101 Most Popular WordPress Plugins

by AJ on July 27, 2011

  1. Google XML Sitemaps This plugin will generate a special XML sitemap which will help search engines to better index your blog.
    • Version 3.2.5
    • Updated 2011-7-16
    • Downloads 5,557,234

  2. Contact Form 7 Just another contact form plugin. Simple but flexible.
    • Version 2.4.6
    • Updated 2011-7-12
    • Downloads 4,377,594

  3. Google Analytics for WordPress Track your WordPress site easily and with lots of metadata: views per author & category, automatic tracking of outbound clicks and pageviews.
    • Version 4.1.3
    • Updated 2011-7-20
    • Downloads 2,143,456

  4. GTranslate Get translations with a single click between 58 languages (more than 98% of internet users) on your website!
    • Version 1.0.26
    • Updated 2011-7-25
    • Downloads 1,328,820

  5. All in One SEO Pack Automatically optimizes your WordPress blog for Search Engines (Search Engine Optimization).
    • Version 1.6.13.3
    • Updated 2011-2-9
    • Downloads 8,313,360

  6. WordPress Importer Import posts, pages, comments, custom fields, categories, tags and more from a WordPress export file.
    • Version 0.5
    • Updated 2011-7-16
    • Downloads 1,153,875

  7. Maribol IMDB Maribol IMDB is a wordpress plugin that helps you show info about a movie in your blog posts.
    • Version 0.3.1
    • Updated 2011-7-20
    • Downloads 115,804

  8. NextGEN Gallery NextGEN Gallery is a full integrated Image Gallery plugin for WordPress with dozens of options and features.
    • Version 1.8.2
    • Updated 2011-7-12
    • Downloads 3,610,873

  9. Jetpack by WordPress.com Supercharge your WordPress site with powerful features previously only available to WordPress.com users.
    • Version 1.1.3
    • Updated 2011-7-19
    • Downloads 255,163

  10. 1 Flash Gallery 1 Flash Gallery is a Photo Gallery with slideshow function, many skins and powerfull admin to manage your image gallery without any program skills
    • Version 1.5.3
    • Updated 2011-6-17
    • Downloads 336,237

  11. WPtouch WPtouch: A simple, powerful and elegant mobile theme for your website. WPtouch automatically transforms your WordPress blog into an iPhone applicatio
    • Version 1.9.32
    • Updated 2011-7-15
    • Downloads 2,322,883

  12. Post video players, slideshow albums, photo galleries and music / podcast playlist Post your videos, photo galleries/flash slideshows easily and in seconds.
    • Version 1.114
    • Updated 2011-7-6
    • Downloads 618,985

  13. ourSTATS Widget create a widget for the ourstats.de counter service
    • Version 1.2.1
    • Updated 2011-3-21
    • Downloads 1,042,903

  14. Redirection Redirection is a WordPress plugin to manage 301 redirections and keep track of 404 errors without requiring knowledge of Apache .htaccess files.
    • Version 2.2.8
    • Updated 2011-7-24
    • Downloads 676,926

  15. Akismet Akismet checks your comments against the Akismet web service to see if they look like spam or not.
    • Version 2.5.3
    • Updated 2011-1-14
    • Downloads 7,057,907

  16. WP Security Scan Scans your WordPress installation for security vulnerabilities.
    • Version 3.0.5
    • Updated 2011-7-20
    • Downloads 652,736

  17. SI CAPTCHA Anti-Spam Adds CAPTCHA anti-spam methods to WordPress on the forms for comments, registration, lost password, login, or all. For WP, WPMU, and BuddyPress.
    • Version 2.7.4
    • Updated 2011-7-18
    • Downloads 1,004,264

  18. Broken Link Checker This plugin will check your posts, comments and other content for broken links and missing images, and notify you if any are found.
    • Version 1.3
    • Updated 2011-7-24
    • Downloads 767,254

  19. Secure WordPress WordPress Security Plugin
    • Version 2.0.3
    • Updated 2011-7-21
    • Downloads 414,850

  20. Google Analyticator Adds the necessary JavaScript code to enable Google Analytics. Includes widgets for Analytics data display.
    • Version 6.2
    • Updated 2011-7-9
    • Downloads 1,483,501

  21. TinyMCE Advanced Enables the advanced features of TinyMCE, the WordPress WYSIWYG editor.
    • Version 3.4.2.1
    • Updated 2011-7-4
    • Downloads 947,155

  22. Fast Secure Contact Form A super customizable contact form that lets your visitors send you email. Blocks all automated spammers. No templates to mess with.
    • Version 3.0.3.2
    • Updated 2011-7-27
    • Downloads 1,626,887

  23. SEO Ultimate This all-in-one SEO plugin gives you control over title tags, noindex, meta tags, slugs, canonical, autolinks, 404 errors, rich snippets, and more.
    • Version 6.9.1
    • Updated 2011-7-20
    • Downloads 371,930

  24. FD Feedburner Plugin Redirects the main feed and optionally the comments feed seamlessly and transparently to Feedburner.com.
    • Version 1.45
    • Updated 2011-7-20
    • Downloads 294,217

  25. SexyBookmarks | email, bookmark, and share buttons Adds an attractive social bookmarking menu to your posts, pages, index, or any combination of the three.
    • Version 4.0.4.2
    • Updated 2011-7-6
    • Downloads 1,136,394

  26. WP Super Cache A very fast caching engine for WordPress that produces static html files.
    • Version 0.9.9.9
    • Updated 2011-7-12
    • Downloads 2,423,484

  27. WP-PageNavi Adds a more advanced paging navigation interface.
    • Version 2.74
    • Updated 2011-7-5
    • Downloads 1,741,804

  28. W3 Total Cache Improve site performance and user experience via caching: browser, page, object, database, minify and content delivery network support.
    • Version 0.9.2.3
    • Updated 2011-6-22
    • Downloads 620,570

  29. WP e-Commerce WP e-Commerce is a Web 2.0 application designed with usability, aesthetics, and presentation in mind.
    • Version 3.8.5
    • Updated 2011-7-7
    • Downloads 1,237,835

  30. Twitter Widget Pro A widget that properly handles twitter feeds, including parsing @username, #hashtags, and URLs into links. Requires PHP5.
    • Version 2.2.3
    • Updated 2011-7-26
    • Downloads 286,210

  31. WP to Twitter Posts a Twitter update when you update your WordPress blog or post to your blogroll, using your chosen URL shortening service. Requires PHP 5 and cURL
    • Version 2.3.4
    • Updated 2011-7-25
    • Downloads 539,050

  32. Sidebar Login Adds a sidebar widget to let users login. Displayed links can be changed from the settings page.
    • Version 2.3.2
    • Updated 2011-7-24
    • Downloads 329,729

  33. FeedWordPress FeedWordPress is an Atom/RSS aggregator for WordPress. It syndicates content from feeds that you choose into your WordPress weblog; the content it syn
    • Version 2011.0721
    • Updated 2011-7-21
    • Downloads 444,742

  34. Polldaddy Polls & Ratings Create and manage Polldaddy polls and ratings from within WordPress.
    • Version 2.0.8
    • Updated 2011-7-20
    • Downloads 320,065

  35. Quick Cache ( A WP Super Cache Alternative ) Speed up your site ~ BIG Time! – If you care about the speed of your site, Quick Cache is a plugin that you absolutely MUST have installed.
    • Version 110720
    • Updated 2011-7-20
    • Downloads 160,008

  36. WP-DB-Backup On-demand backup of your WordPress database.
    • Version 2.2.3
    • Updated 2010-12-21
    • Downloads 1,062,666

  37. Hyper Cache Hyper Cache is flexible and easy to configure cache system for WordPress. It’s aim is to work on any installation.
    • Version 2.8.3
    • Updated 2011-7-25
    • Downloads 172,114

  38. Add Link to Facebook Automatically add links to published posts or pages to your Facebook wall, pages or groups and more
    • Version 1.94
    • Updated 2011-7-27
    • Downloads 211,189

  39. WP Multibyte Patch Multibyte functionality enhancement for the WordPress Japanese package.
    • Version 1.5
    • Updated 2011-7-20
    • Downloads 14,822

  40. BuddyPress Social networking in a box. Build a social network for your company, school, sports team or niche community all based on the power and flexibility of
    • Version 1.2.9
    • Updated 2011-7-4
    • Downloads 634,569

  41. Yet Another Related Posts Plugin Display a list of related entries on your site and feeds based on a unique algorithm. Templating allows customization of the display.
    • Version 3.3.1
    • Updated 2011-3-28
    • Downloads 1,085,749

  42. HeadSpace2 SEO Controls almost every aspect of your site’s meta-data, including advanced tagging, Analytics, and dozens of plugins. The best WordPress SEO solu
    • Version 3.6.36
    • Updated 2011-7-17
    • Downloads 462,495

  43. WordPress SEO by Yoast Yoast’s all in one SEO solution for your WordPress blog: SEO titles, meta descriptions, XML sitemaps, breadcrumbs & much more.
    • Version 0.4.2
    • Updated 2011-6-6
    • Downloads 364,852

  44. Tweet, Like, Google +1 and Share A very simple social share plugin with just 5 social icons (Twitter, FB Like, Google +1, Linkedin and FB Share)
    • Version 1.1.8.1
    • Updated 2011-7-8
    • Downloads 39,752

  45. AddToAny: Share/Bookmark/Email Buttons Help people share, bookmark, and email your posts & pages using any service, such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, StumbleUpon, Digg and many more.
    • Version .9.9.9.3
    • Updated 2011-6-3
    • Downloads 1,869,543

  46. Artiss YouTube Embed A simple to use method of embedding YouTube videos into your posts and pages but with powerful features for those that need them.
    • Version 2.0.2
    • Updated 2011-7-25
    • Downloads 51,712

  47. podPress A plugin for Podcasters using WordPress.
    • Version 8.8.10.9
    • Updated 2011-7-17
    • Downloads 600,757

  48. Subscribe To Comments Reloaded Subscribe to Comments Reloaded allows commenters to sign up for e-mail notifications of subsequent replies.
    • Version 2.0.1
    • Updated 2011-7-26
    • Downloads 35,770

  49. Social Slider This plugin adds links to your social networking sites’ profiles in a box floating at the left side of the screen.
    • Version 5.6.4
    • Updated 2011-7-25
    • Downloads 222,860

  50. AddThis featuring Sharing Buttons / Facebook Like / Tweet Button The AddThis Social Bookmarking Widget allows any visitor to bookmark and share your site easily with many popular services.
    • Version 2.2.1
    • Updated 2011-6-21
    • Downloads 501,494

  51. WordPress.com Stats Simple, concise stats with no additional load on your server. Plug into WordPress.com’s stats system with this plugin or use Jetpack to bring eve
    • Version 1.8.1
    • Updated 2011-3-24
    • Downloads 2,603,943

  52. BackWPup Backup your WordPress Database and Files, and more!
    • Version 2.1.0
    • Updated 2011-7-23
    • Downloads 84,245

  53. TubePress Displays gorgeous YouTube and Vimeo galleries in your posts, pages, and/or sidebar. Please visit http://tubepress.org for more info!
    • Version 2.2.7
    • Updated 2011-7-18
    • Downloads 158,867

  54. Calendar A simple but effective Calendar plugin for WordPress that allows you to manage your events and appointments and display them to the world.
    • Version 1.3.1
    • Updated 2010-7-11
    • Downloads 229,291

  55. Print Friendly and PDF Button The #1 Print and PDF button for your WordPress site. Printer Friendly pages without coding, css, or print.css. Fast, easy, and professional.
    • Version 3.0.4
    • Updated 2011-7-26
    • Downloads 64,265

  56. WP-Syntax WP-Syntax provides clean syntax highlighting for embedding source code within pages or posts.
    • Version 0.9.12
    • Updated 2011-7-24
    • Downloads 162,917

  57. qTranslate Adds userfriendly multilingual content management and translation support into WordPress.
    • Version 2.5.24
    • Updated 2011-7-1
    • Downloads 300,159

  58. Contact Form 7 to Database Extension Extension to the Contact Form 7 plugin that saves submitted form data to the database.
    • Version 2.0
    • Updated 2011-6-23
    • Downloads 96,612

  59. Page Links To Lets you make a WordPress page or post link to a URL of your choosing, instead of its WordPress post or page.
    • Version 2.4.1
    • Updated 2011-5-10
    • Downloads 488,863

  60. JW Player Plugin for WordPress This plugin is provided by LongTail Video Inc. It enables you to configure and embed the JW Player for Flash for use on your WordPress website.
    • Version 1.4.3
    • Updated 2011-4-22
    • Downloads 85,540

  61. MediaElement.js – HTML5 Video & Audio Player MediaElement.js is an HTML5 video and audio player with Flash fallback and captions. Supports IE, Firefox, Opera, Safari, Chrome and iPhone, iPad, And
    • Version 2.1.7
    • Updated 2011-7-19
    • Downloads 50,233

  62. Formidable Forms Quickly and easily build forms with a simple drag-and-drop interface and in-place editing.
    • Version 1.05.05
    • Updated 2011-7-18
    • Downloads 110,359

  63. Disqus Comment System The Disqus comment system replaces your WordPress comment system with your comments hosted and powered by Disqus.
    • Version 2.66
    • Updated 2011-6-9
    • Downloads 387,412

  64. 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 7 plugin.
    • Version 1.2
    • Updated 2010-9-22
    • Downloads 454,294

  65. User Role Editor User Role Editor WordPress plugin makes the role capabilities changing easy. You can change any standard WordPress user role (except administrator).
    • Version 3.2
    • Updated 2011-7-7
    • Downloads 98,020

  66. Image Widget Simple image widget that uses native WordPress upload thickbox to add image widgets to your site.
    • Version 3.2.8
    • Updated 2011-7-1
    • Downloads 170,091

  67. Facebook,Twitter,Google plus one Share Buttons This simple yet easy-to-use plugin adds facebook,twitter,google +1(plus one) and many other popular social sharing buttons after post contents,such as
    • Version 1.2.1
    • Updated 2011-7-27
    • Downloads 6,819

  68. Facebook Like Button Add the new Facebook Like button and Facebook Recommendations widget to your wordpress blog.
    • Version 5.9.4
    • Updated 2011-6-20
    • Downloads 201,589

  69. WP Photo Album Plus This plugin is designed to easily manage and display your photo albums and slideshows within your WordPress site. Additionally there are four widgets
    • Version 3.1.8
    • Updated 2011-7-25
    • Downloads 128,360

  70. IntenseDebate Comments IntenseDebate comments enhance and encourage conversation on your blog. Build your reader community, increase your comments, & boost pageviews.
    • Version 2.9.1
    • Updated 2011-5-19
    • Downloads 234,697

  71. Smart YouTube Smart Youtube plugin allows you to insert full featured YouTube videos into your post, comments and in RSS feed.
    • Version 3.8.8
    • Updated 2011-6-2
    • Downloads 914,441

  72. WordPress Google +1 Button – Advanced Plugin, Includes Redirection Adds a Google +1 button to your blog posts and pages.
    • Version 1.6.0
    • Updated 2011-7-23
    • Downloads 21,549

  73. GRAND FlAGallery – Best Photo & Media Gallery GRAND FlAGallery is a Photo Gallery, Video Gallery, Music Album & Banner Rotator plugin with powerfull admin to manage your media content
    • Version 1.41
    • Updated 2011-7-26
    • Downloads 213,008

  74. ShareThis Used on over 1,000,000 sites, the ShareThis plugin allows users to share your content through email and 50+ social networks including Facebook, Twitte
    • Version 4.1.0
    • Updated 2011-4-6
    • Downloads 640,290

  75. Link Library The purpose of this plugin is to add the ability to output a list of link categories and a complete list of links with notes and descriptions.
    • Version 5.0.6
    • Updated 2011-7-27
    • Downloads 142,286

  76. WP-DBManager Manages your WordPress database.
    • Version 2.62
    • Updated 2011-5-3
    • Downloads 460,562

  77. eShop An accessible Shopping Cart plugin.
    • Version 6.2.10
    • Updated 2011-7-23
    • Downloads 270,374

  78. Wordbooker This plugin allows you to cross-post your blog posts to your Facebook Wall and to any Facebook Fan Page that you are an administrator for
    • Version 1.9.5
    • Updated 2011-6-20
    • Downloads 178,464

  79. WP-Polls Adds an AJAX poll system to your WordPress blog. You can also easily add a poll into your WordPress’s blog post/page.
    • Version 2.61
    • Updated 2011-2-14
    • Downloads 773,409

  80. Tweet Old Post Plugin to tweet about your old posts to get more hits for them and keep them alive.
    • Version 3.2.2
    • Updated 2011-7-25
    • Downloads 30,424

  81. Subscribe2 Sends a list of subscribers an email notification when new posts are published to your blog
    • Version 6.4
    • Updated 2011-7-5
    • Downloads 528,168

  82. WP Mail SMTP Reconfigures the wp_mail() function to use SMTP instead of mail() and creates an options page to manage the settings.
    • Version 0.9.1
    • Updated 2011-7-10
    • Downloads 200,234

  83. Better WordPress Google XML Sitemaps (with sitemapindex and Multi-site support) The first WordPress XML Sitemap plugin that comes with comprehensive support for Sitemapindex and Multi-site.
    • Version 1.1.2
    • Updated 2011-7-21
    • Downloads 26,893

  84. Custom Field Template This plugin adds the default custom fields on the Write Post/Page.
    • Version 1.9.3
    • Updated 2011-5-25
    • Downloads 191,303

  85. VideoPress Manage and embed videos hosted on VideoPress. Requires a WordPress.com blog with the VideoPress premium upgrade.
    • Version 1.3
    • Updated 2011-5-21
    • Downloads 81,245

  86. Add Twitter, Facebook Like, Google plus one Social share WordPress plugin for twitter, facebook, Google +1 (plus one) and other social share. Can add the share box before post contents, after and also floati
    • Version 2.0.0
    • Updated 2011-7-10
    • Downloads 19,618

  87. Platinum SEO Pack Platinum SEO Plugin offers Complete onsite SEO solution for your WordPress blog.Platinum SEO Plugin offers all the functionalities of All In One SEO p
    • Version 1.3.7
    • Updated 2010-12-1
    • Downloads 579,600

  88. Breadcrumb NavXT Adds breadcrumb navigation showing the visitor’s path to their current location.
    • Version 3.9.0
    • Updated 2011-2-27
    • Downloads 373,881

  89. Facebook Page Publish "Facebook Page Publish" publishes your blog posts to your Facebook profile or page.
    • Version 0.3.7
    • Updated 2011-7-17
    • Downloads 20,755

  90. Facebook Comments for WordPress Allows your visitors to comment on posts using their Facebook profile. Supports custom styles, notifications, combined comment counts, recent comments
    • Version 3.1.3
    • Updated 2011-4-24
    • Downloads 223,552

  91. Role Scoper CMS-like permissions for reading and editing. Content-specific restrictions and roles supplement/override WordPress roles. User groups optional.
    • Version 1.3.44
    • Updated 2011-7-26
    • Downloads 154,651

  92. Maintenance Mode Adds a splash page to your blog that lets visitors know your blog is down for maintenance.
    • Version 5.4
    • Updated 2010-10-27
    • Downloads 530,914

  93. Ad Injection Injects any adverts (e.g. AdSense) into the WordPress posts or widget area. Restrict who sees ads by post length/age/referrer or IP. Cache compatible.
    • Version 1.1.0.1
    • Updated 2011-7-22
    • Downloads 50,873

  94. Tweet Blender Provides several Twitter widgets: show your own tweets, show tweets relevant to post’s tags, show tweets for Twitter lists, show tweets for hasht
    • Version 3.3.14
    • Updated 2011-7-8
    • Downloads 127,164

  95. WP Smush.it Reduce image file sizes and improve performance using the Smush.it API within WordPress.
    • Version 1.4.1
    • Updated 2011-2-4
    • Downloads 84,063

  96. Ozh’ Admin Drop Down Menu All admin links available in a neat horizontal drop down menu. Saves lots of screen real estate!
    • Version 3.6
    • Updated 2011-6-30
    • Downloads 513,183

  97. The Google +1 plugin Adds the Google +1 button to your site so your visitors can vote to tell the world how great your site is!
    • Version 1.0.4
    • Updated 2011-7-7
    • Downloads 13,902

  98. CommentLuv Reward your readers by automatically placing a link to their last blog post at the end of their comment. Encourage a community and discover new posts.
    • Version 2.90.7
    • Updated 2011-7-1
    • Downloads 379,445

  99. Quick Page/Post Redirect Plugin Redirect Pages/Posts to another page/post or external URL. Has edit box as well as global options. Specify the redirect Location and type. For PHP5+
    • Version 4.2.2
    • Updated 2011-5-9
    • Downloads 103,434

  100. WP-PostViews Enables you to display how many times a post/page had been viewed.
    • Version 1.60
    • Updated 2011-2-18
    • Downloads 411,340

  101. WP Google Fonts The WP Google Fonts plugin allows you to easily add fonts from the Google Font Directory to your WordPress theme.
    • Version v2.3
    • Updated 2011-3-26
    • Downloads 75,307

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