Every WordPress developer has a toolkit of plugins they can’t live without that usually includes solutions for caching, security and adding other improvements that build on WordPress core.
In the WordPress Plugin Repository alone there are more than 36,000 plugins that build on core, allowing you to bend the software to your will. But sometimes it’s extremely hard to find the right one.
Below is an exclusive collection of 45 best WordPress plugins, all chosen based on their usefulness, quality and popularity.
The Shareaholic WordPress plugin enables you to an attractive social bookmarking menu and related content widget to your posts, pages or index.
Best guard against comment spam for WordPress blog.
BackUpWordPress will backup your entire site including your database and all your files on a schedule that suits you.
Yoast’s all in one SEO solution for your WordPress blog: SEO titles, meta descriptions, XML sitemaps, breadcrumbs & more.
Instagram plugin helps you to create a beautifully showcase of your Instagram photos on your blog or website.
WebKite makes it easy to add filters and sorts to your content. Plugin allows you to embed that content on your WordPress site.
Image Crop plugin allows you to manually crop all the image sizes registered in your WordPress theme. Clicking on the Crop link next to any image in your media library brings up the lightbox style interface.
Easy Pricing Tables for WordPress makes it easy to create and publish beautiful pricing tables on your WordPress site.
Gravity form plugin is building and publishing your WordPress forms in just minutes. No drudgery, just quick,simple and easy form-building.
Automatically add links to your favorite social bookmarking sites on your posts, pages and in your RSS feed.
This plugin allows your visitors to share a post/page with others. Supports e-mail and posting to social bookmarking sites.
SlideDeck enables you to create customized slideshows that are displayed in a content slider on your WordPress site. Each slide can be filled with text, images, video, social media stream feeds and syndicated content.
This plugin for creating a customised audio player that sits within your site, this supports multiple or single tracks, complete with playlists and is inserted into your standard content with the familiar shortcode system.
Jetpack is a single plugin that gives you the most powerful WordPress.com features, hooking your self-hosted WordPress site to WordPress.com’s infrastructure to take advantage of robust stats and easy social sharing.
WP eCommerce turns your WordPress website into a fully featured ecommerce store, complete with built-in connection to many major Payment service providers.
This plugin detects the device and considering the device’s features, it offers a compatible mobile theme. Equipped with analytics, this efficient plugin comprises seven mobile-friendly themes. It will format the complete layout and content of your site to deliver excellent mobile user experience.
WPtouch is a mobile plugin for WordPress that automatically enables a simple and elegant mobile theme for mobile visitors of your WordPress website.
Once you will activate the plugin, a configuration wizard will allow you to reap the benefits of the offerings of the Duda website. Using the integrated drag and drop editor, you can tailor the visual appearance of your mobile site in a suitable way.
This plugin allows you to use the PayPal for Digital Goods gateway to accept payment for digital goods. Provides inline checkout of digital goods.
The simple membership plugin lets you protect your posts and pages so only your members can view the protected content.
It allows you to quickly setup automatic backup schedule for your website. You can store your backups on the cloud and sleep easily, knowing all your content is backed up.
W3 Total Cache helps you optimize your WordPress site for speed and performance. It allows you to easily setup page and browser caching, compress pages for quicker downloads, and setup a content delivery network for your static files.
OptinMonster helps you to create beautiful optin forms and popups for your WordPress website and convert your users into subscribers.
Better WP Security has changed its name to iThemes Security. This plugin provides more than 30 ways to security and protect your site.
Transform your WordPress website into a thoroughbred eCommerce store. Delivering enterprise-level quality and features.
Disqus commenting plugin is a third party commenting system, which means comments will not affect your server. It does not affect your site’s page speed and comes equipped with anti-spam filters.
Enivra Gallery is a responsive WordPress gallery plugin which allows you to create beautiful image galleries with lots of powerful effects, easy navigation, and responsive design.
By default, WordPress allows unlimited login attempts either through the login page or by sending special cookies. Login LockDown limits the rate of login attempts on your site, helping prevent brute-force hacking on your site.
This plugin helps to embed Google Maps in pages and posts, either by centre coordinates or street address, or by URL to a Google Earth KML file.
Use Any Font gives you freedom to use any font in your website. It is not like other font embed services which gives you countable number of fonts to select from neither the one that stores your font in remote server.
The Google Typography plugins allows you to use any Google Font for any text on your existing website without writing a single line of code.
VaultPress keeps daily backups of your entire site with tons of extra layers of protection, there is always the remotest outside possibility that a real, live person could accidentally mess something up and lose your data.
Frizzly places a Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter share button over your images when a reader hovers, encouraging more social sharing of your content.
An innovative system to help you to set up a local or niche directory website and pull in laser targeted leads.
Pippity is a good choice to increase your email subscribers. By sending regular updates to your inbox, you can earn guaranteed visitors on daily basis. The popup comes in 12 stunning designs and wide range of customization options.
AddToAny is another good social sharing plugin which lets you share, bookmark and email your posts and pages using any of the social service like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, Reddit, WhatsApp and many more.
Add responsive sliders to your website using shortcodes, template tags or widgets, to showcase custom slides, blog posts or other content in a responsive animated slider.
Sell digital downloads through WordPress with this complete digital downloads management plugin.
Embed beautiful and feature-rich tables into your posts and pages, without having to write code.
The WordPress Importer will import the following content from a WordPress export file like: post, pages, comments, media, categories, tags and more.
MailChimp lets you create a highly customizable sign-up form. You can show the form anywhere you want using a simple shortcode, widget or template function.
Meta Slider is fast and easy. Simply select images from your WordPress Media Library, drag and drop them into place, set slide captions, links and SEO fields all from one page.
This plugin allows administrators to globally disable comments on any post type (posts, pages, attachments, etc.) so that these settings cannot be overridden for individual posts. It also removes all comment-related fields from edit and quick-edit screens.
This plugin adds a splash page to your site that lets visitors know your site is down for maintenance. It’s perfect for a coming soon page.
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