After the release of Gutenberg 5.0 for WordPress last year now is a great time to do an audit and update your website. This is especially important in order to reach a growing mobile audience and to help combat security attacks. Does your website need a tune-up? Use these great WordPress plugins, and let me know how they work for you!

Broken website links can affect SEO and turn away valuable visitors. Your website might have a number of broken links and missing images that you might not be aware of, especially if you have published content over the last few years. With the Broken Link Checker plugin you can check all of your data in about 15 minutes. The fixes are automatic, and results are displayed at the end. The entire process is well worth the time as your website will be running faster, and your subscriber rate can improve.

2) Backup and restore with one plugin – BackupBuddy

There is nothing worse than a malware or some other security attack on a WordPress website. That is why it is so important to perform a periodic backup of your entire site. BackupBuddy is one of the most reliable tools available that will help you save your hard work. This is also a great resource to use when planning on transferring your website to another host provider. With just a few clicks you can capture all of your data and images including comments, subscribers, users, categories, and more.

3) Increase website speed – WP-Sweep

Are your pages loading slowly? Then it may be time to remove extra data, delete comments, and get rid of any other old or unnecessary documents and images. The WP-Sweep plugin does the job very efficiently in just five minutes. This free plugin will even optimize your database tables. Clean up items such as revisions, auto drafts, deleted comments, duplicate data, and more.

4) Built-in Google Analytics – MonsterInsights

Grow your business with instant data pulled directly from Google Analytics. MonsterInsights helps you to set up universal tracking, enhance sales tracking, and improve your post and page stats just to name a few. There is no need to hire a developer with this intuitive plugin right at your fingertips.

Hopefully you will find these WordPress plugins useful to the efficiency and growth of your website this year. Are there any that you would like to add as well?