Here are the Top WordPress Plugins. I teach WordPress. I know many designers that use WordPress. Plugins make the WordPress World go Round and Round. People are always asking me, what are the top WordPress Plugins. View the list below, it´s like the jack pot of most popular WordPress Plugings.
|1||WordFence||http://wordpress.org/plugins/wordfence/||Wordfence Security is a free enterprise class security plugin that includes a firewall, virus scanning, real-time traffic with geolocation and more.|
|2||Infinite Word Press (iwp)||http://wordpress.org/plugins/iwp-client/||Install this plugin on unlimited sites and manage them all from a central dashboard. This plugin communicates with your InfiniteWP Admin Panel.|
|3||Black Studio||http://wordpress.org/plugins/black-studio-tinymce-widget/||This plugin adds a WYSIWYG text widget based on the standard TinyMCE WordPress visual editor. This is intended to overcome the limitations of the default WordPress text widget, so that you can visually add rich text contents to your sidebars, with no knowledge of HTML required.|
|4||Slim Jetpack||http://wordpress.org/plugins/slimjetpack/||Slim version of Jetpack unlinked from WordPress.com 🙂 Supercharge your self-hosted wp site even you’re NOT WP.COM users.|
|5||Widget Context||http://wordpress.org/plugins/widget-context/||Widget Context allows you to show or hide widgets on certain sections of your site — front page, posts, pages, archives, search, etc. It also features section targeting by URLs (with wildcard support) for maximum flexibility.|
|6||Instant Butler||http://wordpress.org/plugins/instant-butler/||Adds a search bar when you type, to get you where you want – instantly! Find your posts, pages and more faster than ever – right at your fingertips. Simply type what you are looking for, and it will show up instantly!SEE LIVE DEMOType what ever you need: ‘add page’, ‘frontpage’, ‘edit post welcome’, ‘seo permalinks’ and so on.Instant Butler is a must have plugin for all WordPress-users. If you are familiar with Alfred for Mac, you’ll nodoubt love Instant Butler!Key features:
Back up, restore and move WordPress.
|8||Tiny MCE Advanced||http://wordpress.org/plugins/tinymce-advanced/||Enables the advanced features of TinyMCE, the WordPress WYSIWYG editor.This plugin will let you add, remove and arrange the buttons that are shown on the Visual Editor toolbar. It includes 16 plugins for TinyMCE that are automatically enabled or disabled depending on what buttons are chosen.
Some of the features added by this plugin
Included TinyMCE plugins: Advanced HR, Advanced Image, Advanced Link, Advanced List, Context Menu, Emotions (Smilies), Date and Time, IESpell, Layer, Nonbreaking, Print, Search and Replace, Style, Table, Visual Characters and XHTML Extras.
|9||WordPress File Monitor Plus||http://wordpress.org/plugins/wordpress-file-monitor/||Monitor files under your WordPress installation for changes. When a change occurs, be notified via email.Monitors your WordPress installation for added/deleted/changed files. When a change is detected an email alert can be sent to a specified address.Features
Sorry for the delayed release for working with WordPress 3.0. NOTE I haven’t tested the latest version with multi-site yet, only single site.
|10||display-widgets||http://wordpress.org/plugins/display-widgets/||Simply hide widgets on specified pages. Adds checkboxes to each widget to either show or hide it on every site page.Change your sidebar content for different pages, categories, custom taxonomies, and WPML languages. Avoid creating multiple sidebars and duplicating widgets by adding check boxes to each widget in the admin (as long as it is written in the WordPress version 2.8 format) which will either show or hide the widgets on every site page. Great for avoiding extra coding and keeping your sidebars clean.By default, ‘Hide on checked pages’ is selected with no boxes checked, so all current widgets will continue to display on all pages.You can also find a development version where you can add translations and bug fixes on (GitHub)http://strategy11.com/display-widgets/|
|11||ultimate-tinymce/||http://wordpress.org/plugins/ultimate-tinymce/||Description: Beef up the WordPress TinyMCE content editor with a plethora of advanced options.Are you a visual person? Do the letter combinations “HTML” and “CSS” send you running for the hills; but you still want to create beautiful blogs like the pros? Then this is the plugin for you!|
|12||advanced-custom-fields/||http://wordpress.org/plugins/advanced-custom-fields/||Fully customise WordPress edit screens with powerful fields. Boasting a professional interface and a powerfull API, it’s a must have for any web devAdvanced Custom Fields is the perfect solution for any wordpress website which needs more flexible data like other Content Management Systems.
|13||gravityforms.com/paid||http://www.gravityforms.com/||Quickly build and design your WordPress forms using the form editor. Select your fields, configure your options, and easily embed forms on your WordPress powered site using the built in tools.|
|14||Varnish||http://wordpress.org/plugins/wordpress-varnish/||This plugin purges your varnish cache when content is added or edited. This includes when a new post is added, a post is updated or when a comment is posted to your blog.To keep widgets like “Recent posts”, “Recent comments” and such up to date, you should consider using ESI and include them through a text widget for arbitrary text or HTML.|
|16||WP Retina 2x||http://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-retina-2x/||This plugin creates the image files required by the Retina (high-DPI) displays and it displays them to your visitors accordingly. Your website will look beautiful and sharp on every device. The retina images will be generated for you automatically, served, and you will be able to control everything from the Retina Dashboard.It supports 4 different methods to serve the images to your visitors:
Pick the one that works best with your hosting and environment. WordPress Multi-site are supported as well. WP Retina 2x also loves WPEngine and strongly recommend it for your hosting. It’s blazing fast and neat!
Languages: English, French.
|17||theme-my-login/||http://wordpress.org/plugins/theme-my-login/||This plugin themes the WordPress login, registration and forgot password pages according to your current theme. It creates a page to use in place of wp-login.php, using a page template from your theme. Also includes a widget for sidebar login.
|18||Contact Form 7||http://wordpress.org/plugins/contact-form-7/||Contact Form 7 can manage multiple contact forms, plus you can customize the form and the mail contents flexibly with simple markup. The form supports Ajax-powered submitting, CAPTCHA, Akismet spam filtering and so on.|
|19||Subscribe2||http://wordpress.org/plugins/subscribe2/||Subscribe2 provides a comprehensive subscription management and email notification system for WordPress blogs that sends email notifications to a list of subscribers when you publish new content to your blog.Email Notifications can be sent on a per-post basis or periodically in a Digest email. Additionally, certain categories can be excluded from inclusion in the notification and posts can be excluded on an individual basis by setting a custom field.The plugin also handles subscription requests allowing users to publicly subscribe (Public Subscribers) by submitting their email address in an easy to use form or to register with your blog (Registered Users) which enables greater flexibility over the email content for per-post notifications for the subscriber. Admins are given control over the presentation of the email notifications, can bulk manage subscriptions for users and manually send email notices to subscribers.The format of the email can also be customised for per-post notifications, Subscribe2 can generate emails for each of the following formats:
Google Analyticator Has the Following Features:
|21||wp-help/||http://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-help/||Site operators can create detailed, hierarchical documentation for the site’s authors, editors, and contributors, viewable in the WordPress admin. Powered by Custom Post Types, you get all the power of WordPress to create, edit, and arrange your documentation. Perfect for customized client sites. Never send another “here’s how to use your site” e-mail again!NEW: You can now pull in help documents from another WP Help install, and they will be automatically updated when the source documents change (even additions and deletions!). Perfect for WordPress multisite installs, or consultants with a large number of client installs.|
|22||Enable Media Replace||http://wordpress.org/plugins/enable-media-replace/||This plugin allows you to replace a file in your media library by uploading a new file in its place. No more deleting, renaming and re-uploading files!
A real timesaver
Don’t you find it tedious and complicated to have to first delete a file and then upload one with the exact same name every time you want to update an image or any uploaded file inside the WordPress media library?
Well, no longer!
Now you’ll be able to replace any uploaded file from the media “edit” view, where it should be. Media replacement can be done in one of two ways:
It’s simple to replace a file
This plugin is very powerful and a must-have for any larger sites built with WordPress.
|23||Admin Post Navigation||http://wordpress.org/plugins/admin-post-navigation/||This plugin adds “← Previous” and “Next →” links to the “Edit Post” admin page if a previous and next post are present, respectively. The link titles (visible when hovering over the links) reveal the title of the previous/next post. The links link to the “Edit Post” admin page for the previous/next posts so that you may edit them.By default, a previous/next post is determined by the next lower/higher valid post based on relative sequential post ID and which the user can edit. Other post criteria such as post type (draft, pending, etc), publish date, post author, category, etc, are not taken into consideration when determining the previous or next post. How posts are navigated, and post types and post statuses to restrict navigation can be customized via filters (see Filters section).NOTE: Be sure to save the post currently being edited before navigating away to the previous/next post.|
|24||Admin Menu Editor||http://wordpress.org/plugins/admin-menu-editor/||Admin Menu Editor lets you manually edit the Dashboard menu. You can reorder the menus, show/hide specific items, change access rights, and more.Features
The Pro version lets you set per-role menu permissions, hide a menu from everyone except a specific user, export your admin menu, drag items between menu levels, make menus open in a new window and more. Try live demo.
|25||Crop Thumbnails||http://wordpress.org/plugins/crop-thumbnails/||The plugin enhance functionality to crop your thumbnails individuell and simple. It add links on backend to enter all images you had attached to a post, page or custom-post. In the Crop-Editor you can choose one or more (if they have the same ratio) imagesizes and cut-off the part of the image you want.It is possible to filter the list of available image-sizes (in dependency to post-types) in the settings (Settings > Crop-Thumbnails).|
|26||Codepress Admin Columns||http://wordpress.org/plugins/codepress-admin-columns/||Completely customise the columns on the administration screens with a nice drag and drop interface.By default, WordPress only shows a few built-in columns. This plugin will give you many additional columns. You will have full control over all columns for pages, posts, posttypes, media, links, comments and users.Add or remove columns, change their label, change their width and reorder them.Super Discription|
|27||User Role Editor||http://wordpress.org/plugins/user-role-editor/||With User Role Editor WordPress plugin you can change user role (except Administrator) capabilities easy, with a few clicks. Just turn on check boxes of capabilities you wish to add to the selected role and click “Update” button to save your changes. That’s done. Add new roles and customize its capabilities according to your needs, from scratch of as a copy of other existing role. Unnecessary self-made role can be deleted if there are no users whom such role is assigned. Role assigned every new created user by default may be changed too. Capabilities could be assigned on per user basis. Multiple roles could be assigned to user simultaneously. You can add new capabilities and remove unnecessary capabilities which could be left from uninstalled plugins. Multi-site support is provided.To read more about ‘User Role Editor’ visit this page at shinephp.com Русская версия этой статьи доступна по адресу ru.shinephp.comDo you need more functionality with quality support in real time? Do you wish remove advertisements from User Role Editor pages? Buy Pro version. Pro version includes extra modules:
Pro version is advertisement free. Premium support is included. It is provided by User Role Editor plugin author Vladimir Garagulya. You will get an answer on your question not once a week or never, but in 24 hours.
|28||CMS Tree Page View||http://wordpress.org/plugins/cms-tree-page-view/changelog/||Adds a tree view of all pages & custom posts. Get a great overview + options to drag & drop to reorder & option to add multiple pages.|
This was built considering for everyone to be able to use no matter the WordPress experience, so it’s very easy:
|30||Disable Comments||http://wordpress.org/plugins/disable-comments/||Allows administrators to globally disable comments on their site. Comments can be disabled according to post type. Multisite friendly.This plugin allows administrators to globally disable comments on any post type (posts, pages, attachments, etc.) so that these settings cannot be overridden for individual posts. It also removes all comment-related fields from edit and quick-edit screens. On multisite installations, it can be used to disable comments on the entire network.Additionally, comment-related items can be removed from the Dashboard, Widgets, the Admin Menu and the Admin Bar.Important note: Use this plugin if you don’t want comments at all on your site (or on certain post types). Don’t use it if you want to selectively disable comments on individual posts – WordPress lets you do that anyway. If you don’t know how to disable comments on individual posts, there are instructions in the FAQ.|
|31||Posts 2 Posts||http://wordpress.org/plugins/posts-to-posts/||This plugin allows you to create many-to-many relationships between posts of any type: post, page, custom etc. A few example use cases:
Additionally, you can create many-to-many relationships between posts and users. So, you could also implement:
|33||WordPress SEO||http://wordpress.org/plugins/wordpress-seo/||WordPress out of the box is already technically quite a good platform for SEO, this was true when I wrote my original WordPress SEO article in 2008 (and updated every few months) and it’s still true today, but that doesn’t mean you can’t improve it further! This plugin is written from the ground up by Joost de Valk and his team at Yoast to improve your site’s SEO on allneeded aspects. While this WordPress SEO plugin goes the extra mile to take care of all the technical optimization, more on that below, it first and foremost helps you write better content. WordPress SEO forces you to choose a focus keyword when you’re writing your articles, and then makes sure you use that focus keyword everywhere.|
|34||Meta Box||http://wordpress.org/plugins/meta-box/||Meta Box plugin provides an API to easily implement custom meta boxes in editing pages (add new/edit post) in WordPress. It works with custom post types and supports various field types.Features
|36||SO Dashboard Feed Widget||http://wordpress.org/plugins/dashboard-feed-widget/||The SO Dashboard Feed Widget shows the latest Posts from a site of your choice in the top of the WordPress Dashboard.On websites I develop for clients I always add this widget to their WordPress Dashboard to keep them informed on general updates regarding their websites. I thought it would be a handy tool for other developers, so I turned my widget into a plugin.The default settings are:- the standard title of the widget box is “Recent Updates”- as I needed a default feed URL I used the feed of WP TIPS, one of my own websites- the default number of RSS items is 3 – yellow background color of the widget (#FFFF99)The plugin comes localized for use on sites other than the English language and/or on bi/multilingual websites. In the languages folder you will find the .po and .mo files. Feel free to send me translations in other languages, I will then add them to this folder and of course I will credit you here.Current translations:- Dutch (by myself)
I have decided to only support this plugin through Github. Therefore, if you have any questions, need help and/or want to make a feature request, please open an issue over at Github. You can also browse through open and closed issues to find what you are looking for and perhaps even help others.
|37||SO Responsive Content||http://wordpress.org/plugins/so-visibility-classes/||With the SO Responsive Content plugin you can easily adjust the length of your content for different devices by making use of visibility classes.For sites that have been built Responsive, this plugin will enable you to adjust your content too. On mobile devices like smart phones people are less likely to read very long pages of content and with the Responsive Content plugin you can easily adjust the text showing on these different devices.The SO Responsive Content plugin adds a Styles drop down menu to the first line of the TinyMCE Editor. Once you have selected a visibility class, the plugin shows that in 3 locations:
There are 15 visibility classes in the Styles menu on the Visual Editor:
|38||Backwpup||http://wordpress.org/plugins/backwpup/||Schedule complete automatic backups of your WordPress installation. Decide which content will be stored (Dropbox, S3…). This is the free versionThe backup plugin BackWPup Free can be used to save your complete installation including /wp-content/ and push them to an external Backup Service, like Dropbox, S3, FTP and many more, see list below. With a single backup .zip file you are able to easily restore an installation. Please understand: this free version will not be supported as good as theBackWPup Pro version.BackWPup Free is the number 1 backup-plugin for WordPress with nearly 1.000.000 downloads and in the top 20 of all WordPress Plugins (checked on rankwp.com)
|39||Gravity Perks||http://gravitywiz.com/gravity-perks/||Gravity Forms revolutionized WordPress forms. Now Gravity Perks is here to make an awesome plugin even more awesome. With a variety of single-purpose “perks”, you can pick and choose what enhancements make Gravity Forms more awesome for you.
What is a Perk?
Perks are small functionality enhancements for Gravity Forms. They’re small single-purpose plugins designed to be easy to use and integrate seamlessly with Gravity Forms.
|40||Limit Login||http://wordpress.org/plugins/limit-login-attempts/||Limit the number of login attempts possible both through normal login as well as using auth cookies.By default WordPress allows unlimited login attempts either through the login page or by sending special cookies. This allows passwords (or hashes) to be brute-force cracked with relative ease.Limit Login Attempts blocks an Internet address from making further attempts after a specified limit on retries is reached, making a brute-force attack difficult or impossible.Features
Translations: Bulgarian, Brazilian Portuguese, Catalan, Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Norwegian, Persian, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
Plugin uses standard actions and filters only.
|41||Widget Logic||http://wordpress.org/plugins/widget-logic/||This plugin gives every widget an extra control field called “Widget logic” that lets you control the pages that the widget will appear on. The text field lets you use WP’s Conditional Tags, or any general PHP code.PLEASE NOTE The widget logic you introduce is EVAL’d directly. Anyone who has access to edit widget appearance will have the right to add any code, including malicious and possibly destructive functions. There is an optional filter ‘widget_logic_eval_override’ which you can use to bypass the EVAL with your own code if needed. (See Other Notes).There is also an option to add a wordpress ‘widget_content’ filter — this lets you tweak any widget’s HTML to suit your theme without editing plugins and core code.|
|42||AddTony||http://wordpress.org/plugins/add-to-any/||The WordPress sharing plugin to help people share, bookmark, and email your posts and pages using any service, such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google, Reddit, Tumblr, StumbleUpon, LinkedIn, and well over 100 more sharing and social bookmarking sites.Share Buttons (demo)Social share icons let you optimize your blog posts & pages for specific social sites. Choose from over 100 individual services. Additional 3rd party buttons include the Facebook Like Button, Twitter Tweet Button, Pinterest Pin It Button, Google+ Share Button and Google +1 Button.This sharing plugin lets you customize the AddToAny universal Smart Menu, which places the services visitors use at the top of the menu based on each visitor’s usage. The Email tab makes it easy to share via Google Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, Outlook.com (Hotmail), AOL Mail, and any other web-based emailer or desktop program.
With years of active development, over 2.7 million downloads, and ongoing support from the community, this plugin still strives to be the best WordPress plugin for sharing. Thanks for your feedback!
|43||WP Optimize||http://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-optimize/||WP-Optimize is a WordPress 3.xx database cleanup and optimization tool. It doesn’t require PhpMyAdmin to optimize your database tables.It allows you to remove post revisions, comments in the spam queue, un-approved comments, items in trash within few clicks.Simple scheduler introduced (Still in very EXPERIMENTAL stage)All the potentially dangerous clean up options are MARKED RED.When you use this plugin for the first time or just updated to major version, make a backup of your database. This is a must for everyoneAre you interested to be a contributed developer of this plugin, use the contact form link below to contact me.You will be credited inside the plugin screen and the plugin listing at WordPress.|
|44||wp remote||http://wordpress.org/plugins/wpremote/||The WP Remote WordPress Plugin works with WP Remote to enable you to remotely manage all your WordPress sites.
You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for support.
|45||Advanced Custom Fields Repeater||http://wordpress.org/plugins/advanced-custom-field-repeater-collapser/||This plugin requires both the Advanced Custom Fields plugin (version 4.0+ only) ANDone or both of the Repeater Field or Flexible Content Field paid add-ons.Both add-ons make “ACF” much more powerful, but if you have more than few fields in either, it becomes unwieldy to sort. This plugin collapses each instance of the repeated fields—only for the “Row” layout with the Repeater Field—to allow for easy sorting.To help identify each repeater field group when collapsed, the first field of each repeated field group is shown. See the screenshots for an example.Contribute to this plugin on GitHub.This plugin began as a support forum thread on the ACF site.|
|46||Revision Control||http://wordpress.org/plugins/revision-control/||Revision Control is a plugin for WordPress which gives the user more control over the Revision functionality.The plugin allows the user to set a site-global setting (Settings -> Revisions) for pages/posts to enable/disable/limit the number of revisions which are saved for the page/post. The user may change this setting on a per-page/post basis from the Revisions Meta box.The plugin also allows the deletion of specific revisions via the Revisions post metabox.|
|47||Root Relative URLs||http://wordpress.org/plugins/root-relative-urls/||A WordPress plugin that converts all URL formats to root-relative URLs to enable seamless transitioning between staging/production host environments and debugging/testing from mobile devices, without the use of hackish tactics like textual find-replace strategies or risky hosts/NAT spoofing strategies.With Root Relative URLs you can browse your development site from http://localhost/ orhttp://127.0.0.1/ or from a named network resource like http://mycomputername/ without worrying about links redirecting you back to your site’s URL.This plugin also modifies the tinyMCE hooks so links and media embedded with built-in tools will only insert URLs from the first forward slash after the domain (i.e. the root of your site.) This means when you push content changes to a staging or production environment they are guaranteed to reference the correct target instead of accidentally referencing a production resource in development or, worse-yet, a development-exclusive resource in production.It supports path-based MU Installations, but does not support domain-based MU sites due to architectural deficiencies in the WordPress core.Version 1.5 fixes an infinite redirect problem that is a result of a core bug in WordPress. If you have problems with the <!–more–> tag or permalinks for custom post types, please read the FAQ or new Install Steps for support.Version 2.2 allows for adding certain URL’s or partial URL’s to a blacklist, meaning I won’t use root relative urls, but dynamic absolute URLs instead for displaying content. This will fix problems with 3rd party plugins, and can be configured on the General Settings page.|
Instead of copy and pasting lots of script tags into you wordpress theme files or managing a couple of plugins for diverse services you can now serve this all from a single source – the Tag Manager. Tags are comfortably managed in the Google user interface, no need to further touch you wordpress installation.
Registration for Tag Manager (https://www.google.com/tagmanager/) is two simple steps before you receive the Container ID which is the only information the plugin requires to work properly. From now on, you have a couple of advantages:
Besides management of tags you’ll notice better loading times of your website due to asynchonous loading of scripts.
|49||wp-members||http://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-members/||WP-Members™ is a plugin to make your WordPress® blog a membership driven site. Perfect for newsletters, premium content sites, and more! The plugin restricts selected WordPress® content to be viewable by registered site members. WP-Members™ puts the registration process inline with your content (and thus your branded theme) instead of the native WP login page. WP-Members™ works “out-of-the-box” with no modifications to your theme, but it is scalable for users that want to customize the look and feel, or want to restrict only some content. It is a great tool for sites offering premium content to subscribers, and is adaptable to a variety of applications.
|50||Daily specials||http://wordpress.org/plugins/jrwdev-daily-specials/||This plugin adds a custom post type Daily Specials to your site allowing you to easily feature daily specials from your store in either a widget or on a page or post via shortcode. It requires the advanced custom fields plugin (by Elliot Condon v3.0 or later) to operate correctly.|
|51||Captcha||http://wordpress.org/plugins/captcha/||The Captcha plugin allows you to implement a super security captcha form into web forms. It protects your website from spam by means of math logic, easily understood by human beings. You will not have to spend your precious time on annoying attempts to understand hard-to-read words, combinations of letters or pictures that make your eyes pop up. All you need is to do one of the three basic maths actions – add, subtract and multiply. This captcha can be used for login, registration, password recovery, comments forms. There is also a premium version of the plugin, allowing compatibility with BuddyPress (Registration form, Comments form, “Create a Group” form) and Contact Form 7|