Top 10 free must have WordPress plugins in 2017





Are you looking for the must have WordPress plugins used by WordPress pundits worldwide? Well, then you’re in the right place. In this article, We at Exynox has hand-picked the best freemium WordPress plugins for 2017 across categories that we personally use.

Choosing the right plugins for your WordPress blog is very important for various optimization aspects such as performance, socializing, Security and SEO.

So, here’s our top 10 pick for 2017. Let’s get started.


  • Yoast SEO

Based on WordPress.org ratings.

 

With more than 3 millions install and a close to 5 star rating Yoast SEO is by far the best SEO plugin which is not just an SEO plugin rather a complete website optimization package. Most of the important features are free and you don’t need to go for pro at all. Features including readability monitor, meta description, focus keyword, meta keywords, XML sitemap generation and submit website and many more.

 


  • Loginizer 

Based on WordPress.org ratings.

 

Loginizer is a security based WordPress plugin which helps you fight against bruteforce attack by blocking login for the IP after it reaches maximum retries allowed. You can blacklist or whitelist IPs for login. Thus protecting your blog from Hackers. The free version almost includes everything and setup procedure is very basic and simple. With more than 400,000+ installs and close to 5 star rating you should certainly consider it in your must have list.

 




  • WP Super Cache

Based on WordPress.org ratings.

 

WP Super Cache is a performance optimizer plugin that reduces speed redundancy in your website or blog by creating cached version of it. So when a visitor visits, it creates a cached version of your website in their browser there by reducing the load time. Again it comes in two versions free and pro. Setup maybe a bit tricky or confusing if you’re a beginner. It has over 1+ million active install and 4.3 star rating this is by far one of the best plugin you can have on WordPress, provided you tweak it well.

 


  • Contact Form 7

Based on WordPress.org ratings.

 

Contact Form 7 is the only contact form  plugin which is completely free. Setup is quite simple, however the best part about it is it’s flexible ability  to customize for which you must have some basic HTML and CSS knowledge that really makes your contact form look great. The form has some premium built in support for Ajax-powered submitting, reCAPTCHA, Akismet spam filtering and so on. With over 3 millions active install, it’s completely worth installing. We at Exynox do highly recommend this plugin.

 


  • Easy Social Sharing

Based on WordPress.org ratings.

 

Easy Social Sharing is a recent free socializer plugin used for adding share button to different areas of your blog like above and below of your post and pages, floating share button on left or right side of any page. Customization includes round button or rectangular button, number of buttons, etc and it supports upto 18 most popular social network share button. It’s very simple and intuitive we hope you’ll surely love it.

 

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