100 Best WordPress Plugins [Free and Premium] Part II
New WordPress users often get confused when trying to pick the best WordPress plugins among several other plugins available for use today. If you’re running a WordPress-powered blog or website, then you’re always searching for one way or another to innovate and make your website easier to use by not just for you as the administrator but also to your visitors as well. WordPress plugins is one of the best things in Wordpres which is also what makes it so cool, they are easy to install, learn and use. Here at Afrodigit, we often get questions such as what is the best WordPress plugins for Speed and Performance, SEO, Social Media, Analytics, Subscription and so on and so forth. Well, this is 2014, and we’ve decided to come up with top 100 best wordpress plugins for your blog. While we recommend that you install these plugins, please remember that Worpdress runs faster with fewer plugins, so don’t be tempted to install all of them just because we’ve listed them here.
100 Best Free and Premium WordPress Plugins – Part II
Attention-Grabber WordPress Plugins
Special Text Boxes
Adding a little style sheet file and a short code to your blog for highlighting some portion of text in post as colored boxes will make your readers’ aware that there is something extra special on board. This may be a warning, an alert, a message or a downloaded portion of post’s text.
WP Alert plugin allows you to add images, icons, texts and links in a beautiful and smart way on your pages, posts. All you have to do is upload your images, set text and links and use it on homepage, pages or posts, anywhere you want. Moreover, you can even use it in a navigation or sub-menu Social tool bar, Buy/Download buttons, portfolio and image gallery. The plugin allows you to write your own text, link images and text anywhere.
Responsive Attention Box
The plugin helps push important messages onto the screen in front of your users. It uses images and jQuery which have been used to enhance the User Experience. It allows you to easily display custom texts, Twitter posts, RSS feeds etc.
EMC2 Alert Boxes
EMC2 Alert Boxes plugin uses jQuery and HTML5 animations to provide a great-looking, simple and functional alerting system. It makes a great way to notify your visitors of anything plus offer four different colors and will both fixed top and bottom positions.
Facebook WordPress Plugins
Social Facebook All In One
The plugin is a customizable jQuery accordion for WordPress which gathers Facebook social plugins together.
Simple Facebook Connect
The plugin make it easy for your site to use Facebook Connect in a wholly modular way.
Facebook Tab Manager
The plugin makes WordPress function as an editor for tabs you can embed in a Facebook page for your business, campaign, or organization.
The plugin is a WordPress integration tool for Facebook. It includes all the available Facebook social plugins and widgets to be added to your web
Recent Facebook Posts
The plugin is actually a Widget that lists your recent Facebook page or profile updates / posts. A faster/prettier/more customizable alternative to Facebooks Like Box.
WooCommerce WordPress Plugins
YITH WooCommerce Ajax Navigation
The plugin allows you to filter the products in the Shop page without reloading the page.
The plugin adds Correios shipping to the WooCommerce plugin
WooCommerce Dynamic Gallery
The plugin lets you bring your product pages and presentation alive. It brings your store to life with a beautifully stylish sliding image gallery on every product page.
WooCommerce Facebook Like Share Button
A WooCommerce plugin that implements facebook share and like button on product page with flexible options.
WooCommerce Cart Tab
The plugin display a sitewide link to the WooCommerce cart which reveals the cart contents on hover.
Import Products from any XML or CSV to WooCommerce
The plugin lets you easily import products from any XML or CSV file to WooCommerce with the WooCommerce add-on for WP All Import.
Filter WordPress Plugins
The plugin allows you to add a global setting to turn the wpautop filter on and off as well as to override this default for any post by adding a wpautop custom field.
LionScripts: IP Blocker Lite
The plugin allows you to stop the Spam Visitors and malicious IP Addresses. You can block IP addresses by using the manual method or the Bulk IPs Upload method.
The plugin simply hide widgets on specified pages as well as add checkboxes to each widget to either show or hide it on every site page.
The plugin allows you to grant or deny access to a list of IP addresses.
WebPurify Profanity Filter
The plugin with the help of powerful WebPurify Profanity Filter API will allow you to stop profanity in comments.
The plugin allows you to easily add options to your products, themes or plugins.
Advanced Post Manager
The plugin allows you to turbo charge your posts admin for any custom post type with sortable filters and columns, and auto-registration of metaboxes.
WP Hide Post
The plugin enables you to control the visibility of items on your blog by making posts/pages hidden on some parts of your blog, while still visible in other part.
Allow HTML in Category Descriptions
The plugin allows you to use unfiltered HTML in your category descriptions by disabling selected WordPress filters.
Forum WordPress Plugins
WP-Forum Latest Posts
The plugin will list the latest posts from your WP-Forum although there are some option to customize the output and others.
The plugin utilizes the regular WordPress comments to create a very simple guestbook, or a more elaborate (but still very simple) forum.
Q&A by Degree3
The plugin lets you add social Q&A to improve user retention, generate content, and engage your users throughout your site.
WP Bulletin Board
The plugin is an easy to use forum for your WordPress site which features Facebook authentication, support for displaying your twitter account on your forum which your members can follow and much more.
The plugin allows restricting forums to certain users.
The plugin integrates Vanilla Forums with WordPress, including embedded blog comments, embedded forum, single sign on, and WordPress widgets.
WP-United: phpBB WordPress Integration
The plugin integrates phpBB and WordPress to make a social site. It lets you enable any of these modules: sign-on, theming, widgets, cross-posting and behaviour.
BuddyPress Rate Forum Posts
The plugin allows users to rate forum posts in BuddyPress. Good posts are highlighted and poor posts diminished. Highlighted karma points shown for each user. It only works with forums for groups; not compatible with site wide forums.
bbPress is forum software, which have been made the WordPress way.
bublaa forum and comments
The plugin embed a bublaa forum into your site and replace your comment system with bublaa comments (optional).
U BuddyPress Forum Editor
The plugin is a tinyMCE WYSIWYG HTML editor for BuddyPress Forum.
WordPress Contact Form WordPress Plugins
Fast Secure Contact Form
The plugin allows you to easily create and add contact forms to your WordPress site. The contact form will let the user send emails to a site’s admin as well also send a meeting request to talk over phone or video.
Simple Basic Contact Form
The plugin is a clean, secure, plug-n-play contact form. It comes with an easy to set up and style as per your theme.
Contact Form by ContactUs.com
The plugin offers an end-to-end contact form system for websites to capture and manage inquiries.
Contact Form 7
One of the best contact form plugin out there. The plugin allows you to manage multiple contact forms, along with giving you an option to customize the form and the mail contents flexibly with simple markup. The form supports Ajax-powered submitting, CAPTCHA, Akismet spam filtering and more.
Contact Form to Email
The plugin sends the data to email and also to a database list and CSV file.
The plugin allows you to create and manage your contact forms and messages.
The plugin helps you to display information about the group of people more intelligible, effective and convenient.
Gravity Form is a paid service (starts $39) if you need a form but the features, including Visual form editor, multi-page forms, order forms, conditional fields on offer are amazing.
Popup contact form
The plugin allows user to create and add the popup contact forms easily on the website. That popup contact form let user to send the emails to site admin.
CP Contact Form with PayPal
The plugin is a perfect option for those who want to have contact information and payment option avail in one single go. With this plugin you can insert a contact form into a WordPress website and connect it to a PayPal payment.
Dashboard WordPress Plugins
WP Admin UI Customize
The first thing which makes you tangled most of the time on keep seeing the same old dashboard. Using the plugin will lets you customize the management screen user interface, which includes dashboard, display option tab, output meta site, admin bar, admin menu, management of meta box as well as login screen.
The plugin will add a UserLogin Widget to display login form or dashboard links depending on user role.
Super CAPTCHA Security Suite – One and Only 3D CAPTCHA
The plugin uses a clear, non-distorted, easy-to-read image that requires reasoning and deducing skills that only humans possess. It secures your site by an image that forces the user to use reasoning and deduction; impossible tasks for bots.
Usernoise modal feedback / contact form
Responsive in nature (for users having WordPress 3.5+ version), the plugin is a “just works” modal contact / feedback form.
Google Analytics Dashboard
The plugin gives you the ability to view your Google Analytics data in your WordPress dashboard. Moreover, you can also allow other users to see the same dashboard information when they are logged in or embed parts of the data into posts or as part of your theme.
Google Analytics Dashboard for WP
The plugin will display Google Analytics data and statistics inside your WordPress Blog.
Peter’s Login Redirect
The plugin redirect users to different locations after logging in and logging out.
Portfolio WordPress Plugins
Filterable jQuery Portfolio Plugin
The plugin lets you transform your portfolio in to a cutting edge jQuery powered gallery that lets you feature and sort your work like a pro.
The plugin allows you to easily manage your portfolio. You can append snippets, YouTube and media from the built-in Media Library to projects.
The plugin allows you to create a page containing the information about your past projects.
One Page Portfolio
The plugin made it easy to create one page portfolio using pinterest-like style.
Awesome Filterable Portfolio
The plugin lets you create a very modern and outstanding portfolio.
Post Rating WordPress Plugins
kk Star Ratings
The plugin allows blog visitors to involve and interact more effectively with your website by rating posts. The plugin will display a user defined amount of star ratings in your posts/pages. It supports Google Rich Snippets with the ratings will get indexed in Google search.
Polldaddy Polls & Ratings
The plugin allows you to create and manage polls and ratings from within your WordPress dashboard by letting you create polls with an option to choose from 20 different styles for your polls, and view all results for your polls as they come in.
Comment Rating Field Plugin
The plugin will add a 5-star rating field to the end of a comment form in WordPress, allowing the site visitor to optionally submit a rating along with their comment.
Rate This Page Plugin
The plugin allows registered user and visitor to rate an article posts or pages. Using cookies, the plugin stores a session if a guest user rates certain posts or pages and it uses AJAX to store the rating information.
GD Star Rating
The 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.
The plugin allows you to easily insert star ratings for your movie or book reviews.
Data Performance WordPress Plugins
Plugins Garbage Collector
The plugin scans your WordPress database and shows the various things old plugins (which you either deactivated or uninstalled) left in it. You do even cleanup the things also as the plugin brings an option for that too.
There are often the times when you require checking some WordPress database tables, but you don’t have an access to PHPMyAdmin available. At such time, the plugin will help you out as you can easily query your data and export it in HTML, XML, CSV and JSON formats with a simple plugin.
Contact Form DB
The plugin saves contact form submissions to your WordPress database and provides short codes in return to retrieve and display the data. The data you get saved from Contact Form 7 and Fast Secure Contact Form.
The plugin allows you to optimize database, repair database, backup database, restore database, delete backup database, drop/empty tables and run selected queries. It also supports automatic scheduling of backing up, optimizing and repairing of database.
User Meta Manager
The plugin lets you add, edit, or delete user Meta data with this handy plugin. It also easily restricts access or inserts user Meta data into posts or pages.
WP Migrate DB
The plugin allows you to exports your database, does a find and replace on URLs and file paths, then allows you to save it to your computer.
WordPress Database Reset
The plugin is a secure and easy way to reinitialize the WordPress database to its default settings.
Typography WordPress Plugins
Typecase Web Fonts
Typecase Web Fonts is a unique and easy-to-use typography plugin which allows you to quickly browse, find and select fonts to apply to your website. It embeds over 500 fonts from Google Web Fonts.
The plugin allows you to easily implement Cufon into your WordPress blog with all you have to take care of is that you would be converting your fontfiles and upload them into the plugins font directory.
WP Google Fonts
The WP Google Fonts plugin allows you to easily add fonts from the Google Font Directory to your WordPress theme. The plugin even make it easier for you to use Google’s free service so as to add high quality fonts to your WordPress powered site.
AnyFont allows you to automatically set any custom TrueType or OpenType font absolutely anywhere you want on your WordPress site. You can easily embed your custom fonts directly into your web pages using the new “@font-face” CSS rule.
WP Super Edit
WP Super Edit plugin adds a host of WYSIWVG options to the standard WP visual editor. The plugin adds two full rows of additional features to your visual editor toolbar, including options for applying specific styles and for adding and formatting tables.
SEO And Usability WordPress Plugins
The plugin works as an extra backbone for every widget in use, giving an extra control field called as the “Widget logic.” The plugin lets you control the pages which the widget will appear on; letting you use WP’s Conditional Tags or any general PHP code.
WordPress SEO by Yoast
The plugin lets you improve your WordPress SEO by having a fully optimized WordPress site using the WordPress SEO plugin by Yoast. The plugin is one of the best WordPress plugin ever created.
RB Internal Links
Although the plugin has not been maintained from over 2 years now, but still it’s worth a shot to try and use for your WordPress site. The plugin lets you link to posts and pages within your blog using shortcodes, which are similar to a wiki or a CMS with a best part is not to remember full URLs, post ids or slugs with the WYSIWYG.
The plugin works as a complete URL management system which allows you to create, manage and track outbound links from your site by using custom post types and 301 redirects.
Slider WordPress Plugins
Promotion slider is a jQuery slider which makes it easy to insert a simple slideshow or to implement multiple rotating ad zones on a webpage. Since it is highly customizable, you are in complete control of what shows on the slider, what shows on your promotion pages and over the top on how it all works.
Moreover, when you click on the image displays in the slider and when a user clicks on the image, they will be taken to the full promotion page. The plugin is designed with keeping SEO in mind gives an additional positive effect into in it. You can integrate the slider anywhere you like in your WordPress blog.
The plugin is a responsive slider plugin which allows you to easily create content sliders out of almost any content. You can connect to a variety of Content Sources like YouTube, Flickr, WordPress posts and Pinterest to create gorgeous, dynamic sliders in a few clicks with the best pros is that no coding is required.
WP Parallax Content Slider
WP Parallax Content Slider is a plugin which adds automatically a content slider of your last posts where you want on your WordPress blog or website. It includes a customizable JQuery content slider with CSS3 animations and parallax effects.
Comments WordPress Plugins
Google+ Comments for WordPress
Google+ Comments for WordPress makes the comment section tabbed seamlessly adding tabs for G+ Comments, Facebook, Disqus, WordPress, & More
Comment Images gives readers the ability to upload an image to their comment right from the comment form.
The plugin lets readers leave comments right next to the content being commented, instead of only at the bottom of the blog post.
This plugin extends the comment closing functionality in WordPress to allow you to extend the discussion time when older posts have recent comments accepted, or to override the comment closing time on a post by post basis.
The plugin enhance and encourage conversation on your blog. It will let you build your reader community, increase your comments, & boost pageviews.
The plugin will let you add a guestbook site which uses the WordPress integrated comments.
Safe Report Comments
This plugin gives your visitors the possibility to report a comment as inappropriate. Once a threshold is reached the comment is put into moderation where the moderator can decide whether or not to approve the comment or not. If a comment is approved by a moderator it will not be auto-moderated again while still counting the amount of reports.
This plugin adds a tiny link that says “Quote” on each comment on your posts. Click it, and the contents of the comment are copied to the comment area, wrapped in blockquote tags.
WP Ajax Edit Comments
Ajax Edit Comments allows users to edit their own comments for a limited time. Administrators can edit all comments on the front-end.
WP Comments Manager
The plugin will let you manage your WordPress based blogs comments on the go from your Windows Phone 7 and get notifications on every new comment anywhere you are. Approve, unapprove, mark as spam, edit, delete, trash or just reply to comments right from your pocket.
Livefyre Comments 3
Livefyre Comments 3 replaces your default comments with real-time conversations. Comments 3 centralizes conversations from around the social web back to your site, and encourage engagement between readers on your site to build community around your content.
SEO Facebook Comment
This plugin will insert a Facebook Comment Form, Open Graph Tags and also insert all Facebook Comments into your WordPress Database for better SEO.
This plugin adds Google Plus Comments system, Facebook comments and / or Disqus Comments to your site.
It is a social plugin that enables facebook user commenting on your site. Features include moderation tools and distribution.
Author Box WordPress Plugins
Social Author Bio
Social Author Bio adds an author bio box with the author’s avatar with built-in and custom social icons on pages/posts.
Fancier Author Box by ThematoSoup
The plugin will give an identity to your single or multi-author WordPress website. It will make your every post stand out and attract your readers’ eyes.
DT Author Box
DT Author Box easily allows you to add an author box signature with custom profile image to the end of each author’s posts along with website and twitter link.