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10-best-wordpress-plugins
WordPress is a free, open source blogging tool and content management system. Using WordPress is one of the easiest & cheapest ways for you to create a powerful, professional website on your own.

A popular feature of WordPress is the ability to add “plugins” to your WordPress website – these are bits of software that you can add on to your website that will give it extra functions, and expand the capability of your site. For example, you could add a plugin that allows you to easily include a poll into your website. This means you don’t have to get involved in creating any complicated code, or have to spend money paying a developer to create one for you – the quick & simple solution is to use a plugin which does it all for you.

WordPress was used by more than 23.3% of the top 10 million websites as of January 2015. WordPress is the most popular blogging system in use on the Web, with more than 60 million websites using it. A major factor in the popularity of WordPress is thanks in large part to plugins.

Below are 10 popular WordPress plugins – which will hopefully help you to develop your WordPress website:

W3 Total Cache

The only WordPress Performance Optimization (WPO) framework; designed to improve user experience and page speed. Recommended by Easyspace, this is trusted by countless companies like: AT&T, mashable.com, smashingmagazine.com, makeuseof.com, yoast.com, kiss925.com and tens of thousands of others.
wordpress.org/plugins/w3-total-cache

WordPress SEO by Yoast

Improve your WordPress SEO: Write better content and have a fully optimized WordPress site using Yoast’s WordPress SEO plugin. WordPress out of the box is already technically quite a good platform for SEO, but that doesn’t mean you can’t improve it further!
wordpress.org/plugins/wordpress-seo

Akismet

Akismet checks your comments against the Akismet Web service to see if they look like spam or not and lets you review the spam it catches under your blog’s “Comments” admin screen. Automatically checks all comments and filters out the ones that look like spam.
wordpress.org/plugins/akismet

Digg Digg

With Digg Digg by Buffer, you have an all in one social sharing plugin for your blog. Display all social sharing buttons nicely on your blog and make it look amazing, just like Mashable. Display all popular social sharing buttons with count, such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn
wordpress.org/plugins/digg-digg

VaultPress

VaultPress is a real-time backup and security scanning service designed and built byAutomattic, the same company that operates 25+ million sites on WordPress.com. The VaultPress plugin provides the required functionality to backup and synchronize every post, comment, media file, revision and dashboard settings on our servers.
wordpress.org/plugins/vaultpress

Contact Form 7

Contact Form 7 can manage multiple contact forms, plus you can customize the form and the mail contents flexibly with simple markup. The form supports Ajax-powered submitting, CAPTCHA, Akismet spam filtering and so on.
wordpress.org/plugins/contact-form-7

Login Lockdown

Login LockDown records the IP address and timestamp of every failed login attempt. If more than a certain number of attempts are detected within a short period of time from the same IP range, then the login function is disabled for all requests from that range.
wordpress.org/plugins/login-lockdown

Disqus

Disqus, pronounced “discuss”, is a service and tool for web comments and discussions. Disqus makes commenting easier and more interactive, while connecting websites and commenters across a thriving discussion community.
wordpress.org/plugins/disqus-comment-system

OptinMonster

Did you know that over 70% of website visitors who leave your website will never return? Why? Because most people find your blog, read, and leave (that’s just a natural pattern). Wouldn’t it be nice if you can convert some of those people to subscribe to your blog? That’s where OptinMonster can help
wordpress.org/plugins/optinmonster

Google XML Sitemaps

This plugin will generate a special XML sitemap which will help search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo and Ask.com to better index your blog. With such a sitemap, it’s much easier for the crawlers to see the complete structure of your site and retrieve it more efficiently.
wordpress.org/plugins/google-sitemap-generator