Top 15 Free WordPress Plugins For A New Blog

Today, I want to bring your focus on top 15 free WordPress plugins you can use for your brand blog.

Some of you bloggers are well familiar with the most popular WordPress plugins, but you still dont know that there are a lot more. Few of the below listed plugins will not only make their blog perfect in look and feel but also those plugins will lead the better user experience in every aspect. All the mentioned WordPress add-ons are recommended by number of WordPress users.  I hope you will like them too.

Wordpress Plugins

Here is the list of 15 free WordPress plugins with their brief intro those should be used by every newbie blogger.

1. W3 Total Cache – It’s an one of the best cache plugin, according to my personal experience – apache + nginx + xcache. The plugin helps in improving site load time as well as it optimizes overall performance of your blog.

3.2 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.5.2
Last Updated: 2013-8-12
Downloads: 2,726,040

2. WP-PageNavi – This plugin allows you to make your pages look great structurally by adding more advanced paging navigation interface, that you can manage easily. It’s a plugin to enable fancy pagination.

3.2 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.4.2
Last Updated: 2013-3-11
Downloads: 3,708,587

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3. The Welcomizer – With this plugin user can give so lively look to his blog or website. Thanks to the jQuery effects, because of that user can quickly animate the WordPress blog easy, without coding.

Requires: 3.1 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.6.1
Last Updated: 2013-9-26
Downloads: 62,746

4. Platinum SEO Pack – This plugin gives you all you need, if you want to do your on-page SEO, professionally – next generation of the All in one SEO pack. It doesn’t overload the server, runs fast and  thanks to its user-friendly interface the usage is easy and simple. You will benefit from it, beccause of the functionalities, that has.

Requires: 1.5 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.6.1
Last Updated: 2013-9-12
Downloads: 879,889

5. J Shortcodes – This plugin will give you the freedom you need. Thanks to it, you can easily inset buttons by using shortcodes. J Shortcodes plugin has also great collection of useful shortcodes complementing and enriching your WordPress blogs.

2.5 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.1.4
Last Updated: 2013-3-27
Downloads: 55,905

6. Permalink Finder – You do not have to lose the “juice” of your link structure any more. With this wonderful plugin you will have the chance to structure your posts, pages, categories, tags and whatever you can think of. Once you try it, you won’t leave it. It does all redirects (redirect 301), automatically – from the old URL addresses to the new ones, without bringing you any technical problems.

Requires: 3.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.5.2
Last Updated: 2013-7-22
Downloads: 50,651

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7. Word Replacer – One of the most used WordPress plugins, allowing you to replace the the words you want in your blog easy and fast. Perfect tool for your on-page SEO, helping you integrate your keywords on most of our pages. This tool will safe you a lot of time. I strongly recommend it.

Requires: 3.1 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.6.1
Last Updated: 2013-8-19
Downloads: 11,196

8. WordPress Backup To Dropbox – You need a back up? Now you can do it by saving it to your Dropbox account. The plugin allows you to keep your valuable data safe and near by you at any time. Thanks to it your blog will have back ups on a regular basis.

Requires: 3.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.6.1
Last Updated: 2013-9-17
Downloads: 601,898

9. Broken Link Checker – This plugin is a great tool, dealing with dead (broken) links. It automatically checks your pages, posts, comments and other content for broken links as well as missing images, and notify you if any are found.

Requires: 3.2 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.6.1
Last Updated: 2013-8-16
Downloads: 2,010,939

10. Sexy Bookmarks – One of the best (I rank it #1) social WordPress plugins, where you can add an attractive social bookmarking menu and related content widget to your pages, posts, index, or any content section of the blog.

Requires: 2.7 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.6.1
Last Updated: 2013-8-18
Downloads: 2,044,266

11. Sharebar – The plugin gives you a nice-looking, dynamic and fully customizable vertical box on the left side of your blog. You can choose what kind of social buttons you want to show and how you want to be displayed. I believe that you have already notice it on some the popular news and informative sites.

Requires: 2.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.0.5
Last Updated: 2013-1-28
Downloads: 196,912

12. Facebook Page Promoter Lightbox – The plugin allows the visitors on your blog to like your Facebook page, that is placed in a pop-up window. It can be turn on (from the settings) to appear on every X days. Its main purpose is to increase your Facebook fans.

Requires: 3.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.6.1
Last Updated: 2013-10-7
Downloads: 171,732

13. GD Star Rating – Wonderful tool for those, who want to get detailed ratings and reviews for their post and comments. Most bloggers use it in order to give a clue to their visitors which posts are most popular on their blogs. It can be used also for products / services reviews.

Requires:: 2.8 or higher
Compatible up to:: 3.5.2
Last Updated:: 2013-1-8
Downloads:: 1,087,137

14. Wp-Insert – It is the most powerful and easy to be used WordPress plugin, managing your ads on you blog. Actually, it is much more than a WordPress ad management plugin. No1 Adsense Plugin for WordPress.

Requires: 3.2 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.6.1
Last Updated: 2013-9-1
Downloads: 214,425

15. WP e-Commerce – This free WordPress Shopping Cart plugin allows you to sell products or services on your blog, and even digital downloads. Now you can run not only an informative blog, but also an online store, promoting and selling your stuff.

Requires: 3.4 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.6.1
Last Updated: 2013-7-10
Downloads: 2,575,934

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