One of the reasons that I fell in love with WordPress over a decade ago is the thousands of plugins available. It doesn’t matter what you want to accomplish with your website or blog, there is probably a WordPress plugin that will allow you to do it.

This list will provide you with 15 of the best WordPress plugins available today. Only the 15 best WordPress plugins have made it while anything less than amazing has been kicked to the street.

I have personally used and tested each of these WordPress plugins, and I personally recommend each of them to you.

W3 Total Cache

This is one of the best WordPress plugins for two reasons.  First, it makes your pages load way faster.  Second, since it stores static versions of your site, it requires much less CPU processing than using WordPress all by itself. This WordPress plugin is number one on the list for a reason.

Yoast SEO

This is by far the leader of all SEO plugins for WordPress. It provides an incredibly in-depth analysis of each post as you are writing it directly on the post editor page. It provides tips, shows keyword stats, and much more. Yoast SEO is a king among plugins.

Gravity Forms

This is without question the best WordPress plugin for forms. There is no competition. This plugin comes with a very simple drag-and-drop interface that allows you create gorgeous forms in minutes. It is the all-in-one form plugin for WordPress.

WordFence Security

With hackers worldwide reaking havoc across the web, having a solid, best-in-class security plugin is a must have. WordFence provides a rock solid firewall to keep the bad guys out. It also scans all of your files for malware at periodic intervals ensuring that you and your site stay safe.

Really Simple SSL

This plugin makes the transition from HTTP to HTTPS seemless. It automatically ensures that all links and resources across your site are requested via the secure HTTPS version. There is virtually nothing to even configure. Just install it and suddenly your SSL just works.

Group Discussion

WordPress plugins are amazing little creations. In a matter of just seconds you can bring new realms of possibilities to your website.

Which do you consider to be the best WordPress plugins that you use on your site and how many plugins do you use at your site?  Do you use any of these plugins?  Do you have any other WordPress plugins that you would highly recommend to the group here?

Nicholas Cardot

About Nicholas Cardot

It's my personal quest to enable every person that I can to unlock that dormant potential concerning their online influence. Also, I'm a geek.


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