How WordPress plugins are like Apps

WordPress Plugins

WordPressPlugins” act a bit like “Apps” on your smart phone. There are thousands available so there is usually one for every requirement.

Moving to the WordPress platform gives your website increased functionality. Many of these Plugins offer a free version with the premium version providing more features at a small yearly fee.

Here is a list of the top 50 most popular WordPress plugins in 2023, based on their active installs:

  • Akismet: Anti-spam plugin
  • Contact Form 7: Create and manage contact forms
  • Yoast SEO: Improve your website’s SEO
  • Jetpack: Security, performance, and marketing plugin
  • WooCommerce: Create an online store
  • Mailchimp for WordPress: Email marketing plugin
  • WordPress Popular Posts: Display your most popular posts
  • Easy Digital Downloads: Sell digital products
  • MonsterInsights: Google Analytics plugin
  • WPForms: Drag-and-drop form builder
  • All in One SEO: SEO plugin
  • W3 Total Cache: Performance optimization plugin
  • UpdraftPlus: Backup and restore plugin
  • WP Super Cache: Performance optimization plugin
  • WP Smush: Image optimization plugin
  • Redirection: URL redirection plugin
  • Rank Math: SEO plugin
  • Elementor: Page builder plugin
  • WP Mail SMTP: Email delivery plugin
  • Social Warfare: Social sharing plugin
  • WP-Optimize: Database cleanup plugin
  • WPML: Multilingual plugin
  • Gravity Forms: Form builder plugin
  • WP Rocket: Performance optimization plugin
  • Wordfence Security: Security plugin
  • Broken Link Checker: Broken link checker plugin
  • TablePress: Table creation plugin
  • Slider Revolution: Slider plugin
  • WooCommerce Product Table: Product table plugin
  • WP Bakery Page Builder: Page builder plugin
  • Easy FancyBox: Lightbox plugin
  • Really Simple SSL: HTTPS plugin
  • Coming Soon Page & Maintenance Mode: Coming soon and maintenance mode plugin
  • WP Live Chat Support: Live chat plugin
  • WP Super Admin: User role management plugin
  • Duplicate Post: Duplicate post plugin
  • Custom Post Type UI: Custom post type creation plugin
  • WP CodePrettify: Code syntax highlighting plugin
  • WP Custom Fields: Custom field creation plugin
  • WP-DBManager: Database management plugin
  • WP Google Maps: Google Maps plugin
  • WP-PostRatings: Post rating plugin
  • WP-PostViews: Post views plugin
  • WP-Social Sharing: Social sharing plugin
  • WP-Statistics: Statistics plugin
  • WP-Cron Control: Cron job management plugin
  • WP-DBBackup: Database backup plugin
  • WP-Optimize Clean: Database cleanup plugin
  • WP-SpamShield: Anti-spam plugin
  • WP-Translation: Translation plugin

Please note that this list is subject to change, as plugins are constantly being updated and new ones are being released.

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