Depending on the purpose of your website, you’ll need a lot of additional functionality to have it running the way you want. One of the WordPress’ strengths is its flexibility which allows you to equip your website with the features you need. It updates its huge repository with new products every day allowing you to pick up the right set of tools.
If you’re a WordPress user (like me), I bet you’re on a lookout for new additions, themes, plugins, news and updates. I also know that searching for new plugins takes time and efforts, so I took it upon myself to do that overwhelming job for you. Find below 7 newly released yet advanced WordPress plugins that are worth checking out.
Google Analytics WD is a user-friendly yet feature-packed stats reporting WordPress plugin. It comes with the most advanced reporting functionality that gives you detailed insights into your website’s audience and performance. With the built-in report types it gives you valid statistics on your audience demographics, interests, browsers, devices, AdSense and AdWords accounts, site speed, traffic resources, etc. Also, it allows you to set custom reports on any metric and dimension, and enable the tracking of custom dimensions. If there are any unwanted data or traffic sources you don’t want to be included in the reports you can easily filter them out. You can set and manage goals to track targeted activities and get notified when they are accomplished. Google Analytics WD provides comprehensive and responsive reports, which you can also export to CSV and PDF files, or email to multiple recipients.
You can create and edit unlimited responsive maps for your website with Google Maps WD plugin. It features a live preview functionality which allows you to see in real time the changes you make to the maps. You can add unlimited custom markers to the maps, apply various layers and overlays, choose over the available themes and skins, and make all the required customizations. The maps come with the store locator and get directions functionalities, which make it easy to help your visitors find locations around them. Google Maps WD has a very straightforward interface and makes creating and editing maps a breeze.
Social Warfare is a truly advanced, fast, and lightweight sharing plugin which will help you to get more content shares and drive more traffic to your website.It has the top networks in its list and allows you to fully customize the sharing buttons.You can also choose from the various placements options, and if the placement options are still not enaugh for you can choose the floating share button types which will follow the readers down the screen. The buttons come with share counters to show your readers how many times your content has been shared.
AMP for WP automatically ads Accelerated Mobile Pages functionality to your website. And the best thing about it is that you don't have to set it up. You just activate it, and you’re ready to go. The plugin supports Google AdSense and comes with 7 available advertisement sizes to choose from. It has a very user-friendly options panel which allows you to easily make changes to ads by choosing an image logo, changing and adjusting the color schemes, stretching and resizing images, etc. The plugin also supports Youtube video, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook embedding.
Signup forms from GoDaddy Email Marketing plugin will help you to build an email list and drive repeat traffic to your website. If you don’t have a GoDaddy email marketing API, the plugin makes it easy to sign up. You can easily display a signup form with a widget, or create your own custom form and add it to your site with a shortcode or template tag. You can collect unlimited email addresses and send out 50 emails to try them out.
Built directly into LiteSpeed Web Server this plugin works out of the box to better your website performance and provide efficient caching. The plugin supports WooCommerce and bbPress and seamlessly integrates with other WordPress plugins. It is also multisite compatible and caches desktop and mobile views separately. The plugin allows you to configure its settings to disable caching for specific URIs, categories, tags, cookies, and user agents.
WP Hide & Security Enhancer plugin absolutely solves the problem of site hackings by significantly improving the security of your website. What it actually does is hiding your website’s core files, theme and plugin paths from being shown, so that nobody will know your it is built with WordPress. It allows you to change and customize the default WordPress login and admin urls, and makes hacking attacks simply useless.
These newly released WordPress plugins will be a great addition to your website. Although new they’re packed with quality and will bring useful functionality and features to your website. So, don’t think further. Give them a try and see the benefits your website will get. If you have other great newly launched plugins in mind that I missed, please let me know in the comments below.
Author: Gayane Mar
Bio: Gayane Mar is the founder of WPCapitan.com, a WordPress enthusiast and blogger. She is a contributing author to a plenty of well-known WordPress related blogs and enjoys sharing her experience to help people with WordPress.