Are you looking for the best WordPress plugins for your nonprofit’s website? Due to tight budget and little technical support, nonprofits need to carefully choose the plugins they use for their website. In this article, we have hand-picked some of the best WordPress plugins for nonprofits.
- 1. Give
- 2. WPForms
- 3. OptinMonster
- 4. Yoast SEO
- 5. Google Analytics by Yoast
- 6. Sucuri Free Scanner
- 7. Testimonials Widget
- 8. BackupBuddy
- 9. TablePress
- 10. Quick and Easy FAQ
- 11. Forget About Shortcode Buttons
- 12. Simple Calendar – Google Calendar Plugin
- 13. Floating Social Bar
- 14. Revive Old Post
- 15. MapPress Easy Google Maps
- 16. Polylang
Give is a WordPress plugin for non-profits to accept online donations. Give makes it easy to add payment gateway, add donation forms, and easily manage donations from your own WordPress dashboard.
It also shows you stats about your donations and you can easily integrate with other services like PayPal, MailChimp, Aweber, etc.
WPForms is the most beginner friendly contact form plugin for WordPress. It comes with a free version called WPForms Lite, which is perfect for small organizations, non-profits, and personal use.
WPForms also comes with a paid option, which allows you to create a donation form which can connect your forms with your MailChimp, AWeber, PayPal, and Stripe accounts.
OptinMonster is the best lead generation tool in the market. It helps you convert website visitors into subscribers and donors.
OptinMonster comes with lightbox popups, slide in popups, sidebar sign up forms, welcome gates, and much more. See how OptinMonster helped us increase our email subscribers by 600%.
4. Yoast SEO
Yoast SEO is the complete WordPress site optimization tool. It allows you to optimize your posts and pages for search engines and eliminates the need to install countless other plugins. It is easy to install and setup Yoast SEO plugin. See why we use Yoast SEO on all our websites.
5. Google Analytics by Yoast
Google Analytics provides you insights into how users reach and use your website. It tells you where your users are coming from, what pages they are looking at, how much time they spend on your site. It also provides a wealth of information about user behavior and can be effectively used to measure your conversion goals. Google Analytics by Yoast allows you to easily add Google Analytics into your WordPress site and manage it from your own dashboard.
6. Sucuri Free Scanner
Any website on the internet can become a target of hacking attempt or malicious code. WordPress sites are no exemption. With Sucuri free scanner, you can scan your WordPress site for malicious code and malware and then clean your WordPress site.
See how Sucuri helped us block 450,000 WordPress attacks in 3 months.
7. Testimonials Widget
Testimonials Widget makes it super easy to add social proof on your WordPress site. It allows you to manage testimonials in your WordPress admin area. You can display these testimonials anywhere on your WordPress site. The plugin also comes with a testimonials widget, that you can add to a sidebar.
Backups are your first defence against any online mishap. BackupBuddy provides complete backup solution for your WordPress site.
It automatically creates database and file backups and saves them on cloud storage at predefined schedules. BackupBuddy also makes it easier for you to restore your site from backups or move it to new server.
See our guide on how to keep your WordPress content safe with BackupBuddy.
WordPress visual editor does not allow you to create tables. TablePress makes it easy for you to create beautiful tables without writing any HTML code.
For more detailed instructions, see our guide on how to add tables in WordPress.
10. Quick and Easy FAQ
Want to add a frequently asked questions section for your non-profit? Quick and Easy FAQs plugin allows you to add FAQs with answers and then displays them beautifully on your website. You can display FAQs as simple list, collapsible menus, or in an accordion.
For detailed instructions, see our guide on how to add a frequently asked questions – FAQs section in WordPress.
11. Forget About Shortcode Buttons
As a non-profit, you need to create persuasive content with call to action buttons strategically placed across your website. Forget About Shortcodes Button plugin allows you to add beautiful buttons to your WordPress site without using any shortcodes.
For detailed instructions, see our guide on how to add buttons in WordPress without using shortcodes.
12. Simple Calendar – Google Calendar Plugin
Want to create a page for church or non-profit events? Google Calendar Plugin makes it easy for you to display a Google calendar on your WordPress site. Your users can then subscribe to your calendar and stay informed about your events.
See our guide on how to add Google Calendar in WordPress for detailed instructions.
13. Floating Social Bar
Spreading the word about your cause is crucial for the success of your non-profit website. Floating Social Bar adds social sharing button to your WordPress posts and pages. It allows your users to easily share content without leaving your site.
See our guide on how to add a floating social share bar in WordPress for detailed instructions.
14. Revive Old Post
Keeping up with your followers on social media can take a lot of your time. Revive Old Post plugin allows you to keep your social profiles active by sharing old posts from your site.
See our guide on how to automatically share your old WordPress posts for more detailed instructions.
15. MapPress Easy Google Maps
Google Maps are a highly effective tool in sharing maps and directions on the web. MapPress provides an easier and simpler way to easily add Google Maps anywhere on your WordPress site. You can use it to add directions, highlight markers, and add layers to your map.
See our article on how to add Google Maps in WordPress for detailed instructions.
Language shouldn’t be a barrier for a non-profit to spread its message. Polylang is a WordPress plugin that makes it a breeze to create multilingual websites in WordPress. It is extremely simple and easy to use. You can add users for different languages, those users will get a WordPress user interface. You users will be able to easily switch languages and browse your site in their native language.
For more detailed instructions see our guide on how to easily create a multilingual WordPress site.
We hope this article helped you find the best WordPress plugins for non-profits. You may also want to see our guide on how to select the perfect WordPress theme for your site.
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