WordPress is a powerful blogging platform and over the more recent releases,now a powerful CMS. WordPress has so many amazing features but as we know there’s always something you think it’s missing that would make it even better. Instead of building all these things into the WordPress core, WordPress uses it’s extensive collection of plugins to help it’s users tailor WordPress to their exact requirements.
We have collated a collection of the top WordPress plugins available to download and install for free. Feel free to pick the ones that work for you as not all these plugins will be needed.
W3 Total Cache
A must have plugin that caches your web pages and dramatically speeds up your website.
Google Analytics for WordPress
A great Google Analytics plugins from Yoast. Shows “standard tracking” information in your dashboard as well as helping you analyse 404 errors.
Pagemash makes the ordering of pages super easy. The default WordPress functionality for this is a little flawed so this plugin is great to make your life easier.
A must have plugins whose main function is to perform automated backups.
VaultPress (from Automattic, the creators of WordPress) is a subscription based, all in all security and monitoring plugin for your website. Never worry about the security of your WordPress site again with VaultPress.
Clean up those ugly WordPress comment and pingback email notification emails with this plugin.
Comment e-mail verification
Help stop comment spam on your site by making commentators verify their first comment.
MediaRSS is a ‘behind-the-scenes’ plugin that helps add media to your RSS feed. Simple to install: install and go!
Bring Twitter to your site with Blackbird Pie. It adds tweets to your posts and it looks great.
WordPress SEO plugin
The SEO plugin to rule them all! Get this installed!