Do you have a WordPress Blog? Do you want to use a WordPress plugin on your site? So are you looking at how to choose the best WordPress plugin? Ok, it’s no matter; you can use any plugins on your site without any confusion.
WordPress is the largest content management software for creating a website with 1 click. More than 49.1% of the website is made by WordPress CMS and 55,700+ active plugins have been hosted on the WordPress plugin directory.
I grabbed this statistic, When I wrote this blog post.
WordPress is a designer-maker platform for every beginner, advanced level site owner and developer. Because the operating and designing process is very easy. So you need not any extra coding skills. That’s why you can design or add more features to your site by using plugins.
But the real thing is that you should be careful before installing a plugin on your site. You can make a website very attractive and keep secure by using a design relevant plugin.
On the other hand, a plugin can decrease your site security level and can damage your site rapidly. So before using a plugin, you should justify all features of a plugin that you want to use on your website.
The reason why, In this article, I will share 7 important things that you should know before installing plugins on a WordPress website.
7 Things Should Know Before Installing WordPress Plugins
(1) Check Latest Update Version:
The WordPress version is upgraded continuously when a bug fixes. Because when the WordPress development team finds problems(bugs) or need to add more features, they update the version. That is a good thing.
WordPress has a rule for the plugin developer. The rule is if the plugin developer does not update his/her plugin within two years, the plugin will be out of date.
If the plugin is updated from time to time by the plugin developer, definitely the plugin will be very well for using. So, it had better check the plugin’s last update date before installing.
(2) Know About Plugin Rating:
I don’t think that a good rating means a good plugin. On the contrary, I don’t avoid it because users give the rating when that works very well. So if you see the rating rate is very suitable with total download counts, you can choose that plugin for installing on your website.
(3) Current Condition of Support Section:
For finding a perfect and without a bug fixing plugin, you have to go to the plugin support center to know about the plugin problems which are facing the current users.
A plugin is well if the plugin author solves the problem immediately. So you have to determine what’s happened by the author in the support section.
(4) Plugin Author Identify:
Although, it’s not mandatory to choose a good plugin. But it can increase your mentality about the plugin. If the plugin author is the owner of many plugins, the author will definitely be a well-known developer. Besides this, you should remember that multi authors are better than a single author.
(5) Read Plugin Description:
It’s another important part of choosing the bugs free plugin. You can make the decision to install the plugin after reading the description. Because you will be sure about all features to read the description section. So read carefully and compare with other same plugins.
(6) Check Current Plugin Compatibility:
It’s the most important subject to choose the best one. If the plugin is not compatible with the current version, the plugin undoubtedly will be harmful to your site. So check it before installing it.
(7) Review other user Comments:
You must review other user comments to know about plugin quality. If the current user comments are minimum positive, you can use the plugin on your website.
You have learned how to choose a quality plugin for a WordPress website and which major information you should know before installing a plugin. I am recommending to you that it take a few minutes to select a perfect plugin for your website. Otherwise, you will fail to choose the best plugin.