Are you looking to increase website traffic and drive conversions on your WordPress site? If so, you’ve come to the right place.
WordPress is the most popular and most used content management system (CMS) in the world! In 2016 Forbes magazine reported that WordPress:
- Powers 25% of the world’s websites (75 million!)
- Viewed by 409 million people monthly
- Has over 23.6 billion pages
- Receives 46.8 million comments monthly
In this article, we outline the best WordPress plugins, the best call to action buttons in WordPress, and more! So if you’re wondering how to take your website to the next level, this article is for you.
What Are WordPress Plugins?
A WordPress plugin is software. Each piece of software (WordPress plugin) allows you to add new functions to your WordPress site. These plugins enable different features that are not available in the standard version of WordPress.
WordPress plugins are especially useful for people who aren’t creating their websites using HTML. A WordPress plugin replaces the need for you to write complicated pieces of code, make important additions, and add valuable features to your website.
WordPress plugins can help convert leads, boost your SEO, and more. There are thousands of WordPress plugins to choose from. You can find them all in the WordPress plugin directory and add them to your site. Many are free to use, and some have free or paid options.
You can use multiple plugins at a time. There is no rule about how many plugins you should use, but only use plugins that add value to your site. And remember, because a plugin automatically adds a piece of code to your site, overusing them can cause technical issues. Typically this happens if two or more plugins are incompatible.
But using plugins correctly can drive your conversion rate dramatically! Let’s get into how our favorite plugins work and how you can use them to drive conversion.
We asked our Website Project Manager, Dylan Ho, what his favorite WordPress plugin is, and he chose this one. “Elementor is my favorite plugin, it’s the easiest all-in-one page builder that delivers you the most features for free!”
Elementor allows you to control your web design and workflow and has very flexible and easy-to-use options for website design. Use this tool for free, or opt for an upgraded plan starting at $49 a year.
Popups can be an irritating addition to a website when overused. But did you know that websites with popups consistently outperform sites that do not use popups? WP Popups is an easy way to add a popup to your site without writing complicated code.
This plugin can be integrated with your email marketing tool, customized for size and position, and much more. And WP Popups even tracks analytics, so you get real-time data on your conversion rates. You can download WP Popups for free or choose a paid plan starting from $35 a year.
WP Notification Bars
WP Notification Bars is a free plugin that allows you to create simple notification bars. Notification bars, also known as announcement bars, are a great way to drive conversions with a call to action (CTA). This plugin is ideal for directing visitors to specific pages on your website, growing your email list, and advertising marketing promotions.
The notifications bar will appear at the top or the bottom of the page and include your text and call to action. You can use the free version of this plugin, or the paid version starts at $29 annually for one site.
The basic plan is $14 a month and includes unlimited campaigns, basic integrations, and subscriber recognition. The highest level plan, called Growth, is $80 a month and provides behavior automation, real-time personalization, and activity logging.
MailOptin is an excellent option if your goal is to create an email list or grow your current email list. The pricing plans start from $79 a month for lead generation on one site.
The plans go up to $299 a month and include multiple sites and lead generation, email automation, and newsletters.
Looking for a plugin for subscription forms and lead conversion? Try WP Subscribe. This plugin has received excellent reviews online for its many features and great conversion rate. Features include fully responsive forms, exit intent detection, and third-party integration. Plus, it’s SEO-friendly!
You can download the free version with limited features or choose a pricing plan. Pricing begins at $29 a month, and the option you choose will depend on what features you want to use and how many websites you have.
If you want to optimize your site for popups, notification bars, and slide-in CTAs, try Hello Bar. This plugin offers popups and CTAs triggered by different user actions and is customizable to your preferences. Hello Bar also offers A/B testing so you can optimize your tactics and achieve great conversion rates.
Hello Bar has a free option, limited to 10 popups and 1 A/B test, or the paid options begin at $24 a month and go up to $83 a month.
Contact Form 7
Contact Form 7 is a free plugin without any paid upgrades. With over 5 million downloads on WordPress, it’s a popular option for beginners.
Contact Form 7 allows you to add contact forms to your website. The available templates work for most sites, and it has simple customization options.
Opt-In Content Locker
Opt-In Content Locker allows you to lock content on your website. It then gives website visitors an option to subscribe so they can access the locked content. The plugin doesn’t hide content from search engines, so it doesn’t affect your SEO or rankings.
This is a great way to build your email list and provide valuable information to your subscribers. The plugin is a set price of $17 a year.
Sumo is an all-in-one plugin when it comes to leads and conversions. It includes multiple features to grow your email list, like email forms and visitor targeting. It also has visitor targeting, social sharing, email opt-in forms, and more.
Use the free version of this plugin, or choose the pro plan for $39 a month for extra features, including A/B testing and advanced email integration.
Simple Side Tab
If you’re simply looking to add a CTA button to your site, try Simple Side Tab. The button will be visible from all pages on your website for as long as you use the plugin.
The plugin is totally free and has some customization options available like color and template.
Increase Website Traffic and Conversions Today
WordPress plugins are a great way to optimize your website for better traffic and a higher conversion rate. For the best possible conversion results, considering outsourcing your web design and digital marketing needs to Collide Digital.
At Collide, our team is performance-focused. That means we work to get you real results. And we constantly monitor your projects’ performance to ensure we’re constantly improving your strategy based on real-time analytics.
Collide offers services in website design, email, and marketing automation, Facebook and Instagram ads, content strategy, and SEO, and so much more. And we scale our services to suit your needs, so you can focus on any aspect of your digital marketing strategy.
Check out our resources and blogs to learn more about digital marketing. And contact Collide today if you have any questions or to get started. Reach us via email at [email protected] or by phone at (925) 679-5781.