9 WordPress Plugins Every Website Needs to Use in 2016

One of the best things about WordPress is the seemingly unlimited range of its plugins that you can use to add any web based features to your website or blog. It makes it so easy for even the most amateur web users, with no coding skills, to create and manage their own websites. This is the reason why WordPress is the preferred CMS for millions of webmasters across the globe.

However, you cannot install too many unnecessary plugins to your WordPress website since that can hurt your site’s performance. You need to choose simple and the right plugins that can perform multiple functions for you and save your website from any additional load.

To make this choice easier for you, here’s a list of some of the most useful WordPress plugins that cover almost all the functions that any modern day website needs.

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What are the costs associated with launching a WordPress web site?

To me, as a website developer, I am sometimes put off by this question, I’ll be honest. It just seems silly. Sorry. I know that it’s a legitimate question though, but, it takes me having to put myself in someone else’s shoes to really appreciate the question, and where it comes from. So, I will attempt to do that here within this post.

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Display Vital Stats of Your WordPress Blog to Your Visitors

If you have been running your site for some time and are regularly updating it with fresh, high-quality content, chances are you have built up a good amount of traffic over time. As a result, your visitors are most likely sharing your site via various social media networks, following it and commenting on your posts. And a high-traffic blog or website, in turn, gives you some bragging rights.

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How to Force HTTPS on Your WordPress site

In this tutorial I will explain how you can easily force HTTPS on your WordPress site. I will show you the trick to enabling https on the entire domain, on a sub-domain and on a single page. You don’t even need to use any plugin for this.

This tutorial will be very helpful if you have purchased an SSL certifiate for your WordPress site but you don’t know how to force your webpages to use HTTPS URL.

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How to Add Video Lightbox in WordPress

If you are looking for a better way to display your videos on your WordPress site or are trying to get a better understanding on how lightboxes work, this article is for you.

A lightbox can be a great tool for showcasing both photos and videos on your website or blog. It makes the media truly stand out and captivate the visitor’s attention. It also adds a nice design element to your site, which is both professional and artistic at the same time.

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How to Create Category Specific RSS Feeds in WordPress

If you are running a larger WordPress site covering multiple topics, your visitors might have to sift through a lot of items in their RSS feeds in order to find content that is of interest to them. To solve this problem, you can provide them with an option to subscribe to different RSS feeds that are specific to each category.

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How to Embed Audio on WordPress Website

If you are looking for a good audio player to give your WordPress blog readers an option of playing music or podcasts, the Compact WP Audio Player plugin is a great choice. A hybrid of flash and HTML5, it can be used to play files that are in either MP3 or OGG format.

That’s right, this also behaves as an OGG player for WordPress! The player is nicely designed, compact, and compatible with all major devices and browsers. It uses a simple shortcode to embed audio files on your posts and pages.

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