Perfect Ranking. Top WordPress Plugins
This list ranks WordPress plugins based on usage by Perfect Dashboard users. You may ask, why another plugins list? Unlike many other top plugins lists, this list is not an arbitrary selection but it is based on a real usage and experience of hundreds of web developers. Moreover it includes both free and commercial plugins.
During this month we've noticed big changes in two categories:
Security plugins category. WP Limit Login Attempts took the first place over Clef Two-Factor Authentication plugin, which is on the second place now.
Sitemaps category. Google XML Sitemaps plugin fell off and the first place belongs to XML Sitemap & Google News Feeds plugin.
Last updated: June 8, 2016
1. Yoast SEO
It’s a free plugin, the most popular and widely used. It offers you almost everything what you need in context of your website optimization.
2. All In One SEO Pack
The most downloaded plugin for WordPress (almost 30 million downloads). It automatically optimizes your site for search engines. This plugin is beginners friendly.
3. SEO Ultimate
This all-in-one SEO plugin gives you control over meta titles & descriptions, open graph, auto-linking, rich-snippets, or 404 monitoring.
1. W3 Total Cache
This plugin is designed to improve user experience and page speed. One of the most widely-used among WordPress users.
2. SG CachePress
It’s super easy to use and good one if your hosting is SiteGround.
3. WP Super Cache
This plugin is favourite one for many users and it’s very easy to set up.
1. Contact Form 7
This plugin is easy to use and very flexible. It allows you to customize forms and manage multiple contact forms.
2. Perfect Easy & Powerful Contact Form
Perfect Easy & Powerful Contact Form is easy for beginners and customizable for pros. It has cool design effects and unlimited possibilities.
3. Contact Form Builder
Contact Form Builder is very intuitive tool to create contact forms.
1. WP Limit Login Attempts
This plugin protects from brute force attacks. It limits rate of login attempts and blocks IP temporarily. It detects bots by captcha verification.
2. iThemes Security
iThemes Security Plugin hides vital areas of your site, protects access to important files, and prevents brute-force login attempts too.
3. Clef Two-Factor Authentication
This plugin provides password-free, two-factor authentication that is highly secure.
1. XML Sitemap & Google News Feeds
This plugin dynamically creates feeds that comply with the XML Sitemap and the Google News Sitemap protocol.
2. Google XML Sitemaps
This plugin generates a special XML sitemap which will help search engines to better index your blog.
3. Simple Wp Sitemap
It’s easy, fast and secure plugin that adds both an xml and an html sitemap to your site.
1. Duplicate Post
Duplicate Post allows to clone a post or page, or edit it as a new draft.
2. WP PageNavi
WP PageNavi adds a more advanced paging navigation interface.
3. Simple Page Ordering
Simple Page Ordering Plugin allows you to order your pages and other hierarchical post types with simple drag and drop right from the standard page list.
1. Really Simple Captcha
This is a captcha module intended to be called from other plugins. Really Simple Captcha does not work alone and is intended to work with other plugins. It is originally created for Contact Form 7, however, you can use it with your own plugin.
2. Captcha by BestWebSoft
It is one of the best security solution that protects your WordPress website forms from spam entries by means of math logic. It can be used for login, registration, password recovery, comments and popular contact forms.
It protects your website from spam and abuse while letting real people pass through with ease. It prevents brute force logins on your WordPress website by adding Google's easy to use reCAPTCHA to the login form.
WordPress Customization Plugins
1. Advanced Custom Fields
This plugin is the perfect solution for any WordPress website which needs more flexible data like other Content Management Systems.
2. Simple Custom CSS
3. Custom Login Page Customizer
This plugin allows you to easily customize your login page straight from your WordPress Customizer. And you can preview your custom login changes before you save them.