Plugins are very important part of WordPress CMS (content management system) using a plugin you can solve thousand of critical issue in a minute of your WordPress CMS driven website .There is tons of plugins available out there and it’s number growing every day.
But it’s easy to get confused when choosing appropriate one for your self. Because every free WordPress plugin does not do great job that you expect. Some free WordPress plugin can hurt your website badly, like some plugins can make your site very slow some can steal entire highly confidential information such as user name password and things like these.
So before you decide to install a free WordPress plugin in your WP platform PLEASE spend some time to read their review just typing that plugin name on google read what webmasters blogger saying about that plugin.
Today we are going to share 35+ Most Popular Free WordPress Plugins for you all these plugins are using on every successful WordPress site. Using these free popular plugins you can solve your on page SEO issue, you can make SEO optimized sitemap for your blog, you can create a contact form for your reader to contact you, you can secure your site from hackers, publish your newsletters, Speedup your site, you can make a wonderful image and contend slider and so on. All these plugins are easy to use and safe for your business and compatible with any WordPress theme .
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So, here are some of the very most popular WordPress plugins that WordPress theme developers can get their hands on:
Jetpack is a WordPress plugin that supercharges your self-hosted WordPress site with the awesome cloud power of WordPress.com.
2. WordPress SEO by Yoast
Yoast is very powerful WordPress SEO plugin that can solve your on page and off page SEO issue smartly. It’s a must use WP plugin.
3. Google XML Sitemaps
This plugin will generate a special XML sitemap which will help search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo and Ask.com to better index your blog.
4. Contact Form 7
Contact Form 7 can manage multiple contact forms, plus you can customize the form and the mail contents flexibly with simple markup. The form supports Ajax-powered submitting, CAPTCHA, Akismet spam filtering and so on.
5. iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security)
Most WordPress admins don’t even know they’re vulnerable, but iThemes WordPress Security plugin works to fix common holes, stop automated attacks and strengthen user credentials. With one-click activation.
6.WooCommerce – excelling eCommerce
Transform your WordPress website into a thoroughbred eCommerce store. Delivering enterprise-level quality and features, backed by a name you can trust. Say “hello” to the WooCommerce eCommerce plugin.
7. Wordfence Security
Wordfence is the only WordPress security and performance plugin that can verify and repair your core, theme and plugin files, even if you don’t have backups.
8. MailPoet Newsletters
Create newsletters, post notifications and auto responders. Drop your posts, images, social icons in your newsletter. Change fonts and colors on the fly. Manage all your subscribers. A new and simple newsletter solution for WordPress. Finally!
9. W3 Total Cache
The only WordPress Performance Optimization (WPO) framework; designed to improve user experience and page speed.
Recommended by web hosts like: Page.ly, Synthesis, DreamHost, MediaTemple, Go Daddy, Host Gator and countless more.
W3 Total Cache improves the user experience of your site by increasing server performance, reducing the download times and providing transparent content delivery network (CDN) integration.
10. NextGEN Gallery
NextGEN Gallery is the most popular WordPress gallery plugin, and one of the most popular WordPress plugins of all time, with over 9 million downloads.
11. All in One SEO Pack
All in One SEO Pack Optimizes your WordPress blog for SEO.
12. Advanced Custom Fields
Advanced Custom Fields is the perfect solution for any wordpress website which needs more flexible data like other Content Management Systems.
13. Really Simple CAPTCHA
Really Simple CAPTCHA does not work alone and is intended to work with other plugins. It is originally created for Contact Form 7, however, you can use it with your own plugin.
14. Contact Form
The Contact Form plugin allows you to implement a feedback form to a web-page or a post in no time. It is an extremely easy form, that doesn’t require any additional settings, though there are some available options. All you need is just to activate the plugin and insert the shortcode [bestwebsoft_contact_form] into the text.
15. Google Analytics for WordPress
The Google Analytics for WordPress plugin allows you to track your blog easily and with lots of metadata.
The Captcha plugin allows you to implement a super security captcha form into web forms. It protects your website from spam by means of math logic, easily understood by human beings.
17. NextScripts: Social Networks Auto-Poster
This plugin automatically publishes posts from your blog to your Social Network accounts such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+(Google Plus), Blogger, Tumblr, Flickr, LiveJournal, Flipboard, FriendFeed, DreamWidth, Delicious, Diigo, Instapaper, Stumbleupon, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Plurk, VKontakte(VK.com), YouTube, App.net, Scoop.It, WordPress, etc.
Insights brings a powerful new way to write your blog posts. It increases productivity and at the same time the appeal of your posts.
19. Google Analytics Dashboard for WP
Using a widget, Google Analytics Dashboard displays detailed analytics info and statistics about: number of visits, number of visitors, bounce rates, organic searches, pages per visit directly on your Administration Dashboard.
20. Disable Comments
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. On multisite installations, it can be used to disable comments on the entire network.
WP-Optimize is a WordPress 3.xx database cleanup and optimization tool. It doesn’t require PhpMyAdmin to optimize your database tables.
It allows you to remove post revisions, comments in the spam queue, un-approved comments, items in trash within few clicks.
22. Broken Link Checker
This plugin will monitor your blog looking for broken links and let you know if any are found.
23. Meta Slider
Easy to use WordPress slider plugin. Create SEO optimised responsive slideshows with Nivo Slider, Flex Slider, Coin Slider and Responsive Slides.
24. InfiniteWP Client
InfiniteWP allows users to manage unlimited number of WordPress sites from their own server.
25.User Role Editor
With User Role Editor WordPress plugin you can change user role (except Administrator) capabilities easy, with a few clicks. Just turn on check boxes of capabilities you wish to add to the selected role and click “Update” button to save your changes. That’s done.
26.Black Studio TinyMCE Widget
This plugin adds a WYSIWYG text widget based on the standard TinyMCE WordPress visual editor. This is intended to overcome the limitations of the default WordPress text widget, so that you can visually add rich text contents to your sidebars, with no knowledge of HTML required.
27. Share Buttons by AddToAny
The WordPress sharing plugin to help people share, bookmark, and email your posts and pages using any service, such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google, Reddit, Tumblr, StumbleUpon, LinkedIn, and well over 100 more sharing and social bookmarking sites.
28. UpdraftPlus – WordPress Backup and Restoration
UpdraftPlus simplifies backups (and restoration). Backup into the cloud (Amazon S3 (or compatible), Dropbox, Google Drive, Rackspace Cloud, DreamObjects, FTP, SFTP, SCP, WebDAV and email) and restore with a single click. Backups of files and database can have separate schedules.
29. WP SlimStat
The most accurate real-time statistics plugin for WordPress.
30. Google Sitemap
With the Google Sitemap Plugin you can create and add a Sitemap file to Google Webmaster Tools, and get the info about your site in Google Webmaster Tools.
31. Page Builder by SiteOrigin
Build responsive page layouts using the widgets you know and love using this simple drag and drop page builder.
32. The Events Calendar
Create and manage events with ease. Get professional-level quality and features backed by a team you can trust. The Events Calendar will help you kick ass.
This plug-in adds a real newsletter system to your WordPress blog. Perfect for list building, you can create cool emails with visual editor, send and track them.
34 . Facebook
The Facebook plugin for WordPress adds Facebook social plugins to your WordPress site. Associate your WordPress site with a free Facebook application identifier to enable advanced features such as automatically sharing new posts to an author’s Facebook Timeline or your site’s Facebook Page.
35. Quick Page/Post Redirect Plugin
Version 5.0.5. This plugin adds adds an option box to the edit section where you can specify the redirect location and type of redirect that you want, temporary, permanent, or meta. See below for additional features added.
36. Shortcodes Ultimate
With this plugin you can easily create tabs, buttons, boxes, different sliders, responsive videos and much, much more.
37. ManageWP Worker
ManageWP Worker plugin allows you to remotely manage your WordPress sites from one dashboard.More Info Download
38. Simple Share Buttons Adder
A simple plugin that enables you to add share buttons to all of your posts and/or pages.
38. WP Google Maps
The easiest to use Google maps plugin! Add your customized Google map to your WordPress posts and/or pages quickly and easily with the supplied shortcode. No fuss. No iFrames and super easy to use! Perfect for contact pages, coverage maps and any other use you can think of!
39. WordPress Related Posts
Quickly increase your readers’ engagement with your posts by adding Related Posts in the footer of your content. Automatically added Related Posts can increase your internal traffic up to 10%. Just install and activate.
After installation, go to Settings -> Related Posts in your plugins list and Turn on Advanced Features!