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Top 10 Rockin’ WordPress Plugins

WordPress Plugins

WordPress Plugins are great! They add extended features to your WordPress site and make life easier. If you’re like me, you love finding a new plugin that makes a big difference for your website/blog and the users experience. After all, we are always looking for ways to improve and secure our WordPress site.

Below are the top 10 WordPress plugins I recommend for your site. Some of the plugins below are free and the premium plugins are well worth the cost. One thing to keep in mind about plugins is most of them have both a standard and premium version. When you find a free plugin that you just can’t live without, support that developer or company either by donations or purchasing the premium version.

Although I use a few free plugins for the sites I manage, most of the WordPress plugins I have installed are premium plugins, 90% of them are from one website, Canyon Code which is part of the Envato Marketplace. I use their services for several reasons. They have strict development standards on all the digital products they sell.


 Ok, lets get rockin’ some  WordPress plugins.


 

On average, 30,000 new websites are hacked each day. with that said security needs to be your top priority. Nothing is worse then waking up in the morning and checking your site only to find it has been hacked by some douche bag. This can easily be solved by adding a few WordPress plugins to your WordPress site.


WordFence WordPress Plugin
1. Wordfence Security is a free enterprise class security and performance plugin that makes your site up to 50 times faster and more secure. I use this on every WordPress site is own and build. I use this plugin along with number 2 “iTheme Security. The two programs work well together as long as you do not run the same function from both plugins.

* Free and Premium WordPress Plugins


iTheme_Security WordPress Plugin

2. iThemes Security The easiest, most effective way to secure WordPress in seconds. iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security) gives you over 30+ ways to secure and protect your WordPress site.

*Free and Premium WordPress Plugins


Hide my WordPress Plugin

3. Hide My WP – No one can know you use WordPress!
We all love WordPress, but in most cases we prefer to hide the fact that we are using a blogging platform for our entire business. From other side every day a couple of new security bugs found in plugins, themes and WordPress itself. Are we safe? Can all plugin authors be notified timely about bugs? Are all of them responsible for security problems they generated? or can we update our plugins everyday?

Hide My WP created to help us. It not only boosts our security but it also allows us to have more beautiful URLs and permalinks!

Hide My WP control access to PHP files. It protects your site from almost  90% of SQL-Injection and XSS attacks caused by direct access to PHP files. This means you can install unsafe plugins without worry about security.

*Premium WordPress Plugins


MailPoet WordPress Plugin

4. MailPoet One of the best newsletter programs for WordPress. If your subscribers list is less than 2000 subscribers then you can you the program for free. More than 2000 subscribers will only cost $99 a year. I personally run this on two different website each with a subscriber base of 25,000+ and I run it off my own server sending via PHP.

*Free and Premium WordPress Plugins


All in one SEO wordpress plugin

5. All In One SEO Pack – is a WordPress SEO plugin to automatically optimize your WordPress blog for Search Engines such as Google.

  • XML Sitemap support – submit your sitemap to Google and Bing and improve your SEO
  • Google Analytics support
  • Support for SEO on Custom Post Types
  • Advanced Canonical URLs
  • Fine tune Page Navigational Links
  • Built-in API so other plugins/themes can access and extend functionality
  • ONLY plugin to provide SEO Integration for WP e-Commerce sites
  • Nonce Security built into All in One SEO Pack
  • Support for CMS-style WordPress installations
  • Automatically optimizes your titles for Google and other search engines
  • Generates META tags automatically

*Free and Premium WordPress Plugins


Visual Composer: Page Builder for WordPress

6. Visual Composer – Visual Composer is an easy to use page builder plugin that allows your to build beautiful pages all by dragging and dropping modules to your desired page location. The plugin also includes content “blocks” (the equivalent of shortcodes) for everything from Google maps and social icons to accordions and tabs. This is a great plugin built on the jQuery UI framework and Twitter Bootstrap, so you know it has a strong code core.

*Premium WordPress Plugins


Form Generator - WordPress Form Builder

7. Form Generator – WordPress Form Builder -Create Beautiful Forms In Seconds With The Most Powerful WordPress Form Builder Plugin

  • Create Unlimited Contact Forms, Online Surveys, Booking Forms Or Event Registrations In WordPress
  • Get More Contacts And More Leads With Forms Matching Your WordPress Theme Instantly
  • Work Less With No Coding And Zero Programming Involved, It’s Super Fast And Easy To Use
  • Have Complete Control On Your Forms Design Without Coding Any HTML Or CSS
  • Know Exactly Who Is Contacting You With Our Social Networks Integration

*Premium WordPress Plugins


oneall social login

8. Social Login – Allow your visitors to comment, login and register with 20+ social networks like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Hyves, Вконтакте, Google or Yahoo.
Increase your registration rate to as high as 90%! (Source: Google Internet Identity Research) by creating a hybrid signup process.

*Free and Premium WordPress Plugins


Next Scripts: Social Networks Auto Poster WordPress Plugin

9. Next Scripts: Social Networks Auto Poster – Social Networks Auto Poster (SNAP) is a WordPress plugin that give you an ability to automatically re-post your posts or announcements of your posts to most popular Social Networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Blogger/Blogspot.

You can save your time and reach all your friends and followers using SNAP. Just write the post and plugin will do the rest. Once you click “Publish” button your post or anounsement of your post will go to all your configured Social Networks accounts.

*Free and Premium WordPress Plugins


Ninja Popups for WordPress

10. Ninja Popups for WordPress – combines a professionally designed popups to convert visitors on your site/blog into taking an action whether its subscribing into your newsletter, offering a discount/coupon for leaving customers, or locking content until they share you will increase your subscriber count and social signal of your site/blog.

*Premium WordPress Plugins

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