With more than 45,000 plugins in the WordPress repository, it might seem like a daunting task to choose the right one(s) for your site. By selecting the right WordPress plugin, you can extend your site’s functionality and streamline your day-to-day routine.
A common clue to choosing “the right” WordPress plugin is to look at its popularity. Aside from ratings, a widely used plugin means it’s sought out to improve site functionality.
If you’ve ever wondered which WordPress plugins WP Engine customers use the most, we’ve gathered some data on our platform’s top 10 most popular WordPress plugins.
Rankings are based on the number of accounts using the plugin and the number of total installs. Perhaps you’ve heard of them all? (Scroll down for No. 1.)
The Most Popular WordPress Plugins On WP Engine
10. Duplicate Post
With Duplicate Post you can clone a blog post, custom post type, or site page in a single click. The plugin also enables you to edit a post as a new draft.
9. Regenerate thumbnails
Regenerate Thumbnails permits you to regenerate the thumbnails of your image attachments. This is especially useful for ecommerce stores that have lots of product thumbnails to list.
Powering over 37 percent of all online stores, WooCommerce is an ecommerce solution that gives you complete control of your online shop, whether you sell digital or physical products.
If you’re looking to extend the capability of WordPress fields, Advanced Custom Fields gives you advanced flexibility for field type customization. (Advanced Custom Fields also won Torque’s 2016 Plugin Madness tournament.)
6. WPBakery Visual Composer
Visual Composer by WPBakery is a page builder that allows you to build any layout you can imagine with an intuitive drag and drop builder. They also offer an add-on to extend functionality in multiple languages.
5. Jetpack by WordPress.com
Jetpack gives you a multitude of features that’ll help you enhance traffic, security, image performance, and more. It also gives you insights on visitor stats for content performance.
4. Revolution Slider
Revolution Slider (aka Slider Revolution) allows you to easily create custom, responsive sliders with its large range of innovative features.
3. Gravity Forms
With Gravity Forms you can create advanced contact forms on your WordPress site, integrating it with a variety of external services, like PayPal, MailChimp, and more.
2. Contact Form 7
Contact Form 7 is a simple but flexible contact form plugin that gives you the ability to manage multiple contact forms with many customization options.
1. Yoast SEO
Yoast SEO is the most used plugin by WP Engine customers. With Yoast SEO you can easily optimize your WordPress site, as it analyzes your content and gives you actionable recommendations to optimize images, meta descriptions and more. It’s a must-have for any content writer or blogger looking to improve site content.
Which popular WordPress plugins (or lesser known ones) couldn’t you live without? Let us know by leaving a comment below.
For more on WordPress plugins, check out this ebook: The Ultimate Guide to WordPress Plugins.