Well, I am cheating a bit here as it is still 2020, but it’s December 22nd so please forgive me.
I don’t have any plugins on this site, but I do on my ecommerce site – NiceMMA.com
I’ve also been asked to look into plugins and basically update myself with WordPress ready for 2021 and a slightly new job role, so a thought a blog post might make a good place to record my findings.
Rank Math SEO – WordPress Plugin
This is similar to Yoast but you get more in the free version. I’m not sure I’ll be using it in my day job though, as it asks for permission to analytics and search console.
You can update URLs, redirects and a bunch of other great things with the free version and it also gives a quick SEO audit, which is nice.
Rank Math SEO allows you to look at ‘focus keywords’ and makes it easy to update the meta details.
Duplicate Page – WordPress Plugin
If you make a specific blog layout or a contact page or anything and you don’t want to remake it from scratch, this plugin with duplicate the page or post for you and keep it as a draft so you can go in and edit it before publishing.
Manage WP – WordPress Plugin
Good for web developers, you can update all the plugins all in one go and do other stuff really easy
Empty Spam Bee
If you have a contact form or email address on your site – this should keep out most of the spam.
Great security plugin. Turn off some of the notifications in the notifications center or you will get loads of emails. Check – secure the site and activate Network Group Brute Force Protection
Elementor Custom Skin
great for creating custom designs if you build WordPress sites using Elementor
This plugin works great with Custom Post Type UI
To Learn more about Elementor, subscribe to this guy’s Youtube channel –
Live Chat for WordPress
If you are looking for an ai chatbot for free, look at this plugin
Live chat can be an important tool for customer service. It can provide 24 hour instant customer support. Email and telephone contact details are great on a website, but a user is typically in a hurry and wants instant answers, and doesn’t want to wait 24 hours for a reply via email.