Top 5 Best Business Website Builder Plugins

When it comes to plugins, less is definitely more.  If you install too many you’re cluttering up your website, which could compromise its speed, efficiency, security and upward compatibility.  That’s why you need to ensure you’re choosing the best plugins available that add functionality and performance to your website as a whole.

So that you don’t have to trawl through the hundreds of business plugins available, we’ve put together a list of the Top 5 Best Business Website Builder plugins.  These innovative and functional plugins will ensure you get the most from your business blogging efforts, with a professional finish that projects the kind of image your company deserves.  These top 5 plugins (which are all available to download from our resources page) will complement each other and ensure your business website builder is performing to the best of its ability.  What that means for you is a better customer experience, improved conversion rate and in turn more sales and income for you and your company.

1.  Gravity Forms

Although this is a premium plugin, you get a lot for the one off $39 fee per single site, making it one of the best business website builder plugins available.  It allows you to easily create, edit and manage contact forms without the need to understand any programming language.  If you want your potential customers to be able to contact you through your website, this plugin will be great for your business.

2.  Google Analytics

Any successful business knows that the key to becoming a profitable organization is to monitor your performance so that you can improve.  This analytics plugin is ideal for any business website, with so many features to show you what you’re doing well and where areas for improvement. These include:

  • The ability to track sales and conversion rates
  • Ecommerce reporting – trace transactions to campaigns and keywords and identify your best revenue sources
  • Create customized reports to share with your entire organization

3.  WP-DB Backup

Downloaded by over half a million website builders, this is another great business plugin.  In light of recent high profile blog hacks where website owners found their entire content had disappeared overnight, you need to ensure you backup your website regularly and keep a copy of your content. 

This plugin allows you to easily backup your core WordPress database, which is where all your posts, pages, links, comments and admin settings are stored. Simply download the plugin, click on the Manage menu in your admin section, and then click Backup.  You can then select how you’d like the database to be delivered, either to your server, your computer or by email.  As soon as you click Backup again, your website has been saved.  Repeat this process on a regular basis, preferably once per week if you’re adding a lot of new content. 

4.  WP e-commerce

This is the favorite plugin of professional ecommerce website builders because it offers a complete package.  Designed with both functionality and aesthetics in mind, it gives you a full shopping cart service ideal for selling any type of product online.  Some of its best features include:

  • Integration with a variety of payment options, including Google Checkout, PayPal and Payment Express
  • Built in marketing tools, such as email campaigns, submission to Facebook Marketplace and Google Base
  • Built in shipping rate calculators
  • Automatic SEO to improve your search engine rankings
  • The option to upgrade and extend to suit your needs, with a variety of compatible plugins to customize the plugin to suit your needs

5.  I Love Social Bookmarking

Any business that’s serious about creating an online presence must join in the social networking revolution.  It’s one of the most effective advertising and promotional tools around and billions of people worldwide use these sites to discuss their favorite products, ideas and services. 

One of the best business plugins a website builder can add to their site is I Love Social Bookmarking.  It’s simple, clutter free yet visually impressive.  It provides a drop down menu of the most popular social sites around.  All your visitors have to do is choose their favorite, such as Facebook or Twitter, to share your content, news about your latest products or special promotional deals with their networks of friends. This is one of the best ways to quickly spread the word about your products and business around the internet.

If you want to get the best out of your business website builder, these are the top essential plugins you need to install.  Don’t forget they’re all available to download now through our resources page.

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About the Author

Melanie Citron

Melanie Citron is a freelance writer and self proclaimed “techie” who lives in Denver with her husband, Glenn, and their three dogs Ralph, Sam and Billy. Melanie has become the “go to person” for creating online businesses for her friends and family. “I do it every day so I may as well write about it” Her knowledge has appeared on websites, in local newspapers and in person as a public speaker. In her spare time Melanie loves the outdoors and hikes and cross country skis.