WordPress is certainly one of the most feature rich and user-friendly publishing platforms available today.There are plenty of advantages in WordPress. The main factor why people love WordPress is it’s attraction through it’s awesome premium themes. The second main factor is it’s best plugins which takes your blog to the next level in the blog-o-sphere. In this post I’ll be listing top 25 WordPress plugins that I liked the most.
WordPress is famous for many reasons , but the plugins and themes plays the main game.
WordPress themes plays a vital role in the appearance of a blog and plugins in the management of the blog. These two thing makes a WordPress blog admirable. WordPress plugins are of two types free and premium , there is a little difference between them.
Free plugins provides you with some limited features whereas premium will fulfills your needs.
Choosing a best plugin for your blog is bit difficult , but don’t worry I’m here to help you out. After a hard work, I’ve listed down some the best plugins which will definitely sparkle up your blog. I’ve categorized them into different segment to help choose the better one , so mate are you ready ?
So let’s start up and make your blog sparkle 😉
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Top 25 WordPress Plugins that I’ve liked:
Friends lets start up with some awesome Plugins which will bring up your Blog and make it sparkle 🙂
#1: Security Plugins :-
Security is the main problem of a WordPress blogs. Recently many of the WordPress blogs were hacked due to some loopholes in their security. There are some awesome plugins which will keep your blog 99 % safe from hackers .
Better WP Security takes the best WordPress security features and techniques and combines them in a single plugin thereby ensuring that as many security holes as possible are patched without having to worry about conflicting features or the possibility of missing anything on your site. The best part of this plugin is that it’s 100% Free 🙂 This plugin got 4.8 out of 5 Ratings , It’s it Amazing ? So I’ll prefer this plugin for security.
Wordfence Security is a free enterprise class security plugin that includes a firewall, anti-virus scanning, cellphone sign-in (two factor authentication), malicious URL scanning and live traffic including crawlers. Wordfence is the only WordPress security plugin that can verify and repair your core, theme and plugin files, even if you don’t have backups.
This plugins gives you a all round WordPress website security protection. Website security protection against: XSS, RFI, CRLF, CSRF, Base64, Code Injection and SQL Injection hacking and lots More .. This Plugin Ranks 3rd in the Security Category.
So , the top 3 security plugins are listed above and I ensure that all of them will be working. Lets now start the comments category.
#2: Spam Comments
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The commenting feature on WordPress is proven to be the best as it links up your website or blog with your name! But there is a small disadvantage, the spam .
The Spam comments always spoils the game , I just hate spams , you too ? That’s good. But you cannot spend all the time deleting the spam comments yourself , you’ll need a help and that too a strong help, so here is the helping plugins :-
Anti-spam plugin blocks spam in comments automatically, invisibly for users and for admins. This Plugin got 4.6 out of 5 Rating.
Comment spam blocking plugin that blocks automated spam with zero false positives.
Akismet is the best spam prevention plugin for WordPress. Akismet checks your comments against the Akismet web service to see if they look like spam or not. This Plugin got the maximums Hits ( downloads ) 16,789,373 , Isn’t this Cool ?
You can get the API key for the plugin for free: How To get Akismet API key for free
SEO or Search Engine Optimization is one of the key factor to make our blog stand out to crowd. Setting up of SEO needs takes lot’s of time. But WordPress has some plugins that saves your time , Let’s have a look :
Improve your WordPress SEO: Write better content and have a fully optimized WordPress site using the WordPress SEO plugin by Yoast. WordPress SEO by Yoast is one of the best and easy to use SEO plugin which helps you getting out of the box SEO results . this is a free plugin and awesome one too.
2. All in One SEO:
WordPress SEO plugin to automatically optimize your WordPress blog for search engines. One the best SEO plugin after WordPress SEO. This Plugin got a download hits of 15,403,441 and 3.8 out of 5 Rating. This Plugin has free version and premium version too.
So , here we end up with the SEO plugins for best search results. Utility Plugins are of great need , there are some out of the box , best WordPress utility plugins, which I have listed Below.
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Jetpack is probably one of the best free WordPress Plugin. It is a whole package of plugins that will improve the features of your WordPress site. Here are some of its features: Site Stats without additional load on the server, spelling and grammar check, mobile theme, sharing, backup and much more.
2. W3 Total Cache:
This plugin improves user experience by boosting server performance and reducing download time. It also provides transparent CDN or content delivery network integration. It’s a free Plugin.
With this plugin, you can use the backup files to save your entire installation, which include WP-Content. It pushes them to an outside backup service, if you choose not to save your backup files in one server. You can restore your installation with one backup.zip file.
4. Contact Form:
You may require a contact form if you are creating a website. For that, the best free and most suitable plugin is Contact Form 7. It is so easy to use and can deal with dozens of numerous contact forms.This is one of the best contact form plugins.
This plugin will allow you to customize your WordPress site with customized fonts. You can even do it without writing any code or file. Amazing plugin which will make your blog sparkle!
6. WordPress Quiz:
WP Quiz is a plugin of WordPress that allows you easily create the multiple choice questions for many purposes, such as teaching, blogging, advertising and etc.
The Main Features are : –
- MVC code structure
- Nice design
- Multimedia in questions
- Many configuration options
- Randomly sort questions and answers
- Customize interface
- Multiple quizzes on the same page
- Preview questions when finish
- Submit score via email to owner
- Social sharing
- Statistic with chart
This is the unique plugin ever made for WordPress, this is a premium plugin which provides you with out of the box services.
This is a bulk emailer plugin that was created particularly for WordPress 3.x versions. It is very rich in features and so easy to use. With this plugin, you can send professional newsletters quickly to your existing user database. This is a premium Plugin .
This will allow you to grab user attention through a fully customizable, but simple banner in your site, which is displayed on the top or ottom of the page. This is also a premium plugin.
This is jQuery content slider that is cross device capable and incorporated with fluid layout and touch base navigation.
This is actually a pure CSS3 Web Pricing Table Grid set designed for WordPress that has 12 predetermined color versions and a couple of table styles.
This plugin will allow you to chat with your clients easily within your website for sales and support. There is no need for monthly payments when you are using this plugin. Just install it and it is ready for business.
This is a responsive plugin that will allow you to create beautiful tables quickly and easily, and incorporate them into your WordPress powered website.
3. Toolset Plugin :- Develop your WordPress site without PHP knowledge!
Toolset plugins make website development faster and give you the power to create sites exactly like you want. Web developers get more work done with Toolset. This plugin is available for free trial.
This plugin was created to display various kinds of contents. You can select the kind of content that you will display, create custom contents and show them. It might interest you to know that Emma Boxes has been optimized for displaying WooCommerce content.
16. Subscribers Magnet:
This plugin will allow you to integrate email list signup forms easily to almost all sections of your WordPress site. If you want to save time, track your signups, and gain tons of email subscribers this is for you! want to increase your subscribers ? then buy it!
17. Hide My WP – No one can know you use WordPress!
This plugin will let you control PHP files access. It will protect your website from almost all XSS and SQL Injection attacks, which means that you no longer have to worry about security very much.
This plugin will allow you to display images in a carousel slider or grid. It is the perfect option for displaying lists of partners, sponsor logos, supporters and clients in your WordPress powered site.
This is a plugin that helps in creating bookings and reservation systems easily into a WordPress powered blog or website.
If you are requiring custom forms and a WordPress user but do not have the knowledge or time for codes, Quform is the perfect tool for you. This plugin will allow you to create multiple forms quickly and easily in WordPress with complete control.
This is a premium plugin for WordPress that will let you have complete control over the widget areas, page contents and the widgets themselves. If you will widgetize your page, you could drag and drop the widgets in the page content area using horizontal and vertical alignment.
22. The Countdown Pro:
You can add countdown functionality easily into a sidebar or content area using this plugin. With its up and down counting function, you can have complete control over your counter.
Adding jQuery social sharing buttons to your WordPress website is more fun with this plugin. Buttons can be added through jQuery to enable faster loading of pages.
This plugin includes five kinds of banner plugins for WordPress. These include thumbnails banner, content slider, carousel, banner with playlist and banner rotator.
25. Fanciest Author Box:
This is an author bio plugin that is rich in features. It adds the author bio before, after or both automatically into pages, custom post types and posts.
So, utility plugins ends up here. There are lots of awesome utility plugins, but these are the best ones.
26. Total Feedback:
Total feedback is an awesome feedback receiving plugin for WordPress with intuitive dashboard which shows the detailed results about the feedback(s) you got. It has many advanced options like in how much seconds do you want to show your feedback form for new visitors, and you can decide to show the feedback form only once per visitor.
Over to You !
Even though there are a lot of plugins to install, you should take care of pagespeed in one hand. Because some plugins uses too much CPU resources which might result in suspension of your hosting account.
The list ends up , now tell me which plugins do you use ? Do you know any of the other best plugins ?
I would like to have your awesome answers through Comments