General plugins that e-commerce sites should have?

I’m somewhat of a beginner to WordPress, currently my half-finished marketplace website is very barebones, just

• Gutenberg,
• Kadence blocks,
• bBlocks slider,
• Kadence starter templates,
• All in One WP Migration,
• WooCommerce,
• MarketKing (multivendor)

I’ll add Rank Math later, but at the current stage, are there some plugins I should have for utility or speed optimization?

  1. Caching. Some hosting providers have their own or you manage caching from their dashboard. Otherwise, use a good plugin and test thoroughly. You CAN cach product pages, seaches, categories, etc. You CAN’T cache the cart, checkout, account pages etc. If you are accidentally caching the cart, for example, visitors can end up with someone else’s cart….

    If you are sending order received or really any emails to the visitors/buyers you will need to send via a service like sendgrid (don’t recommend them but best known) to avoid spam filters. Easiest is to use a plugin that integrates with the provider you choose.

  2. Dynamic Front-end Heartbeat Control, I activate it on all websites after I setup a caching plugin like WP Rocket or Litespeed(depending on the setup). But it makes the load speed more snappy and it doesn’t require configuration.


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