The Most Popular WordPress Plugins

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WordPress is an open source CMS platform and endow a vast variety of plugins. Plugins are used to enhance the performance and functionality of a WordPress site. WordPress offers numerous plugins to cope with your requirements. You can use plugins as in accordance to your need. This article describes different plugins from various categories which are popular and mostly used. You can choose whichever is most appealing to you.

Most Popular WordPress Plugins

So here are some of the most popular WordPress plugins.

ALL in One SEO Pack:

Optimize your WordPress Website

If you are managing a website, you already know the importance of SEO. The search engine optimization helps to improve user experience and also helps to improve search engine ranking of your site. A lot of SEO plugins are available on WordPress, but the ALL in One SEO Pack is most popular.

ALL in One SEO Pack automatically optimize your site for the different search engines. It is compatible with other plugins. It endows features such as:

  • XML sitemap and Google analytics support.
  • SEO for WordPress ecommerce sites.
  • Automatic and custom META tags generation.
  • Built in nonce security.
  • Automatic optimization of titles for search engines and advanced canonical URLs.

Wordfence:

Secure your WordPress Website

Everyone wants their site to be properly secured for its users. Vulnerabilities in your site can lead attackers to attack it. Wordfence plugin helps you with this problem. It is a free, open source and most popular security plugin for WordPress.

It is compatible with many other plugins. It runs a deep server side scan, which checks for any vulnerability in the site. It endows feature such as:

  • Blocking of malicious networks and known attackers.
  • Two factor login authentication
  • Security scanning for the detection of backdoors and vulnerabilities.
  • WordPress firewall and real time monitoring.
  • Option for throttle and block user.

BackWPup:

WordPress Backup

It is the widely used database and file backup plugin for WordPress. Backup files help you restore any lost content or data. It helps you to save your complete installation with WP- content to an external Backup service. It is available in two versions one free and other premium version.

It endows features as:

  • Database and file backup and optimization
  • Multi-site support as network admin
  • Scan and repair database
  • Backup storage to FTP servers, Dropbox, S3 services, Microsoft azure, RackSpaceCloud,etc.

Jetpack:

WordPress Jetpack

It is a free and open source plugin from WordPress. It helps simplify the management process of a site, by providing you visitor stats, speeding up images, security service and help getting more traffic to your site. It endows features such as:

  • Traffic stats and growth
  • Security against brute force attacks
  • Optimized and speed up image performance.
  • Centralized management and customization tools

Akismet:

Prevent Spam

It is a must use plugin for all, as it protect your site from spam comments. It checks every comment for spam or other type of harm and let you review it. It is the most popular spam checker plugin for WordPress.

It endows features such as:

  • Automatic checking and filtering of spam comments
  • Status history for spammed and un-spammed comments
  • Blocking of worst spams
  • Shows misleading links

W3 Total Cache:

Prevent your WordPress

This plugin offer WordPress Performance optimization framework, which helps improve user experience on your website by improving the server performance, which results into reduced page load time, download time and content delivery network or CDN integration. It improves web server performance ultimately increase user traffic on your website.

It endows features such as:

  • Shared hosting, virtual private/dedicated servers compatibility
  • CDN integration with media files and themes files.
  • Caching of database objects, pages, posts, Feed and much more on memory disk.
  • WP-CLI support for query string updating, cache purging and more

NextGen Gallery:

NextGen Gallery

It is one of the most popular plugin for WordPress. It provides a powerful engine to manage image galleries. It offers a lot of functionality, like batch uploading, downloading, editing, managing images and much more, you need for managing images on your site. It also offers both thumbnail and slideshows front end display styles.

It endows features such as:

  • Easy upload and download of galleries
  • Two types of display styles
  • Enhanced editing features

Share This:

Sharing is Caring

It is popularly use for social integration. It offers users to share your post on different social media sites. It helps increase social activity on your site.

It endows features such as:

  • Tracking of the shared post by users
  • Post sharing options for over 120 social media sites.

Contact Form 7:

This plugin helps you to manage multiple contact forms, it also let you customize mail content and form flexibility.

The Contact form also supports Ajax-powered submitting, CAPTCHA, Akismet spam filtering and so on.

RS FeedBurner:

This plugin allow you keep track of subscriber data, as it redirects all your native posts to your FeedBurner, FeedPress and FeedBlitz feeds. It supports most of the feed optimization services.

It endows features such as:

  • Enhanced speed and performance
  • Compatible with most of the other plugins
  • Simple to use

Note-

  1. You use this plugin you must have a FeedBurner, FeedPress or FeedBlitz account.
  2. If you have an installed cache plugin, you have to set it to exclude your feeds.

These above mentioned plugins are some of the popular WordPress plugins from various categories. You can search for other plugins as per your requirement demands or even hire WordPress developer for developing a WordPress plugin for you..

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3 Comments

  1. Srivastava Vaibhav March 14, 2016
  2. John Crooks March 13, 2016
    • Srivastava Vaibhav March 14, 2016
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