Best Free WordPress Plugins

By Rich Jones

I don't use WordPress myself any more, but many of my clients do, so here are some of the best Free and Open Source WordPress plugins that I use and recommend. All of these are free WordPress plugins with downloads and source code available.

 

Best Free WordPress Plugins
W3 Total Cache

W3 Total Cache

W3 Total Cache is the best caching plugin for WordPress. Once you install and configure it, and you'll see a vast improvement in the load times of your page. It features automatic caching, minification of assets, progressive loading and CDN integration if you're ready for that.

Home page and source code.

 

Best Free WordPress Plugins Optimize
WP-Optimize

WP-Optimize

WP-Optimize is a little plugin for optimizing your database, meaning that responses are served faster. When coupled with caching, your site will be blazing fast.

Home page and source code.

 

Best Free WordPress Plugins SEO
WordPress SEO

WordPress SEO

Here's another great free WordPress plugin!

Wordpress-SEO is an extremely comprehensive free Search Engine Optimization plugin for WordPress. It has a very broad range of features, from basic things like title and slug optimization to more advanced features like authorship relation and automatic nofollowing. It's sweet! Try out this great wordpress plugin for free and you'll be ranking high on Google in no time.

Home page and download.

 

Best Free WordPress Plugins Antispam
Akismet: WordPress Anti Spam

Akismet

I'd be surprised if you hadn't heard of this one, but Akismet is the best free anti-spam WordPress plugin. It stops your comments section from being spammed with links to offshore pharmacies and other unscrupulous businesses.

Home page and source code.

 

Best Free WordPress Plugins Greet Box
WP Greet Box

WP Greet Box

WP Greet Box is a fun plugin which lets you display custom messages to inbound visitors based on where they came from. This is a must-have free WordPress plugin if you generate a lot of traffic through social media, as you can tailor your greeting to specific types of users. Simple, and very cool!

Home page and source code.

Conclusion

Hopefully, these plugins will have your WordPress site loading faster, ranking higher in search, and engaging better with your visitors!

What do you think? Are there any great free WordPress plugins that I should be listing here? Leave a comment below!


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