12 Powerful WordPress Plugins You Should Know About

12 Powerful WordPress Plugins

Are you building your own WordPress Website?

Here’s a collection of my favorite WordPress plugins. I use them to help streamline my design process and create great looking sites that also perform well. The majority of these plugins are free to use, and those that aren’t are well worth the price tag attached to them.

Take a look at these plugins!


1. The Grid (Premium)


The Grid is a premium WordPress plugin which allows you to show off any post, page or media in a fully customizable and responsive grid system.

2. MaxButtons (Free)


MaxButtons allows you to create customized WordPress buttons that fit your company’s unique brand image, color and styling.

3. WP Fastest Cache (Free)


This plugin is one of simplest and fastest WP Caching systems, and compared to some similar programs, it’s extremely easy to use.

4. Jetpack (Free)


Jetpack helps you optimize your site by providing statistics and information to help you increase your site traffic. It also come with a wide array of features like social sharing buttons, site security, image optimizing, and more.

5. Yoast SEO (Free)


This by far my favorite SEO Plugin— and judging by the number of active users (1+ million), I’m guessing that I’m not the only one who feels that it’s the best one out there! Yoast helps improve your WordPress SEO, write better content and have a fully optimized WordPress site.

6. Slider Revolution (Premium)


Slider Revolution is an innovative, responsive WordPress Slider Plugin that displays content beautifully and efficiently. Whether you’re looking for a slider, carousel, hero scene or even a complete front page, the easy to use visual editor will let you tell your own stories in no time!

7. Column Shortcodes (Free)


Sometimes you simply need to divide your page into different columns. Not a problem with this easy to use shortcode plugin!

8. Akismet (Free)


Akismet checks the comments submitted to your blog for potential spam, and let’s you review them before they go live.

9.Click To Tweet (Free)


This WordPress plugin allows you to easily create tweetable content for your readers. Use pullquotes and custom messages inside the body of your blog post to highlight your content for the reader and make it simple for them to share on Twitter.

10. Hupso Share Buttons (Free)


Hupso adds simple social share buttons to your articles. Your visitors will be able to easily share your content on all the most popular social networks: Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, Linkedin, Tumblr, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Digg, Reddit, Bebo, Delicous and Email.

11. White Label CMS (Free)


White Label CMS makes it easy to custom the the look and feel of your admin dashboard. I like to use this plugin for customizing WordPress login screens.

12. Ninja Forms (Free)


Ninja Forms is the ultimate contact form creation tool for WordPress. It allows you to quickly build effective contact pages using a simple drag-and-drop editor.


There are paid upgrades available for most of the free plugins on this list if you want all the bells and whistles offered.
Do you have any favorite WordPress Plugins to add to the list? Let me know, I’d love to hear about them!


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