There is another reason why every website should be built on WordPress. Wordpress has the largest library of plugins. Plugins, similar to an iPhone app, allow complete customization of your website. Over 50,000 WordPress.org plugins are available to every WordPress.org webmaster. Use plugins to customize function and features to your website. Most are free. Russ and I talk about a few of our favorites.
This post corresponds to our latest podcast episode of “Russ and Randy” – a podcast on Healthcare and Medical Internet Marketing. We hope you like “Our Favorite WordPress Plugins.” You can find us on iTunes …and now, ReachMD.com!
Plugins are common ways to add function to your phone, search engine…and website. Plugins are small programs which add specific functions and features to your website. While other platforms offer plugins, WordPress.org has the most. This means you can probably find a WordPress plugin to add whatever function you desire.
Want to add a Google map? Upload the plugin. Need an email optin? There’s a plugin for that, too.
Largest Selection of WP Plugins
WordPress.org/plugins offers >50,000 (usually free) plugins to enhance your website. While there are other sources of WordPress plugins, we recommend downloading only from this site for several reasons.
Plugins listed on WordPress.org have been reviewed and rated by other users, have been tested for malware or bad code and provide notification of updates.
Improve SEO and Security
Russ and I love the Yoast SEO plugin. It’s free and is now the most used SEO plugin on the Internet. The free version is terrific, but if you want enhanced features, Yoast offers a premium version.
Most plugins available to you are free. Many offer premium upgrades as in the Yoast SEO example.
On many of my customers’ sites, I use both the free and premium of “Wordfence Security.”
Wordfence is a security plugin which scans my files looking for malware or bad code which might allow hacking into your website. Plugins are vulnerable to hackers and Wordfence can thwart a hacker’s attempts to break your website.
As an upgraded feature of Wordfence, I utilize the two-step authentication feature to make it virtually impossible for unauthorized access to “Russ and Randy.”
We hope you enjoy this episode. We’ll be talking about specific security and backup plugins in an upcoming episode.
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