Best 20 WordPress plugins in 2014 – Strongly Recommended

WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and Content Management System (CMS) based on PHP and MYSQL Features include a plugin architecture and a template system. WordPress was used by more than 22.0% of the top 10 million websites . WordPress is the most popular blogging system in use on the web at more than 60 million websites.

One very popular feature of WordPress is its plugin architecture which allows users and developers to extend its abilities beyond the core installation. WordPress has a database of over 32,998 plugins, each of which offers custom functions and features enabling users to tailor their sites to their specific needs. These customization range from SEO (Search Engine Optimization) enhancers, to client portals used to display private information to logged in users, to content displaying features, such as the addition of widgets and navigation bars.

Here are the Best 20 WordPress plugins in 2014:

1. NextGEN Gallery

The most popular WordPress gallery plugin and one of the most popular plugins of all time with over 9 million downloads.

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2.Contact Form 7

Contact Form 7 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 so on.

3. Easy WordPress Parallax Slider

Sliders add a great looking featured area on your website but can be very simple. It can also be difficult to have multiple sliders on your website at the same time. The Easy WordPress Parallax Slider gives you numerous options for every slider you create.

4. W3 Total Cache

Easy Web Performance Optimization (WPO) using caching: browser, page, object, database, minify and content delivery network support.

5. WP Smush.it

Reduce image file sizes and improve performance using the Smush.it API within WordPress.

6.WordPress SEO by Yoast

Improve your WordPress SEO: Write better content and have a fully optimized WordPress site using the WordPress SEO plugin by Yoast.

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7. Contact Form 7

Contact Form 7 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 so on.

8.Disqus Comment System

Disqus is truly revolutionizing the blog comment system, allowing you to instantly turn your blog into a social media community. Disqus allows you to create a much more interactive blog community that connects seamlessly with all of the top social media sites online.

9. Pretty Link

This plugin allows you to cloak your affiliate links with ease. Pretty Link also allows you to track each hit on your URL and provides a full, detailed report of where the hit came from.

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10.Better WP Security

Attacks on blogs have become more and more prevalent these days. It’s critical that you keep your blog safe with something like ‘Better WP Security’. Which makes it super easy to secure your site in just a few seconds.

11. Facebook Like Box Widget

Facebook Like Box Widget is a social plugin that enables Facebook Page owners to attract and gain Likes from their own website. The Like Box enables you.

12.Better WordPress Minify

Allows you to minify your CSS and JS files for faster page loading for visitors.

13.Digg Digg

Your all in one share buttons plugin. Add a floating bar with share buttons to your blog. Just like Mashable!

14.bbPress

bbPress is the de facto WordPress forum plugin. It  is an impressive forum solution that integrates seamlessly with WordPress. It may also be the only WordPress forum plugin with its own book!

15.SEO Search Terms Tagging 2

Multiply blog traffic by strengthening on page SEO, increasing the number of indexed pages, auto convert search terms into post tags, and more

16.Meta Robots WordPress Plug-in

With this plugin you can control the indexing behaviour of search engines for any post or page.WooCommerce-Excelling-eCommerce

17. WooCommerce – Excelling eCommerce

WooCommerce is a powerful, extendable eCommerce plugin that helps you sell anything. Beautifully.BTW, here is a nice tool that shows most downloaded plugin from wordpress plugin directory.

18.Floating Social Bar

For those of you who would prefer a horizontal share bar that scrolls down the page, this is the one for you. Maximize your social media shares without slowing down your site. You can see this in action at www.wpbeginner.com.

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19.NextGEN Facebook Open Graph

Improve the appearance and ranking of WordPress Posts, Pages, and eCommerce Products in Google Search and Social Website shares.

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