WordPress plugins are one of the key important factors for the success of WordPress. There are thousands of free WordPress plugins in the WordPress official plugin directory. But here I am listing down top premium WordPress plugins which worth their money & list of free WordPress plugins.
Best Premium WordPress Plugins
WP Rocket has been recognized as the best caching and optimization plugin to speed up WordPress site by many WordPress developers. Here are the main features of this plugin.
- Database Optimization
- CloudFlare Compatibility
- Page Caching
- GZIP Compression
- Google Fonts Optimization
- Cache Preloading
- Browser Caching
- eCommerce Friendly & More
WP Forms is the best drag and drop form builder plugin/. You can create simple content form to very complex user registration/post submission form with
- Drag & Drop Builder
- Form Templates
- Conditional Logic
- Payments Gateway Supported
- Spam Protection & More
The best drag and drop page builder plugin. You can build an entire website using Elementor.
- 80+ Widgets
- Theme Builder
- Popup Builder
- WooCommerce Builder
- Form Builder
- Dynamic Content & Custom Fields Capabilities
Do you want to analyse Google Analytics data? Monsterinsights is the best plugin for that. Over 2 million people use Monsterinsights to increase their traffic & sales.
- Quick & Easy Setup
- Ecommerce Tracking
- Ads Tracking
- File Download Tracking
- Popular Post Tracking & More
Most WordPress theme comes with a
- Responsive & Mobile Optimized
- Easily Add Images
- Custom Content & Widgets
- Automatic Item Generation (from posts & terms)
Best Free WordPress SEO Plugins
You must have a WordPress SEO plugin since WordPress core doesn’t have so many SEO features natively. Don’t use multiple SEO plugins, if you use multiple SEO plugins you will end up having so many SEO issues like having multiple titles, having multiple meta descriptions, multiple redirections, etc.
SEOPress: SEOPress is a lightweight SEO plugin. Most users complain about Yoast is, Yoast is a high weight plugin. So SEOPress is a good alternative for them since SEOPress also provide all the features which Yoast offer.
This was a poll which is published on SEO Signal Lab Facebook group. According to that, most of SEO’s favourite SEO plugin is Rankmath.
Best Free WordPress Social Sharing Plugins
Adding social sharing icons allow users to share your articles easily. Some social sharing plugins are affecting your website speed negatively. So I added only light weight social sharing plugins to this list.
Easy Social Sharing: Easy Social Sharing plugin was developed by the popular WordPress theme development company ThemeGrill. This lightweight plugin support 18 social media platforms. Some features of this are responsive design, in-line social media buttons, floating social media buttons, social share count and more than 7 design layouts.
WP Social Sharing: WP Social Sharing is eye-catching social media sharing plugin which support Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Linkedin and Pinterest. Unique feature of this plugin is buttons are created using CSS, not images.
Jetpack: Don’t install Jetpack plugin just to use social sharing icons, but if you are already using Jetpack use there social sharing icon feature to display social sharing icons.
Non-categories Useful WordPress Plugins
WooCommerce: WooCommerce is the most used e-commerce platform in the world. Most big brands use WooCommerce as their platform
Jetpack: This is “all in one” kind of plugin, this plugin comes with more security options, performance options, etc.
Classic Editor: Don’t like Gutenberg? Just install Classic Editor and enjoy old editor.