WordPress can be expanded almost infinitely with themes and plug-ins. We have listed our favorite plug-ins for 2020 here.

5th place: Autoptimize

The Autoptimize plug-in is a powerful caching plug-in that comes with many settings and options.

We like the plug-in, among other things, because it blocks Google Fonts and deactivates the WordPress emojis, which would actually require 2 separate plug-ins or editing the PHP / CSS files.

We also use Autoptimize to cache our WordPress installation.

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4th place: Polylang

Many templates are “WPML” ready. This means that with the WPML plug-in, the WordPress installation can be translated in several languages. Polylang is actually the same, only in our eyes more suitable for small and medium-sized websites.

We use Polylang to make our site available in German and English.

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3rd place: Opening Hours

With the “Opening Hours” plug-in, you can use a shortcode on every page to include information at any point as to whether you are currently open, closed or when you have opened again.

On our start and contact page, we use this plug-in to show our customers our opening times.

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2nd place: Yoast SEO

SEO is one of the most important topics when dealing with websites. With Yoast you can add all the information you need for current SEO to your WordPress installation.

We also use Yoast to make our website more attractive to search engines.

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1st place: Wordfence Login Security

WordPress, like Windows as the operating system, is one of the most used CMS worldwide. Therefore relatively attractive for hackers. To protect WordPress installations, Wordfence Login Security can be used to add 2-factor authentication to the WordPress login.

Our websites are also secured with Wordfence Login Security, so we make it considerably harder for hackers to take over our websites.

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