5 Must-have free plugins for wordpress

One of wordpress’ best features is its ability to extend functionality by the use of plugins. A plugin is code that is added to wordpress to enhance or extend it’s capabilities. Some of the best plugins for wordpress are not free and if you have the money we would urge you to invest in some of them they will really improve your wordpress site’s performance drastically.

If you don’t have the budget, do not fret, there are also some brilliant plugins for wordpress that are totally free, below we list some of our 5 best free plugins for wordpress.

WordPress SEO by Yoast


This is probably the best SEO plugin on the market right now. WordPress SEO allows you to analyze your posts or pages if they are fully optimized for search engines. It includes XML sitemaps and social media integration like Open Graph tags for Facebook or even Twitter Cards and more

Disqus Comment System


Disqus is a tool for web comments and discussions. Disqus is a tool that is packed with loads of features including Spam filtering, users can comment using their social profiles, threaded comments and replies. It’s a must-have if your plan is to create discussions around your posts.

Google Analytics for WordPress


Google Analytics for WordPress allows you to add extra information that you wouldn’t find in the default Analytics tracking code. If you want to get detailed information about you website’s visitors, then this plugin is for you.

WP Super Cache

If you’re a website ninja coder you might want to improve website performance manually but for the rest of us the WP Super Cache plugins will do. Slow pageload speeds result in higher bounce rates and lower conversions, this plugin serves cached .html pages to non-logged in users as well as other features to make you website perform faster.

All in One WP Security


This is one of our favorite plugins for wordpress, security is one essential tool for all websites and this plugin does exactly that, it provides a firewall for your website, also secures your database but one of our favorite features is the ability to back up your database and website files at certain intervals such that in an event that your website crashes you can easily restore. Although the paid version of this plugin contains many other good features the free one is able to meet your needs if you’re running a small wordpress site.

There you go, know of any other free plugins for wordpress leave a comment below

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w3 total cache, fo caching, Contextual Related Posts to encourage people to read more, quotes plugin to spice up things, footer putter for an awesome footer.Top Commentators Widget to make your regular commentors feel loved. How can u forget Jetpack??hehehhe


@Zaniest Heheh thanks for mentioning Top Commentators Widget. Glad someone still finds it useful!