WordPress is the most popular CMS in the world and it didn’t become popular by chance!

One of the main reasons for that is because WordPress is extremely user-friendly and the other important reason is because it is highly customizable and you can add almost any functionality to your website using the plugin feature.

Here is a list of some of the best plugins you can add to your WordPress website to make it more beautiful and to improve its performance:

1. All-in-one SEO

Regardless of the goal of your website, SEO is crucial for your success and this wonderful plugin is an all-in-one solution for on-page SEO optimization. More information

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Best alternatives: Yoast SEO.

2. Jetpack

Jetpack is the second must-have plugin in our list that has been created by Automattic. It will reduce the loading time of your site, increase its security, gives you detailed statistics, and makes your site a lot more customizable. More information

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3. WP super cache

As you may already know, the load time of your site has direct effects on its SERP ranking. Whether you look from search engine’s perspective or you care about user experience, it is absolutely necessary to increase your website page speed and WP-super-cache is a great solution for this matter. It increases the overall speed of your site by creating static HTML files. More information

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Best alternatives: W3-total-cache

4. Akismet

The best way to get rid of annoying comment spams is Akismet and since there are lots of them attacking our sites everyday, it’s another must-have plugin. More information

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Best alternatives: wp-spamshield

5. Duplicator

The easiest way to move or backup your entire WordPress site is by using this amazing plugin. More information

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Best alternatives: updraft plus

6. Wordfence Security

This one is the most downloaded security plugin and it definitely worth using. More information

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Best alternatives: better wp security, sucuri scanner, wp security scan

7. TinyMCE Advanced

There is a good chance that the default editor does not satisfy all your needs. In that case, this plugin is going to help you a lot. It adds advanced functionalities like the ability to add font families to the default editor. More information

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Best alternatives: CKEditor for WordPress
(Personally, I like this one more, but since some people are having difficulties with it, I put the TinyMCE first. You can try both and see which one works best for you. )

8. Visual form builder

With Visual form builder, you can create your forms with a simple interface. One of its advantages in compared with lots of other similar plugins is the ability to choose a CSS class for each module that you create. It makes it much easier to create forms that are visually in harmony with your site design. More information

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Best alternatives: Contact Form 7.

9. CMS Tree Page View

This plugin helps you to manage your posts and pages with a CMS-like tree overview of all your pages and custom posts. More information

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Best alternatives: wp nested pages

10. Ultimate Social Media

This simple plugin will add social media icons to your website. More information

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Best alternatives: monarch
(This alternative is a premium option and it is not free, but it has more advanced features)

11. Tweet This

Tweet This increases visitors engagement by creating tweetable content boxes and letting them to easily share pieces of your content on tweeter. More information

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12. Polylang

Are you looking for an easy way to make your website multilingual? Well, if your answer is yes, the best solution is right here! Polylang is all you need and it’s very user-friendly. More information

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13. AnsPress

A simple yet powerful plugin for adding questions and answers functionality to your site with a clean interface. More information

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14. Ultimate Short-codes

This little plugin adds a mega pack of short-codes to your website so, you can easily create sliders, text boxes, responsive tabs, and…. More information

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**The next plugin is premium and it will cost you about 34$ for a regular license. If you are looking for free options, check out its alternatives below its description.

15. Visual Composer (Premium – This one is Not Free)

With this powerful plugin, there is no limit for designing a beautiful website. It requires no coding knowledge and you can create stunning designs simply by drag and drop. More information

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Best alternatives: site origin panels, beaver builder
(These alternatives both offer free and paid services. If you don’t want to pay for Visual Composer, you can take a look at them. )

I hope you found this article helpful.

There are thousands of plugins for WordPress and it was impossible for me to introduce all of theme here.

What do you think is the best plugin of this list?

Do you know a good plugin that is not mentioned in our list?

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