Are you looking for the best and most popular WordPress plugins for your website? Check out this list of great plugins for different situations.
What exactly is a plugin and how to install it
If you are a beginner, first see what a plugin is and how to install it. If you want to get bargain premium plugins, look for discounts and coupons .
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Most of the plugins on this list also have a free version .
If you want your website to get the attention of your potential customers, it should appear in the top positions in search engines. Therefore, SEO optimization is one of the important points that you should pay attention to when creating it. The following plugins will help you with this:
All in One SEO
All in One SEO (AIOSEO) is another advanced SEO plugin that enables similar features as Rank Math.
The Redirection plugin is used to manage redirects. Allows you to easily manage 301 redirects from the original urls to the new ones. It can also record 404 errors.
You can read more information in the article on SEO optimization in WordPress .
Website speed is important for visitor satisfaction as well as SEO. Google also considers load time in search results.
EWWW Image Optimizer
EWWW Image Optimizer automatically optimizes image size when uploading to WordPress.
Security is not good to underestimate. Resolving an infected site costs the owner a lot of money and time. I consider the following plugins to be the best:
iThemes security offers similar capabilities to the Sucuri plugin.
Jetpack is the official plugin from Automattic, which is also behind wordpress.com . The free version offers basic security and web acceleration options. The paid version also includes backup and security web scanning.
Really Simple SSL
Really Simple SSL automatically detects WordPress site settings and configures it to run over HTTPS.
UpdraftPlus is a plugin for manual and automatic website backup. The free version is sufficient for most projects. I also wrote detailed instructions for automatically backing up your WordPress website .
BackupBuddy is a premium complete website backup solution.
Advanced Ads is a great plugin for managing ads. Allows you to automatically insert ad units in different places on the page.
Ninja Popups is a premium popup plugin. I usually use it to display a popup window only when the visitor leaves the page (so-called exit intent popup).
Thrive Leads is another premium plugin for popups and email collection.
Plugins for email marketing, email collection and newsletter sending:
Optin Monster is the most advanced complete solution for collecting emails and evaluating statistics that I have encountered. The mentioned exit intent popup is a matter of course.
WP Mail SMTP
WP Mail SMTP can help if your WordPress site does not send emails.
Tawk.To Live Chat
Tawk.To Live Chat is the best free live chat in my opinion. No restrictions, clear administration and the ability to respond via mobile.
Page builders allow you to build your own web page – its layout and insert various elements into it.
Elementor is one of the most popular page builders today. Nice web pages can be set up with it. For more information, I recommend you check out this Elementor plugin review .
Divi builder is a page builder of the popular Divi šablóny from Elegant Themes. For more information, I recommend you check out this review of šablóny .
Fusion Builder is a website builder of one of the most used Avada WordPress šablón . For more information, I recommend see the review of Avada šablóny .
Cadence Blocks is a plugin for blocks from the creators of the popular šablóny Cadence .
Essential Addons for Elementor
Essential Addons for Elementor is the most popular element library for the Elementor builder.
Beaver Builder is an interesting page builder. For more information, I recommend you check out this review of the Beaver Builder plugin .
Shortcodes Ultimate – allows you to insert various elements such as shortcodes on the web page.
Contact Form 7
Contact Form 7 is the most used form plugin in WordPress. It should be taken into account that knowledge of HTML and CSS is required for more advanced forms. I use Contact Form 7 in combination with the Flamingo plugin – it is used to store data from forms.
Formidable Forms is an excellent plugin for creating advanced forms for WordPress. It makes it easy to create complex forms with conditional fields, calculations, and formulas.
Gravity Forms is a simple tool for creating advanced forms.
Ninja Forms also allows you to put together forms.
Tip: see also the instructions on how to create a contact form in WordPress .
If you need an international website in multiple languages, use one of the following plugins:
Loco Translate is a free plugin that I use to translate the texts of šablóny and plugins directly through the WordPress administration. These are so-called PO / MO files.
Tip: For more information, see How to make a multilingual website and How to translate in WordPress .
MonsterInsights is the most popular Google Analytics plugin for WordPress. Displays many useful traffic statistics directly on the WordPress bulletin board.
Google Site Kit
Google Site Kit is the official plugin on Google for WordPress. It has similar features to MonsterInsights. Displays data from Google Analytics, Search Console and AdSense.
Tip: For more information, see How to Install Google Analytics in WordPress .
Instagram feed (Smash Balloon Social Photo Feed) is a plugin for displaying an instagram feed directly on a web page.
Facebook feed (Smash Balloon Social Post Feed) is a plugin for displaying a Facebook feed directly on the web.
Twitter feed (Custom Twitter Feeds) is a plugin for displaying a Twitter feed directly on the web.
The YouTube feed (YouTube video, channel, and gallery plugin) is a plugin for displaying a YouTube feed directly on the web.
Social wall is a plugin for displaying a common feed from the most used social networks such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Youtube directly on the web.
Flow-Flow Social Feed Stream
Flow-Flow Social Feed Stream has similar functionality to the Social wall plugin mentioned above.
ThirstyAffiliates is a popular plugin for managing affiliate links.
Pretty Links is another popular plugin for managing and creating nice links.
AAWP allows you to add affiliate links to Amazon products to your website.
Tip: If you want to make money through an affiliate or start your own affiliate program, you can sign up for affiliate networks such as Dognet , ShareASale , or AffilBox .
In terms of speed, I recommend avoiding sliders altogether, but if necessary you can use:
Revolution slider is one of the most popular slider plugins with many options.
Envira Gallery is a plugin for creating and managing photo galleries in WordPress.
Ninja Tables allows you to create advanced tables.
wpDataTables allows the creation of data tables, graphs and data management.
The Events Calendar
The Events Calendar is the most advanced solution for creating a calendar of events that I know.
BuddyPress is used to create online communities, teams, groups, message boards, messaging, etc.
I consider MemberPress to be one of the most advanced solutions for paid membership. Allows you to create a membership section and earn money by selling online courses or other premium content.
Paid Memberships Pro
Paid Memberships Pro also allows you to sign up for paid membership in various sections of the site.
Restrict Content Pro
Restrict Content Pro is a complete solution that also allows you to restrict the display of content only to selected groups of members.
Tip: for a paid membership you can also use a complete tool – Mioweb , which is used to sell online courses. See the Mioweb review for more information.
LMS (learning management system) is a complete system for training management – online education, paid courses, lessons, etc.
LearnPress is another well-rated solution.
WP Coupons and Deals
WP Coupons and Deals makes it easy to add coupons to a website.
Yoast Duplicate Post
Yoast Duplicate Post allows you to duplicate all types of articles and pages.
Duplicator gives users the ability to migrate, copy, move or clone WordPress web pages from one location to another and also serves as a simple backup tool.
Plugins for mass administration and maintenance of web pages:
InfiniteWP allows users to manage a large number of WordPress websites from a single administration.
Easy Digital Downloads
Easy Digital Downloads is a complete tool for selling digital products such as ebooks, PDFs, software, etc.
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