WordPress was launched in 2003 as an open source blogging system. Today is one of the most comprehensive web platforms used for building blogs, online shops, presentation pages and so on. Basically, it is a full content management system. Whether you are a web designer or you just own a blog that you like to manage, I am sure you are familiar with WordPress plugins. Plugins for WordPress are like drivers for Windows. In simple words, they are wheels that put the things in motion. As they are so important we will present you 4 “must have” plugins for WordPress!
Duplicator plugin for WordPress
Duplicator is a plugin created by Snap Creek. It is a WordPress Site Migration & Backup tool. It is one of the easiest ways to backup and/or move your website from one server to another. Once you’ve given your package a name you can choose from different storage options (local, FTP, Google Drive, Dropbox) and you can include or exclude files and database tables. The plugin will quick scan your website to make sure everything is ready for the backup and it will start the archiving process. Once this is done you will be able to download a .ZIP file containing your website and an associated installer. You can move these 2 files on which server you want, deploy them by a simple click and your website is ready to be used. Find more details about its features and also a download link here.
File Manager by Aihimel
This is one of the plugins for WordPress that will make your life much easier. File Manager is your FTP tool within your website. You can perform exactly the same operations as the ones done with a local FTP program like FileZilla or Total Commander or with the File Manager from your website’s CPanel. The only difference is that you do all that from the WordPress dashboard. No extra username or password are necessary. Get the download link here.
Contact Form 7 plugin for WordPress
Created by Takayuki Miyoshi, it is one of the most popular plugins at the moment. It is a simple, yet flexible plugin for creating contact forms. It has all the necessary customizing options and it also allows you to add customization code snippets yourself. Another reason why you should use it is because most of the WordPress themes that you find will require it. Find the plugin here.
WordPress Database Reset by Chris Berthe
There are many plugins for WordPress that spare you from doing manual cleanup and this is one of them. One of the most useful. As it is specified in its name, this plugin resets you database tables. All if you want or just the ones you chose to. This comes in handy when you want to start customizing your website from scratch without reinstalling the whole WordPress software. It also helps you quickly clean specific database tables in case you inserted some wrong data. Download link here.
What do you think about these plugins for WordPress? Are they something you might find useful? What other plugins you consider to be a “must have”? Let us know in the comment section. Thanks!