What’s are WordPress plugins? I’m sure you already know how popular WordPress is today.
Approximately 30% of websites around the world use WordPress, and it’s not a small feat.
One of the most amazing features of the WordPress platform is its extensibility.
In simple words, that means adding, or extending the functionality of WordPress with plugins.
WordPress plugins are great little tools that help you add all the features you want to create the perfect website.
There is only one problem.
If you’re just getting started blogging or affiliate marketing or with WordPress in general, it can be a bit overwhelming.
As of today, the WordPress repository has around 55,000 WordPress plugins available.
Let me repeat. 55 thousand plugins!
And these are just the free ones. That number does not include the countless other plugins that are given away or sold on other websites (like MyThemeShop).
With so much choice, how do you effectively decide which plugins are the ones you should choose?
That’s what we are here for.
Since this is a problem that every website owner faces and will face in the future, we decided to solve it.
I present to you, the ultimate list of plugins for your WordPress website.
Each of the following plugins have been chosen based on its features, frequency of updates, support, and other qualities that make a great plugin.
We have tried to cover all the must-have plugins that a website might need. But that does not mean that you have to install them all.
You can choose the ones that your website needs, and install only that plugin.
You might have heard that using a lot of plugins on your website makes it slow. That is true, but only if you use un-optimized plugins.
Plugins that are created with care and follow WordPress guidelines will not slow down your website.
WordPress Plugins – The Ultimate List
Here is the list of plugins:
- SEO – Rank Math SEO
- Security – WordFence
- Caching – W3 Total Cache
- Post Styling – WP Shortcode
- Rich Snippets – Rank Math SEO
- Contact & Other Forms – Contact Form 7
- Image Optimization – WP ShortPixel
- Speed – AutoOptimize
- Subscription Forms – WP Subscribe
- Anti-Spam – Anti-Spam
- Comments – Disqus
- Social Sharing – Sassy Social Share
- Backup Plugin – My WP Backup
- Statistics plugins – Google Analytics Dashboard for WP
- eCommerce (Physical) – WooCommerce
- eCommerce (Digital) – Easy Digital Downloads
- Reviews – WP Review
- Lazy Loading – A3 Lazy Load
- Gallery – FooGallery
- Push Notifications – OneSignal Push Notifications
- Facebook Pixel – Pixel Caffeine
- Post Styling – WP Shortcode
- Table of Contents – Easy Table of Contents
- Creating Tables – TablePress
We have included links to all the plugins with their names, so there is no confusion when you install the plugins on your website.
Most of the plugins are also easy-to-search in the WordPress repository, just enter the name of the plugin, and the first result should be the plugin itself.
As we mentioned, all of these plugins are free. But, some plugins might offer advanced functionality with a pro version of the plugin.
If your website needs those features, then you can buy the pro version as well.
In case you don’t know how to install WordPress plugins, we have created a narrated video tutorial that shows you how.
Here is a link to the video.
WordPress Plugins – Installation
How to install a WordPress plugin:
Since choosing a WordPress plugin is tricky and highly subjective, I understand that you might have a different preference for a few of the plugins listed above.
If that is the case, I would like to hear your opinion about it.
Feel free to reach out to me with any questions you might have. Although I’m a busy like most of you are, I’m NEVER to busy to hear from you.
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