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40 of the Most Popular WordPress Plugins

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Delivered at a local WordPress Meetup, this talk covers 40 of the most popular free WordPress Plugins listed on the WordPress.org Plugin Directory.

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40 of the Most Popular WordPress Plugins

  1. 1. 40+   Insanely   Popular   WordPress   Plugins   Chris  Burgess   chrisburgess.com.au   @chrisburgess  
  2. 2. https://wordpress.org/plugins/  
  3. 3. Before  We  Start…  
  4. 4. Keeping  it  lean…  
  5. 5. Selecting  good  plugins,  look  out  for…  
  6. 6. Maintenance  +  Backups  
  7. 7. Maintenance  –  100,000+  downloads   https://wordpress.org/plugins/maintenance/  
  8. 8. WP  Optimize  –  400,000+  downloads   https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-­‐optimize/  
  9. 9. WP  DB  Manager  –  100,000+  downloads   https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-­‐dbmanager/  
  10. 10. Updraft  Plus  –  500,000+  downloads   https://wordpress.org/plugins/updraftplus/  
  11. 11. BackWPup  –  400,000+  downloads   https://wordpress.org/plugins/backwpup/  
  12. 12. Backup  to  Dropbox  –  100,000+  downloads   https://wordpress.org/plugins/wordpress-­‐backup-­‐to-­‐dropbox/  
  13. 13. Security  
  14. 14. Wordfence  –  1  million+  downloads   https://wordpress.org/plugins/wordfence/  
  15. 15. iThemes  Security  (formerly  Better  WP  Security)   –  600,000+  downloads   https://wordpress.org/plugins/better-­‐wp-­‐security/  
  16. 16. Limit  Login  Attempts  –  1  million+  downloads   https://wordpress.org/plugins/limit-­‐login-­‐attempts/  
  17. 17. Spam  
  18. 18. Akismet  –  1  million+  downloads   https://wordpress.org/plugins/akismet/  
  19. 19. Really  Simple  CAPTCHA  –  1  million+  downloads   https://wordpress.org/plugins/really-­‐simple-­‐captcha/  
  20. 20. Debug/Troubleshooting  
  21. 21. WordPress  Debug  Bar  –  30,000+  downloads   https://wordpress.org/plugins/debug-­‐bar/  
  22. 22. P3  –  100,000+  downloads     https://wordpress.org/plugins/p3-­‐profiler/  
  23. 23. Performance  
  24. 24. W3  Total  Cache  –  1  million+  downloads   https://wordpress.org/plugins/w3-­‐total-­‐cache/  
  25. 25. WP  Super  Cache  –  1  million+  downloads   https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-­‐super-­‐cache/  
  26. 26. Ecommerce  
  27. 27. WooCommerce  –  1  million+  downloads   https://wordpress.org/plugins/woocommerce/  
  28. 28. Membership  
  29. 29. Members  –  100,000+  downloads   https://wordpress.org/plugins/members/  
  30. 30. Search  
  31. 31. Yoast  SEO  –  1  million+  downloads   https://wordpress.org/plugins/wordpress-­‐seo/  
  32. 32. All  in  One  SEO  –  1  million+  downloads   https://wordpress.org/plugins/all-­‐in-­‐one-­‐seo-­‐pack/  
  33. 33. Google  XML  Sitemaps  –  1  million+  downloads   https://wordpress.org/plugins/google-­‐sitemap-­‐generator/  
  34. 34. Google  Analytics  by  Yoast  –  1  million+  downloads   https://wordpress.org/plugins/google-­‐analytics-­‐for-­‐wordpress/  
  35. 35. Redirection  –  400,000+  downloads   https://wordpress.org/plugins/redirection/  
  36. 36. Social  
  37. 37. Simple  Social  Icons  –  100,000+  downloads   https://wordpress.org/plugins/simple-­‐social-­‐icons/  
  38. 38. Events  Calendar  –  200,000+  downloads   https://wordpress.org/plugins/the-­‐events-­‐calendar/  
  39. 39. Content  
  40. 40. WordPress  Importer  –  1  million+  downloads   https://wordpress.org/plugins/wordpress-­‐importer/  
  41. 41. Community  
  42. 42. BuddyPress  –  100,000+  downloads   https://wordpress.org/plugins/buddypress/  
  43. 43. bbPress  –  200,000+  downloads   https://wordpress.org/plugins/bbpress/  
  44. 44. Widget  
  45. 45. Widget  Logic  –  300,000+  downloads   https://wordpress.org/plugins/widget-­‐logic/  
  46. 46. Image  Widget  –  400,000+  downloads   https://wordpress.org/plugins/image-­‐widget/  
  47. 47. Sidebars  
  48. 48. Custom  Sidebars  –  100,000+  downloads   https://wordpress.org/plugins/custom-­‐sidebars  
  49. 49. UX/Design  
  50. 50. Regenerate  Thumbnails  –  1  million+  downloads   https://wordpress.org/plugins/regenerate-­‐thumbnails  
  51. 51. Tiny  MCE  Advanced  –  1  million+  downloads   https://wordpress.org/plugins/tinymce-­‐advanced/  
  52. 52. Easy  Google  Fonts  –  100,000+  downloads   https://wordpress.org/plugins/easy-­‐google-­‐fonts/  
  53. 53. Commenting  
  54. 54. Disqus  –  200,000+  downloads   https://wordpress.org/plugins/disqus-­‐comment-­‐system/  
  55. 55. Contact/Data  Capture  
  56. 56. Contact  Form  7  –  1  million+  downloads   https://wordpress.org/plugins/contact-­‐form-­‐7/  
  57. 57. Contact  Form  DB  –  300,000+  downloads   https://wordpress.org/plugins/contact-­‐form-­‐7-­‐to-­‐database-­‐extension/  
  58. 58. Imagery/Galleries  
  59. 59. Next  Gen  –  1  million+  downloads   https://wordpress.org/plugins/nextgen-­‐gallery/  
  60. 60. Meta  Slider  –  500,000+  downloads   https://wordpress.org/plugins/ml-­‐slider/  
  61. 61. EWWW  Image  Optimizer  –  200,000+  downloads   https://wordpress.org/plugins/ewww-­‐image-­‐optimizer/  
  62. 62. Responsive  Lightbox  –  100,000+  downloads   https://wordpress.org/plugins/responsive-­‐lightbox/  
  63. 63. Email  
  64. 64. MailChimp  for  WordPress  –  300,000+  downloads   https://wordpress.org/plugins/mailchimp-­‐for-­‐wp/  
  65. 65. Others  
  66. 66. JetPack  –  1  million+  downloads   https://wordpress.org/plugins/jetpack/  
  67. 67. Advanced  Custom  Fields  –  1  million+  downloads   https://wordpress.org/plugins/advanced-­‐custom-­‐fields/  
  68. 68. Thanks!!   Chris  Burgess   chrisburgess.com.au   @chrisburgess  

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