Must Have WordPress Plugins

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Suffice it to say that many amazing plugins don’t fit into traditional categories, but, I didn’t want to exclude them from this collection. In this list, you’ll find a mixed bag including all-in-one, links and video plugins among others.

CategoryNameDescriptionRatingInstallsLink
AdminEvent OrganiserCreate and maintain events, including complex reoccurring patterns, venue management (with Google maps), calendars and customisable event lists4.830KLink
All-In-OneAll In One FaviconEasily add a Favicon to your site and the WordPress admin pages. Complete with upload functionality. Supports all three Favicon types (ico,png,gif).4.7200KLink
All-In-OneJetpack by WordPress.comYour WordPress, Simplified.4.01MLink
FieldsCustom Field SuiteA custom fields management UI4.920KLink
DataWP Author, Date and Meta RemoverDate and Meta Remover and its gone. It's that easy!3.330KLink
E-MailConfigure SMTPVersion: 3.1 Configure SMTP mailing in WordPress, including support for sending e-mail via SSL/TLS (such as GMail).4.970KLink
LayoutContent Aware SidebarsCreate and display custom sidebars according to the content being viewed.4.820KLink
LayoutDisplay WidgetsSimply hide widgets on specified pages. Adds checkboxes to each widget to either show or hide it on every site page.4.8200KLink
LinksSafe Redirect ManagerSafely and easily manage your website's HTTP redirects.4.820KLink
LinksBetter Internal Link SearchImprove the internal link popup manager with time-saving enhancements and features.4.94KLink
LinksBroken Link CheckerThis plugin will check your posts, comments and other content for broken links and missing images, and notify you if any are found.4.2400KLink
LinksRedirectionRedirection is a WordPress plugin to manage 301 redirections and keep track of 404 errors without requiring knowledge of Apache .htaccess files.4.3400KLink
PluginsP3 (Plugin Performance Profiler)See which plugins are slowing down your site. This plugin creates a performance report for your site.4.3100KLink
Media LibraryEnhanced Media LibraryA better management for WordPress Media Library.4.750KLink
Media LibraryMedia Library AssistantEnhances the Media Library; powerful [mla_gallery], taxonomy support, IPTC/EXIF/PDF processing, bulk/quick edit actions and where-used reporting.4.720KLink
PollsWP-PollsAdds an AJAX poll system to your WordPress blog. You can also easily add a poll into your WordPress's blog post/page.4.2100KLink
PricingPricing Table by SupsysticPricing Table generator by Supsystic allow you to create responsive pricing tables or comparison table without any programming skills4.53KLink
ReviewsGood Reviews for WordPressAdd reviews and testimonials to your website and easily display them in posts, pages or widgets using search-engine-friendly Schema markup.4.91KLink
ReviewsWP-PostRatingsAdds an AJAX rating system for your WordPress blog's post/page.4.690KLink
SearchRelevanssi - A Better SearchRelevanssi replaces the default search with a partial-match search that sorts results by relevance. It also indexes comments and shortcode content.4.880KLink
SliderMeta SliderEasy to use WordPress slider plugin. Create SEO optimised responsive slideshows with Nivo Slider, Flex Slider, Coin Slider and Responsive Slides.4.8600KLink
TablesTablePressEmbed beautiful and feature-rich tables into your posts and pages, without having to write code.4.9300KLink
TablesEasy TableEasy Table is WordPress plugin to create table in post, page, or widget in easy way using CSV format. This can also display table from CSV file.4.680KLink
ThemesTheme CheckA simple and easy way to test your theme for all the latest WordPress standards and practices. A great theme development tool!4.8100KLink
VideoViper's Video QuicktagsAllows easy and XHTML valid posting of videos from various websites such as YouTube, DailyMotion, Vimeo, and more.4.8100KLink
VideoYouTube Simple GalleryYouTube Simple Gallery is a plugin you can create an area for YouTube videos quickly with management by shortcode.5.03KLink
VideoYoutube ShowcaseYouTube Showcase is a powerful but simple-to-use YouTube video gallery plugin with responsive frontend.5.01KLink
VideoYourChannel: YouTube channel on your websiteAlmost like YouTube. Displays banner, uploads, playlists and more (All optional). You just need a YouTube username.4.86KLink
VideoWordPress Video GalleryGet the most exciting Video Gallery for your WordPress site. Advanced features, Easy Install and timely support which makes this product irresistible.4.410KLink
VideouTubeVideo GalleryDisplay unlimited galleries of YouTube videos in any post or page within your site.5.01KLink
WidgetEnhanced Text WidgetAn enhanced version of the text widget that supports Text, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Flash, Shortcodes and PHP with linkable widget title.4.960KLink