As you may know, for the past 20 years my day job has been in web development. So, I am often asked about the plugins you can use for your WordPress blog/website. That is why this Infographic sent to me by Belle Balace of Visme was of particular interest to me. I hope you find it as useful as I did!
Top WordPress Visual Design Plugins
So many plugins, so little time…
To save you a lot of time researching and designing – and from the headache of decision making – here are the top WordPress visual design plugins you probably want to install shown in this Visme infographic.
Thank you for sharing this. I’m saving the document and when I have the time, lol, I can add plug ins which will help my website.
Lol – you had to bring up time, didn’t you 😀
oops, soz. 🙂
This is fantastic Nicholas, and timely. I’m so confused with plugins. My site broke a few weeks ago just by updating a Captcha plugin I’d used for years, which also informed me the update was compatible but wasn’t. What a nightmare. Anyway, long story short, I hired a web guy to help me out of the jam and he fixed things up, such as, fixing the https not saying it was secure, which of course once again after working fine for a week isn’t showing secure once again.
Also, I asked him why I don’t have fancy font options on my blog and he installed google fonts in the dashboard under theme, where I don’t wish to touch them. I told him I wanted it in my editor at my fingertips. So he installed only 8 or 9 boring font options I don’t even use.
Also, I was told awhile back not to use Wordfence, not sure why. When the web guy checked all my plugins he had left it there but de-activated. I got an update message for it 2 days ago and emailed the web guy. He said make sure I backup and update and activate. I updated ‘successfully’ but after reading reviews, didn’t re-activate it. Consequently, after the update is when the https stopped showing secure.
Sorry to inundate you, but you got me going with plugins. So I have no nice fonts, I have Wordfence dangling not activated and non secure https which I pay my webhost for Sitelock and SSL certificate. Who on earth has time to keep up and chasing fly by night assistance. So discouraged.
Thanks for letting me vent. Maybe you have a solution LOL 🙂
Oh my! I’m so sorry to hear of all your troubles, Debby! I wish I had an easy fix, but I’d need to login and have a look under the hood to see what’s going on there. You’re right though; something as simple as updating a plugin can have the same results as tugging at a thread, only to see the whole sweater unravel before your very eyes.
So uninspiring, lol. 🙂
You continue to be a wealth of knowledge and willing to share; thank you. Will these plugins work with a ‘free’ version of WordPress or do I need to upgrade to take advantage of them. I believe it was Kristen Lamb in one of her post said we are making a mistake for not self-hosting and using a upgrade software for our sites. I haven’t taken the thumb out of my mouth to take the plunge yet. Perhaps the incentive of using better plugins and widgets will push me over the edge.
Thank you, Chuck! The ‘free’ version of WP doesn’t allow you to install any third-party plugins; only those developed by WP themselves. The extra plugins were the reason why I took the plunge. However, I soon chose to use the old, WP domain (nicholasrossis.wordpress.com) as a mirror blog, in order to a) have my posts appear on people’s Readers, and b) allow people to easily reblog.
Thanks, Nicholas! 🙂
These are great, Nicholas. Am I right to presume that some only come with the paid options though?
I have definitely bookmarked this link.
Many thanks, and best wishes, Pete.
I think they all have free options, but I could be wrong. Thank you, Pete 🙂