Best WordPress Plugins for Nonprofit Websites

Always on the lookout for ways to improve your nonprofits website and its performance? If the site is built on WordPress, there are many great plugins to choose from. Each of these serve as a quick fix. When used correctly, they can help transform your nonprofit website into a powerhouse that reaps benefits.

Wordpress plugins

We decided to put together a list of the best WordPress plugins for nonprofits. These picks offer many functionalities including SEO optimization, elimination of spam comments, and team collaboration.


Best WordPress Plugins for Nonprofit Websites

Yoast SEO

Yoast is a complete SEO plugin that offers everything your nonprofit would need for site optimization. The built-in content analysis helps will help you write better content, and help easily optimize titles and descriptions with a snippet preview. You can get the Yoast SEO plugin for FREE!

If your nonprofit set aside a budget for the site, you can also consider premium add-ons: Video SEO, Local SEO (for sites that compete in Google Maps), and a SEO Video Manual plugin that provides training videos for editors.


Edit Flow
Edit Flow allows editorial teams to collaborate inside WordPress. The developers made it modular so users can customize it to their needs. The features, as seen on their website, include:

  • Calendar – A convenient month-by-month look at your content.
  • Custom Statuses – Define the key stages to your workflow.
  • Editorial Comments – Threaded commenting in the admin for private discussion between writers and editors.
  • Editorial Metadata – Keep track of the important details.
  • Notifications – Receive timely updates on the content you’re following.
  • Story Budget – View all of your upcoming posts in a more traditional story budget view, and hit the print button to take it to your planning meeting.
  • User Groups – Keep your users organized by department or function.

Advanced Custom Fields
Does your website need more flexible data? Advanced Custom Fields is here to help! Many users praise this plugin for its ability to make use of every bit of customization in WordPress, ease of use, and fast processing. You can visually create your fields, and select from multiple input types. Via custom location rules, you can also assign your fields to multiple edit pages.

Give this plugin a try! The interface itself is simple and very professional, and they boast a power API.


Akismet
Akismet kills spam comments. What else is there to say? The service taps into information gathered from millions of other blogs to determine which spam comments are making their way around other blogs, and zaps them before they can show up on, or even slow down your site. After much experimentation, it has been shown that Akismet reduced spam by more than 80% for nonprofits in less than 30 days.


JetPack
JetPack offers so much, and does everything very well. Here’s a quick look at just a few of their features:

  • Grammar and spelling checker
  • Custom css editor to make theme design changes
  • Embed carousels in posts and pages
  • Mobile theme activation
  • Form application
  • Search feature to search content across your whole site
  • Twitter and Facebook Feed Widgets
  • Traffic statistics
  • Social networking buttons
  • URL Shortener for posts
  • Hovercards for author and commenter gravatars
  • Media embedder for YouTube and Vimeo, among others
  • Auto posting to social media sites like Facebook, twitter, and LinkedIn

By now, we’re sure you get the picture. This one plugin does the work of over a dozen plugins. Highly recommended for all nonprofits!


Developers

After you’re done checking out these plugins, be sure to have a look at the best donation tools for nonprofits, and let us know your thoughts!

 

 



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