8 Tools Everyone in the WordPress Industry Should Be Using
Undoubtedly, the most popular CMS platform is WordPress; to start a blog or a website. As per some studies, every second 74 million sites publish new posts on WordPress platform. Bloggers and business owners prefer to use WordPress because it is search engine friendly, safe, customizable and most importantly, easy to use. But just setting up a blog or website is not enough, to make WordPress work better, you have to use some tools.
Here we’re sharing some tools that every WordPress website owner must use to utilize the smart features of WP.
1. WP Debug
Just by editing wp-config.php file, Debug plugin helps you to find errors in your WordPress website. It rewrite wp-config.php file via error_log function. Error reporting and email notifications, whenever a run-time bug occurs, can be enabled using this plugin. So, if you’re going to update your theme or installing a new plugin, WP_Debug can help you to know about the errors, if there are any.
2. Monster Widget
It’s a handy WordPress theme testing tool/plugin. This open source software tests all widgets to save theme developers and testers time.
3. Theme Checker
The most handy tool for theme developers to test whether their developed theme meets latest theme review standards/practices or not. Below figure shows from where you can find this plugin to use.
Akismet is a spam protection plugin. It works as a spam blocker by automatically checking all comments & contact form submissions and by filtering those that are spammy.
Everyone wants to come in top organic search results and YoastSEO helps you to win this SEO game! Whether it’s your webpage’s preview in social media & Google, website page titles & descriptions, their URLs, keyword optimization, readability check etc., YoastSEO makes sure you meet all the required criteria to make your blog/website SEO ready.
Security is the most important concern in this online world. VaultPress protects your online business from security threats like malwares, host failures, hackers, viruses etc. by its backup and security scanning services. Backups, site migrations, restores and support tasks remains safe using VaultPress.
The command line interface of WordPress is WP-CLI. It helps you to manage your WP website from the command prompt like configuring multisite installs and to update (install and activate) WordPress plugins.
Upfront has become the most useful tool for theme builders as it made their life easy by providing the facilities of designing, sharing, exporting and selling WordPress themes like never before. Upfront lets you to forget writing codes to create fully responsive beautiful new themes 🙂
If you know any other WordPress tool that makes developers’ life easier, do not forget to share in comments below 🙂