There are 32,772 plugins which have been downloaded 532,473,994 times and counting as of now. But what important among the plugin count is which those plugins you will be requiring for your blog. In this article, I have discussed the plugins which have been mostly downloaded by the people from across the world.
The plugin checks your comments against the Akismet web service to see if they look like spam or not.
All in One SEO Pack
The plugin automatically optimize your WordPress blog for Search Engines.
WordPress SEO by Yoast
The plugin lets you improve your WordPress SEO. It lets you write better content and have a fully optimized WordPress site.
Jetpack by WordPress.com
The plugin supercharges your self-hosted WordPress site with the awesome cloud power of WordPress.com.
The plugin is a powerful, extendable eCommerce plugin that helps you sell anything.
The plugin will import posts, pages, comments, custom fields, categories, tags and more from a WordPress export file.
The plugin provides a powerful engine for uploading and managing galleries of images, with the ability to batch upload, import Meta data, add/delete/rearrange/sort images, edit thumbnails, group galleries into albums, and more.
Google XML Sitemaps
The plugin will generate a special XML sitemap which will help search engines to better index your blog.
Better WP Security
The plugin is an easiest, most effective way to secure WordPress. Improve the security of any WordPress site in seconds.
The plugin is a free enterprise class security plugin that includes a firewall, anti-virus scanning, cellphone sign-in (two factor authentication), malicious URL scanning and live traffic including crawlers. The plugin can verify and repair your core, theme and plugin files, even if you don’t have backups.
The plugin allows you to implement super security captcha form into web forms.
Fast Secure Contact Form
A super customizable contact form that lets your visitors send you email. The form blocks all automated spammers.
Contact Form 7
The plugin 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 more.
The plugin will let you social charge your content and include features Social Analytics, CopyNShare, Open Graph Sharing, and the Hovering Bar.
The plugin beefs up your visual tinymce editor with a plethora of advanced options.
The plugin will add Contact Form to your WordPress website.
WP Super Cache
The plugin generates static html files from your dynamic WordPress blog. After a html file is generated your webserver will serve that file instead of processing the comparatively heavier and more expensive WordPress PHP scripts.
Suggested Reading: WP Super Cache Vs W3 Total Cache – Which One You Choose?
W3 Total Cache
The plugin designed to improve user experience and page speed with having an easy Web Performance Optimization (WPO) using caching your browser, page, object, database, minify and content delivery network support.