Top 15 WordPress Plugins 2014

Here are our Top 15 WordPress Plugins 2014 that we use on our site, as well as for our clients. The beauty of working on WordPress sites is the enormous library of plugins or extensions you can deploy on your site. We would love to hear what works for you, and what your top 15 must have WordPress plugins are.

  1. BackupBuddyEasily backup, restore or move your WordPress site to another domain or server with BackupBuddy. The restore function in BackupBuddy is quick and simple. Upload the ImportBuddy file and your backup zip, and it walks you through the steps to restore your site: your themes, plugins, widgets and everything else.
  2. Broken Link CheckerConsider this an essential plugin. Broken Link Checker scans your site and notifies you (either within the WordPress dashboard or via email) if any broken links or missing images are found. Broken Link Checker also lets you replace the broken URL with one that works.
  3. Google AnalyticsGoogle Analytics shows you the full customer picture across ads and videos, websites and social tools, tablets and smartphones. That makes it easier to serve your current customers and win new ones.
  4. WordPress SEO PluginWrite better content with WordPress SEO: Using the snippet preview you can see a rendering of what your post or page will look like in the search results, whether your title is too long or too short and your meta description makes sense in the context of a search result. This way the plugin will help you not only increase rankings but also increase the click through for organic search results.
  5. TablePressTablePress enables you to create and manage tables on your WordPress site. No HTML knowledge is needed, as a comfortable interface allows to easily edit table data. Tables can contain any type of data, even formulas that will be evaluated.
  6. Spell and Grammer CheckYou can tell WordPress to run the proofreader automatically before publishing or updating a post (or page). When enabled, this feature will ask if you really want to continue with your publish or update action when errors are present. This Spelling and Grammer check feature is part of a 30+ features of Jetpack.
  7. Floating Social BarFloating Social Bar only loads scripts when necessary. None of the social media scripts are loaded when the page is loaded. Instead we show a replica image with all the counts. We use the socialite script to only load social buttons when the user brings their mouse over the button. Doing this allows us to keep your site as fast as it would load without any social plugins.
  8. DisqusDisqus is a free service that enables great online communities. It is a popular cloud based discussion system.
  9. SoliloquySoliloquy is the best responsive WordPress slider plugin and now it’s available in Lite form and free. Soliloquy is audited by Mark Jaquith, lead developer of WordPress. It allows you to create an unlimited number of sliders with unlimited images in each slider with a few clicks of the mouse.
  10. eCommerce by WooCommerceTransform your WordPress website into a thorough-bred eCommerce store. Delivering enterprise-level quality and features whilst backed by a name you can trust. Say “hello” to the WooCommerce eCommerce plugin.
  11. MailChimpThe MailChimp plugin allows you to quickly and easily add a signup form for your MailChimp list as a widget on your WordPress site.
  12. OptinMonsterThe OptinMonster Builder allows you to create visually stunning optin forms that are optimized for the highest conversion rates. You can create various types of optin forms such as lig
  13. Contact Form 7Contact 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
  14. Really Simple CaptchaReally Simple CAPTCHA does not use PHP “Sessions” for storing states, unlike many other PHP CAPTCHA solutions, but stores them as temporary files. This allows you to embed it into WordPress without worrying about conflicts. Really Simple CAPTCHA does not work alone and is intended to work with other plugins. It is originally created for Contact Form 7, however, you can use it with your own plugin.
  15. CanvaSimply search for the best graphics, photos, and fonts, or upload your own, then use Canva’s drag and drop tool to create a design. Design with hundreds of free elements and fonts, or choose from our library of more than 1 million premium images for $1.


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