If you want to create, manage or grow your WordPress website in 2017, here is my top pick of FREE WordPress Plugins that I consider to be must-haves this year.

Here we go:
Yoast SEO is the best of all SEO WordPress Plugins

Yoast. SEO for WordPress.

Yoast SEO is a complete WordPress SEO plugin that incorporates everything from a snippet editor and real-time page analysis functionality that helps you optimize your pages content, images titles, meta descriptions and more to XML sitemaps, and loads of optimization options in between. The handy traffic light system and checklist of on-page considerations, really make this an intuitive SEO tool for beginners and experts alike.. what are you waiting for? Go for GREEN!

WPMU DEV Hummingbird

Hummingbird zips through your site finding new ways to make it load faster, from file compression and minification to browser caching – because when it comes to page speed, every millisecond counts.
$49 PCM after your 14 days FREE trial for ALL WPMU Dev Plugins. Trust me it is worth it.

Test your site speed here for FREE

WP Smush Pro is an image optimisation WordPress Plugin

WPMU DEV – WP Smush Pro

Self-billed as the fastest, easiest and best-performing image compression plugin available, I don’t disbelieve it. You can seriously increase the speed of your site through optimising all images within your media library, reducing file sizes and retaining image quality. This can make a huge difference to page speed. If you are sold on ‘Hummingbird’ then you’ll be pleased to know that get WP Smush Pro in the WPMU DEV Plugin bundle.

Use Any Font

This handy little plugin allows you to quickly and easily adjust the fonts on your website inline with your branding. Use Any Font allows you to use any font in your website.There are no limits, as long as you have the correct font files you can upload any font files (ttf,otf,woff).

This is FREE for one site and you can purchase a multi use license here

As with all things, make sure you have the correct font licenses – here is an interesting overview on fonts.com.

Easy Image Collage

Easy Image Collage is one of the most effective WordPress plugins for creating collages within your WordPress site. You can quickly and easily add responsive image collages to your posts, pages or any custom post type.

I’m always looking for new and useful WordPress plugins, so please let me know your top 5 in the comments.

If however, you want the results but don’t have the time or resource to put into your site, please get in touch.