We work with WordPress websites a lot, and our clients mostly consist of non-profit organizations, higher education institutions, and law firms. We’ve done full-scale development and web maintenance for many law firms’ WordPress websites including Atlanta-based groups like Ogletree. In our experience with WordPress, we’ve come to learn which plugins work best for specific websites, so we’ve compiled 5 plugin recommendations geared towards law firm websites. These plugins serve to provide clients with information about attorneys and practice areas, important news about the firm, and contact information.
The best form of advertisement is word-of-mouth. Customer reviews serve to connect consumers around the world to provide honest, unsponsored feedback about products.This plugin allows administrators to showcase testimonials directly on their website.
Strong Testimonials allows you to organize reviews, photos, videos, and more in either a slider, a grid, or a masonry format. It’s also easily integrated with translation plugins like WPML and Polylang, so you can reach a larger audience. Clients can fill out a customized and moderated testimonial form themselves.
Instead of searching the web for a decent review, Strong Testimonials displays the best reviews on the homepage of your website. The basic package for this plugin is free; however, you can implement more add-ons with the pro bundle for a starting price of $39.
As a law firm, your website most likely contains sensitive information that your clients expect to be protected. SecuPress will reinforce your website’s security and ensure your clients’ trust.
The plugin includes popular features like blocking suspicious IPs, firewall and security alerts, but unlike other WordPress security plugins, SecuPress:
- Protects security keys
- Blocks bad bots
- Detects vulnerable plugins and themes
- Sends security reports to an email you specify
The free, basic package keeps your WordPress website safe with the use of malware scans, but it can also be upgraded to a pro version, which is $59 a year per website.
Perhaps your law firm’s website also includes a blog of tips, event announcements, or news articles. With this plugin, you can assign multiple authors to blog posts or pages, even if they aren’t registered WordPress users. This way you can ensure richer content with multiple opinions and more in-depth discussions.
Lexicata is a customer relation management (CRM) plugin that helps law firms find and engage with leads. This plugin employs various tools to track potential clients including a form builder, a lead tracker, engagement letter templates, automated emails, and e-sign documents.
Administrators can use the information gathered from Lexicata to see how leads are finding your business, see which practice areas are more profitable than others, and to determine which advertising methods work best with your audience. Check out their website for more pricing options
Simplify the process of making an appointment with the Booking Calendar plugin. This plugin will provide your website with online booking services that show visitors your availability and allow them to book an appointment with you in minutes.
You’ll be notified when a new booking is made, and they will all be organized in your dashboard, no third party accounts needed. Administrators can decide if they want to allow multiple or only one booking per day. And if you’re already using Google Calendar, you can easily import and export any events with the plugin. This plugin starts at the reasonable price of $59.25.
These WordPress plugins allow law firms to engage with potential clients and streamline their workflow. However, they can also be tailored to other websites. We work with WordPress websites often and do everything from WordPress managed hosting to web maintenance. Contact us about working together on your next project.