50+ of the Best WordPress Plugins
WordPress is on the best things you can get for free. What you make of it is totally up to you; you can use it to satisfy that little blogger inside of you or you could say hello to the world in an emphatic fashion. Choosing the right plugins is really the gist of it and to help you in doing that, we present to you a list of the best plugins for this amazing engine.
No 1. WordPress Email Newsletter Plugin
Designed especially for WordPress 3, this is an advanced bulk emailer that is rife with a variety of features. It allows you to pick which groups of WordPress members to send bulk email to, to place a limit on the number of emails it will send per day, per hour or per month in addition to numerous other features.
No 2. Magic Members
This plugin allows you to create a closed site that’s only available to paying members and is as such easy to use for your premium users. Magic Members gives your users the freedom to pay through a variety of methods including PayPal Standard, PayPal Pro, 2CheckOut, CCBill, Authorize.net and ClickBank apart from a host of other useful features.
No 3. WPSubscribers
Use this plugin if you are serious about list building and adding a large group of followers to your website. It gives your visitors multiple chances to connect with you increasing the chances of getting an opt-in.
No 4. Gravity Forms
No 5. AJAX Contact Forms
This is a jQuery based AJAX powered HTML / PHP contact form with Twitter Direct Messaging that is easy to integrate into any existing WordPress page on your website and comes with improved Anti Spam ‘Captcha’, are you human? verification.
No 6. WP Robot
This WP plugin allows the administrator to automatically add content and posts to his WordPress blog. This is an autoblogging plugin for WordPress blogs allowing you to turn your blog on complete auto-pilot and drip-feed it with fresh content in regular intervals you specify.
No 7. LayerSlider
Allowing you to create as many layers and sub-layers as you want, this plugin gives you the power to use unlimited images with links. The plugin is very user-friendly; you can add global settings or local (per slide) settings to each layer or sub-layer among other customizations.
No 8. Touch Carousel
No 9. Slider Evolution for WordPress
No 10. Slider PRO
This is one of the best slider plugins available for WP. In addition to offering more than 10 skins, it offers you customization options in the range of 100+. It features inline HTML content, more than 7 scrollbar skins, use of thumbnails as tooltips and the possibility to set global slider options among other offerings.
No 11. Sugar Slider
Making sliders has never been easier when you use this plugin; Sugar Slider is one of the most advanced and powerful WordPress slider manager that offers almost unlimited customization options for every users’ need.
No 12. RoyalSlider
This is a cross-device jQuery content slider with touch-based navigation and a fluid layout. The latest version of this plugin also offers support for videos now. It features hardware-accelerated CSS3 transitions for supported touch devices and move or fade transition for slides among other options.
No 13. DDSlider
No 14. Video Gallery WordPress Plugin
No 15. Video Player WordPress Plugin
Allowing you to customize the player look & feel, playlist and CSS file, this plugin plays any type of file that the flash player supports. Easily integrate-able, this plugin gives you the freedom to set any height, width or size to the video.
No 16. VidEmbed
No 17. UberMenu
This is a user-friendly, highly customizable mega drop down menu that works out of the box with WordPress 3. This may look easy to use, but believe me when I say it is one of the most powerful menu management plugins available for WP.
No 18. WP Sticky Menu Plugin
Coming with 8 different styling options, the WP Sticky Menu Plugin allows you to select each style through the Sticky Menu Option panel. It also features the selection of the animation effect for the sliding out and in of the menu.
No 19. Sticklr WP
No 20. Menu Management Enhancer for WordPress
No 21. Admin Menu Tree Page View
This plugin adds all your pages to the admin menu making all your pages always available within just one click, no matter where you are in the admin area. You can also quickly find your pages by using the search box.
No 22. CMS Tree Page View
This plugin adds a CMS-like tree overview of all your pages and custom posts to WordPress and within this tree you can edit pages, view pages, add pages, search pages, and drag and drop pages to rearrange the order.
No 23. Dynamic Step Process Panels
You can generate dynamic AJAX content in tabbed form through this plugin. It has 16 predefined coloristic versions, admin panel, next and previous buttons, customizable beforeLoad, onLoad, onOpen, afterOpen, onHoverIn, onHoverOut, onOpenPopup, onClosePopup events and many other features.
No 24. WordPress Events Calendar
No 25. attentionGrabber: WordPress Notification Bar
This plugin will put a simple, fully customizable banner on your site to grab the attention of your visitors. Allowing you to add a notification bar in your website or blog, this plugin is a sure way of increasing followers to your Twitter page and likers on Facebook.
No 26. WordPress Message Bar
No 27. uBillboard
Featuring Multiple Billboards Support, Video Support, Slide Thumbnails, Configurable controls, Autoplay and Random Slide order among a heap of other features, this is one of the best jQuery based slider with a multitude of transitions and options for WordPress.
No 28. uPricing
No 29. CSS3 Web Pricing Tables Grids
Coming with 2 table styles and 20 predefined color versions including hover states, this plugin allows you the liberty of unlimited number of tables on you blog with an intuitive administration panel.
No 30. Facebook Likebox Slider for WordPress
This easy to install social slider plugin features live preview with Google+ and Twitter support apart from the obvious FB support. Use this if you are looking to increase your social media popularity.
No 31. FB Page Integrator
No 32. Facebook Like to Download for WordPress
No 33. WordPress Like Locker
If you want social media popularity real bad or perhaps if you have some premium content which you want to spread around, then this plugin will do for you. It locks your posts so that they can’t be viewed before being ‘liked’. It is able to remember people that already liked, through their IP address.
No 34. Facebook Walleria
This plugin uses the Facebook Graph to pull information about Albums, Photos, Feed, Comments, Events and presents the information on your website. Facebook Walleria enables you to update your albums, events and feed on Facebook with the changes appearing in real-time on your website.
No 35. Facebook Quiz Application
No 36. Facebook AWD All in one
This plugin will add like button, like box, activity box, FB Comments, Open Graph and FB connect to your site. It also allows you to publish your content to all your FB pages and on your personnel wall on Facebook.
No 37. SocialBox
This WP plugin adds a sleek social widget to your WordPress site displaying the current numbers of Facebook likes, Twitter followers and YouTube Channel and Feedburner Feed subscriptions. It supports all major browsers.
No 38. Post Type Column Editor
This plugin allows you to easily modify and manage the table columns for your post types giving you the option to display post type entry titles, categories, tags, excerpts, authors, custom meta fields, thumbnails, and custom taxonomies.
No 39. 960 Grid System Shortcode
If you have a 960 grid system installed in your WP theme, this plugin features “No more typo-error and no need to remember one_fourth, two_third_first or first_for_the_last.” It features support for 12, 16 and 24 grid system along with support for additional class for prefix, suffix, alpha, omega, pull and push.
No 40. Styles with Shortcodes for WordPress
No 41. Custom WordPress Widget Areas
This plugin allows you to create an unlimited number of Sidebars (Custom Widget Areas) and easily configure them by adding widgets in already familiar WordPress interface. With a host of features such as 7 different styles for widgets in content area, set default sidebars for front page, home page, category pages, archive pages and much more, this is easily on the best WP plugins available.
No 42. Advanced Categories WordPress Widget
No 43. Tabs Widget for WordPress
This plugin allows you to create a new WordPress widget to display a tabbed panel with different content types on your site. You can choose to display recent posts or popular posts to your latest tweets from your Twitter homepage. It gives you unlimited number of tabs with tab rotation so no content is left hidden.
No 44. Security Ninja
This plugin can perform more than 26 security tests including brute-force attacks to check your site for security vulnerabilities and holes. It then allows you to take preventive measures against attacks and help secure your precious site against all intrusions and exploits. One of the best!
No 45. Vaultpress
No 46. Special Recent Posts PRO
This WP plugin displays your recent posts with thumbnails with more than 60 customization options. It allows you to use auto-generated PHP code/shortcodes to insert the widget in any part of your theme.
No 47. Visual Composer
Built on top of the Twitter Bootstrap and jQuery UI framework, this plugin allows you to create complex layouts within minutes for you blog. Some of its content blocks are Text block, Twitter widget, Separator (Divider), Separator (Divider) with text, Message box, Facebook like, Google+ button and Pinterest button.
No 48. TotalFeedback
This plugin allows you to create unlimited polls that appear in small unobtrusive popup in the timing of your choosing for your viewers to give you feedback. After all, the only real feedback is from your users which will allow you the best tune your website.
No 49. Subscribers Magnet
This WP plugin helps you grow your email based newsletter subscription and earn more revenue from your website by allowing you to easily integrate email list sign-up forms in almost any part of your website.
No 50. DirectoryPress
This out-of-the-box ready plugin turns your plain WP install into a revenue generating professional online directory website. It features several different template themes that vary in color and layout which can be customized to fit nearly any need.
No 51. WP Review Plugin
If you want a review-site than this plugin is for you; it turns WordPress in to a one-click review site with star ratings, editor ratings, custom fields and automatic embedding. It comes with 3 themes and is a great way of starting a reviews website.
No 52. WordPress Shopping Cart Plugin
This plugin allows you to sell both digital and physical goods online plus any other services. Using this plugin you can easily find ways to monetize your WP blog whether it’s through selling digital products like eBooks, selling online services, or selling any tangible goods.