Building a website on WordPress is fun and fairly easy to do if you are familiar with blogging at all. After you’ve done the basic work of finding a template and building some pages with fresh and original content you can start adding the fun stuff. Now you start looking for those plug-ins that are easy to use, easy to customize, and won’t hurt your website in the long-run. Here are my top 3 plug-ins that I always install after the All in One SEO Pack and Google sitemap of course.
1. Floating Social Media Icons
This plug in links to all the main social media profiles, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Youtube, Rss Feed, Linkedin, Google plus. There are over 20 icon styles where you have control over the size and order of the icons. You can also have the icons appear automatically or use social media widgets, shortcode or php code to display icons where ever you want them to appear.
2. Contact Form 7
Having a contact form on your website is a must for businesses that offer free estimates and consultations to their clients. I use Contact Form 7 for this because of the ability to manage multiple contact forms and customize them according to the information you need from a client. In addition, you can multiple recipients or have different contact forms to different departments!
3. Meteor Slides
Slide shows are a great addition to website for contractors and businesses that showcase their work to visitors as a means of highlighting their specialities. This plug-in is great because it is very simple to create the slideshows and place them with a shortcode, widget, or template tag into any page on your website. You can create multiple slideshows for specific projects as well and have them throughout your website! Another great feature is that each individual slide can be linked to another part of your website to help visitors navigate through your site.
By Giovanna DaPrato