Those of you who don’t know what WP Engine is , it is basically a web hosting company that provides WordPress hosting to millions of customers around the world. Over the years this particular hosting company has won hearts and trust of millions of customers. Moreover, WP Engine has also won numerous awards due to its outstanding and reliable services.
WP Engine Curated Plug-ins
Recently, the company has made a slight change to the Curated plug-in display. Previously, WP Engine had used a blue shade to highlight the whole row of curated plug-ins. The main reason to highlight the entire row of curated plug-ins was to make it stand out from the other plug-ins. WP Engine’s customers could differentiate between regular plug-ins and curated plug-ins. However, the company received manifold reviews from its customers who were not happy with the blue highlighted lines. They claimed that they were actually getting really confused as the color hide the active/inactive status of the plug-ins. WP Engine is a customer centric company hence it changed the color of its curated plug-ins to white and grey , white for active plug-ins and grey for inactive curated plug-ins.
Add-ons and Plug-ins for WP E-commerce Websites
E-commerce websites are totally different from other websites. If you want to have a fully functional and reliable E-commerce website then you will be required to install the right combination of plug-ins and add-ons. The following are some of the essential plug-ins that are offered by WP Engine.
Payment check solutions – this is one of the most important elements of an E-Commerce website. Your website should be able to handle money transactions as people will be paying to purchase products from your website. WP Engine offers various payment check solutions plug-ins such as Mijireh and Stripe.
Analytics – you have to tract the buying behavior of your customer in order to make future strategies for your E-commerce website. In order to examine the behavior of your website visitors you will be required to get an analytics plug-in or add-on. WP Engine offers various analytics plug-ins including Clicky, Google analytics and KISSmetrics.
CDN or Content Delivery Network – CDN networks basically supply the static content for your website and serve then quickly to the visitors. The faster your website fetches information the better it will be ranked on search engines including Google.
Pricing and plans
WP Engine offers a total of 3 plans to its customers. The first plan is called the Personal plan. This plan costs $29 per month and is most suitable for small websites. At $29 per month this plan offers 1 WP installation, 25000 page-visits per month, 10GB local storage and unlimited bandwidth. Furthermore, the company also offers a Professional plan to its customers. This plan costs $99 per month and includes 10 WP installations, 100000 page visits each month, 20GB local storage and unlimited data transfer. The 3rd plan that is called the Business plan costs $249. The Business plan includes 25 WP installations, 400000 page visits, unlimited bandwidth and 20GB local storage.
On the other hand, some other features that are incorporated in each plan are daily backups, no caching plug-ins, one click restore points, managed upgrades, firewall, no lock in, CDN and round the clock customer support. One thing I would like to mention here is that WP Engine’s customer support is outstanding. Its customer support department can be reached via email, fax, phone and chat. Moreover, WP Engine’s support staff is very helpful and reliable. Your queries will be resolved within minutes. The bottom line is that all WP Engine plans are affordable and economical.