Plugins that will totally pimp your WordPress site

At the time of writing this post, there are 76.5 million sites in the world using WordPress. That’s a lot. But why do so many people use WordPress? Well, a lot of reasons but a few stand out… it’s free, it’s easy to setup and use and it’s loaded with functionality.

One of the major components of WordPress are its plugins. There are currently 47,749 plugins in the Wordpress repository. Most can be used to their full ability for free.

But here’s the problem, there are too many plugins. No one wants to sift through the 47,000+ plugins to find a few you like. So, I did it for you, kinda. I went through and found some of the coolest, most underused plugins that will totally pimp your WordPress site and listed them below (in no particular order).

 

My List of 101 Wicked Cool WordPress Plugins

  1. RDFa Breadcrumb

    An easy template tag for showing a breadcrumb menu on your site and on google search results with built in RDFa Markup.

  2. WordPress Reset

    Resets the WordPress database back to it’s defaults. Deletes all customization and content. Does not modify files only resets the database.

  3. External Links

    Force all external links to open in a new window. Add rel=nofollow to all external links. Add an icon to all external links.

  4. CollabPress

    Project management and task tracking software… think Basecamp for the WordPress Dashboard!

  5. Snazzy Archives

    Snazzy Archives is a visualization plugin for your WordPress site featuring an unique way to display all your posts. Your archive page will never be boring again!

  6. WP Smush.it

    Reduce image file sizes and improve performance using the Smush.it. Every image you add to a page or post will be automatically run through Smush.it behind the scenes. You don’t have to do anything different.You can also run your existing images through Smush.it via the WordPress Media Library.

  7. WP Greet Box

    Display a different greeting message to your visitor depending on which site they are coming from.

  8. WordPress Download Monitor

    Plugin with interface for uploading and managing download files, inserting download links in posts, and monitoring download hits.

  9. Google XML Sitemaps for Videos

    The Video Sitemap plugin will generate an XML Sitemap for your WordPress blog using all YouTube videos that you may have embedded in your blog posts.

  10. nRelate Related Content

    nRelate is designed to drive eyeballs deeper into your site by displaying related content as either thumbnails, text, or both.

  11. SEO Smart Links

    Lets WordPress automatically link keywords and phrases in your posts and comments with corresponding posts, pages, categories and tags on your site.

  12. Viper’s Video Quicktags

    Allows easy and XHTML valid posting of videos from various websites such as YouTube, DailyMotion, Vimeo, and more.

  13. Tweet Old Post

    Plugin to tweet about your old posts to get more hits for them and keep them alive.

  14. WP Splash Image

    WP Splash Image is a plugin for WordPress to display picture, video or html code with a lightbox effect at the opening of the blog.

  15. SEO Rank Report

    Track your Google rankings every 3 days and see reports of your progress in a graph. You will also be able to visualize your traffic flow in response to ranking changes and receive emails notifying you of major rank changes.

  16. Social Media Tabs

    Social media tabs allows you to add facebook, google +1, twitter, flickr, pinterest, YouTube subscription and RSS profiles and feeds to any widget

  17. Pricing Table

    WordPress Pricing Table plugin will help you to generate pricing table in the easitest and dynamic way.

  18. Lightbox Plus

    Lightbox Plus permits users to view larger versions of images, simple slide shows, videos and content all in an overlay.

  19. Booking Calendar

    Its a plugin for online reservation and availability checking service for your site.

  20. Widget Logic

    Widget Logic lets you control on which pages widgets appear using WP’s conditional tags. It also adds a ‘widget_content’ filter.

  21. Theme My Login

    Changes your normal WP login page to another page on your site that you can configure yourself.

  22. Visitor Maps and Who’s Online

    Displays Visitor Maps with location pins, city, and country. Includes a Who’s Online Sidebar. Has an admin dashboard to view visitor details.

  23. WP-PostRatings

    The best Post Ratings plugins online, and it’s free. Adds an AJAX rating system for your WordPress

    blog’s post/page.

  24. Sidebar Login

    Easily add an ajax-enhanced login widget to your site’s sidebar.

  25. PHP Code Widget

    Like the Text widget, but also allows working PHP code to be inserted.

  26. Peter’s Login Redirect

    Redirect users to different locations after logging in and logging out.

  27. Another WordPress Classifieds Plugin

    Add a classified ads section to your WordPress site, quickly and easily.

  28. WordPress Simple Paypal Shopping Cart

    Very easy to use Simple WordPress Paypal Shopping Cart Plugin. Great for selling products online in one click from your WordPress site.

  29. Quick Notice Bar

    This plugin will help you to display a sticky message in your site.

  30. Quick Chat

    Self hosted WordPress chat plugin supporting private chat, chat rooms, avatars, user list, words filtering, smilies, caching plugins and more.

  31. OptionTree

    Theme Options UI Builder for WordPress. A simple way to create & save Theme Options and Meta Boxes for free or premium themes.

  32. Black Studio TinyMCE Widget

    Adds a WYSIWYG widget based on the standard TinyMCE WordPress visual editor.

  33. Social Login

    Allow your visitors to comment and login with social networks like Twitter, Facebook, Paypal, LinkedIn, LiveJournal, OpenID, VKontakte, Google, Yahoo

  34. Strx Magic Floating Sidebar Maker

    Magic Floating Sidebar Maker, makes your blog sidebar floatable so it floats down as your visitor scrolls.

  35. Search Meter

    Search Meter tracks what your readers are searching for on your blog. View full details of recent searches or stats for the last day, week or month.

  36. WPtouch

    WPtouch: A simple, powerful and elegant mobile theme for your website.

  37. WP Customer Reviews

    WP Customer Reviews allows your customers and visitors to leave reviews or testimonials of your services. Reviews are Microformat enabled (hReview).

  38. WP SlimStat

    A powerful real-time web analytics plugin for WordPress.

  39. Custom Field Template

    This plugin extends the functionality of custom fields.

  40. Custom Post Type UI

    Admin UI for creating custom post types and custom taxonomies in WordPress

  41. SyntaxHighlighter Evolved

    Easily post syntax-highlighted code to your site without having to modify the code at all. As seen on WordPress.com.

  42. Print Friendly and PDF Button

    The #1 Print and PDF button for your WordPress site. Printer Friendly pages without coding, css, or print.css. Fast, easy, and professional.

  43. Admin Menu Editor

    Lets you edit the WordPress admin menu. You can re-order, hide or rename menus, add custom menus and more.

  44. Duplicator

    Duplicate, clone, backup, move and transfer an entire site from one location to another in 3 easy steps.

  45. Slick Social Share Buttons

    Slick social share buttons adds facebook, twitter, google +1, linkedin, digg, delicious, reddit, stumbleupon, buffer and pinterest pin it social media

  46. Editorial Calendar

    The Editorial Calendar makes it possible to see all your posts and drag and drop them to manage your blog.

  47. Vidlinkr

    The easy way to start earning money from video content. Coull Vidlinkr turns every YouTube video on your website into a revenue stream within minutes.

  48. Wordfence Security

    Wordfence Security is a free enterprise class security plugin that includes a firewall, virus scanning, real-time traffic with geolocation and more.

  49. Front-end Editor

    Edit content inline, without going to the admin area.

  50. P3 (Plugin Performance Profiler)

    See which plugins are slowing down your site. This plugin creates a performance report for your site.

  51. White Label CMS

    Version: 1.5.1 Allows complete customization of dashboard panels and logos, removal of menus, giving editors access to widgets and menus plus lots more.

  52. Faster Image Insert

    Fully integrates media manager into editing interface, avoid reloading thickbox pop-up, with enhanced features like multi-insert & mass-editing.

  53. User Meta

    WordPress user management plugin. Custom user profile,registration with extra fields. Custom Login, Import users from csv and many more.

  54. WordPress Backup to Dropbox

    Keep your valuable WordPress website, its media and database backed up to Dropbox in minutes with this sleek, easy to use plugin.

  55. Easy Digital Downloads

    Sell digital downloads through WordPress with this complete digital downloads management plugin. Integrates with Paypal and many others.

  56. JQuery Mega Menu Widget

    Creates a widget, which allows you to add drop down mega menus from any WordPress custom menu using jQuery.

  57. Dave’s WordPress Live Search

    Adds “live search” functionality to your WordPress site. Uses the built-in search and jQuery.

  58. Usernoise Modal Feedback / Contact Form

    Modal contact / feedback form designed “the Apple way”.

  59. Velvet Blues Update URLs

    Update URLs is a quick and easy solution to fix old URLs and links in content, custom fields, meta boxes and excerpts.

  60. Plugin Central

    Dashboard plugin update notification, update all plugins at once, move your plugins from one blog to another with plugin install.

  61. Shortcoder

    Create custom “Shortcodes” with HTML, Javascript snippets stored in it and use that shortcode within posts and pages.

  62. Cool Video Gallery

Cool Video Gallery is a Video Gallery plugin for WordPress with option to upload videos, add Youtube videos and manage them in multiple galleries.

63. WP125

Easy management of 125×125 ads on your blog. Ads can be run for a specified number of days, and will automatically be taken down. Track clicks too.

  1. Floating Menu

    Floating Menu creates a sticky, floating menu widget from any WordPress custom menu using jQuery.

  2. TubePress

    Displays gorgeous YouTube and Vimeo videos and galleries in your site. Please visit tubepress.org for

    more info!

  3. ManageWP Worker

    ManageWP Worker plugin allows you to remotely manage your WordPress sites from one dashboard.

  4. Lightbox Pop

    Create a simple, non-annoying lightbox popup in your blog.

  5. Basic Google Maps Placemarks

    Embeds a Google Map into your site and lets you add map markers with custom icons and information windows.

  6. WP-Statistics Summary statistics of blog.

  7. Announcer

    Display awesome Announcements, Welcome notes, Greetings, Events, News etc with attractive style, colors, themes and position it anywhere in the page.

  8. WP-CopyProtect [Protect Your Blog Posts]

    Protect your blog content from getting copied. A simple plug-in developed to stop the Copy cats.

  9. Thank Me Later

    Thank Me Later (TML) will automatically send an e-mail to your those who leave a comment at your blog.

  10. WP-Insert

    Wp-Insert is the most powerful yet easiest to use WordPress ad management plugin which does a lot more than ad management.

  11. Erident Custom Login and Dashboard

    Customize completly your WordPress Login Screen and Dashboard easily. Add your logo, change background image, colors, styles, Dashboard footer etc.

  12. Drop Shadow Boxes

    Provides an easy way to highlight important content on your posts and pages inside a box with a drop shadow.

  13. WP Symposium A Social Network For WordPress

    Social Networking for WordPress: forum, activity, member directory, mail, chat, profile page, groups, events, gallery, mobile, RSS and more!

  14. Paid Downloads

    The plugin allows to sell digital content and accept payments via PayPal, Payza or InterKassa. It delivers download link after completed payment.

  15. Twitter Blackbird Pie

    Add awesome looking embedded HTML representations of actual tweets in your blog posts just by adding simple shortcodes.

  16. WP Total Hacks

    WP Total Hacks can customize more than 20 settings on your WordPress Site. PHP5 is required!

  17. WP Single Post Navigation

    Plugin adds next & prev nav links on single posts to have a “browse post by post nav style”. Includes customizeable parameters.

  18. Camera Slideshow

    A jQuery slideshow with a responsive layout, easy to use with an extended admin panel.

  19. Related Content by Wordnik

    Keep users on your site longer. Introducing the fast, smart way to show related content on your blog with thumbnail images or text.

  20. Admin Post Navigation

    Adds links to navigate to the next and previous posts when editing a post in the WordPress admin.

  21. WP Editor

    WP Editor is a plugin for WordPress that replaces the default plugin and theme editors as well as the page/post editor.

  22. Instapress

    Highly customizable plugin to display Instagram photos in a sidebar widget, a post or on a page. Also an image gallery with paging functionality.

  23. InfiniteWP Client

    Install this plugin on unlimited sites and manage them all from a central dashboard. This plugin communicates with your InfiniteWP Admin Panel.

  24. Pagebar

    Pagebar adds a nice page bar to your blog posts, multipaged posts and paged comments.

  25. Highlight Search Terms

    Very lightweight jQuery script that wraps search terms in an HTML5 mark tag when referer is a search engine or within wp search results.

  26. Advanced Permalinks

    Allows multiple permalink structures and category-specific permalinks without needing redirects.

  27. T(-) Countdown

    T(-) Countdown will display a highly customizable, flash-free countdown timer as a sidebar widget or in a post or page using a shortcode.

  28. Add-to-Any

    Add-to-Any adds Share buttons for WordPress including the AddToAny sharing button, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, WhatsApp, many more, and follow icons too.

     

  29. Auto Excerpt everywhere

    The plugin automatically displays excerpts instead of full post contents in your blog. Custom excerpts and generated excerpts supported.

  30. Autolink URI

    The Autolink URI plugin for WordPress automatically converts urls to hyperlinked urls.

     

  31. CyberSyn

    A powerful, lightweight and easy to use Atom/RSS aggregation and content curation plugin for WordPress with Full Text RSS import feature.

     

  32. Magic Post Thumbnail

    Automatically generate thumbnails for your posts. Magic Post Thumbnail use Google Image/Flickr/Pixabay to create an Automatic Featured Image.

     

  33. Disable Comments

    Allows administrators to globally disable comments on their site. Comments can be disabled according to post type. Multisite friendly.

     

  34. Google Analytics Counter Tracker

    Google analytics counter tracker - analyse the visitors hits on you website and display it graphically.

     

  35. Google Author Link

    Manage your Google Authorship Links with this simple plugin. Works for single author and multi- author WordPress sites.

     

  36. Medium

    Publish posts automatically to a Medium.com profile.

     

  37. Inline Related Posts

    Inline Related Posts AUTOMATICALLY inserts related posts INSIDE your content, capturing immediately the reader's attention.

     

  38. Tynt Insight for WordPress

Learn what's being copied off your website and how you can leverage this behaviour to get more traffic, more often.

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