Best Free WordPress Plugins

best free wordpress plugins for bloggers Best Free WordPress Plugins

There are tons of great plugins on the WordPress Plugin Directory.  Unfortunately, it takes a lot of trial and error to figure out exactly which ones are the most useful, have the fewest bugs and actually make your life a little easier.  Below are some of my favorites that I’ve used over the last two years and have really enjoyed.  I hope you’ll enjoy them too.

Last Updated 9/22/2013

Best Free WordPress Plugins

Traffic & Conversions

Stats & Analytics

Social Plugins

Multi-Author Plugins

  • Edit Flow (set up your own editorial calendar and designate work to contributors)
  • Editorial Calendar (drag and drop editorial tasks)
  • User Avatar (add a custom head shot/avatar on every user profile)

Copyright Protection

Custom Links

  • Ultimate Nofollow (adds a check box when you add a new link to a post, that asks you if you want to “nofollow”)
  • Pretty Link Lite (allows you to create a custom link for any url – great for affiliate marketers)

Web Design Plugins

Best Genesis Plugins

Not a Genesis user?  Check out their top of the line themes here.

Do you have a favorite plugin?  I’d love to check it out and maybe even include it on this page.  Email your plugin ideas to contact@chantillypatino.com.

More Resources for Bloggers

  1. Paid Blogger Networks
  2. Blog Directories
  3. Blog Conferences
  4. Free Web Tools for Bloggers