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

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
  • Lazyload
  • CloudFlare Compatibility
  • Page Caching
  • GZIP Compression
  • Google Fonts Optimization
  • CDN
  • Cache Preloading
  • Browser Caching
  • eCommerce Friendly & More

WP Forms

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 payment gateways.

  • Drag & Drop Builder
  • Form Templates
  • Conditional Logic
  • Payments Gateway Supported
  • Spam Protection & More

Elementor

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

MonsterInsights

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

Uber Menu

Most WordPress theme comes with a normal menu, but you may need a very advanced complex menu. Uber Menu helps to create such type of menu.

  • 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.

Yoast SEO: Yoast is the most downloaded SEO plugin for WordPress, but recently they had a serious bug which results in losing most users trust about Yoast.

Rankmath: It seems like Rankmath plugin will catch the Yoast client base since Rankmath provides more features than Yoast. They have a plan to introduce the permium version very soon.

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.

Most-Voted-SEO-Plugin

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.

Really Simple SSL: This plugin automatically detects your settings and configures your website to run over https.

Ranuka

Editorial Staff at DigitWP is a team of WordPress experts led by Ranuka.

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