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I’ve built websites for many years and these are the top plugins going into 2016 that I continue to come back to when I set up a WordPress website for myself or a small business client.
#1 – Advanced Automatic Updates – Automatically updates your WordPress core software and plugins to keep them secure
#2 – BackupBuddy – Automatically creates and sends WordPress backups (files & database) to Dropbox and other 3rd party services
#3 – Contact Form 7 – Build contact forms and surveys which can easily be added to any page on your website
#4 – Simple 301 Redirects – If you previously had a website, be sure to forward all old URL’s to the new website to maintain traffic and SEO benefit
#5 – SumoMe – Suite of tools including: social sharing, e-mail list builder, heat maps, content analytics
#6 – TablePress – Present information in row/column format – great for pricing or comparisons
#7 – SEO by Yoast – Use this plugin to make sure your meta titles and descriptions are unique for every page on your website, which will help increase traffic to your website via Google search
So there you have it… you cannot go wrong by using these tried and true best WordPress plugins.
Do you have a WordPress plugin that you cannot live without when creating a small business website?
Let me know in the comments!