slow pages. One of the biggest slowdowns in page loading is large images. So it’s a good idea to make sure the images you upload to your site are optimized. ShortPixel provides a good tool to solve this problem. The add-on compresses the images thus. that the image quality does not suffer much, but the image size decreases.
Smaller images -> faster pages.
4. WP Mail SMTP
Is sending an email tangled in WordPress contact forms? Correct the situation WP Mail SMTP with add-on. The add-on allows e-mails to be forwarded via an SMTP server. This significantly increases the success rate of sending messages. The add - on also makes it easy to connect to things like Gmail or G Suite your account to WordPress.
5. Insert Headers and Footers
Additional WordPress purchases that make page development significantly easier. Insert Header and Footer The add-on, as the name implies, helps add code to your site