Best Free WordPress Plugins – Top 30

Here are the best free WordPress plugins sorted via download count. This page is updated every 12 hours and reorganised based on the amount of downloads.

1: Akismet

Akismet checks your comments against the Akismet Web service to see if they look like spam or not.

Rated: 5 / 5

Downloads: 54491072

2: Contact Form 7

Just another contact form plugin. Simple but flexible.

Rated: 4 / 5

Downloads: 45900979

3: Yoast SEO

Improve your WordPress SEO: Write better content and have a fully optimized WordPress site using the Yoast SEO plugin.

Rated: 5 / 5

Downloads: 38341869

4: All in One SEO Pack

One of the most downloaded WordPress plugins (over 30 million downloads since 2007). Use All in One SEO Pack to optimize your si...

Rated: 4 / 5

Downloads: 31576331

5: Jetpack by WordPress.com

Increase your traffic, view your stats, speed up your site, and protect yourself from hackers with Jetpack.

Rated: 4 / 5

Downloads: 31564638

6: Wordfence Security

Secure your website with the most comprehensive WordPress security plugin. Firewall, malware scan, blocking, live traffic, login...

Rated: 5 / 5

Downloads: 23329899

7: WooCommerce

WooCommerce is a powerful, extendable eCommerce plugin that helps you sell anything. Beautifully.

Rated: 5 / 5

Downloads: 19910272

8: Google XML Sitemaps

This plugin will generate a special XML sitemap which will help search engines to better index your blog.

Rated: 5 / 5

Downloads: 19050334

9: NextGEN Gallery - WordPress Gallery Plugin

The most popular WordPress gallery plugin and one of the most popular plugins of all time with over 16 million downloads.

Rated: 3 / 5

Downloads: 16514350

10: WordPress Importer

Import posts, pages, comments, custom fields, categories, tags and more from a WordPress export file.

Rated: 3 / 5

Downloads: 16348279

11: Google Analytics by MonsterInsights

Connect Google Analytics with WordPress by adding your Google Analytics tracking code. Get the stats that matter.

Rated: 4 / 5

Downloads: 12809257

12: WP Super Cache

A very fast caching engine for WordPress that produces static html files.

Rated: 4 / 5

Downloads: 11455607

13: TinyMCE Advanced

Extends and enhances TinyMCE, the WordPress Visual Editor.

Rated: 5 / 5

Downloads: 9352736

14: iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security)

Take the guesswork out of WordPress security. iThemes Security offers 30+ ways to lock down WordPress in an easy-to-use WordPres...

Rated: 5 / 5

Downloads: 8879524

15: WP-PageNavi

Adds a more advanced paging navigation interface.

Rated: 5 / 5

Downloads: 7648805

16: W3 Total Cache

Search Engine (SEO) & Performance Optimization (WPO) via caching. Integrated caching: CDN, Minify, Page, Object, Fragment, D...

Rated: 4 / 5

Downloads: 7252874

17: UpdraftPlus WordPress Backup Plugin

Backup and restoration made easy. Complete backups; manual or scheduled (backup to S3, Dropbox, Google Drive, Rackspace, FTP, SF...

Rated: 5 / 5

Downloads: 6910660

18: Page Builder by SiteOrigin

Build responsive page layouts using the widgets you know and love using this simple drag and drop page builder.

Rated: 5 / 5

Downloads: 6759700

19: Advanced Custom Fields

Customise WordPress with powerful, professional and intuitive fields

Rated: 5 / 5

Downloads: 6715488

20: Google Analytics Dashboard for WP

Displays Google Analytics reports in your WordPress Dashboard. Inserts the latest Google Analytics tracking code in your pages.

Rated: 4 / 5

Downloads: 6550550

21: Duplicator

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

Rated: 5 / 5

Downloads: 4797566

22: Really Simple CAPTCHA

Really Simple CAPTCHA is a CAPTCHA module intended to be called from other plugins. It is originally created for my Contact Form...

Rated: 4 / 5

Downloads: 4701944

23: Regenerate Thumbnails

Allows you to regenerate your thumbnails after changing the thumbnail sizes.

Rated: 5 / 5

Downloads: 4288489

24: Black Studio TinyMCE Widget

The visual editor widget for Wordpress.

Rated: 5 / 5

Downloads: 4279126

25: Disable Comments

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

Rated: 5 / 5

Downloads: 3518925

26: SiteOrigin Widgets Bundle

A collection of all widgets, neatly bundled into a single plugin. It's also a framework to code your own widgets on top of.

Rated: 5 / 5

Downloads: 3330058

27: Duplicate Post

Clone posts and pages.

Rated: 5 / 5

Downloads: 3289636

28: WP Multibyte Patch

Multibyte functionality enhancement for the WordPress Japanese package.

Rated: 5 / 5

Downloads: 2815060

29: Clef Two-Factor Authentication

Modern two-factor that people love to use: strong authentication without passwords or tokens; single sign on/off; magical login ...

Rated: 5 / 5

Downloads: 1476438

30: Hello Dolly

This is not just a plugin, it symbolizes the hope and enthusiasm of an entire generation summed up in two words sung most famous...

Rated: 2 / 5

Downloads: 617683