The best WordPress plugins for 2015

Here is a list of the 5 best WordPress plugins for 2015 that are essential for your WordPress website.

By installing the plugins from this list, you will get:

  • improved page speed and user experience
  • higher search engine rankings
  • a more secure website
  • custom fields and forms

W3 Total Cache

This plugin will improve the loading speed of your website by using caching.  The website’s HTML, CSS and Javascript will be minified and compressed, improving even more the performance. An alternative to this plugin is WP Super Cache, but it does not have that many options as W3 Total Cache.

Yoast SEO

Help the search engines to better understand your pages content and find out what your website is about by installing Yoast SEO, the most powerful and user friendly WordPress SEO plugin. One cool feature is that it will allow you to choose a focus keyword for your post and based on that it will do some seo page analysis that when applied will make your page rank higher for that keyword.
If for some reason you don’t like Yoast SEO, you can always use as a replacement another one of the best WordPress plugins for SEO like All in One SEO Pack.

iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security)

iThemes Security will secure lots of areas from your WordPress website. It will give you a list with the weak spots and provide you with the solution to fix it. Even if you are not an security expert, this plugin does a great job in helping you.

Advanced Custom Fields

If you need custom fields for your posts, the Advanced Custom Fields plugin is the perfect choice. It will allow you to add to your posts all kind of fields, like text, email, file, image and many more.

Contact Form 7

Setup your contact page fast and easy using the Contact Form 7 plugin. You will be able to create the contact form and also manage the action done after the form is submitted (ex: send a notification email, etc). The forms supports Ajax, CAPTHCA and spam filters.