WordPress is an incredible Content Management System (CMS). Not only does it power 50% of all the websites and blogs on the web, but it is also the platform used by big-name brands like New York Times, Techcrunch, Walt Disney, and many others.
However, even with all this power, the platform has its limitations. This is why we use plugins. Plugins add features and extend the functionality of your WordPress website with no coding on your part.
There are tens of thousands of plugins available, and they can do everything from helping you add social media icons to your website, to converting your WordPress site to a full-blown eCommerce platform.
In this article, I’ll introduce you to the categories of essential plugins for your WordPress site, and the best plugins available within each category.