The best WordPress plugins for your website

WordPress Plugin are pre-prepared application which can be used to execute a specific purpose on your website. They are easy to install and use. There are many many applications or plugins or additions which can help you change a lot of things on your website like security, content organization, traffic and social media and community. We will talk about a huge number of plugins for different purposes with determining the essential ones that you must use.

best word press plugins

Best WordPress plugins for traffic generation and analysis

1.WordPress SEO “Yoast

yoast plugin

SEO is essential for your website to make it visible for search engine and make good indexing for it to attract more people. So WP101 provides a good tool called “Yoast” which can help you improve your content according to SEO terms. It helps you to maximize leverage from keywords. There are many tutorials that can help you use “Yoast” to improve your SEO. The amazing news is that “Yoast” is free. There are more features for controlling the content and suggesting links for premium version which you can buy with 89$.

2.Google XML sitemaps

google xml sitemap plugin

You can use this plugin to improve your SEO by creating XML sitemaps which enables search engines like google and bing to index your site better. You can make it easier and more efficiently. Also, XML sitemaps can support various languages as long it supported by WordPress. It’s free and created by Arne Brachhold.

3.Google Analyticator

google analyticator plugin

the information is the power. You need to know some important analysis about your website so you can know how to improve it. “Google Analyticator” can do this for you. You can add it as a plugin easily on your WordPress website with some widget to show all the analysis you need. It has a huge number of useful features like supporting many languages. It Includes a widget that can be used to display visitor stat information on the front-end. It supports download link tracking and speed tracking too. You can use it to make some localization features for the visitors of your website. And many other features. The amazing news that it’s free and created by SumoMe. So you can pay for more features during growth.

4.Relevanssi

relevanssi plugin

If your website for a company with many products, article website, image or videos, you will need to make the visitor reach to the content in easy way. You can add a search function to your website so you can use “Relevanssi” WordPress plugin. “Relevanssi” replaces the standard WordPress search with a better search engine, with lots of features and configurable options. You’ll get better results and better presentation of results. It has many features which are ordering the data by relevance not the date, finding the document which is matching to the search keyword and search comments, tags, categories and custom fields. But unfortunately, “Relevanssi” is working on big databases only with many megabytes do if you have limited memory on your host, it will be a problem. There is a free version and premium edition with 99$ or 299$.

5.TablePress

tablepress plugin

If your content on the website needs tables to express about things, you can use WordPress plugin TablePress. TablePress can enable you to create and manage beautiful tables in your content. Table data can be edited in a speadsheet-like interface, so no coding is necessary. Tables can contain any type of data, even formulas that will be evaluated. An additional JavaScript library adds features like sorting, pagination, filtering, and more for site visitors. Tables can be imported and exported from/to Excel, CSV, HTML, and JSON files. Also, it’s free and created by Tobias Bäthge.

Best WordPress plugins for social sharing

1.Frizzly

frizzly plugin

After writing your post the website, you will need readers to share it on social media to  spread it around the world. So you need the social media buttons to be supported on the website to make it easy for readers. “Frizzly” is free WordPress plugin created by Abhishek Kumar.  You can add it on your WordPress website to add social media buttons. Readers can share the post on twitter, facebook, linkedin and others after you use “Frizzly”. By using “Frizzly”, you can choose where to add the social media buttons and also, choose which social media website that you want to add.

2.Simple Social Share

simple social share plugin

It’s a WordPress plugin that make you handle social media buttons on your website easily. with animated buttons and “Send To Devices” feature. you can use facebook, twitter, google+, and other many social media networks. It’s free and created by inout.

3.Easy Facebook Like Box

easy facebook like box plugin

you can use easy facebook like box to add the box for easy like on your page on facebook without the need to make the visitors go to the facebook and search for it, just click on like box and consider that number of your fans had been increased. You can choose the URL of the page, width and height of the box, and the position of it with chosen cover photo. You can add it for free which created by shehryar.

Best WordPress plugins for subscribers and community building

1.OptinMonster

optinmonster plugin

A lot of visitors for your website may just watch it and never come back. But you need them to know the updates about your website so you can use their email as a communication way. “OptinMonster” is a WordPress plugin which can make this purpose. “OptinMonster” can help you collect the emails for the visitors and communicate with them by it. You can use “OptinMonster” for free for 7 days as a trial then you can decide your plan according to 4 different plans from 14$ to 79$/month.

2.WPforms

wpforms plugin

It’s important thing that you need to make a communication way between you and other visitors for the website using the page “contact us”. Page of contact us can have many shapes like the map and contact information or using a contact form. You can use “WPforms” as a WordPress plugin to make the contact form what you need on your website. You can use it easily, just drag and drop your component for the form and activate it to be ready to  use. “WPforms” save more forms for all other purpose with professional look. You can use it free with limited features or buy it with minimum price 79$/year or with discount.

3.The event calendar

event calendar plugin

This plugin is very useful for handling events on your WordPress website. If you have a client that making a website which creates a lot of events or a club as an example you will need this plugin to handle this event and add it on the calendar of the users so you can save a lot of time. It has many features so you can rapidly create the event, save venues and organizers, event list view,, event search, google maps, hooks & filters galore and caching support and so many other features that you will need to organize an event on the internet. It’s free and created by Modern Tribe, Inc.

4.Akismet

akismet plugin

Despite of the setting of comments on WordPress, you need plugin like “Akismet” to handle comments and spam one. The comments go through the “Akismet” website to decide which one can be published and which one is a spam. All comments will have a history for users to view that shows which comments were flagged or cleared by “Akismet”. In addition, those comments that were marked as spam or unmarked by a moderator will be highlighted in the history. You can have it for 5$ per month or more for enterprises or you can customize it for your personal use.

5.CommentLuv

commentluv plugin

If you want to encourage visitors to comment on your posts, you can reward them on commenting. “CommentLuv” is a WordPress plugin that can help you bring more traffic and comments for your website. “CommentLuv” can filter and add useful keyword and links on the comment to improve your SEO. Also, it can reward your commenters by sharing their preferred link or their posts link s a start of partnership. It’s supporting various languages too. And the good news is that it’s free with premium edition with some extra features.

6.Contact Form 7

contact form 7

Contact Form 7 is a contact plugin that can manage multiple contact forms, plus you can customize the form and the mail contents flexibly with simple markup. The form, made by Contact Form 7, supports Ajax-powered submitting, CAPTCHA, Akismet spam filtering and many other features. You can make forms with various languages supported by WordPress. You can make many forms with man contact purposes too with database and tracking users by stealth. It’s free and created by Takayuki Miyoshi.

7.Antispam Bee

antispam bee plugin

Antispam Bee is one of important WordPress plugins to control comments and filter the spam. Antispam Bee makes it without captchas and without sending personal information to third party services. It is free of charge, ad-free and 100% GDPR compliant. With Antispam Bee, you have full control on the comments on your website like you can block specific commenters from specific language of countries, delete comments with impolite expressions, notify admins by email about incoming spam, and other feature to delete spams completely. the good news is that Antispam Bee is free and created by pluginkollektiv and supported by WordPress.

8.Constant Contact

constant contact plugin

It’s a WordPress plugin that enables you to market your website via email. You can prepare an email list to deal with the subscribers. It’s easy to deal with and setup. It’s not free and you have to pay 20$ or 40$ according to the features you need.

Best WordPress plugins for security and maintenance

1.Defender

defender

When you launch your website and you become one on the trend, you have to be afraid of the attacks of hackers. Especially, WordPress is free and open source platform which hackers can work on it to attack the users. Defender plugin can make your website safe against brute force attacks and malicious bots. Defender’s regular security scans, vulnerability reports, audit logs, 2-factor authentication, safety recommendations, blacklist monitoring, IP lockout device, simple security tweaks, core, plugin and theme code checker and login masking are too much for even the most wily villain. You can try it for free for 30 days then you can buy  it for 49$/month.

2. iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security)

ithems security plugin

It considered as the number one WordPress security plugin. iThemes Security gives you over 30+ ways to secure and protect your WordPress site. Most WordPress admins don’t know they’re vulnerable, but iThemes Security works to lock down WordPress, fix common holes, stop automated attacks and strengthen user credentials. With advanced features for experienced users, our WordPress security plugin can help harden WordPress. Also, It can backup your website without failure. iThemes Security supports Two-Factor Authentication – Use a mobile app such as Google Authenticator or Authy to generate a code or have a generated code emailed to you. It scan your website automatically according to schedule to discover malwares. You can use it to add Google reCAPTCHA to protect your website against spams. And more features according to password, privilege and multiple websites. All these feature for security and backup are free.

3.Duplicator

duplicator

It’s one of WordPress plugins that can make backup for your website for emergency situations. Duplicator can help you to migrate or clone your website to other domain if you need that. It help you in migrating between hosts too with easy steps and without failure or messy SQL database. There is a simple version for backup and it’s free and there is professional version for all unlimited features up to 369$.

4.Redirection

redirection plugin

Redirection is one of the most popular WordPress plugins to handle redirections. In your website, You have to reduce errors as much as possible. By Redirections,  you can handle more than 301 redirections and track 404 errors. Redirection is designed to be used on sites with a few redirects to sites with thousands of redirects.

It can handle conditional redirects at login status, browser, referrer, cookies, HTTP and custom filters. You can use it to know the errors and track it to fix any bugs in your website to improve its performance. Redirection enables you import from group of plugins simple 301 redirects, SEO Redirection, safe redirect manager, and WordPress old slug redirects. It’s free and created by John Godley.

5.wordfence

wordfence plugin

Wordfence is security plugin for WordPress websites. it’s constantly updated by defending against new threads. WordFence Firewall stops you from getting hacked. It scans your website continuously and alert about any suspicious events. you can buy it with 99$ or more for more than one license.

Best WordPress plugins for mobile and speed booster

1. W3 Total Cache

w3 total cache plugin

You need to raise your loading speed for your website because it’s improve your SEO. So you have to install W3 Total cache to boost your loading speed. W3 Total Cache has created by Frederick Townes and supported by WordPress. It has a huge recommendations from developers all over the world AT&T, stevesouders.com, mattcutts.com, mashable.com, smashingmagazine.com, makeuseof.com, webdesignerdepot.com, css-tricks.com and others. And you can install  it for free. It makes cache for pages, posts, database, fragments in memory or on disk and search result to make it easier and faster to call them.

2.BJ Lazy Load

BJ lazy load plugin

It’s one of WordPress plugins that can boost the speed of your website and save the bandwidth. This plugin replaces all your post images, post thumbnails, gravatar images and content iframes with a placeholder and loads the content as it gets close to enter the browser window when the visitor scrolls the page. Since it works with iframes, it also covers embedded videos from YouTube, Vimeo etc. It’s free and created by Bjørn Johansen, Aron Tornberg, angrycreative.

Best WordPress plugins for team management

1.Edit Flow

edit flow plugin

If you have a team of editors on your WordPress website and have a difficulties to manage your team, you can use Edit Flow as a communication plugin inside your website to talk with your team and manage the content. It provides a group of features that you can use like calendar for timing the content, editorial comments, notifications, story budget, and user groups. It’s free and created by Daniel Bachhuber, Scott Bressler, Mohammad Jangda, Automattic, and others.

2.Setka Workflow

setka workflowplugin

You can use Setka Workflow to track your content production from start to finish, choose the best ideas, plan articles, keep track of budgets, and analyze results. Setka Workflow has been developed specifically for media and content teams of all sizes. you can use it freely with limited features so you have to pay 390$ for professional team and customized price for enterprises.

General plugins for general purposes

1.Redirection plugins

It’s an essential type of plugin which avoid the crash  errors with the visitors in elegant way by redirecting the 404  error to your homepage. For example, if you have deleted an old post or someone has typed in a wrong URL of your blog then the visitor will be automatically redirected to your WordPress homepage.

2.Antispam

You will need a plugin which organize the comments on posts to delete impolite comments and spam which of course, doesn’t make your blog user friendly or the best place for interactive connection with the visitors.

3.Simple social network share

You will need the visitors to share the posts on social media so you need the buttons of social media like facebook, twitter, and linkedin to be in a good place and good shape for the visitors to use. There are plugins in social media type which make this purpose for you for all types of social media that you know or you don’t know.

4.Scroll triggered box

If you plan to send newsletters for the visitors, you will need a plugin to arrange something like that. It will make it easy for the visitors to register in the newsletter, can handle your mail list, and appears in a good shape in the chosen part in your website to encourage the visitors to register in it.

5.facebook like box

It’s a plugin that make it easy for the visitors to like your page and increase it’s fans without the need to search for it on facebook.

6.Author Bio Box

You can introduce your writer to the visitor by adding bio box so you can use a plugin to arrange and execute this purpose.

Essential plugins for all WordPress websites

This list will have a group of awesome plugins which are essential for all purposes of your website. Each one of them has a group of features not one or two to make multi-functional applications.

1.Jetpack

jetpack plugin

This free plugin,supported by WordPress, has features in marketing, content generation, boosting performance and security.

Jetpack has features for design services. It supports hundreds of themes for all kinds of websites and provides a customization tool for them too. Jetpack can optimize images and videos on your website to make it lighter without affecting the resolution and the speed of the website. The amazing feature for designing is that can make the website suitable for mobiles and smartphones in easy way.

Jetpack provides group of marketing tool too which related to website analysis, SEO, social media scheduling, advertising and online payment.

You can depend on it in security issues. Jetpack provides tools for filtering, spam detection, real time backup, malware scanning, code scanning, and automated threat resolution.

According to the price, you can choose from many plans which start with free plan with limited features up to 29$/month to enjoy with all features.

2. W3 Total Cache

3.WordPress SEO “Yoast

4.Google Analyticator

5.Contact Form 7

6.Antispam Bee

7.iThemes Security

8.Redirection

9.WooCommerce

woocommerce plugin

If you want to build a part for ecommerce in your website, you have to use WooCommerce. It makes ecommerce website work smoothly and efficiently. You can setup it easily to build ecommerce website in no time. You can use WooCommerce to handle sales, shipment, and payment. It’s supported by Automattic and you can use it freely.

10.Frizzly

 

The best libraries and platforms in javascript and css for Week #1

Libraries and frameworks are some prepared programming packages which include pre-written codes, subroutines, and specifications. They can be used directly by calling their components in your code without the need to code them from scratch.

In this Article, the web programmer and developer will find a group of the best libraries and frameworks which can be used to improve your web programming. These libraries support javascript and CSS so you can read them and know about their abilities to use them in your code.

Javascript and css

1.Titanic

example for SVG icons in titanic library

this is a javascript library which supports a group of SVG  icons that you can modify. These icons are pretty interactive during Hover or clicking for more active and more manageable website. you can add an empty basket for your E-commerce platform and then can be changed to be full after adding some items without a lot of coding instead of the line of code for calling “titanic library”.

Key features

  • providing a large group of reactive icons that you will surely need to give the user an extremely good experiment with the website.

https://github.com/icons8/titanic

2.Billboard

screenshot for one of charts that can be made b bilboard.js

Billboard is also a javascript library to provide professional, interactive charts. This library gives the ability to create a chart with labels and can be modified instantly with any change so this can raise the usability of results of the programming and make it easy for the customer to use. This library is easy using inside the code and provides variety of charts for variety of results.

Key features

  • easy to call inside your code.
  • the professional appearance of any chart you need.
  • various groups of charts for all types of statistics.

https://naver.github.io/billboard.js/

3.Bootstrap 4

screen shot for bootstrap library

Bootstrap framework has been launched as a beta version. This version provides a different group of features with pretty positive changes in the framework. One of the best changes is supporting “Flex Box Grid” and also support group of the most usable libraries in javascript like “Angular, Vue, and React”.

Key features

  • Easy to install.
  • Developers on this framework are working continuously on fixing bugs and improving the work.
  • minimize the time and effort to the least during the website development process.

https://getbootstrap.com/

4.Hamburgers

samples for buttons that you can use in humburger library

Hamburgers is one of the best CSS libraries. You will need to download  this library if you want to make your website with animated and fantastic icons. Hamburgers library supports a group of different interactive icons which can be changed and execute orders in beautiful reaction with more beautiful and usable websites.

Key features

  • easy to use on your website.
  • source files are available if you use Sass as your CSS precompiler.
  • Animations use CSS3 3D transforms which is supported by most browsers.

https://jonsuh.com/hamburgers/

5.CSS loader

example for CSS loader icons

CSS Loaders can add a professional touch to your website. During the loading of the website, you shouldn’t leave the user with an empty page. So you can use CSS loader library to add some beautiful and changeable images to acknowledge that the page is loading.

Key features

  • professional developers use this library to support their loading shapes during the waiting time before the content appears.

https://github.com/webpack-contrib/css-loader

6. Hover Buttons

Hover buttons

Hover Button is a pretty professional library that can support a group of options to make oriental interactive buttons. So you can use them to add some professional Hovers to your website.

Key features

  • It contains the reactive buttons with all different shapes that you can use easily on your website without a lot of effort.

http://ianlunn.github.io/Hover/

7.foundation

image for foundation library website

One of the most important features in websites is its compatibility with all kind of devices to work on the different sizes of laptops, smartphones, and tablets. “Foundation” is one of the smartest libraries that can support responsive websites of these purposes to give your website more professional touch.

Key Features

  • Foundation provides many pre-prepared forms and group of reactive features that you will like to put in your website.
  • Easy to call inside your code.
  • Providing CSS codes in SAAS.
  • Supporting a group of important frameworks like “Rupy on Rails” and “Laravrel” with easy combination.

https://foundation.zurb.com/

8.Cirrus

The logo for Cirrus library

Again for responsive websites, “Cirrus” is a CSS framework for professional responsive websites. It has been designed to be adaptable to existing themes or when building from scratch.

Key Features

  • It provides interactive components for more organized websites like buttons, forms, tables, headers, and footers and a lot more.
  • The framework is lightweight so the website can load in a short time.
  • The framework can be customized as you want easily.
  • The component can be adaptable to all browsers without any problems.

https://github.com/Spiderpig86/Cirrus

8.Repaintless

screenshot from the website for repaintless

If you need to make some animation on your website, you can use “Repaintless” library. “Repaintless” is CSS library that can create fast and smooth animation. The basic idea for  building “Repaintless” is removing transition from elements, not to apply it while animating. “Repaintless” contains a large number of built-in animations that can be easily used in your code.

Key features

  • Really lightweight library.
  • Large number of animations like fade-in, fade-out, rotate, pulse, and a lot more.
  • You can easily customize your special animation via “SCSS” variable.

https://github.com/szynszyliszys/repaintless

9.web-maker

The shape of web-maker during development

If you want to try to develop your website offline on your computer as a primary test, you can use “web-maker” as an IDE to make front-end experiment.

Key features

  • adding javascript and CSS easily.
  • Allowing to import and export projects.
  • sharing your project on CodePen with just one click.

https://github.com/chinchang/web-maker

10.CoreUI

screenshot for CoreUI wbesite

CoreUI is built to be like “BootStrap”. you can use “CoreUI” to build professional dashboards easily without the need to build them from scratch. This library is supporting” VueJS, Angular JS, and React”.

Key features

  • 50+ ready to use or customizable UI components.
  • Speed up the development time by 50%.
  • Responsive websites.

https://coreui.io/

The previous libraries were group of the best ones in this week. you can use them freely without any restrictions. ZyTheme will always provide you with all tools and articles that will make your work better.

The best WordPress backup plugin

You have to deal with your website as something precious which if something bad happened to it you have to be ready for that. You need to make a repeated or scheduled backup for your whole website to avoid any loss in your data for all cases. WordPress backup plugin can do the job for you without a lot of effort or advanced technical knowledge.

The best WordPress backup plugin

Why backup plugin?

Your hosting provider will assure you of daily backups, but don’t rely on them. They may accidentally delete your account or files. If you forgot to make the payment or something goes wrong you may lose all of the hard work, you put into your website.

Due to the internal problem from your hosting provider’s data center. You may risk losing your website.

Your website is infected with the virus, so your hosting provider closes your account.

UpdraftPlus

updraftplus

UpdraftPlus is a WordPress backup plugin and it’s one of the best. It’s been rated as the most popular backup plugin for WordPress, with over a million active installs.

Key features

  • Proven to backup sites of 100GB; file size only limited by Web host.
  • Backs up limitless non-WordPress files and external databases.
  • WP-CLI support
  • Supports both manual and scheduled backups.
  • Automatically backs up when plugins or dashboard themes update and before WordPress core updates run.
  • Central place to store, manage and disconnect backups.
  • Database backups can be encrypted for security.
  • Encrypted transport to cloud storage.

Pros

  • compatible with multi-sites.
  • Easy to use.
  • Support backup storage on many other clouds like google drive, dropbox, amazon, and others.
  • Imports and restores from backups made by other backup plugins.
  • Consumes less memory during usage.
  • Fast backup, restoration and migration services.

Cons

  • To access crucial functions like Cloning and Migration, multisite support, encrypting database, etc are available with the paid version.
  • The excellent customer support is for premium version.

Price

You can download it for free but you have t buy it for advanced features according customizing price starts from 70$ up to 195$.

Download it from here https://updraftplus.com/

VaultPress

VaultPress

Are you the type who wants to have it all? If so, then purchasing the premium service of the Jetpack WordPress plugin will give you access to this nifty backup plugin. VaultPress not only does backups, it also protects your website from bots and other security threats.

Key features

  • Scheduled backup.
  • Restore any VaultPress backup to your WordPress site over an FTP or SSH connection. Or transfer your site to another location.
  • Scanning your site automatically and notify you of potential security issues.
  • See your site’s most productive and popular times based on post and comment activity.

Pros

  • Supporting multi-sites.
  • Easy to review suspicious code and fix the most common threats with a simple button click.
  • 30-day backup archive helps you easily restore website data from your desired date.
  • Monitors for possible downtime.
  • Easy to use just click some buttons.

Cons

  • VaultPress is not available in the free version of Jetpack and you have to buy it separately.
  • Some users report their sites slowing down a bit.
  • Does not work without Jeptack.

Price

There is no free edition but you have to buy it starting from 39$/year up to 299$/year.

Buy it from here https://vaultpress.com/plans/#

BackWPup

BackWPup

A WordPress website has a lot of components like comments, posts, pages, plugins, themes, widgets, and so on. BackWPup is an expert when it comes to dealing with every aspect of a WordPress site. Backup, export, import, and optimize database with this WordPress backup plugin.

Key features

  • Complete backup for the whole website comments, posts, pages, and other website component.
  • Encrypt Backup Archives.
  • Administration of log files.
  • WordPress XML-Export.
  • Multi-site support.
  • Checking errors in database and fixing them.

Pros

  • You can download it for free.
  • Integration with google drive, dropbox, amazon, and other cloud services.
  • Complete WP files and database backup.
  • Easy to use for beginners and developers.
  • Easy backup and restoration.

Cons

  • The premium version may be expensive for backup plugin.
  • The plugin is not very mature which there are reports about bugs and authors are working on them.

Price

You can download it for free but for premium version you need to pay a price starting from 69$ up to 349$.

Download it from here https://wordpress.org/plugins/backwpup/

BackupBuddy

BackupBuddy

BackupBuddy is one of the backup plugins which has millions of active users. With this WordPress backup plugin, you can backup your entire website from your WordPress dashboard with just few clicks. You can schedule automatic backups, send your backup files to a remote secure location, and restore your files quickly.

Key features

  • BackupBuddy backs up everything on your WordPress website
  • Scheduled, automatic backups.
  • Store WordPress backups off-site.
  • Restore your WordPress website quickly & easily from a backup.
  • Downloadable zip file for the backup of the entire website.
  • Email notification about the progress.

Pros

  • You can customize the parts which you want to put in the backup.
  • Easy to use just few clicks.
  • Manage up to 10 WordPress websites with iThemes Sync.
  • It performs malware scanning and troubleshooting operations as well.

Cons

  • One of the most expensive backup plugins for WordPress users.
  • May make the website slower during the backup.
  • Some of the features are complicated for beginners.

Price

You have to buy it according to many plans which starts from 80$ up to 197$

Buy it from here https://ithemes.com/purchase/backupbuddy/

BackUpWordPress

BackUpWordPress

BackUpWordPress is simple and easy to use backup plugin, it is available for free. BackUpWordPress allows you to take backups manually and automatically. Then only limitation with BackUpWordPress is in free version it won’t upload auto backups to other services like dropbox or google drive. For this you have to use paid plugin.

Key features

  • Super simple to use, no setup required.
  • Manage multiple schedules.
  • Option to have each backup file emailed to you.
  • Uses zip and mysqldump for faster backups if they are available.
  • Works on Linux & Windows Server.
  • Exclude files and folders from your backups.
  • Translations for Spanish, German, Chinese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Lithuanian, Italian, Czech, Dutch, French, Basque.

Pros

  • Good support should you need help.
  • Works in low memory, “shared host” environments.
  • Free.
  • Easy to use.
  • Lightweight.
  • One of the fastest backup plugins.

Cons

  • The backup file is pretty large.
  • some of features need some technical knowledge.

Price

It’s free.

Download it from here https://wordpress.org/plugins/backupwordpress/

Duplicator

Duplicator

Duplicator makes it easy to backup all your WordPress files in zip format, so you can download them offline, migrating across the same or different servers.

Key features

  • Scheduled, automatic backups.
  • All about backups in a simple page.
  • The clean & simple package creation screen.
  • Email notifications.
  • Importing from other files or database.

Pros

  • Supporting integration with cloud services websites like google drive, dropbox, amazon, and others.
  • Easy to use.
  • Multi-site support.
  • Customizing the parts in backup.
  • Easy to use WordPress Migration Tool.

Cons

  • Auto backups are available with paid version.
  • Advanced features aren’t  available in free version.

Price

You can download it for free but for advanced features, you need to buy the premium one for a price starts from 59$ up to 349$.

Download it from here https://wordpress.org/plugins/duplicator/

How to choose WordPress backup plugin?

It may depends on your budget but you will find the free backup plugin that you need from the previous list. Then you need check some other points.

Backup methods:

  • Some plugins allow you to only backup your WordPress database.
  • Some plugins let you backup your entire website, including your database and all WordPress files.
  • Scheduling  backups to run automatically, giving you peace of mind.

Backup location:

To improve security, all good WordPress backup plugins support sending your backup files to remote locations such as Dropbox, Google Drive, or Amazon S3. That way, you can easily restore your files, even if your entire website gets hacked.

The best WordPress affiliate plugin

If you need to make more money from your blogger, you can use WordPress affiliate plugin to manage affiliate offers and get the money. There are few affiliate plugins which can be usable and make you get the best valus. You need WordPRess affiliate plugin to have URL shortening feature, statistics display, customization, optimized space of ad banners and of course, fit-to-pocket price as well to make the best of your time and effort.

ThirstyAffiliates

ThirstyAffiliates

ThirstyAffiliates is a great affiliate plugin for affiliate marketers that lets you easily organize all your affiliate links in a single place. With ThirstyAffiliates, finding and replacing your affiliate links won’t be a hassle.

Key features

  • The keywords and your affiliate link will be linked automatically.
  • Charts and tables with useful statistics, plus regular admin email reports.
  • Provide alternate destinations for international clicks via country targeting.
  • Customizable uncloak links.
  • Providing a tool to ensure that the affiliate links are always up to date.
  • 404 checker.
  • Integration with google analytics.
  • Import & Export CSV files.

Pros

  • There is free version.
  • Customizing affiliate links with URL shortening tool.
  • Unlike other plugins that redirect affiliate URLs, ThirstyAffiliates gives you the control to create a link once, and reference it as much as you’d like.
  • Categorizing links to help make managing an affiliate network easier.
  • Good guide for start working.

Cons

  • There are some bugs and the team is working on them.

Price

You can download it for free but for more features, you have to buy the pro version for 49$ up to 149$ with some discount.

Download it from here https://thirstyaffiliates.com/

Pretty Links

Pretty Links

Pretty Links is affiliate plugin that enables you to easily cloak the affiliate links you promote on your website. It even allows you to easily set up server-side redirection, including permanent 301 and temporary 302/307 redirects. Shortlinks by Pretty Links allows you to generate short URLs with your own domain name, unlike sites such as tinyurl.com or bit.ly. This plugin has other features: customize your URL or track in detail each click from these URLs (with information on the browser, source, and OS).

Key features

  • Redirecting broken links.
  • You can create group, organize and automate your affiliate link strategy.
  • Pretty links track click counts and replace keywords automatically.
  • Protect your affiliate links by using Cloaked Redirects.
  • Smart redirection based on a visitor’s location.
  • Import and export links easily.
  • Sharing your affiliate cloaked links with social sharing feature.
  • You can do split testing of your links in Pretty links pro.
  • Generate a Pretty Link Pro report.

Pros

  • Easy to use.
  • No need for third party plugins.
  • Split testing of pretty affiliate links.
  • Smart link redirection.
  • Rich of useful features.

Cons

  • There is no free version.
  • Pretty links don’t show target links clearly on dashboard, it shows only clocked links properly.
  • Social Media feature could have been better.

Price

You need to buy it according to plans starting from 57$/year up to 197$/year.

Buy it from here https://prettylinks.com/pricing/plans/

AffiliateWP

AffiliateWP

AffiliateWP is one of the most used and probably the best WordPress affiliate plugin. This is a high quality and valuable plugin that can help you set up and manage all steps of your affiliate program. AffiliateWP comes with complete integration with all major WordPress e-commerce and membership plugins.

Key features

  • Affiliate tracking specially for WordPress.
  • Real time reporting.
  • Unlimited number of affiliates actively promoting your website, products, and services.
  • Unlimited visual resources or text links for faster, more effective promotion of your site.
  • Enable automatic affiliate account creation.
  • A dashboard for your affiliates to track their performance, view earnings, retrieve their referral URL, find creatives.
  • Referral links generation and managing them.
  • Easy affiliate registration.
  • Import & Export affiliate data on CSV.
  • Payment logs.
  • Support multi languages.

Pros

  • Easy to setup.
  • Fully integration with E-commerce and membership plugins.
  • Supporting coupons and promotions.
  • Developer friendly.
  • Powerful support.
  • Powerful reporting with details.

Cons

  • There is no free version.
  • Only work on WordPress.

Price

You need to buy it according to many plans starting from 99$/year up to 499$ for lifetime license.

Buy it from here https://affiliatewp.com/?ref=142

LeadDyno

LeadDyno

This affiliate plugin is specialised as its easy installation and setup. Using a 14-day trial or signing up for a monthly subscription, LeadDyno is both a WordPress plugin and third party software for affiliate management.

Key feature

  • Supporting WooCommerce and Ecommerce.
  • Supporting many payment gateways.
  • Integration with Google adwords tracking.
  • Supporting social media sharing.
  • Affiliate marketing automation.

Pros

  • Powerful support.
  • Provides a thorough lead tracking software so you can diagnose exactly where a lead came from, not just which affiliate the lead came from.
  • Integrates with WooCommerce immediately, as well as Shopify, PayPal, and other e-commerce affiliate programs.
  • Ability to set a specific domain to track if you have multiple sub-domains.
  • Quick and simple installation process for WordPress.

Cons

  • Since LeadDyno wasn’t originally created as a WordPress plugin, the plugin version of the affiliate tool can have more issues than the actual software itself.

Price

You need to buy it according to plans starting from 49$/month up to 79$/month.

By it from here https://www.leaddyno.com/pricing/

Affiliate Royale

Affiliate Royale

The Affiliate Royale WordPress affiliate plugin is very handy to work with and has almost every feature in it. The major ones are easy setup and launching of new affiliate programs, total track of all the activities of the programs like clicks, sales and payments, feature to make your own banner and links, optimized to get you more traffic and sales volume and many others as well.

Key features

  • Monitor affiliates’ clicks, sales and payments.
  • Build your own banners and links.
  • Personalizing your affiliate dashboard.
  • Managing your accounts in one dashboard.

Pros

  • Easy integration with other third party plugins.
  • Easy to  setup.
  • Good starting guide.
  • Great plugin for membership types of WordPress websites.
  • Easily monitor affiliates’ clicks, sales and payments.
  • You have the ability to create your own banner and links for tracking.
  • Affiliates can easily work with the plugin by signing up, logging in, and managing their own dashboard.

Cons

  • it’s not free.

Price

You have to buy it for 85$/year for merchants and 165$ for developers.

Buy it from here https://www.affiliateroyale.com/plans/

EasyAzon

EasyAzon

EasyAzon is an affiliate plugin which makes promoting Amazon products easy on your WordPress site. With Easy Azon, you can find relevant Amazon products right from your WordPress dashboard without having to manually find products from Amazon.com and create affiliate links.

Key features

  • Controlling your amazon links without fussing your code.
  • Automatic link localizer.
  • Product pop up solution built in that can be triggered on a site wide or individual link basis.
  • Customizing the cart as you need.

Pros

  • There is a free version.
  • Easy to use and setup.
  • A powerful all-in-one solution for getting the most from your Amazon niche websites.
  • Link localization means no wasted traffic, generate Amazon affiliate commissions from the traffic you get from other countries.
  • There is a version for developers to customize all what you need.

Cons

  • Conflict with other plugins.
  • Not a powerful customer support.
  • Instructional videos are out of date since Amazon has made a lot of changes over the years.

Price

You can download it for free  but for more features, you need to buy it for 47$ up to 67$.

Download it from here https://easyazon.com/cb-2/?hop=balkhis

 

The WordPress live chat plugin

Part of being providing a good service is replying on the question of the customers as soon as possible and being besides them. Some of websites achieve part of this task as a live chat which enables customers to submit their questions and an agent answer it instantly all on the website. Live chat plugin gives you the ability to be near to your customers and support them live especially on WordPress. So this article  will support you to choose the best live chat plugin that suits you.

WP Live Chat Support

WP Live Chat Support

WP Live Chat Support is a free live chat plugin. The plugin ships with six pre-defined chat box skins, which can be further customized to your heart’s content. You can also select where chat boxes are displayed on the screen, with visitors able to drag it somewhere more convenient should they wish.

Key features

  • Unlimited simultaneous live chats.
  • Live chat directly with your visitors.
  • Edit all text fields shown on the live chat box.
  • Users can drag the live chat box around their page.
  • Change the colors of the live chat box.
  • Fully responsive admin chat dashboard.
  • Storing offline messages.
  • 6 predefined live chat box themes to choose from.
  • Fully customizable live chat experience.
  • Apply animations to the chat window.
  • Access historical live chat records.
  • Ability to customize offline messages setting.
  • Add surveys or polls to your chat box, before or after a chat session.
  • Anonymity for your visitors.
  • GIF integration.
  • Allow the live chat box to automatically pop up.
  • Desktop Notifications when receiving new live chats.
  • View any live chats you may have missed.
  • Set the starting position of your chat box.
  • Enable/Disable the chat box on mobile devices.
  • Enable/Disable the sound when a new live chat message is received.
  • Ban visitors from chatting to you based on IP Address.
  • Select whether Name and Email is required when users initiate a chat.

Pros

  • Easy to use.
  • Compatible with translation plugins.
  • Google Analytics integration.
  • No monthly live chat subscriptions needed
  • Compatible with all caching plugins.
  • Cost-effective plugin for live chat.
  • No monthly fees , the license is a lifetime.
  • Easy to translate.

Cons

  • Customer support needs to be better.
  • Interface doesn’t feel as polished as the SaaS options.
  • Lacks as many direct integrations as other services.

Price

You can download it for free but for more features, you need to buy it for 40$ up to 100$.

Download it from here https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-live-chat-support/

LiveChat

LiveChat

LiveChat is a very handy live chat solution – as the name implies – and it’s geared at providing everybody in the picture with something that’s really easy to use. This goes both for your website visitors/customers and you.

Key features

  • See who is browsing through your website and decide on the best approach using chat invitations.
  • Real time live chat.
  • Build a stronger, more human relations with customers and increase your brand loyalty.
  • You can customize the chat window.
  • Controlling the live chat from one dashboard.
  • Colorful circles for different customer interaction.
  • Full history of the previous chats.

Pros

  • Well-designed chat interface.
  • A huge number of integrations, which is great if you’re using other tools.
  • Productivity tools like chat transfers, canned responses, file uploads, and more.
  • You can create tickets for tasks that couldn’t be solved during the live chat

Cons

  • It’s expensive.
  • Some other features are locked for special plans.

Price

You can download it for free but more features you have to make a purchasing request.

Download it from here https://www.livechatinc.com/signup/?a=qMDtFvomR&utm_campaign=pp_themeisle-special&utm_source=PP

Zendesk Chat

Zendesk Chat

Zendesk Chat, formerly known as Zopim, is one of the leading live chat plugin on the market. It gives you the ability to talk to your customers over live chat. It comes with a free plan with limited features that allows anyone to add a live chat box on their website.

Key features

  • Proactive chat.
  • Track and monitor your live chat from dashboard.
  • Providing visitors list.
  • Quality reports.
  • Beautiful, customizable live boxes.

Pros

  • Has a free plan, although it’s limited.
  • Automatic chat translation, powered by Google Translate.
  • Transfer chats between agents or departments.
  • Automatic chat routing.

Cons

  • Interface feels out of date when compared to something like LiveChat.
  • Chat forms look similarly out of date.
  • Still fairly pricey, though cheaper than LiveChat.

Price

You can download it for free but for more features, you can buy it for 14$/agent/month up to 59$/agent/month.

Download it from here https://www.zopim.com/?lang=en-us

Olark

Olark

Olark is one of the simplest live chat plugin, yet comprehensive enough to offer a seamless chatting experience for your visitors and your team. Olark enables you to customize your chat box widget in a way that matches your brand, so you can offer a consistent experience across your site.

Key features

  • Chat reports.
  • Setting rules to hide and show the chat box, automatically send messages, and assign chats to specific departments.
  • Helpdesk integration.
  • Supporting more than one live chat to make one for support and other for sales ad you wish.
  • Search through the chat history and detailed transcripts of the talks.
  • See what visitors have in their shopping carts to give more informed answers and close sales faster.
  • White label feature.

Pros

  • CRM Integration.
  • Huge list of potential integrations
  • No tiers for paid plans.
  • Easy to translate into different languages

Cons

  • Almost as expensive as LiveChat.
  • Analytics aren’t quite as detailed as the other two SaaS options.

Price

You can start trial for 2 weeks but after that you need to purchase one of their plans 17$/agent/month or 15$/agent/year or 12$/agent/2years.

Download it from here https://www.olark.com/pricing

Tidio Live Chat

Tidio Live Chat

Tidio Live Chat is a live chat plugin that helps you start a live conversation. Immediately on installation and clicking the Tidio tab, the chat box becomes visible. Tweak a few settings and you’re ready to start talking to your visitors.

Key features

  • Keep track of who visits your website.
  • Contact any customer that is currently visiting your site.
  • Adjust the colour scheme to your needs,
  • Use a dedicated app for mobile and desktop devices.
  • Supporting 183 languages.
  • Available in 2 outstanding designs.
  • Offline messages form for your visitors to send you an email, when you are not online.
  • Contact your visitors via email when they leave the chat.

Pros

  • Easy to setup and use.
  • Huge number of available integrations.
  • The free plan is excellent.
  • Paid plans are still affordable.

Cons

  • Viewing chat history isn’t very user friendly.
  • Analytics are solid, but other tools have deeper analytics.
  • Users have to enter email address to initiate chat.
  • It may be buggy sometimes.

Price

You can use it for free but for more features, you can buy it for 15$/month.

Download it from here https://wordpress.org/plugins/tidio-live-chat/

Intercom

Intercom

This live chat plugin enables you to create as well as publish some helpful articles in live chat. It also offers lead generation tools and targeted messages. However, many of the Intercom Live Chat package options are quite expensive.

Key features

  • Choose where, to whom and when the Messenger is shown.
  • Target visitors by their browsing behavior, referral URL and Clearbit data.
  • Measure impact with control groups.
  • Automate lead qualification, arrange next steps, schedule meetings and sync data to your CRM.
  • Operator qualifies leads and routes.
  • Schedules sales meetings with your best leads, 24/7.
  • Get alerts and respond to hot leads on the go with our iOS and Android apps.
  • Easily send personalized pricing offers.

Pros

  • Use data integrations like Clearbit Reveal to target only the best leads.
  • CRM integration.
  • Lots of important integration with other applications like slack.
  • Robust plugin.
  • Powerful customer support.
  • Easy to use.
  • Video snippets are immensely valuable.

Cons

  • It’s expensive somehow.
  • Analytics is weak.

Price

You can buy it starting from  49$/month up to 75$/month and this package will be increasing according the usage.

Buy it from here https://www.intercom.com/live-chat

Drift

Drift

Drift is a live chat plugin which is designed to help businesses make the most of their sales team’s time, and it utilizes automation to make that happen.

Key features

  • Arranging meetings and make it on calendar.
  • ChatBot conversation.
  • Real time conversation.
  • Drift conversations save sending sales mails.
  • Anonymous visitor intel.
  • Smart and user friendly dashboard.
  • Customizable notifications.
  • Automatic greetings for VIP visitors.
  • Email marketing.

Pros

  • Drift is one of the more advanced options in automation.
  • You can use its “LeadBot” feature to qualify site visitors.
  • Saving time by chatbot to answer the easy questions.

Cons

  • It’s quite expensive.
  • Its updates aren’t easy to install.

Price

You can download it for free but for more features, you need buy more package starting from 50$/month up to 500$/month.

Download it from here https://www.drift.com/pricing/

WooCommerce VS Magento ecommerce platforms

There are many platforms and plugins to build E-commerce website or your store easily without the need to be professional programming. We wrote about ecommerce plugins before and now we are trying to write about bigger scope on the difference between each two.

WooCommerce vs Magento

What is WooCommerce?

WooCommerce-WordPress-ecommerce-plugin

WooCommerce is started in the year 2011 by Woothemes. Now, WooCommerce is one of the powerful ecommerce plugin which is an open source eCommerce platform built on top of WordPress. It allows you to create an online store easily, accept payments, manage inventory, and more. It runs on top of WordPress platform, which gives you access to thousands of WordPress plugins and themes to grow your eCommerce business.

WooCommerce now has almost 10 million+ active users worldwide which is 30% of the whole ecommerce market. In the directory of WordPress.org, it has over 567 WooCommerce Themes and in mojo-themes, there are almost 240+ WooCommerce theme available. That makes it over 1800+ themes in total.

What is Magento?

magento-WordPress-ecommerce-plugin

Magento is also an open source eCommerce platform which allows businesses to create all the functions that you need to create ecommerce website, online stores, accept payments, and manage products. It has a community edition available for free download. It also has paid solutions which come with additional features, cloud hosting, and support.

Magento has started since the year 2008, developed & founded by Varian, Inc. They are currently ruling over the 8% of the total E-Commerce market. Magento is one of the vast & robust E-Commerce application available in the market. Now, Magento has 25000+ active user  with a yearly transacted gross merchandise volume of over $50 billion.

Ease of WooCommerce usage

WooCommerce is a little easier to use compared to Magento. WooCommerce is a WordPress plugin so you have to install WordPress if you wanted or note, even if your host doesn’t automatically install WordPress. Just few clicks and WooCommerce will be installed.

WooCommerce comes with a setup wizard that will walk you through initial setup like creating pages, set up payments, choose the currency, set shipping and tax options.

After setting up WooCommerce, you will finds a lot of instructions that help you to complete each part of your ecommerce website.

Despite of the ease of WooCommerce, there is still a bit  learning curve.

Ease of Magento usage

Magento is a powerful eCommerce specific platform which has tons of built-in features that work out of the box for each part of your website. It comes with an advanced setup process that can be complicated for new users.

It is not easy to install and most hosting companies do not offer pre-configured installers for Magento. Developers only have the ability to adapt with Magento installer language which may leave beginners a bit clueless about several important settings.

After the setup, you will have to spend some time learning the basics. Installing extensions or customizing themes is not always easy, and you may need to seek help to set them up. You can find tutorials and documentation online, but most often they are written for developers and not for DIY users.

Overall, Magento is extremely powerful and comes packed with a ton of features, but it is not the easiest to use eCommerce platform.

Payment methods in WooCommerce

By default, WooCommerce supports PayPal and stripe but if you need more payment gateways, you need to get more extensions or addons. Either, you can search for the othe payment companies inside special countries for special payment method for your store.

Payment methods in Magento

Magento comes with PayPal, Authorize.net, cash on delivery, bank transfer, and purchase order payment methods by default. For other popular payment gateways including Stripe, 2Checkout, Braintree, WePay, Google Checkout, Skrill, you need to get more extensions.

Magento’s APIs allow developers to easily integrate payment gateways. If the payment gateway you are looking for is not yet available, then you need to hire a developer to add it for you.

Extensions and integrations for WooCommerce

As WooCommerce is one of the popular ecommerce plugins, you have the access to more than 55000 plugins and addons free or paid. You can use addons for analytics, contact forms, memberships, Email marketing, CRM softwares, SEO plugins, and many others. You have a huge collection of third party plugins to empower your work.

Extensions and integrations for Magento

Magento has a huge community of developers and partnerships with many agencies. You can use a huge number of third party plugins for all your needed functions. At the time of writing this article, Magento Marketplace had 3751 extensions out of which 1182 were available for free so go and use them.

Scalability on WooCommerce

WooCommerce is designed to be powerful ecommerce platform but when it comes to scalability, you will face some challenges in development and cost.

But still there are many other alternatives that can support you until you finish your upgrading like some affordable high performance cache plugins.

Also, there are many other hosts company that can help you to scale and grow your business.

According to development, you will need a developer and for WooCommerce, yo can find as much as you want from a huge community working on it but the difference between WooCommerce and Magento is that the price for this development is cheaper for WooCommerce.

Scalability on Magento

The same problem in Magento about scaling with the same challenges. For scaling on Magento, you have to move to more powerful server that can keep up with these updates and you can use Amazon web service or any other cloud services you would prefer.

You will also need to optimize your store for caching, manage backups, protect against DDOS attacks by using a website firewall, and more. If you don’t have experience in managing large websites, then you will need to hire Magento specialists.

If your business can afford the growing costs, then the easier option would be to switch to Magento’s paid business and enterprise plans.

WooCommerce Key features

  • You can use WooCommerce to sell unlimited number of goods physical or digital.
  • WooCommerce offers a robust extension system, based on the WordPress plugin format.
  • WooCommerce can handle payment via paypal, credit card, BACS, and cash on delivery. If you want to customize more payment methods, you can install addons to your WooCommerce store.
  • There are thousands of free themes that can be compatible with WooCommerce.

Magento Key features

  • You can use Magento to sell unlimited number of goods physical or digital.
  • It comes with its own theme and layout.
  • Magento can provide API to enable any connection with other parties.
  • Intuitive admin interfaces and product creation tools.

WooCommerce Pros

  • Setting up a store is free, aside from your web hosting expenses.
  • With WooCommerce, you can design Ecommerce website easily in minutes so you can start selling any type of goods.
  • Ever since Automattic (the team behind WordPress.com blog hosting) acquired them in 2015, WooCommerce has been adding more themes and features that are optimized for an eCommerce WordPress website.
  • WooCommerce also provides easy-to-follow documentation that walks you through different aspects of building an online store. Even if you need any support, you can upload it on the official forums  to get help.
  • WooCommerce provides lots of analytic tools to easily measure the sales and analysis according to date brand, statics of customer, calculate your daily and monthly sales, measure no.
  • It is very secure because it’s regular updates undergoes for security purpose.
  • Lower cost of ownership.
  • Easy  to start with it.

Magento Pros

  • Magento offers a large group of features which can be used to sell anything.
  • It enables you to scale with any size that can support your host.
  • It can be customized to implement your own website and can be scalable as your business needs.
  • Magento supports SEO optimization so it’s a friend to search engines.
  • IT supports the payment via PayPal, Authorize.Net, and Braintree right out of the box.
  • Enterprise version is supporting scalable business.
  • Strong B2B eCommerce capabilities.
  • Multistore out of the box.
  • Strong product data capabilities for large and complex catalogs.

WooCommerce Cons

  • If you want to customize it, you will need to  hire a developer to make it because it’s advanced programming.
  • WooCommerce is dependent on WordPress only.
  • It contains too many features so it might be quite difficult to choose for a new user.
  • Weak database architecture for high order volume and scalability.
  • Weak product data capabilities for large and complex catalogs.
  • No enterprise version.

Magento Cons

  • If you want advanced customization, you will need developers which is hard to find for Magento.
  • For enterprises, it can be very expensive.
  • Larger learning curve to use.
  • Weak CMS capabilities for content heavy sites.
  • Frontend theming is more complicated.

Cost of WooCommerce

This is a fully open-source platform so anyone can download and set it up on any server they want. But you may need the help from some third party plugins which may be so expensive in some cases. The default themes for WooCommerce isso naive so you may need to buy an ecommerce theme which compatible with WooCommerce and suitable for your work. Aside from that, your web hosting costs will depend entirely on the size of your enterprise and the packages your provider offers.

As we mentioned before, there are a handful of quality web hosts that work well with WooCommerce.

Cost of Magento

Magento’s Community Edition is open-source and free for anyone to use, so your only cost will be based on your current hosting provider. On the other hand, users who are interested in the Enterprise Edition will have to shell out a pretty penny.

Unique point between WooCommerce and Magento

WooCommerce is a powerful plugin for the WordPress ecommerce websites. You can find all the needed features that should be found on an e-commerce solution, while retaining the ease-of-use of its parent platform.

Magento is an e-commerce platform offered for web development professionals, and medium to large online stores. Also, It offers one of the most robust feature sets in the field, which makes it ideal for stores with high aspirations.

Performance between WooCommerce and Magento

Loading times are very important for any website and more important  for e-commerce. If your website takes too long to load or feels sluggish, some people will leave, taking their money and your revenue with them.

When it comes to performance, it’s complicated to figure out which solution is the overall winner. Each online store – regardless of platform – will behave differently due to its functionality and size. Furthermore, there are several more factors at play here, such as your choice of web hosting provider, whether you’re using a Content Delivery Network (CDN), or even whether your images are optimized.

To put it simply, the performance of your online store will depend mostly on you, and your hosting provider.

Security between WooCommerce and Magento

The importance of security when it comes to e-commerce platforms can’t be overstated. You have to protect the customer information especially the payment information so it’s unacceptable to leak this information out..

Similarly to performance, your online store’s security is in large part up to you. Both WooCommerce and Magento enable you to implement several advanced security measures but mostly through extensions and manual tweaks. However, while no platform can be 100% secure, Magento takes the lead in this aspect by offering dedicated security patches to its users.

But  Magento security patches aren’t particularly easy to apply. E-commerce beginners might feel out of their depth doing so on their own which in turn leads to a significant amount of Magento stores being out of date.

Nevertheless, if you take security seriously and you have some experience with web development, Magento is the clear winner.

Conclusion

Both WooCommerce and Magento has some of the most advanced and innovative features. But their user base might be very different from one another. So picking just one of these two great E-commerce platform won’t be justified simply due to the fact of its variant user base.

In the end, it’s quite evident and safe to say that WooCommerce is an application mainly designed for all types of businesses. It simply does the work of selling products and once it grows bigger, it can include more functionalities by adding extensions to satisfy its customers. And for WordPress users, it is definitely the ideal platform to go for. So pick WooCommerce if you already have a WordPress site set up and want to own a small budget E-commerce business to sell products through it. In case you want to start big, you can include all the premium extensions of WooCommerce.

On the other hand, Magento is a platform more popular among big business companies and corporations. Please note that WooCommerce is 6 times more popular than Magento. However, Magento is highly scalable making it ideal for the people with bigger plans or with other large successful online ventures. It works brilliantly once you install it by a specialist developer. The extensions are quite impressive and high end as well.  So pick Magento if you have the mindset to go big right from the beginning with no shortage of funds. As setting up an e-store with Magento requires a huge budget and proper development team.

 

The best WordPress translation plugin

You may need to make your website has many language articles to localize your website on different regions and has a bigger market share. To do that, you need translation plugin to achieve this purpose. But you have to be aware of an important point. If you want to create a localized website, then it’s in your best interest to hire a human translator rather than using an automated translation service. If you want to allow users to specify a language optionally, then using an automated translator might be the right solution.

The best WordPress translation plugin

WPML (WordPress Multilingual Plugin)

WPML

WPML is a premium translation plugin that allows you to translate your posts, pages, and custom post types. It’s advised to make a full backup of your site before installing it on your website. Unlike most other translation plugins, WPML is compatible with most major WordPress themes and plugins, so you don’t have to patch your themes or plugins to make WPML work. It even allows you to translate web copy created with popular drag and drop page builders.

Key features

  • You can arrange different language contents in the same domain, in sub-domains or in completely different.
  • WPML comes with state-of-the-art translation management.
  • Multilingual e-commerce sites with WooCommerce.
  • You can translate texts in other plugins and in Admin screens directly from the String Translation interface.
  • Professional translation.
  • Translate posts, pages, custom post types, taxonomies, menus and even theme strings.
  • Translation platform inside the plugin to get your content translated, reviewed and edited by professionals.

Pros

  • Powerful support.
  • Available in both Multilingual blog and CMS version.
  • Guarantee to back your money for 30 days.
  • Compatible with most WordPress themes.

Cons

  • It’s not free.
  • Complicated somehow for beginners.
  • Work only on WordPress version start from 3.9.

Price

You can try the free version as a demo but you have to buy it for 29$.

Download it from here https://wpml.org/

Polylang

Polylang

Polylang is one of the most popular WordPress translation plugins that allows you to easily create a multilingual WordPress website. You can use as many as languages as you require with Polylang. WordPress language packs are automatically downloaded and updated.

Key features

  • Translating all types of content either custom taxonomies, widgets, navigation menus as well as URLs.
  • Polylang doesn’t use any extra tables and doesn’t rely on shortcodes which are long to evaluate. It only uses WordPress’ built-in core features.
  • SEO friendly.
  • The plugin offers support for 41 languages.

Pros

  • Easy and efficient to use.
  • Doesn’t require a lot of memory or harm the performance of your website.
  • Compatible with most cache plugins.
  • Can be downloaded for free.
  • Language switching via widgets or menu.
  • Supports RTL and most WordPress themes compatible.
  • Use a subdomain or separate domain for each enabled language.

Cons

  • Its features are not robust.
  • Translation has to be done manually.

Price

You can download it for free but for more features you have to buy it for 99$ for one site.

Download it from here https://polylang.pro/

Gtranslate

Gtranslate

Gtranslate is yet another powerful language translator plugin for WordPress. Powerful because it can translate any HTML website and currently empowers over 500000 multilingual websites worldwide. As a result, it happens to be one of the best ways to increase the number of visitors to your site.

Key features

  • Search engines will index your translated pages.
  • You will have your website translated instantly upon installation.
  • You will be able to edit the translations manually with our inline editor directly from the context.
  • Statistics about the translations and the usage of it.
  • You can have a separate domain for each language.
  • Translated URL.
  • Up to date service.

Pros

  • SEO friendly.
  • Free version is available.
  • More than 100 languages available.
  • Free automatic Google automatic machine translation.
  • Integrated with Google analytics.

Cons

  • The features are limited for free version

Price

You can use it for free but for more features, you have to buy it for 6$/month up to 35$/month.

Download it from here https://gtranslate.io/

Lingotek translation

Lingotek translation

Lingotek is translation plugin which is based on cloud. It is one of the best WordPress translate plugins. This plugin offers a very easy way to create and handle multilingual sites via convenient cloud-based localization and translation. Lingotek prudently blends automated machine and crowdsourced translations so as to create and maintain a multilingual website easily. If you are tight on your budgets, this plugin offers a free automatic machine translation option.

Key features

  • 100,000 characters free machine translations via Microsoft Translator API.
  • Offer as many languages as you want.
  • Translate posts, pages, categories, tags, media, menus and more.
  • Built-in professional text editor for translations.
  • Language switching via widget.
  • Finished translations can automatically be published.
  • Customized translation based on the industry.
  • You can depend on their cloud for translation.

Pros

  • Real-time Monitoring.
  • Supports RTL language scripts.
  • Support more than 5000  translators.
  • Cloud-based localization and translation.
  • You can use the admin interface for translation and dealing with it..

Cons

  • Translated posts need arrangement because it loses categories and images.

Price

You have to contact customer support to know the price.

More details from here https://www.lingotek.com/

MultilingualPress

MultilingualPress

Multilingual Press is another WordPress translation plugin that lets you run each language on a separate site. It comes with a language switcher widget allowing your visitors to choose the language of their choice. Upon clicking their preferred language, your visitors will be directed to the respective language site you’ve set up.

Key features

  • Set up unlimited site relationships in the site manager.
  • Edit all translations for a post or page from the original post editor without the need to switch sites.
  • Show a list of links for all translations on each page in a flexible widget.
  • Translate posts, pages and taxonomy terms like categories or tags.
  • Add translation links to any nav menu.
  • SEO-friendly URLs and permalinks.
  • Automatic hreflang support.
  • Support for custom post types.
  • Automatically redirect to the user’s preferred language version of a post.
  • Duplicate sites.
  • Quicklinks.
  • User specific language settings for the back-end. Every user can choose a preferred language for the user interface
  • Doesn’t affect the output of the front-end.

Pros

  • Language Manager with 174 editable languages.
  • It’s free.

Cons

  • Doesn;t translate menus or categories.

Price

It’s free.

Download it from here https://wordpress.org/plugins/multilingual-press/

xili-language

xili-language

xili-language is a powerful translation plugin available for download from the official WordPress plugin repository. To be able to run xili-language successfully, you’ll have to use a translation-ready theme on your site. Since fewer than half of the themes in the WordPress repository are translation ready, it’s highly recommended to double-check your theme before installing the plugin.

Key features

  • Readable interface with a list of titles.
  • xili-language uses a custom taxonomy to specify language of post, page and custom post.
  • API that enable you to personalize your theme’s behavior.
  • Automatic selection of language in theme according to the language of displayed post, series of posts, page or articles.

Pros

  • Continuous updates.
  • Powerful documentation.
  • Using the same structure as WPML

Cons

  • Not compatible with all themes.
  • It can be complicated on beginners.
  • descriptions of settings is not always clear.
  • confusing way of doing things.
  • does not separate languages nicely in admin dashboard.

Price

It’s free.

Download it from here https://wordpress.org/plugins/xili-language/

Loco Translate

Loco Translate

Loco Translate is among the most popular translation plugins for WordPress, with over 500,000 active installs. Loco Translate helps you translate your WordPress themes and plugins directly in your browser.

Key features

  • Built-in translation editor within WordPress admin.
  • Create and update language files directly in your theme or plugin.
  • Extraction of translatable strings from your source code.
  • Native MO file compilation without the need for Gettext on your system.
  • Support for PO features including comments, references and plural forms.
  • PO source view with clickable source code references.
  • Protected language directory for saving custom translations.
  • Configurable PO file backups with diff and restore capability.
  • Built-in WordPress locale codes.

Pros

  • Easy to use.
  • Very accurate.
  • Excellent for developers.

Cons

  • Issues can be caused after uninstalling.
  • Late updating.

Price

It’s free.

Download it from here https://wordpress.org/plugins/loco-translate/

Google Website Translator

Google Website Translator

Google Website Translator is yet another translation plugin that brings the power of Google Translate to your website. The plugin allows you to use both a widget and a shortcode.

Key features

  • Easy set up, including simple settings with inline help that everybody can understand.
  • Include all the 3 inline and all the 4 tabbed styles.
  • Select the available languages.
  • Use it as a widget and as a shortcode.
  • Practically null impact on page loads.
  • Import/Export settings to easily transfer configurations.

Pros

  • It’s free.
  • Powerful documentation.
  • Based on google translator.
  • It’s quick and support your website speed.
  • Integrated with google analytics for supporting monitoring features.

Cons

  • there is no way to incorporate context.
  • The quality of translation is dependent on the language pair.
  • Produced translations may contain significant grammatical errors.Google
  • Translate does not have a system to correct for translation errors.

Price

It’s free.

Download it from here https://wordpress.org/plugins/google-website-translator/

 

Warning

Since most multilingual plugins will modify your database significantly, it’s highly

recommended to back up your database before experimenting with any multilingual plugin.

 

The best WordPress gallery plugin for media

Images are an important component in any website. Especially, If your website depends on images in large scale. The images will be so messy when you depend on images without a way to arrange them. Gallery plugin is a tool which you can depend on to arrange images in albums and handle their appearance, size, and other many features.

WordPress gallery plugin

NextGEN Gallery

NextGEN Gallery

One of the most powerful gallery plugin available today for WordPress sites is famously known as NextGEN Pro. The plugin provides great functionality to its users, making the whole online photo-surfing experience memorable. This gallery plugin provides amazing features which enhance the overall look and feel of your online gallery.

Key features

  • Thumbnail gallery.
  • Mosaic gallery.
  • Film gallery.
  • Masonry gallery.
  • FilmStrip gallery.
  • Side Scroll gallery.
  • Blog style gallery.
  • Gris album.
  • List album.
  • Lightbox.
  • Open graph.
  • Twitter card.
  • Proofing.
  • Hover caption.
  • Image browser gallery.

Pros

  • Fully responsive design.
  • E-commerce functionality.
  • Integrated commenting feature.
  • Easy to use.
  • Highly responsive.

Cons

  • Limited gallery layouts.
  • On the pricier end of the scale.
  • Poor training and difficult support.
  • There are some bugs and the team is working on solving them.

Price

You can download it for free and for advanced features, you have to pay according to plans starting from 99$ up to 299$.

Download it from here https://wordpress.org/plugins/nextgen-gallery/

Modula

Modula

Modula is a freemium WordPress gallery plugin from Macho Themes that helps you quickly create interesting grid galleries without the need for any special customization. Essentially, you specify a width, height, and minimum image size. Then, Modula puts all of your images together into a responsive gallery that looks great.

Key features

  • Stylish grids that go beyond the boring squares.
  • Filtering the gallery with single click.
  • Add multiple galleries to the same page.
  • Add custom captions with animations and colors.
  • Built-in social sharing buttons.
  • Choose from 12 different hover effects.

Pros

  • Responsive to suitable all devices.
  • Continuously updating.
  • Build your own effects.
  • Easy to use.

Cons

  • Depending on your lightbox gallery choice, you might not be able to deep link to specific images.
  • The free version has a max of 20 images for each individual gallery.

Price

You can download a demo for free but with limited features so you have to buy the pro versions with price from 19$ up to 49$.

Download it from here https://wp-modula.com/

Envira Gallery

Envira Gallery

Envira Gallery is the both easy to use and powerful. It comes with a set of pre-built templates that let you easily customize the look and feel of your gallery.

Key features

  • Pre-built templates.
  • Create independent galleries that are not tied to your posts or pages.
  • Supersize Lightbox Images.
  • Albums addons.
  • Social sharing addons.
  • It can work on videos too.
  • Watermarking addons.
  • Slideshow addons.
  • Help you to make your gallery SEO friendly.
  • Manipulating your gallery as you want in one page or post or split it.

Pros

  • Easy to use, just drag and drop.
  • Highly responsive to suit any device.
  • Compatible with ecommerce.
  • Can be integrated with other plugins.
  • Supporting images and videos.

Cons

  • Bronze and Silver plans don’t have all of the features.
  • Free edition has very limited features.

Price

You can download a demo for free but you have to buy the pro version according to plans starting from 29$ up to 299$.

Download it from here https://enviragallery.com/

FooGallery

FooGallery

FooGallery is a freemium photo gallery plugin from FooPlugins that helps you create responsive galleries using a few different layouts.

Key features

  • Creating images and video gallery.
  • Built-in display templates.
  • Simple categorization.
  • Beautiful advanced gallery creation.
  • Lightbox support.

Pros

  • Supporting and training.
  • Easy to use.
  • Visual editing.
  • Can be integrated with other tools.
  • It’s free.

Cons

  • No option for social sharing.

Price

It’s free and pro version with 49$.

Download it from here https://foo.gallery/

Photo Gallery by WD

Photo Gallery by WD

Photo Gallery is a fully-responsive WordPress gallery plugin that allows you to showcase interactive multimedia galleries. Within a single gallery, you can add both images and videos. The Photo Gallery plugin is shipped with 4 easy-to-use widgets that smoothly blend into any WordPress theme.

Key features

  • Unlimited photos and albums.
  • 10 built-in templates.
  • 4 outstanding widgets.
  • Easy to customize.
  • Watermark protection.
  • Comments on media.
  • Social sharing.

Pros

  • Easy to setup and manage.
  • Supporting images, audio, and video.
  • Compatible with ecommerce addons.

Cons

  • Support is limited for free and personal package.

Price

You can download it for free but for more features, you need to buy it according to many plans starting from 30$ up to 99$.

Download it from here https://web-dorado.com/products/wordpress-photo-gallery-plugin.html

Gmedia Gallery

Gmedia Gallery

Creating beautiful and fully responsive galleries has never been easier. With Global Gallery plugin for WordPress sites, you can set your very own, custom gallery up in minutes. As a photographer or a visual image creator, you would be really annoyed by the fact that you cannot post all of your images or photos/videos onto your gallery. This powerful plugin takes care of that problem by enabling you to add unlimited image sources and create huge beautiful galleries in just a few clicks.

Key features

  • Widget for Album and for Gallery.
  • Comments on images.
  • Cover for the album.
  • Add tags, assign categories and group images in albums.
  • Image Editor with Filters.

Pros

  • Integration with WordPress Search.
  • Working on images and videos.
  • Highly responsive.
  • 3 gallery layouts, 8 lightboxes
  • Slider and carousel included.

Cons

  • Limited customization options.

Price

It’s free and you can buy it from 29$ per license.

Download it from here https://wordpress.org/plugins/grand-media/

How to create new category on WordPress website

Categories make the website more organized and easy to browse by visitors. So creating or dividing the website for categories is essential for your website. WordPress supports creating categories and using it inside the website. So if you are a beginner in using WordPress, this article will be useful in creating categories.

wordpress categories

How to create WordPress categories?

1.Go to the dashboard and step over the part of “posts” in the sidebar.

2.A menu will be extracted so you can press on “categories”.

choosigng categories fro posts menu

3.The new loaded page is divided two parts. On the left part, you can browse between the existing categories right now on your website. The right part has group of fields that needed to be filled.

4.To create new category, you need to fill the fields in the right part:

  • you have to input its name which can be as an example “learn all about WordPress”.
  • Then input the “slug”. The slug is a shortage of the name to make the website compatible with search engines like “learn-WordPress”. You can add numbers, dashes and make as short as possible because it’s the name that will be put in the link.
  • Choosing the parent will be decided according to what you need. If you need to make main category, you have to leave it as “None”. If you need to make it a sub-category from other main one, You will need to choose the main category which will be under it.

5.Adding a description about the content of the category.

6.In the final step, Press on the button in the end of the page “Add new category”.

fill the fields

How to edit existing category?

1.Go to the dashboard and step over the part of “posts” in the sidebar.

2.A menu will be extracted so you can press on “categories”.

choosigng categories fro posts menu

3.If you need to edit a category, you will find all categories in the website in the right part of the loaded page.

4.If you stop with the mouse on the category, a menu will appear under them:

  • “Edit” makes you edit all details about the category like you creating from the start with keeping the articles in it.

  • “Quick Edit” gives you the accessibility to change the name or the slug in the same page.
  • “Delete” is used if you want to delete the category. And all articles inside it will be moved to the category of “uncategorized”.
  • “View” will move you to the category on the website on the launch.

5.Edit what you need then press update in the end of the page.

the upper part of editing page

the ending part of editing page

How to assign post to existing category?

you can write whatever you need inside the post. Then when you scroll the page quite down from the top, you can see part for categories on your right hand like in the image. So you can use whatever you want.

assign the post for specific category

Choose what category and science you save the post it will be on it.

The best membership plugin to use on website

You may want to launch a website which people should make a subscription or registration to be able to use. If you are using WordPress, you have to use a membership plugin which will add this feature automatically and easily on your website. Bu as all plugins, each

one has many different features so you have to choose which one is suitable for your plans.

membership plugin

S2Member

s2member

S2Member is a popular membership plugin which its free version can support you to start your membership website until you can pay for the pro version.

Key features

  • Integration with different payment gateways if you want it as paid membership.
  • Supports CCAPS.
  • It can protect all types of content by using an easy-to-use meta box in your Post/Page Editing Station and other alternative ways.
  • It offers unique IP restrictions.
  • You can customize the form for registration as you need.
  • S2Member can support strage of mailing list.
  • It can be used to deal with affiliate content too.
  • You can import or export many other tools in S2Member plugin to satisfy your needs.

Pros

  • Easily configurable & highly extensible.
  • It can be used with WooCommerce for ecommerce purposes.
  • There is a huge community that can support this plugin.
  • The website of the plugin explains all what you need to know about free and pro versions.

Cons

  • It’s difficult for beginners somehow.
  • The free version supports PayPal only. So there are limitations on free version.
  • Doesn’t offer content dripping in the free edition.

Price

You can download it for free but if you need more features, you have to buy pro version for 89$ for single site or 189$ for unlimited sites.

You can download it from here https://s2member.com/

Paid Membership Pro

Paid Membership Pro

Paid Membership Pro is one of impressive membership plugins. It offers many themes and powerful documentation.

Key features

  • It supports professional organizations to have thousands of members.
  • E-learning courses website can depend on it for payment.
  • Accept recurring payment for content, podcasts, and video.
  • If you want to make your special community on your website, you can use it.
  • Develop robust directory or listings sites by topic or region.
  • Offering gifts and discounts for only members.
  • It offers restriction on all types of content for only members if you want.

Pros

  • It offers a large group of integration with other useful add-ons related to mailing list,  payment, spam check, and others.
  • Powerful documentation and support.

Cons

  • Free version is limited in features so you have to buy the pro version.
  • Not very beginner friendly. You require investing some time to set up.
  • Support and forums are only available to premium members

Price

You can download it for free but you will need to buy the pro  version 297$/year or 598$/year.

from here https://www.paidmembershipspro.com/

Membership 2

Membership 2

It’s one of the strongest membership plugin for WordPress. Membership 2 is a product of WordPress professionals at WPMU. It’s paid versions and it’s rich of strong, useful features.

Key features

  • Membership 2 protects all types of content on WordPress.
  • Get paid with PayPal, Stripe, Authorize.net, or good old fashioned manual payments.
  • Integration with many other addons for coupon system, admin-side protection rules, custom post-type protection, advanced media protection rules, and network wide Protection.

Pros

  • More than 25 currency options and multiple payment gateways are there in the free version.
  • Powerful guide to go through configuring your membership site for best results.
  • It offers different types of memberships dripped content membership, guest membership, and default membership.

Cons

  • Somehow difficult for beginners..
  • Not as many options to define memberships or levels.
  • A bunch of negative reviews at the official WordPress plugin repository page.
  • People have complaints regarding its UI for both admins as well as visitors.

Price

You can try it for free for 40 days after that you have to buy it for 49$/month.

Download it from here https://premium.wpmudev.org/project/membership/

MemberPress

MemberPress

MemberPress is one of the most popular WordPress membership plugin. It can be one of the best that you can try. It is also the easiest to use and the most robust when it comes to features.

Key features

  • It will help you to instantly start charging your users for access to your content.
  • Secure, manage, and track membership  subscriptions.
  • It supports many Payment gateways for paid membership.
  • You can restrict all types of content on WordPress.

Pros

  • It’s powerful and easy to use.
  • You can use other 3rd party services including content management, forums, and social communities.
  • You can create unlimited membership levels with all kinds of trial periods.
  • You can even divide membership of your website to different membership levels or  membership groups to create predefined upgrade paths.
  • Unlimited coupons and a built-in affiliate program round out the feature set.

Cons

  • Limited payment options.
  • It’s not free.

Price

You can buy the basic plan for 129$/year up to 369$/year.

From here https://memberpress.com/

LearnDash

LearnDash

LearnDash is simple and easy to use membership plugin which has many advanced membership features and tons of integrations.

Key features

  • It supports a huge group  of features specialized for E-learning, monetization, tech, and administration.
  • For E-learning, It provides dripping content, certificate provider, lesson timers, quizzes, course points, and dynamic points.
  • For monetization, LearnDash provides one time purchasing, subscription, shopping cart, and license.
  • For Administration, It provides email notification, group management, reports, control users profile, and all  kind of management.

Pros

  • Powerful and robust.
  • You can set up easily.
  • Powerful support E-learning platforms.
  • Built in community features.
  • You can even connect it to MemberPress, WooCommerce, bbPress, Slack, etc.
  • It supports many payment gateways.

Cons

  • It doesn’t support many important levels of membership.
  • It’s specialized for E-learning platforms so it may not be useful for other websites.
  • Somehow, it’s documentation is difficult.
  • It’s not free.

Price

You can buy it for 199$ for the basic plan up to 369$.

Buy it from here https://www.learndash.com/pricing-and-purchase/

Restrict Content Pro

Restrict Content Pro

Restrict Content Pro is one of the best membership plugin for WordPress. It’s popular and has man powerful,usable features.

Key features

  • Easy to use dashboard.
  • It creates an unlimited number of subscription packages.
  • Export reports about active members of any particular subscription level, payment.
  • You can offer coupons and discount for members.

Pros

  • It’s lightweight so it will not affect your website performance.
  • It’s integrated with many addons to avoid spammer, mail management and many payment gateways.
  • It can be used for private forums and limited community.
  • Easy to Use.
  • Excellent support.
  • You can easily upgrade or downgrade and have the amount they paid prorated to their new plan.

Cons

  • It’s not free.
  • The number of integrations and third party addons are limited.

Price

There are many prices start from 99$/year up to 499$/year.

Buy it from here https://restrictcontentpro.com/pricing/

WooCommerce Memberships

WooCommerce Memberships

It’s one of WooCommerce addons for membership plugin. It enables you to limit your content on the members only. f you’re already selling digital products on your website and want to sell memberships as well, then you should give WooCommerce Memberships plugin a try.

Key features

  • It helps you to plan for grant content access.
  • Turn your store into a purchasing club.
  • You can use it to make special offers for members only.
  • It make it easy for you and your members to handle the data of membership account.
  • Import and export files for reports.
  • Easy to communicate with members about reminders and offers.

Pros

  • Easy to setup and configure.
  • you can control the membership for each customer from many levels.
  • It can control all types of content related to E commerce.
  • Integrates with any payment processor available for WooCommerce stores
  • Integrates with several other WooCommerce extensions

Cons

  • It’s not free but in the same time, not expensive.
  • Works only on WooCommerce 2.2+.
  • You have to add other application integrated with it for payment because it’s not built

Price

You can buy it from 3 plans 12.48$/month, 16.58$/month and 20.75$/month.

Buy it from here https://woocommerce.com/products/woocommerce-memberships/?aff=190

Cart66 Cloud

Cart66 Cloud

It’s one of membership plugin which work for Ecommmerce for selling physical and digital products. It also works as a membership plugin for WordPress, allowing you to sell and restrict access to your site using subscription payments and recurring billing.

Key features

  • Sell membership access using the recurring billing engine.
  • Make content available on a drip basis.
  • Allows subscribers to manage their own billing information in the customer portal.
  • Supports over 50 payment processors.
  • Restrict access to all types of content.
  • Email notification for reminder and other things to communicate with the customer.

Pros

  • Easy to set up and configure for beginners.
  • Cart66 Help Center is a knowledge base filled with guides, FAQs, and tutorials.
  • Lightweight and Simple.
  • All-In-One Solution, No Need for Extensions

Cons

  • It hasn’t so many customisation.
  • It can’t be used for large scale business.
  • It’s not free.

Price

You can try it for free for 14 days but after that you have to pay 49$/month or 499$/year.

Buy it from here https://cart66.com/pricing/

Ultimate Member

Ultimate Member

It’s one of the good membership plugin.It lets you create a membership site in minutes. It’s also one of the solid plugins that you can depend on. The plugin is better for creating advanced online communities to let users join and become members easily.

Key features

  • Solid and customizable registration process.
  • It supports multi-page registration form.
  • You can use it to design beautiful user profile as you want with all accessibilities.
  • You can give the ability to the user to customize the profile or controlling it.
  • Ultimate member gives the tools to control the profiles, memberships and your employee.
  • It provide you email notification with full control and all types.

Pros

  • Lightweight as well as highly extendible.
  • Actively maintained.
  • Popular so you can always find who can help you.
  • It can be customized as many as you want.
  • It has free version.

Cons

  • Advanced security features are missing.
  • It’s not a full-fledged membership plugin like others.
  • Many important features are part of pro versions.

Price

You can download it for free and then buy pro version for 25$/year or 199$/year.

https://ultimatemember.com/pricing/

Conclusion

The best one ,that you should choose, is depending on your usage and your budget. If you have to use one of free plugins, you have to try  them yourself even after reading this article to ensure of your needs. But if you will use one of the paid plugins, You have to ensure the performance and the speed to make the perfect choice for your website and its code.