Hello, friends in this post I am going to share the best WordPress plugins list which every blog must-have. In this post, I am going to list both free and paid plugins.
WordPress plugins are very useful since they help us to do many things with our WordPress blog and increase its functionality.
In the WordPress repository, there are many plugins that are available to download or you can simply install them from your WordPress dashboard.
No matter what you want to do with your WordPress blog you just have to search for it in the WordPress repository and you will find it.
So friends without wasting any time let’s start this list and guys I would request you to go through all these plugins because I am listing only those plugins which are really useful and do many difficult tasks.
12 Must-Have Best WordPress Plugins List For Every Blog
Imagify is a very useful plugin that is used to compress your images. You can select the type of compression you want from the settings.
Imagify is free but they have a limitation on how much images you can compress in a month. They also have a premium version which you can check if you want.
I personally use the Imagify plugin on this blog because I really love it. Free accounts have 25MB per month after that you cannot compress your images.
In this case, you can either upgrade your account or you will have to wait for the next month to get new 25MB data.
- Free account available
- Automatically compress images while uploading
- Different options to compress your images
- You can compress the images of your whole blog with just one click
2. Updraft Plus
Updraft Plus is the most important plugin on this list. Updraft plus plugin is used to take a backup of your whole blog and you can store either on 3rd party storage like google drive or dropbox.
You can also download these backup files to your local drive. Just imagine your blog is getting a good amount of traffic from google and other search engines.
But suddenly you messed up your blog or your site got hacked in this case if you don’t have the backup then your whole hard work will be gone forever.
Updraft plus comes with a free and paid version. In this blog, I use the Free version as it does the job quite well but in the paid version you will get many more features
- Free account available
- Backup whole blog with just one click
- Restore your blog from WordPress dashboard with 1 click
- You can store your backup files on 3rd party sites like google drive, dropbox, etc
- You can download all the backup files to your local computer
3. Ad Inserter
If you using Google Adsense on your blog then you must use this plugin because it is really a good plugin to put ads on your blog.
I personally use this plugin on my other blogs. This is really a very powerful and complete Ad management plugin to place advertisements in places as you wish.
Ad inserter comes with a free and premium version. What makes this plugin so special is that you can literally place the ads where ever you like.
- Free and paid versions available
- Place ads anywhere in your blog or website
- If you are using google Adsense then this is the best plugin
- Enable or disable ads on specific blog posts or pages
4. Yoast SEO Plugin
Yoast SEO plugin is the best plugin for any blog. It is free to use on your blog. They have both free and premium versions but the free one will be sufficient since it does all the job which is required for your blog to become SEO-friendly.
Yoast SEO plugin is the number 1 SEO plugin right now on the internet. This plugin has many features and if you are a beginner then you must definitely use this plugin on your blog.
- Free and premium versions available
- Generate sitemap automatically
- Basic and Advanced SEO settings
- Google search console integration
- Special Tools which will save you lot’s of time
5. Advanced Editor Tools (previously TinyMCE Advanced)
This is another great plugin that provides more tools while writing blog posts. But now due to Gutenberg, its demand has gone down a little bit.
But now also there are many bloggers who prefer to use Classic Editor which is the old editor of WordPress. So if you are using an old editor then this plugin is a must-have for your blog.
- Adds more features and tools to the old classic editor
- It also enhances the Gutenberg block editor
- Free to use
- Very lightweight plugin
6.Flexible SSL for Cloudflare
Are you using Cloudflare for SSL then you might have encountered the “too many redirects loop” error. New blogger don’t know how to sort this problem
When you install Cloudflare SSL on your blog then you will have to install flexible SSL for Cloudflare plugin and this stops this too many redirect loops.
I am using Cloudflare SSL for this blog and I got this error in the beginning so I came across this plugin and this sorted my problem of too many redirect loops.
- Very lightweight plugin
- You just have to install it and it does it job automatically
- This is the only plugin which solves this too many redirect loops error
- It is a free plugin
7. Header Footer Code Manager (HCFM)
This is another very useful plugin that is used to insert code snippets in the header or footer. Now you will say that we can also put the code in the source code of the page.
Yes, you can do that but what if you update your theme or template then this will remove the code from your source code.
With the help of HFCM, you can put the codes in the header or footer of your entire website and this saves us lots of time. Now even if you update your themes then this code will not get affected.
- Free to use
- Put codes in the header and footer of your entire site
- Works perfectly on any theme
8. Rank Math SEO
This is another very popular SEO plugin in the WordPress repository. In this blog, I use the Yoast SEO plugin but in my blogs, I use Rank Math SEO plugin.
It is a very good plugin which offers many features. Now you will think which plugin we should choose then my suggestion to you is to choose any of them as they do their work perfectly.
- Free Plugin
- 404 monitor
- Open external links in the new tab
- Supports Rich snippets
9. WP Total Cache
This plugin is very important especially if you want your site to load faster and get a higher ranking in google search results.
With this plugin, you can cache your site pages so that for your other visitors the cached version will be served and this will help you to save bandwidth and reduce the load on your hosting server.
There are other cache plugins in the WordPress repository like WP Super Cache, Fastest Cache, etc. You can use any of these plugins.
I personally use WP Rocket on this blog which is a superb plugin but the free plugin which I mentioned does the job perfectly.
- Page Caching
- Object Caching
- Database Caching
- Free to use
WP optimize is a must-have plugin for any blogger because this plugin helps in cleaning the database of your blog and remove clutters from your site.
It is a free plugin and I would highly recommend you to install this plugin as this will help to reduce the size of your site especially in the long run your site will store many pieces of information in the database which you might not require.
Then with the help of this plugin, you can keep your site clean and thus optimize your database.
- Free plugin
- Remove Revisions
- Compress Images
- Optimize Database Tables
11. Contact Form 7
With the help of this plugin, you can create contact forms very easily. For any blog or website, contact forms are very important though which your readers can send their queries.
If you don’t know how to create a contact form manually then this plugin will help you and with just a few clicks you can integrate 100% working contact forms on your blog.
- Create Unlimited contact forms
- Number 1 plugin for creating contact form in the WordPress repository
- Use a shortcode to display a contact form on your blog
12. Classic Editor
If you are a WordPress user then you must be knowing that Gutenberg has replaced the classic editor. Well, this is great but there are many bloggers who don’t like to work in Gutenberg.
I personally feel that the classic editor is the best because it simplifies the writing experience. I also personally use Classic editor to write my blog post.
Thankfully there is a classic editor plugin which enables us to write a blog post in the previous classic editor.
But WordPress has officially declared that the support for the classic editor plugin will be closed maybe by the next year. So the choice is up to you and I think that we must put a habit to use Gutenberg. In the beginning, it will not feel good but eventually, you will get familiar with Gutenberg.
Free to use
Restores the Default Gutenberg to Classic Editor
A simple interface as compared to Gutenberg
So, friends, these are the best WordPress plugin list, I really hope that you loved all these plugins, and if you did then please share on other social media sites.
If you have any doubts about these plugins then please share your thoughts in the comment section below. Also, you can share other plugins that are useful and are not on this list. Thank you.