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35+ Most Popular Free WordPress Plugins

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 .

If you think this list can help your friend who is new to the WordPress community and doesn’t know much like you then don’t forget forget to share this post with him/her and if you have any questions feel free to ask me via comment. Thanks you

So, here are some of the very most popular WordPress plugins that WordPress theme developers can get their hands on:

1. Jetpack

Jetpack is a WordPress plugin that supercharges your self-hosted WordPress site with the awesome cloud power of


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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.

WordPress SEO by Yoast

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3. Google XML Sitemaps

This plugin will generate a special XML sitemap which will help search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo and to better index your blog.

Google XML Sitemaps

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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.

Contact Form 7

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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.

iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security)

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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.

WooCommerce - excelling eCommerce

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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.

Wordfence Security

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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!

MailPoet Newsletters

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9. W3 Total Cache

The only WordPress Performance Optimization (WPO) framework; designed to improve user experience and page speed.

Recommended by web hosts like:, 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.

W3 Total Cache

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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.

NextGEN Gallery

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11. All in One SEO Pack

All in One SEO Pack Optimizes your WordPress blog for SEO.

All in One SEO Pack

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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.

Advanced Custom Fields

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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.

Really Simple CAPTCHA

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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.

Contact Form

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15. Google Analytics for WordPress

The Google Analytics for WordPress plugin allows you to track your blog easily and with lots of metadata.

Google Analytics for WordPress

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16. Captcha

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.


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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(, YouTube,, Scoop.It, WordPress, etc.

NextScripts Social Networks Auto-Poster

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Insights brings a powerful new way to write your blog posts. It increases productivity and at the same time the appeal of your posts.


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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.


Google Analytics Dashboard for WP

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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.

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21. WP-Optimize

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.


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22. Broken Link Checker

This plugin will monitor your blog looking for broken links and let you know if any are found.

Broken Link Checker

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23. Meta Slider

Easy to use WordPress slider plugin. Create SEO optimised responsive slideshows with Nivo Slider, Flex Slider, Coin Slider and Responsive Slides.

Meta Slider

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24. InfiniteWP Client

InfiniteWP allows users to manage unlimited number of WordPress sites from their own server.

InfiniteWP Client

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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.

User Role Editor

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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.

Black Studio TinyMCE Widget

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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.

Share Buttons by AddToAny

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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.

UpdraftPlus - WordPress Backup and Restoration

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29. WP SlimStat

The most accurate real-time statistics plugin for WordPress.

WP SlimStat

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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.

Google Sitemap

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31. Page Builder by SiteOrigin

Build responsive page layouts using the widgets you know and love using this simple drag and drop page builder.

Page Builder by SiteOrigin

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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.

The Events Calendar

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33. Newsletter

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.


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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.


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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.

Quick PagePost Redirect Plugin

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36. Shortcodes Ultimate

With this plugin you can easily create tabs, buttons, boxes, different sliders, responsive videos and much, much more.

Shortcodes Ultimate

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37. ManageWP Worker

ManageWP Worker plugin allows you to remotely manage your WordPress sites from one dashboard.

ManageWP Worker

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38. Simple Share Buttons Adder

A simple plugin that enables you to add share buttons to all of your posts and/or pages.

Simple Share Buttons Adder

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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!

WP Google Maps

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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!

WordPress Related Posts

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