Essential Plugins

Once your E-Commerce or Dropship store is up and running on WooCommerce, there are 3 essential plugins that are essential to the continual and optimized running of your site.

  1. CDN – Cloudflare
  2. Caching – WP-Optimize, etc
  3. Security – Wordfence

CDN plugins

A content delivery network (CDN) refers to a geographically distributed group of servers that work together to provide fast delivery of Internet content.

Cloudflare’s free plugin for WordPress accelerates page load speeds, improves SEO, and protects against DDoS attacks and WordPress-specific vulnerabilities.

The WordPress plugin for Cloudflare offers all of the benefits of Cloudflare, with a one-click installation of settings specifically developed for the WordPress platform.

We recommend Cloudflare for your CDN needs. It is an important service and plugin for your WooCommerce store as it mitigates attacks and keeps your site safe.

An added bonus is the feature where your pages are cached in servers closer to your user’s location, so it does not matter where your server is actually hosted as your users will seemingly load content and data from cloudflare’s servers closest to them!

Caching plugins

The caching plugin instructs the server to store some files to disk or RAM, depending on the configuration. Therefore, it can remember and duplicate the same content it’s been serving in the past. As a result, your web pages load much faster, directly from cache.

Recent studies have shown that slow load times are a primary reason visitors abandon a checkout process.

A fast and responsive website is essential to a pleasant user experience for your user. Having a properly setup caching plugin is essential to an efficient serving of your site. 

Popular caching plugins are;

  • WP-Optimize
  • W3 Total Cache
  • WP Super Cache
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Security plugins

Secure your WooCommerce store and protect it from malwares, intrusive incoming and outgoing traffic, and prevent attacks on your login page to stop unauthorised access to your site. 

2 of the most popular security plugins that can cover most attacks are;

  • Jetpack
  • Wordfence Security