One of the amazing things about WordPress is its flexibility. And WordPress plugins help make it even more powerful. They let you add a little extra oomph to your WordPress site through new functionality.


Note: This eBook has been updated for consistency and accuracy purposes for 2020. 

There are more than 40,000 free WordPress plugins, which have been downloaded more than a billion times, available in the WordPress directory. And there are even more paid and premium plugins available as well.

With plugins, the possibilities are endless. Want to display local weather on your site? There are plugins for that. Want to improve your site’s security? There are plugins for that, too. Want to use shortcodes or live chat on your site? Perform backups or add charts and graphs? Embed a slideshow or audio file? Or launch an ecommerce store? There are plugins that help you do all of that!

To help you decide which plugins to consider for your WordPress site, Torque and WP Engine have teamed up to present a free ebook, The Ultimate Guide To WordPress Plugins. This book provides an overview of some of the best and most useful WordPress plugins in a variety of categories based on personal experiences, research, stats, and overall popularity.

Download our free WordPress plugins ebook now and learn which plugins you should consider to extend and expand the functionality of your WordPress site.

If you’re headed to WordCamp US 2015 in Philadelphia this weekend, be sure to swing by the WP Engine booth and visit the Torque team. We’ll have a limited number of free physical copies of The Ultimate Guide To WordPress Plugins available for WordCamp US attendees.