In this section, I have shared you some of the most useful plugins for WordPress. All are free plugins except Akismet and most of the plugin offer pro service as well.

Anti-Spam Plugins:

Akismet – Paid plugin and used by millions. It checks all your incoming blog comments and filter out the ones that look like spam.

Antispam Bee – Free plugin and used by more audience (200000). Similar to above, it works very well, and I have used this for my site for long.

JetPack Plugin:

JetPack – Free Plugin, giving you traffic growth, statistics, speeding, sitemap, Security, sharing your post to social media like Facebook, Twitter and many more.

SEO Plugin:

Yoast SEO – Free plugin, quickly optimizes your WordPress site and makes it Search engine optimizable.

All in One SEO Pack – Free plugin, similar to above.

Cache Plugin:

WP Super Cache – Free plugin, it caches all your blog posts & pages and respond back the cached page to the user. This will boost your site performance.

W3 Total Cache – Free plugin, Similar to above.

Reduce image size:

WP Smush – Free plugin, It reduce the size of all your blog images and speed up the site performance.

Clean WordPress Database:

WP Sweep – Free Plugin, Clean duplicated records, deleted post and Orphaned records from WordPress database

Firewall and Security:

Wordfence Security – Free plugin, Protecting your site from hacks and malware

BueProof Security: Free plugin, Same as above.

Image Gallery:

NextGen Gallery: Free Plugin, more than 13 million downloads. Provides slideshow, thumbnails, image gallery and many more. Click here for demo.

Open Links in new Window.”

open-external-links-in-a-new-window: Free plugin, Open all external links in a new Window

Google Search:

WP Google Search: Free Plugin, provides Google search feature on your site

Google Analytics:

Google Analytics by Yoast – Free plugin, Activate Google Analytics on WordPress site,

Post Highlighter:

Crayon Syntax Highlighter – Free and very useful plugin. Can highlight URL, syntax, code and post text. Click here for screenshots

Sumo Me:

Sumo Me: Very good marketing plugin, useful to market your website, grow your email list, social sharing and analytics.


Grammarly–   This is not a WordPress plugin. You can install it as the browser addon or Microsoft Word plugin. it corrects most of your grammar errors and spelling mistakes.



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