The top 150 WordPress plugins from the WordPress.org plugin directory in the category of ‘Most Popular‘ plugin.
Akismet checks your comments against the Akismet web service to see if they look like spam or not.
Automatically optimizes your WordPress blog for Search Engines (Search Engine Optimization).
Just another contact form plugin. Simple but flexible.
WPtouch: A simple, powerful and elegant mobile theme for your website. WPtouch automatically transforms your WordPress website into an application-li
Improve your WordPress SEO: Write better content and have a fully optimized WordPress site using the WordPress SEO plugin by Yoast.
This plugin will generate a special XML sitemap which will help search engines to better index your blog.
Really Simple CAPTCHA is a CAPTCHA module intended to be called from other plugins. It is originally created for my Contact Form 7 plugin.
NextGEN Gallery is a full integrated Image Gallery plugin for WordPress with dozens of options and features.
Import posts, pages, comments, custom fields, categories, tags and more from a WordPress export file.
A very fast caching engine for WordPress that produces static html files.
Supercharge your WordPress site with powerful features previously only available to WordPress.com users.
GTranslate: Google Translate for your website
Posts a Twitter update when you update your WordPress blog or post to your blogroll, using your chosen URL shortening service. Requires PHP 5 and cURL
Lets you make a WordPress page (or other content type) link to an external URL of your choosing, instead of its WordPress URL.
WP e-Commerce is a free WordPress Shopping Cart Plugin that lets customers buy your products, services and digital downloads online.
Adds a more advanced paging navigation interface.
Track your WordPress site easily and with lots of metadata: views per author & category, automatic tracking of outbound clicks and pageviews.
Enables the advanced features of TinyMCE, the WordPress WYSIWYG editor.
Automatically add links to published posts or pages to your Facebook wall, pages or groups and more
The Disqus comment system replaces your WordPress comment system with your comments hosted and powered by Disqus.
WP-Table Reloaded enables you to create and manage tables, without having to write HTML code, and it adds valuable functions for your visitors.
A super customizable contact form that lets your visitors send you email. Blocks all automated spammers. No templates to mess with.
Allows easy and XHTML valid posting of videos from various websites such as YouTube, DailyMotion, Vimeo, and more.
Social networking in a box. Build a social network for your company, school, sports team or niche community.
Display a list of related entries on your site and feeds based on a unique algorithm. Templating allows customization of the display.
Adds an attractive social bookmarking menu to your posts, pages, index, or any combination of the three.
Adds breadcrumb navigation showing the visitor’s path to their current location.
The best plugin to display your latest tweets, replies, direct messages, retweets, auto and manual tweet and lots more. Support multiple accounts
Improve site performance and user experience via caching: browser, page, object, database, minify and content delivery network support.
This all-in-one SEO plugin gives you control over title tags, noindex, meta tags, slugs, canonical, autolinks, 404 errors, rich snippets, and more.
Adds userfriendly multilingual content management and translation support into WordPress.
Shrink, beautify, track, manage and share any URL on or off of your WordPress website. Create links that look however you want using your own domain n
Lightbox Plus permits users to view larger versions of images, simple slide shows, videos and content all in an overlay.
Add some tools for taxonomies : Terms suggestion, Mass Edit Terms, Auto link Terms, Ajax Autocompletion, Click Terms, Auto terms, Advanced manage term
WordPress.com Statistics Dashboard Widgets. Social metrics monitoring.
Scans your WordPress installation for security vulnerabilities.
Simple automated back ups of your WordPress powered website.
Adds CAPTCHA anti-spam methods to WordPress on the forms for comments, registration, lost password, login, or all. For WP, WPMU, and BuddyPress.
This simple but effective plugin allows you to clean up your WordPress database and optimize it without phpMyAdmin.
Fully featured event registration management including recurring events, locations management, calendar, Google map integration, booking management
This plugin allows you to implement super security captcha form into web forms.
Automatically add links on your posts, pages and RSS feed to your favorite social bookmarking sites.
Widget Logic lets you control on which pages widgets appear using WP’s conditional tags. It also adds a ‘widget_content’ filter.
This plugin adds a checkbox, “include this page in menus”, uncheck this to exclude pages from the page navigation that users see on your site.
User Role Editor WordPress plugin makes the role capabilities changing easy. You can change any standard WordPress user role (except administrator).
WordPress Security Plugin
On-demand backup of your WordPress database.
This plugin will check your posts, comments and other content for broken links and missing images, and notify you if any are found.
Search the files and database of your WordPress install for signs that may indicate that it has fallen victim to malicious hackers.
Clone posts and pages.
Allows you to regenerate your thumbnails after changing the thumbnail sizes.
Simple, concise stats with no additional load on your server. Plug into WordPress.com’s stats system with this plugin or use Jetpack to bring eve
GRAND FlAGallery is a Photo Gallery, Video Gallery, Music Album & Banner Rotator plugin with powerfull admin to manage your media content
Create and manage Polldaddy polls and ratings from within WordPress.
The #1 Print and PDF button for your WordPress site. Printer Friendly pages without coding, css, or print.css. Fast, easy, and professional.
This plugin is designed to easily manage and display your photo albums and slideshows in a single as well as in a network WordPress site. Additionall
Smart Youtube is a professional WordPress Video plugin that allows you to easily insert videos/playlists into your post, comments and in your RSS feed
IntenseDebate comments enhance and encourage conversation on your blog. Build your reader community, increase your comments, & boost pageviews.
bbPress is forum software with a twist from the creators of WordPress
WordPress Website Security Protection. Website security protection against: XSS, RFI, CRLF, CSRF, Base64, Code Injection and SQL Injection hacking attack
Gauranteed to be the most customizable and intuitive contact form plugin for WordPress.
Makes it easy for your site to use Facebook Connect, in a wholly modular way.
Add Contact Form to your WordPress website.
Simple image widget that uses native WordPress upload thickbox to add image widgets to your site.
This plugin changes the view of galleries to the lightbox.
Redirection is a WordPress plugin to manage 301 redirections and keep track of 404 errors without requiring knowledge of Apache .htaccess files.
Help people share, bookmark, and email your posts & pages using any service, such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, StumbleUpon, Digg and many more.
Description: Beef up your visual tinymce editor with a plethora of advanced options.
Seamlessly integrates FancyBox into your blog: Upload, activate, and you’re done. No further configuration needed. However, you can customize it
A widget that properly handles twitter feeds, including parsing @username, #hashtags, and URLs into links.
Multibyte functionality enhancement for the WordPress Japanese package.
Adds an AJAX poll system to your WordPress blog. You can also easily add a poll into your WordPress’s blog post/page.
Adds a splash page to your site that lets visitors know your site is down for maintenance. Full access to the back- & front-end is optional. Works
The ShareThis plugin seamlessly enables users to share your content through Email,Facebook,Twitter, Google +1, Like, Send and many more.
Add Movie Trailers and Game Trailers to your site or create your own IMDB site
The WP Google Fonts plugin allows you to easily add fonts from the Google Font Directory to your WordPress theme.
Adds links to all of your social media and sharing site profiles. Icons come in 3 sizes, 4 icon styles, and 4 animations.
Audio Player is an HTML5 video and audio player with Flash fallback and captions. Supports IE, Firefox, Opera, Safari, Chrome and iPhone, iPad, And Video and audio plugin for WordPress built on the MediaElement.js HTML5 media player library. Provides Flash or Silverlight fallback players for non-HTML5 browsers. Supports iPhone, iPad, and Andriod. Supports MP4, OGG, WebM, WMV, MP3, WAV, WMA files as well as captions with WebSRT files.
Plugin allows you to set up advanced rating and review system for post types and comments in your blog using single, multi and thumbs ratings.
Easily add an ajax-enhanced login widget to your site’s sidebar.
The Events Calendar is a fully featured event management system with multiple views, 3rd party integrations, and a slew of premium add-ons.
Sends a list of subscribers an email notification when new posts are published to your blog
A plugin for Podcasters using WordPress.
Manage and embed videos hosted on VideoPress. Requires a WordPress.com blog with the VideoPress premium upgrade.
Manages your WordPress database.
This video plugin is provided by LongTail Video Inc. It enables you to embed Flash and HTML5 video using the JW Player on your WordPress website.
Speed up your site ~ BIG Time! – If you care about the speed of your site, Quick Cache is a plugin that you absolutely MUST have installed.
SEO Friendly Images automatically adds alt and title attributes to all your images. Improves traffic from search engines and makes the image tags W3C/
Useful plugin that will scan your theme templates for malicious injections. Automatically. Every day. For more blog security.
The AddThis Social Bookmarking Widget allows any visitor to bookmark and share your site easily with over 330 popular services.
Integrates reCAPTCHA anti-spam methods with WordPress including comment, registration, and email spam protection. WPMU Compatible.
ManageWP Worker plugin allows you to remotely manage your blogs from one dashboard.
Platinum SEO Plugin offers Complete onsite SEO solution for your WordPress blog.Platinum SEO Plugin offers all the functionalities of All In One SEO p
Easy, simple setup to add a PayPal Donation button as a Widget or with a shortcode.
The Editorial Calendar makes it possible to see all your posts and drag and drop them to manage your blog.
SEO Smart Links provides automatic SEO benefits for your site in addition to custom keyword lists, nofollow and much more.
Anonymous and independent antispam solution. Detect comment and trackback spam. Includes statistics and notifications.
List Category Posts allows you to list posts from a category into a post/page using the [catlist] shortcode. This shortcode accepts a category name or
Redirect users to different locations after logging in and logging out.
A drop-in replacement for Lightbox 2 and similar plugins, shedding the bulk of Prototype and Scriptaculous. Improved for mobile devices.
Adds a splash page to your blog that lets visitors know your blog is down for maintenance.
Enables google analytics on all pages.
Slick social share buttons adds facebook, twitter, google +1, linkedin, digg, delicious, stumbleupon and pinterest pin it social media buttons in a fl
Accessible WordPress event calendar plugin. Show events from multiple calendars on pages, in posts, or in widgets.
Allows your visitors to comment on posts using their Facebook profile. Supports custom styles, notifications, combined comment counts, recent comments
With WordPress Popular Posts, you can show your visitors what are the most popular entries on your blog.
WP Backup Complete is a complete backup solution for WordPress. The plugin will backup the WordPress database as well as the file system.
The Easing Slider is an image slider plugin for WordPress which uses the jQuery Easing plugin.
Lets you embed MS Office, PDF, and many other file types in a web page using the Google Docs Viewer (no Flash or PDF browser plug-ins required).
This plugin adds links to your social networking sites’ profiles in a box floating at the left side of the screen.
Facebook Like Box Widget is a social plugin that enables Facebook Page owners to attract and gain Likes from their own website. The Like Box enables u
An accessible Shopping Cart plugin.
Completely Customise your edit pages with an assortment of field types: Wysiwyg, Repeater, text, image, select, checkbox, page link, post object and m
Extremely customizable Theme Options interface for WordPress.
The best way to display related content: Thumbnails or Text, on all your pages.
An event calendar system with month, week, agenda views, upcoming events widget, color-coded categories, recurrence, and import/export of .ics feeds.
A simple and intuitive, yet elegant and fully documented Google map plugin that installs as a widget and a short code.
Enables you to display how many times a post/page had been viewed.
Audio Player is a highly configurable but simple mp3 player for all your audio needs. You can customise the player’s colour scheme to match your blog
Slick contact forms allows you quickly and easily create contact forms for any area on your WordPress site using widgets
Summary statistics of blog.
All admin links available in a neat horizontal drop down menu. Saves lots of screen real estate!
Adds an AJAX rating system for your WordPress blog’s post/page.
WordPress Backup and more…
Provides support for multiple useful shortcodes
The purpose of this plugin is to add the ability to output a list of link categories and a complete list of links with notes and descriptions.
Dynamic Widgets gives you full control on which pages your widgets will appear. It lets you dynamicly show or hide widgets on WordPress pages.
Keep your valuable WordPress website, its media and database backed up to Dropbox in minutes with this sleek, easy to use plugin.
Puts Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google “+1” and other share buttons of your choice above or below your posts.
Quickly and easily build forms with a simple drag-and-drop interface and in-place editing.
Gather subscribers in newsletters, follow up with automated e-mails, provide subscription to all posts in your blog or individual categories.
All-in-One Social Vote Buttons.
This plugin adds a Piwik stats site to your WordPress or WordPress multisite dashboard
The WordPress Mobile Pack is a complete toolkit to help mobilize your WordPress site. It has a mobile switcher, themes, widgets, and mobile admin pane
Create a photo gallery of your Flickr photos on your WordPress enabled WebSite enabling you to customize it the way you like it.
A simple Plugin to add Analytics code on your pages. You simply enter your ID, you choose if you are on a sub-domain and add your domain name.
FeedWordPress is an Atom/RSS aggregator for WordPress. It syndicates content from feeds that you choose into your WordPress weblog; the content it syn
Allows you to integrate Flickr photos into your site. It supports user, set, favorite, group and community photostreams.
Multiply blog traffic by strengthening on page SEO, increasing the number of indexed pages, auto convert search terms into post tags, and more.
Add a real newsletter service to your blog. In seconds. For free.
A simple search for find strings in your database and replace the string.
Onswipe: Make your blog look beautiful on tablet web browsers in under 3 minutes.
Creates a ‘Coming Soon’ page that will show for all users who are not logged in
Dynamically build forms using a simple interface. Forms include jQuery validation, a basic logic-based verification system, and entry tracking.
WP-Members™ is a free membership management system for WordPress® that restricts content to registered users.
Adminimize is a WordPress plugin that lets you hide ‘unnecessary’ items from the WordPress backend and many many more …
An e-commerce toolkit that helps you sell anything. Beautifully.
Blog Designer is a good handy and free solution for everyone who is looking for a responsive blog page with the website. Blog Designer provides you with a variety of 6 different blog templates to setup your blog page for any WordPress websites.
(suggested by Mary Martin – thanks Mary)