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Top Open-Source WordPress plug-in for your website

Top Open-Source WordPress plug-in for your website

Tuesday January 15, 2019,

4 min Read

WordPress is the world’s most popular open source website creation tool, based on PHP and MySQL. It’s probably the easiest and powerful blogging and website content management system existence today. There are more than 47000 WordPress plugins in WordPress framework which reduce lots of work on your part.

There plugins are great tools for adding and extending functionality to WordPress. In this post, I will write about some best WordPress plugins you should have on your WordPress website.

1. Content Aware Sidebars

As nowadays issue is assigning widgets, because with the specific requirements you can add widgets only to specific pages and post. So, to overcome this, Content Aware Sidebars comes up for its solution. As, this is most widely used plug-in because it lets you to create an unlimited number of sidebars for any widget area that helps you assign specific pages, posts, categories, and so on. As, once you finalize its build it will show in appearance section with all other widget areas.

2. Text Widget

It comes with limited functionality, as the name defines it allow you to display text in any widget area. With text widget you can create linkable widget title with Text, HTML, JavaScript, Flash, Shortcodes and PHP as content. Here customization is limited but one can style text with HTML and CSS.

3. SEO by Yoast

Every website needs traffic and this traffic will be created by SEO. But, it’s not an easy task to perform SEO but it will be done by this widget called SEO by Yoast. It allows total control of page title and Meta description on every page as well as each category. It also allows customization with Facebook and Google+ description for individual pages.

4. Akismet Anti-Spam

Akismet helps you to prevent spam which is free for personal use but it’s paid for business and professional use. Akismet prevent your website by publishing malicious contents by checking your comment and prevents contact submission against global database. Each comment has a status history, so it is easily visible and comments can be caught by Akismet and can categorize into spammed or unspammed.

5. Digg-Digg

It is a best plug-in to make your page socialize. It enables your web page to connect socially with all social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google plus and Pinterst. You can even customize your content with this plug-in as what content you want to see and what not according to the business perspective.

6. W3 Total cache

Mostly website fails because they lack in speed to open various pages of the website. So, it’s necessary to open all pages of the website with speed which leads to create more traffic and customer reliability. W3 total cache improves the user experience by improving server performance, caching, reduces download time and provide transparent content delivery network.

7. 404 Redirecting Homepage

As per the name suggests it redirect to homepage if 404 error is found. As visitor might be lost because the link of your website have not been maintained well. But more serious issue comes up when search engine face this issue. As, it creates negative impact for your SEO and to recover this it might take long. So, to avoid such issues this plug-in works best and results in best website performance.

8. Jetpack

Jetpack plug-in of WordPress by automatic, the company behind the WordPress. Jetpack provides bridge between WordPress.com and WordPress.org. As in if you sign up for WordPress.com it gives access to all its features and that can be self-hosted in WordPress.org.


9. weForms Plugin

weForms is fastest and easiest WordPress form plug-in with breakthrough performance. It will allows you to easily create contact forms, email subscription forms, order forms, payments forms and other type of forms with just few clicks. It works on everything from a single page, so it is amazingly fast!!

10. MonsterInsights

MonsterInsights is the best Google Analytics WordPress Plugin. It allows you to connect your website with Google Analytics to know more about your website visitors such as where are they coming from and what are they doing on your website. The MonsterInsights also gives you additional tracking features that work in the background to help you get more accurate data from Google Analytics.


WordPress users make over 1,390,000 new posts on WordPress sites every day using this free and open source content management system. It is quite easy to use and one doesn’t need to have technical expertise and experience. The WordPress is make your website user friendly, responsive and secure for both users and admin.  And with plenty of WordPress plugins and themes, it continues to top the list of popular content management systems available today.