24 Must-Have WordPress Plugins for Business Owners


Here are the best WordPress plugins in 2021 that can make your WordPress blog more professional and complete.

Getting the right WordPress plugins and tools can help boost your SEO, reduce cost in website developments, drive more traffic and sales for your business. Let’s dive into the best WordPress plugins now!

1. WPForms

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Almost all WordPress websites would require a contact form so that your customer can contact you immediately.

WPForms is very popular because it can work on almost all marketing and payment platforms. It is very easy to use because of the drag and drop form builder. Easily add textbox, labels, and even call to action with just a few clicks and setup. It consists of landing pages, conversational forms, tracking, form abandonment, GPDR friendly, and custom user registration and login forms.

2. MonsterInsights

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MonsterInsights is the best tool for Google Analytics integration where you can see the traffic on your website. Without visiting the Google Analytics website, you can see important statistics right in your website dashboard. It will help your business as you can optimize your website’s traffic, subscribers, and profit.

3. All in One SEO

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Search engine optimization helps you get more traffic to your WordPress website. AIO SEO is one of the most popular plugins since it has been installed by 2 million websites. This plugin offers the most thorough solution to improve your on-page SEO because it helps you to add meta tags, generate sitemaps, google search console connection, social media, and many more.

4. Constant Contact

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Email marketing is the most useful tool especially when you want to get in touch with your subscribers. Email list must have an email list to send your followers an onboarding, scheduled, and even offer emails. This plugin allows you to build an email list and create beautiful emails even if you’re not into technical stuff.

5. Optin Monster

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A WordPress plugin that optimizes your conversion rate in the business. Like Constant Contact, it allows you to send abandoned website visitors emails and many more. It also includes profit-generating things like pop-up ads, slide-ins, announcement bars, spin-a-wheel, etc which can be done and customized by their drag and drop builder.

6. SeedProd

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One of the best landing page or custom page builders in the WordPress platform. It will enable you to effortlessly customize your page design and create custom layouts without writing any code. It is an advantage for website owners that don’t have coding skills because they can easily design a custom webpage without paying for a developer.

Over 100+ designed templates is available in the plugin and you can customize using their drag and drop console.

7. MemberPress

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MemberPress is an all-in-one membership plugin for WordPress. It enables you to build membership methods, accept credit card payments, make online courses, analytics, and sell downloads.

8. UpdraftPlus

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Hacking is common on a website so we need to do something so that we can’t lose all of our data. UpdraftPlus is a highly recommended plugin for backing up, restoring, and cloning your WordPress websites.

Keep your WordPress site safe for free, and if you want more features and priority support, they also have a paid plan.

9. WP Rocket

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Improve your WordPress website loading speed, SEO ranking, and conversions without the coding required. WP Rocket improves loading time because of its caching capabilities, auto file compression, cache pre-loading, minifications, and free image optimization.

10. Sucuri

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Obtain peace of mind by securing all your websites. Protection should be a top priority for all business owners. This plugin offers the best security for your websites like protecting them from a DDoS attack, viruses, brute force, and any other type of security threats.

11. RafflePress

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Improve your email list, website traffic, and social media followers using viral giveaways and contests using this plugin.

RafflePress is said to be the best WordPress giveaway plugin. You can customize your design of giveaways and contests that can be applied to your website. As usual, they use the drag and drop method for the giveaway builder. It has also free templates, responsive mobile-friendly design, and even marketing CRM integrations.

12. PushEngage

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It is a push notification builder for WordPress. You can communicate with customers immediately with targeted and personalized push messages. You can use PushEngage alongside an email newsletter to increase engagement and traffic. It can act also as an email responder, opt-in reminders, and even it has great analytics.

13. Uncanny Automator

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It builds better experiences for business owners that are using WordPress because this plugin acts as an autopilot. Uncanny Automator can seamlessly combine with most recommended WordPress plugins and third-party applications for them to work together.

How to use it? First, you choose your triggers. Add one or more “triggers” from over a dozen plugins. Second, choose your actions. Link info between plugins and perform “actions” automatically. Lastly, let Automator do the work.

14. LearnDash

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Create and sell online courses from your WordPress website using this plugin. It is said to be the only WordPress LMS that is created by e-learning experts. With LearnDash, you have total authority to sell your courses, customize pricing, upsell offerings, and reminders.

15. Google Workspace

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Of course, let’s not forget Google Workspace. It is created by Google, which has a powerful suite of web applications. Saving costs on software licenses, hardware, staff, and more would be good practice for your business.

16. SEMRush

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SEMRush is the best SEO suite for your WordPress website. It includes tools to help improve SEO, paid traffic, and social media. Their tool includes keyword research, backlink, tracking, competitor spying, strategy analysis, and many more.

17. LiveChat

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Live online support is one of the most effective methods that make your business more successful. To have Live Chat featured on your WordPress website, you’ll be needing this plugin. It allows you to instantly add live chat to your website.

18. Pretty Links Pro

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Other link shrinking apps are very suspicious to click so we’ll be needing this plugin so that we can use our domain and customize our link. It’s a nice tool for your business because it can make your links neat to look at and it may attract more clicks.

19. Shared Counts

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Sharing your business on social media sites can give you more traffic and conversions. So, this plugin allows you to easily share links in all linked social media platforms you want. It shows also the amount of share we got from our customers.

20. WP Mail SMTP

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Email marketing can boost your business. To deliver emails easily, use the WP Mail SMTP plugin. The default PHP mail function is not user-friendly because sometimes, it conflicts with the different hosting providers.

21. Insert Headers and Footers

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Manual coding is sometimes needed in managing WordPress websites. So, we will be needing this plugin to insert code between the HTML head tags or even in the footer tag. We can add custom CSS, and javascript using this plugin. It’s often used when we add a tracking script, Google Tag Manager script, and more.

22. WPML

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Make your website more flexible in any language just by using this plugin. It can translate pages, posts, custom types, taxonomy, menus, and even the theme’s texts. It is compatible with almost every theme you can find in WordPress. They provide full support also to help deliver perfect websites on time.

23. WooCommerce

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A business will not be complete without WooCommerce. Installed in over 5 million websites, it is a powerful plugin that makes your website an online store. It manages to add to carts, products, sales, orders, analytics, order tracking, and more.

24. Nextiva

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Nextiva is a phone system plugin for your website. It allows you to get a business phone number which comes with call routing, auto-attendant, call queue, call recording, HD voice calls, video conferencing, and many more.

Its best feature is to receive a call from your business number straight to your cellphone. Though, you need to set it during business hours to not get disturbed when you’re out of your work.

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