WordPress Plugin Reviews:
There have been a lot of articles and reviews for plugins that have appeared on my screen in the last few weeks, including the following:
- PluginRepo ~ List of most popular WP plugins
- 18 Best Free WordPress Plugins For Your Website ~ by WPCrafter
- Top 10 Plugins For WordPress 2019 ~ by Darrel Wilson
- BEST WORDPRESS PLUGINS 2019 ~ by WP Eagle
- 15 WordPress Plugins To Increase Engagement With Your Readers by WPLift
My task will be to distill these for the plugins page on my own site. That’s on my list of things-to-do.
This website offers a list of plugins based solely on the number of installations. It doesn’t group them by cost (most are probably free) or category. This is a nice place to visit to see what the over-all WordPress Community is using.
WPCrafter (Video): 18 Best Free WordPress Plugins For Your Website
This is a YouTube video posted on April 19, 2019. In the comments section is a list of the plugins he reviewed and the category into which they fall. They are: Elementor, Gutenberg Blocks, Contact Forms, WPForms, Caldera, wp-Mail SMTP, WordFence, Yoast , RankMath, Updraft, Image Optimizers: Imagify & Robin. For caching, he recommends avoiding w3 Total but does have several positive suggestions.
Darrel Wilson (Video): Top 10 Plugins For WordPress 2019
Here is another YouTube video that touts “Must Have Plugins For WordPress!” In the comments section, Darrel lists each of the plugins he reviews. He highlights a slightly different list, and promises you will use at least two of them: OneSignal, IceGram, All in One Wp Migration, Really Simple SSL, Wp Fastest Cache, WPS Hide Login, WP Smush, Tidio Live Chat, Yoast Seo , and FaceBook Messenger.
WP Eagle (Video): BEST WORDPRESS PLUGINS 2019
These plugins reviews by a British developer claims to list “ESSENTIAL PLUGINS FOR YOUR WEBSITE.” He, too lists the plugins in the comment section: Duplicate Post, Monster Insights, Happy forms & Gravity Forms, Yoast SEO, WP Fastest Cache, Elementor, Updraft, Akismet, Redirection, Simple Sitemap, Easy Social Share Buttons, Efficient Related Posts, Iubenda, Maintenance, Tablepress, and Really Simple SSL.
WPLift (Article): 15 WordPress Plugins To Increase Engagement With Your Readers
This is the printed article that actually motivated me to search Google for 2019 plugins. That search resulted in the links I found and posted above. WPLift has a lot of advertising on their page, so reading is difficult. What pulled me into the article, and the subsequent search were these comments:
In this roundup, we’ll help you learn more about WordPress plugins that increase engagement with your readers:
- Plugins that increase the time visitors spend on the site.
- All sorts of lead magnets.
- Tools to increase website performance and optimize user experiences.
- Content presentation and crosslinking tools, etc.
The plugins listed by WPLift appear to be premium (not free) plugins, and I have not yet reviewed them. But I do like the writer’s message!