- By Nate
- In Bootstrap, WordPress
- Posted February 8, 2015
Top 5 WordPress Plugins
WordPress plugins are an important part of having a WordPress based website, so we’ve put together our top five WordPress plugins to be used with WordPress and Bootstrap 3. This array of plugins showcases some of the easiest way to achieve common results that we find clients are always asking for.
Here it is, Our top 5 WordPress plugins for use with Bootstrap…
1. SEO by Yoast
This plugin gives the ability to easily complete many necessary tasks to have the competitive edge over your competition. SEO by Yoast creates a Sitemap for your website that is crawled by Search engines to ensure all of your pages are indexed correctly. This plugin also allows you to analyse your page for certain keywords and gives you a rating on how well your page is performing, as well as including useful links to other websites that analyse your site. See the plugin on Wordpress.com for a full list of features.
2. Next Generation Gallery
‘This plugin is one of the easiest ways to implement a Gallery on your WordPress site, heres some of the key features of Next Generation Gallery
- Mass Uploading
- Embed Galleries on any page
- Multiple Galleries
- Easy mass watermarking
- LightBox Effect
- Thumbnails are different files to image so the entire gallery loads faster.
Next Generation Gallery download link.
3. Bootstrap Shortcodes
Bootstrap by Twitter has amazing functionality, however without the use of Bootstrap Shortcodes it makes it very hard for someone who isn’t familiar with HTML code as well as the markup you have to write to achieve the Bootstrap effects. Bootstrap Shortcodes adds a toolbar in your Visual Editor to easily add these common Bootstrap effects.
- Collapsible Panes
- Bootstrap Buttons
- Glyph Icons
- Lead text
If you’re using a theme that already uses Bootstrap you will have to disable the plugin from loading the Bootstrap source files or it can override your styles with the Bootstrap defaults.
The WooCommerce plugin is an all-in-one commerce plugin for WordPress, it is the leading WordPress e-Commerce plugin and has the most downloads for any WordPress e-Commerce plugin. The plugin is actively developed by Woo Themes and has tonnes of paid and free plugins that can fit almost all of your e-Commerce needs. The plugin allows you to sell downloadable files via eCommerce and even sell online lessons using a plugin from WooThemes.
5. Ninja Forms
Easily create your own drag and drop forms that you can use to receive any information that you require form your users and easily have it sent to you via email. Some of the main features of Ninja Forms as listed on the WordPress plugin post are below.
- Manage, Edit, and Export form user submissions.
- Save fields as favorites and re-use them in multiple forms.
- Export and Import forms and favorite fields.
- Set required fields.
- Add a datepicker to text fields.
- Email form results to any number of pre-determined email addresses, as well as specific messages to the user filling out the form.
- Customize form emails with the WordPress editor.
- Anti-Spam field.
- Extremely developer friendly.
- Submit your form by reloading the page or asynchronously with AJAX.