One of the advantages that WordPress offers its users is the ease of finding and installing plugins. These bundles of code, known as plugins, can do wonders for our websites and blogs. From displaying sliders, organizing posts and pages, structuring content and menus, to tracking and gathering statistics and reports on visits and views.
The WordPress plugin bank is very rich, having hundreds of thousands of them. You can find free and paid plugins very easily if you search on the internet. The WordPress plugins segment is so vast that some professionals and companies work only with the development of these tools.
If you need some widget, different function in the Admin Panel and even paging your theme, just install and configure a plugin. Knowing great importance, use, and necessity, Script Certo will list today some of the most used plugins. Note: the plugins we will mention here are the ones we see people using daily.
10 most used WordPress plugins in practice
Probably some of the plugins we’re going to list now you’ve already heard. We’ve even covered others here in Script Certo. Which is great! Well, you will already have all the support regarding such plugins without leaving our site.
WordPress SEO by Yoast
Plugins for SEO support can never be missing from your website. WordPress SEO by Yoast is at the top of our list because of all the ones we’ll cover here this one is used today. To learn how to use it, check out our tutorial on How to Install and Configure WordPress SEO by Yoast.
Everything you need to tweak your website with SEO, WordPress SEO by Yoast does. This plugin is used by over 14.5 million people and is at version 1.7.1.
All In One SEO Pack
The All In One SEO Pack is another popular WordPress SEO plugin. The number of downloads of this plugin is over 20.6 million. It’s a much larger number than WordPress SEO by Yoast, but still – I see the latter being used a lot more today.
The WordPress All In One SEO Pack plugin automatically takes care of your website. It optimizes your WordPress website or blog to be prepared and well-positioned on Google and other search engines.
Contact Form 7
Every website, at some point, will need an email contact form. Contact Form 7 is one of the most used and recommended plugins for the job. Well, it’s quick to set up and very efficient.
With Contact Form 7 you can develop countless forms, all of them well designed. If needed, you can add a captcha field, checkbox, select, etc.
Advanced Custom Fields
Advanced Custom Fields is one of the most downloaded and used plugins to have new fields and options for posts and pages. The purpose of this plugin is to add, edit and manage custom fields, or custom fields on your WordPress site.
WP Super Cache
WP Super Cache is a plugin for cache storage. Whether you know it or not, working with caching in WordPress is a great way to keep it faster and perform better.
The WP Super Cache plugin is in version 1.4.2 and 6 million people have already downloaded it. The fight between this plugin and what we’ll talk about below has been fierce!
Quick Cache (Zen Cache)
As I said above, this plugin stands as a strong competitor to WP Super Cache and many other plugins that do the same thing. Quick Cache is one of great excellence and has been gaining more and more space among WordPress users.
Quick Cache adds 936,000 downloads and continues to rise. Script Certo has a really cool article about the plugin, check it out.
Yoast Google Analytics For WordPress
This is another plugin by Yoast. In this case, Yoast Google Analytics For WordPress is aimed at analyzing and monitoring statistics and access graphs. With this plugin, you can follow all the development and reach of your website.
See the number of visits, unique visitors, among other issues related to your website traffic. There are more than 7 million downloads of this plugin, just in the WordPress database.
If you are going to develop a store for yourself or a client, you will be pleased to know that WooCommerce is the most used plugin on the WordPress platform. The plugin has the purpose of turning the CMS into a complete store and there are still several other plugins to combine and fit with this one.
To maintain a more elaborate photo and image gallery, you need a WordPress plugin. NextGen Gallery is the plugin that practically performs this task. Its use is very intuitive and it works very efficiently.
NextGen Gallery is the WordPress plugin that I see in practice to be the most used. It is at version 188.8.131.52, meaning it has been around for a long time and has already been downloaded over 11.4 million times.
One of the best WordPress slider plugins. Revslider allows you to create different types of sliders, of the most diverse sizes, with amazing effects and movements and all this in a responsive way – your slides look more like videos. You can even add articles and use them as a banner with featured articles.
The Slider Revolution has today, the mark of 41,970 sales. With this plugin, you’ll be able to create sliders for any type of website and in the most different way you can imagine. You might want to see our list of the best WordPress Slides.
They are so widely used that at least one of these plugins is guaranteed to be present on any WordPress site. Is that you? You use these plugins, you already used them and you don’t like them anymore. Tell us your opinion about our list and what you think should be added to it.
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