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

More Resources for Bloggers

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

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