More than 22% of all new websites are created using the WordPress content management system, and more than 16% of Alexa’s top 1 million sites use it. So many people use WordPress because it’s efficient and robust. It has an extensive selection of premade themes and thousands of plugins.
Our selection criteria for top WordPress plugins list is simple: (1) the plugin needs to have a large sample size (aka a lot of downloads), (2) the plugin needs to be highly rated (and the ratings distribution needs to skewed heavily to the 5 rating), and (3) the plugin needs to be up-to-date with the latest version of WordPress. We have personally tried and tested all the following plugins.
Below is a list of the Top WordPress plugins. Enjoy.
Top WordPress Plugins
- Sometimes you need to redirect users, and when you do there’s a plugin for that: Quick Page/Post Redirect Plugin. http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/quick-pagepost-redirect-plugin/
- Have you ever created a page and wanted to exclude it from menus? Use Exclude Pages. http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/exclude-pages/
- Google Sitemap Plugin. http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/google-sitemap-plugin/
- Advanced YouTube Embed With Google Analytics. http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/embedplus-for-wordpress/
- Background Per Page. http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/background-per-page/
- Job Manager, which is a jobs board. Be your own recruiter. http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/job-manager/
Did we miss anything? Let us know via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.