35 WordPress Statistics for the Informed Digital Marketing Expert
Very few things have disrupted the digital marketing scene as greatly as WordPress has in the last decade. Thanks to the platform’s free and simple content management system it made it possible for anyone, regardless of levels of technical knowledge, to create impressive websites.
If you’re a WordPress user, you definitely know what plugins are. They make the lives of WordPress users much easier and are the biggest selling point of WordPress.
In case you’re not familiar with how WordPress works, we’ll explain. Plugins let you add functions to the core WordPress or improve existing functions. In essence, if you need to add something to your website, you don’t have to code it. You can just find the right plugin.
What can these functions be, then? For instance, some plugins improve security. If you want to make your website more visually appealing, some plugins that create image sliders or photo carousels.
If sheer numbers are anything to go by, among the 55,000 iterations there is a plugin for just about anything you can think of. To give you an idea of what else you can do with plugins, here are the three most popular plugins.
All in One SEO Pack—As you can guess from the name, this plugin helps with practically all aspects of search engine optimization. It’s very user-friendly and un-obstructive. It offers various options for both SEO beginners and pros so it’s the right choice for anybody who wants good search rankings.
Akismet—Akismet Anti-Spam is a straightforward spam filter. It protects your comment section from any undesirable content. The plugin constantly learns how to better identify spam and eliminate it.
Google XML Sitemaps—This is another SEO plugin, but this one specializes in sitemaps. You can use it to create a sitemap that makes it easier for search engines to crawl your site. This way, all your pages get indexed for search queries – a useful thing when combined with quality SEO.
This just covers a minuscule part of what you can do with plugins. There’s a lot more to WordPress and if you’re interested, you can start exploring with the infographic below.