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15 Best Free WordPress Plugins for 2020

15 Best Free WordPress Plugins for 2020

Are you planning to design your own website or upgrade the existing one? Here we bring you a list of 15 most popular free WordPress plugins for you. The list contains different types of plugins designed for the different needs of users.  Be it optimization, migration, cache, showcasing of images or connectivity, these plugins have lots of exclusive features to match your requirements that will make your site more functional and attractive! 

Yoast SEO

Yoast SEO
Yoast SEO

Yoast is a WordPress SEO plugin. It comes with many modern and ready to use features and offers the most advanced sitemap functionalities, total control over breadcrumbs and automatically sets canonical URLs for avoiding duplicate content. It provides SEO analysis for SEO friendly texts and readability analysis for better content. Yoast is available in both free and premium versions. 

Features 

  • Page & post optimization 
  • Content Optimization 
  • Social Card 
  • Focus Key Phase 

Elementor

Elementor
Elementor

Elementor is a WordPress plugin for advanced page building that comes with box shadows, background overlays, hover effects, headline effects, gradient background, shape divider, and animations. It allows mobile editing and undoes or redo revision history. 

Features 

  • Drag & drop editor 
  • 300+ Designer Premade Templates 
  • Responsive Editing 
  • WooCommerce Builder 

Updraft Plus 

Updraft Plus
Updraft Plus

Updraft Plus is an advanced WordPress backup plugin that provides backup to clouds, Dropbox, Google Drive,  Amazon S3, OpenStack Swift and email. Restoration is made easy with this plugin. 

Features 

  • Reliable Backup
  • Backup Schedule 
  • Quick Restore
  • Easy Migration 

WooCommerce

WooCommerce
WooCommerce

WooCommerce is a modern WordPress eCommerce plugin that comes with lots of themes and blocks, customizable store extension options and comprehensive payment options. It also comes with Google Analytics, MailChimp, and Facebook integration. 

Features

  • SEO Optimization
  • Inventory Management
  • Order Management 
  • Customer Account & Guest Checkouts 

MailChimp

MailChimp
MailChimp

MailChimp is simple and ready to use WordPress plugin for connectivity. It allows users to stay connected with customers and helps to deliver the right message to the right people at the right time. With this plugin, you can have complete control over the form fields and send anything they wish to. 

Features 

  • WooCommerce 
  • Buddy Press 
  • Contact Form 7 
  • Event Manager 

NextGEN Gallery 

NextGEN Gallery
NextGEN Gallery

NextGEN Gallery is a WordPress gallery plugin that comes with lots of options to manage the size, style, timing, transition and lightbox effect. It offers an easy gallery management system to upload photos, import metadata, edit thumbnails, and group galleries into albums.  

Features 

  • Image Browser Gallery 
  • Slides Show
  • Thumbnails 
  • Two album styles 

VaultPress

ValutPress
ValutPress

VaultPress is a WordPress plugin for backups that offers a real-time backup and security scanning service. It is powered by Jetpack and backs up posts, comments, media files and dashboard settings on users sites to its server. With this plugin, one is protected against malware, hackers and accidental damages. 

Features 

  • Easy Customization
  • Automatic restore and backup 
  • Manual & automated updates 
  • Local backup storage possible

Redirection 

Redirection
Redirection

Redirection is a popular WordPress redirect plugin that comes with redirect manager, HTTP Headers and fine-grained permission. It offers users a super fast redirection. 

Features 

  • Login Status Analysis
  • 404 Error Tracking 
  • Apache and Nginx Support
  • Import & Export System 

Jetpack 

Jetpack
Jetpack

Jetpack is a plugin for security and site management that comes with convenient widgets, custom widget galleries, site statistics and analytics, enhanced distribution and bulk site management. It offers users easy and effortless site management. 

Features 

  • Brute force attack protection
  • Malware Scanning 
  • Easy CSS Editing 
  • Social Sharing 

MonsterInsights 

MonsterInsights
MonsterInsights

Monsterinsights is an easy way to install Google Analytics that allows e-commerce tracking, an affiliate link and ad tracking, file download tracking and custom link tracking. It offers page-level analytics and enables Google to optimize for A/B testing and adjusts speed and sample rate. You can integrate with Google Analytics’ Chrome browser opt-out extension and built-in cookie opt-out system. 

Features 

  • Universal Tracking 
  • Real-Time Stats 
  • Google Analytics Dashboard 
  • GDPR Compatible 

 OptinMonster 

OptinMonster
OptinMonster

OptinMonster is a popular pop-up and email opt-in tool that offers advanced page-level tracking and behavior personalization. You can easily integrate with all email marketing services with this plugin. It comes with MonsterEffect Technology for attractive popup animations. 

 Features 

  • Drag & Drop Page Builder
  • Optin Forms Templates 
  • A/B Split Testing Tool 
  • Conversion Analytics 

W3 Total Cache

W3 Total Cache
W3 Total Cache

W3 Total Cache is a WordPress cache plugin that improves the SEO features of the sites by reducing loading time with CDN integration and improving website performance. It allows caching of posts, pages, feed, CSS and Javascript in memory, disk or CDN. It is also compatible with shared hosting, virtual private servers, and dedicated clusters. 

Features 

  • Transparent Content delivery network
  • Secure Socket Layer 
  • Mobile Support 
  • Minification of Post, Pages and RSS Feed 

Easy Table of Contents 

Easy Table of Contents
Easy Table of Contents

Easy table of contents is a simple and easy to use WordPress plugin for a table of contents that allows its users to easily insert a table of contents into posts, pages and custom post types. It works with Classic Editor, Gutenberg, Divi, Elementor, WPBakery Page Builder, and Visual Composer Page Editor. Many options are available for the configuration of the appearance of a table of contents on the screen. 

Features 

  • Automatic Generation of Table of Contents
  • Rank Math plugin support
  • <! —Nextpage —> tag support 
  • Many different counter bullet formats 

Mashshare 

MashShare
MashShare

Mashshare is a professional WordPress social media plugin that is a customizable ecosystem social media sharing and content optimization. It is extendable with many add ons like Google, Whatsapp, Pinterest, Linkedin, Reddit, Tumblr, etc. It also comes with high-resolution lossless vector font share button icons.

Features 

  • Social Share Buttons
  • Many Short Codes
  • Multi-Language capable 
  • Developer Friendly 

ShortPixel

ShortPixel
ShortPixel

Shortpixel is a WordPress plugin for image optimization that comes with a one-click backup, installed features and offers absolute image safety. It works with any popular gallery and supports JPG, PNG, and GIF and is E-commerce ready.

Features  

  • Automatic & bulk optimization 
  • One  API key for many sites 
  • PHP Compression Tools 
  • No file size limit 

I hope we could provide you some relief in your journey to website creation. Did you get what you were looking for? Go through this list, pick up the one most suitable for you and add it to your dashboard. Adding extra features or functionalities to your website is no longer a dream. With the above-mentioned plugins, everything can be made easy. 

2 Comments


  1. Anita Jacobi

    March 15, 2020 at 9:05 pm

    Hello,
    This is a nice and informative article. These plugins are very important for WordPress. You are right, “With the above-mentioned plugins, everything can be made easy”.
    You have all the nice plugins here. I always use Rank Math for On-Page SEO. which plugins are better for On-Page SEO? Please suggest to me. Thank you very much for sharing a valuable post.??

    Anita Jacobi
    Contributor, Careeriz

    Reply

  2. Himanshu

    March 16, 2020 at 12:21 pm

    In the whole world, around 27%-29% of sites are WordPress sites therefore the WordPress plugins are very important here. Here you have provided a high-quality plugin list. It will help many WordPress developers, especially new ones. Keep providing such information.

    Reply

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