Here is our list of 100+ WordPress plugins every site may need.

Note that you may not need them all depending on the kind of site you run. The list is an attempt to provide you an exhaustive list of most popular and frequently used plugins.

Visual Page Builders Plugins

  1. Elementor Page Builder
  2. Divi
  3. Page Builder by SiteOrigin
  4. WordPress Page Builder – Beaver Builder
  5. Essential Addons for Elementor

Form Builder Plugins

  1. WpForms – Drag and drop contact form builder
  2. Contact Form 7
  3. Ninja Forms – Easy and powerful form builder
  4. Gravity Forms
  5. weForms – Easy Drag & Drop Contact Form Builder For WordPress

SEO Plugins

  1. Yoast SEO – Best SEO plugin out there
  2. Google XML Sitemaps
  3. The SEO Framework
  4. Broken Link Checker
  5. WP Review
  6. Redirection

Security and Anti-spam Plugins

  1. iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security)
  2. Sucuri Security – Protect your site from malware and hacks
  3. Wordfence Security – Firewall and malware scan
  4. Loginizer
  5. Limit Login Attempts
  6. Really Simple SSL
  7. Really Simple CAPTCHA
  8. Akismet Anti-Spam

Backup Plugins

  1. UpdraftPlus WordPress Backup Plugin
  2. All-in-One Wp Migration
  3. Duplicator – WordPress Migration Plugin
  4. BackWPup – WordPress Backup Plugin
  5. Jetpack by WordPress
  6. WP Staging – DB & File Duplicator & Migration

Caching and Performance

  1. WP Super Cache
  2. W3 Total Cache
  3. WP Rocket
  4. LiteSpeed Cache
  5. EWWW Image Optimizer
  6. WP-Optimize
  7. Smush Image Compression and Optimization
  8. Imagify – WebP & Image Compression
  9. Lazy Load by WP Rocket
  10. AMP
  11. AMP for WP – Accelerated Mobile Pages

Forums and Social Network

  1. bbPrsss – Forum plugin
  2. BuddyPress – Social network plugin

Membership Plugins

  1. LearnDash
  2. MemberPress
  3. s2member
  4. Restrict Content Pro
  5. teachable

Multilingual Site Plugins

  1. Loco Translate
  2. MultilingualPress
  3. WPML – The WordPress Multilingual Plugin

GDPR Compliance

  1. GDPR Cookie Consent
  2. GDPR Cookie Consent Banner
  3. WP GDPR Compliance

Sliders and Popup Builders

  1. MetaSlider
  2. Smart Slider 3
  3. WordPress Gallery Plugin – NextGEN Gallery
  4. Popups by OptinMonster – Best WordPress Popup Plugin

Social Media Plugins

  1. AddToAny Share Buttons
  2. Custom Feeds for Instagram
  3. Official Facebook Pixel
  4. Nextend Social Login and Register (Facebook, Google, Twitter)
  5. Disqus Comment System
  6. ZillaLikes – Themezilla

Live Chat Plugins

  1. LiveChat – WP live chat plugin for WordPress
  2. Tawk.To Live Chat
  3. Olark Live Chat
  4. Zendesk Chat
  5. Drift

Extend the power of WordPress

  1. Advanced Custom Fields
  2. Meta Box – WordPress Custom Fields Framework
  3. Health Check & Troubleshooting
  4. WP Mail SMTP by WPForms
  5. Easy WP SMTP
  6. Mailchimp for WordPress
  7. Email Subscribers & Newsletters
  8. Regenerate Thumbnails
  9. Google Analytics Dashboard for WP by ExactMetrics (formerly GADWP)
  10. Google Analytics Dashboard Plugin for WordPress by MonsterInsights
  11. WP Maintenance Mode
  12. The Events Calendar
  13. Better Search Replace
  14. TablePress
  15. Duplicate Post
  16. Classic Editor
  17. Coming Soon Page & Maintenance Mode by SeedProd
  18. WP Google Maps
  19. File Manager
  20. WP All Import
  21. Simple Custom CSS and JS

eCommerce Plugins

  1. WooCommerce
  2. WooCommerce Stripe Payment Gateway
  3. PayPal Plus for WooCommerce
  4. Germanized for WooCommerce
  5. YITH WooCommerce Wishlist
  6. YITH WooCommerce Compare
  7. WooCommerce Blocks
  8. Ajax Search for WooCommerce
  9. WooCommerce Admin
  10. Dokan – Multivendor platform for WooCommerce
  11. WooCommerce Multistore – multistore plugin for WooCommerce
  12. USPS Shipping Method – WooCommerce
  13. ATUM Inventory Management for WooCommerce
  14. WooCommerce Stock Manager
  15. WooCommerce Bookings – Booking & Reservations WordPress Plugin
  16. WooCommerce Memberships – WordPress Membership Plugin
  17. WooCommerce Product Bundles
  18. Table Rate Shipping – WooCommerce
  19. Checkout Field Editor – WooCommerce
  20. Smart Coupons – All in one WooCommerce Coupons system

Developer Plugins

  1. Debug Bar
  2. Query Monitor
  3. Theme Check
  4. User Switching
  5. Log Deprecated Notices
  6. RTL Tester
  7. WP Reset – Best WordPress Reset Plugin
  8. File Manager