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The Best Wordpress Plugins - A Definitive Guide

A list of the best Word Press Plugins. Add your favorites and vote for the ones you like the most.

Newsletter Subscription for Wordpress (by FreshMail)

Easily add sign-up forms and sign-up checkboxes to WordPress website. Define form layouts by choosing predefined styles or creating your own style based on teens of options. Include custom-made sign-up forms in popups and define when it will be displayed. Get reports on the sources of registration.

ACF { Advanced Custom Fields Plugin for WordPress

Fully customise edit screens with powerful fields: Wysiwyg, text, image, file, repeater, select, checkbox, page link, post object, date picker, color picker and more

WordPress › Limit Login Attempts " WordPress Plugins

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.

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Pikiz

Pikiz

The Pikiz WordPress plugin allows you to create and customize images before inserting them in your blog post. The plugin is free and once installed, you have access to all Pikiz editor features. You can add text to images, upload your own stickers or logos, customize and automatically set your blog post featured image.
Moreover, if you have no idea of what kind of images to use,the Pikiz plugin offers you a comprehensive collection of photographs, just pick one.

WordPress › Jetpack by WordPress.com " WordPress Plugins

Jetpack is a WordPress plugin that supercharges your self-hosted WordPress site with the awesome cloud power of WordPress.com. For more information, check out Jetpack.me. Features include: Simple, concise stats with no additional load on your server. Previously provided by WordPress.com Stats. Email subscriptions for your blog's posts and your post's comments.

WordPress › Comments Evolved for WordPress " WordPress Plugins

Comments Evolved ( formerly Google+ Comments for WordPress ) makes the comment section tabbed seamlessly adding tabs for G+ Comments, Facebook, Disqus, WordPress Comments, and Trackbacks If a user is required to create an account with your site before they can comment, you might as well ask them to fetch you a soda from mars.

Most Shared Posts - Social Shares Wordpress Plugin

The Most Shared Posts plugin for WordPress allows you to display, as a widget, which of your blog posts have the most social shares and are proving to be your most popular content.

WordPress › EWWW Image Optimizer " WordPress Plugins

The EWWW Image Optimizer is a WordPress plugin that will automatically and losslessly optimize your images as you upload them to your blog. It can also optimize the images that you have already uploaded in the past. It is also now possible to convert your images automatically to the file format that will produce the smallest image (make sure you read the WARNINGS).

WordPress contact form plugin | 123ContactForm

An easy way to put a nice and free contact form on your WordPress blog.


AdSense Plugins

is a premium plugin for WordPress. It gives you a very easy way to insert Google AdSense code into your existing and future blog posts. You can easily add a widget to display ads in your sidebar, and another to show a Google Search box.

Social Author Bio

During the week I'm a Security Engineer at Staples. In my spare time I author and support the development of several WordPress plugins. Social Author Bio WordPress Plugin adds an author bio box with the author's avatar with built-in and custom social icons on pages/posts.

WordPress Forms - Gravity Forms Contact Form Builder and Lead Data Management Plugin For WordPress

Over a Half Million WordPress Sites Are Already Using Gravity Forms. Is Yours? Gravity Forms is hands down the best contact form plugin for WordPress. Oh yeah, we said it!Don't just take our word for it, listen to what Gravity Forms users are saying. Packed With Features..

BackupBuddy

Back up, restore and move WordPress. Backup Back up your entire WordPress installation. Widgets, themes, plugins, files and SQL database - the entire package! Just like your laptop or desktop computer, you should be doing regular backups of your website.

How the WP built-in search could compromise private content

A lot has been talked about how the "out of the box" Wordpress search functionalities are... well, not the best. Most wordpress developers know it and that´s why we tend to avoid it installing alternative search plugins. Other developers, as they do not need search functionality , simply do not put the search box or icon anywhere, but...

3 Page Builders for WordPress Websites

Page builders speed up the website building process. With frontend editing plugins anybody can build a WordPress website, no coding skills required.