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Our Top 5 Favorite WordPress Plugins

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We all know that a website redesign is your chance to fix what didn’t work the first time aroundlure in more customers, drastically increase your Google rankings and make your site mobile friendly! But what do we use with the newly redesigned sites that can make your life easier and make your customer’s experience effortless? In this week’s post, we are going to highlight 5 of our favorite plugins that make your new site faster, easier to use, and take your site from good to awesome:

  1. WP Fastest Cache

    WP Fastest Cache
    WP Fastest Cache is an easy way to quickly add caching to your website. Not to be to technical, but caching reduces the resource usage required to run an updated site and speeds it up as well. Based on the optimized speed, your site will run much smoother for people visiting your website on a desktop/laptop, tablet, or mobile device. It also can contribute greatly to your Google ranking as Google rewards site for good performance and speed. Charternet Web Solutions has made this part of our standard practices when launching new sites – we love it that much!

  2. WooCommerce

    WooCommerce is a eCommerce platform that allows you to sell anything, beautifully. Built to integrate seamlessly with Charternet’s newly redesigned website templates, WooCommerce is the world’s favorite eCommerce solution that gives both store owners and designers complete control. With endless flexibility and access to hundreds of free and premium extensions, WooCommerce now powers 30% of all online stores — more than any other platform. We love it because it is highly customizable – whether you are selling parts or booking charters, it works for you. Check out our video!

  3. MailMunch

    Once your new site is launched, making sure you keep new customers and past customers apprised of the latest news, deals or promotions is crucial! Collecting emails from your website visitors is a key component to internet marketing. MailMunch provides the tools needed to grow your email subscribers and convert them into customers! Now, people will find your fishing reports, read your news, and subscribe via email to your newsletter. You can also sync your newsletter subscribers to MailChimp, Constant Contact, AWeber, GetResponse, Campaign Monitor, InfusionSoft and others. Read more on the importance of email marketing!

  4. Wordfence Security

    We use and love Wordfence for a magnitude of reasons. Not only does it provides the best protection available for your website but it is powered by the constantly updated Threat Defense Feed, a Web Application Firewall that stops you from getting hacked. Wordfence’s Live Traffic view gives you real-time visibility into traffic and hack attempts on your website and offers a deep set of additional tools to round out the most complete WordPress security solution available.

  5. UpdraftPlus

    UpdraftPlus is an amazing backup and restoration platform. It allows you to create complete backup of your  website and store it on the cloud or download to your computer. UpdraftPlus allows you to create scheduled backups and store them to your chosen location. We really value Updraftplus when updating the CMS (content management systems) that our sites are built on as it ensures all bases are covered before major update.

If you put your feet in the shoes of your customers, which site would you prefer: the one that is fast, modern, and easy to browse or the one or the one that is dated, hard to navigate, and not mobile friendly? Your answer to this is fairly obvious. When your competitors are updating their sites and you are not, you can’t be surprised why the boat in the slip next to you is ranking higher on search engines, reeling in more customers, and making a killing this season.

Interested in having your site capture what your business is all about? We at Charternet Web Solutions deliver sites that offer easy navigation, making the redesigned websites both human and search engine friendly. We take pride in offering responsive design, a necessity for businesses to connect effectively to the smart phones and devices that are quickly replacing the desktop/laptop. Contact us today to get started!

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