10 Best And Free WordPress Plugins For 2020

WordPress plugins are so important for WordPress based blogs and websites that every blogger or website owner took a lot of time to search, test, and install the appropriate plugins for the business.

Faced with so many plugins, beginners might find it difficult and confused to select proper WordPress plugins when starting a new website or blog.

This is why I decide to list here the 10 most popular, absolutely free WordPress plugins to take your business to the next level.

All these plugins are collected from the official WordPress Plugins directory and are ranked based on installations and reviews. Have fun with it and don’t forget to spread the world.

1. Yoast SEO

Yoast SEO Post

Total downloads: 5,000,000+

Five Star Ratings: 25,000+

The #1 all in one SEO plugins in the World!

The Yoast SEO plugin can turn almost anyone into an SEO expert with ongoing alerts on how every post can be improved. Yoast recognizes elements in posts such as how to write a proper meta-description, how to identify various keywords or improve keywords and how you can format your post with full custom titles, sitemaps, image tags and more.

Main Features:

  • Snippet preview
  • Page Analysis
  • Technical WordPress SEO
  • XML Sitemaps
  • Customizable Meta and Link elements
  • RSS Optimization
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Social integration
  • Multi-site compatible
  • Multi-languages

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2. WooCommerce

Woocommerce Product Page

Total downloads: 5,000,000+

Five Star Ratings: 2,900+

The best solution that converts the WordPress blog into a professional e-commerce website & online store.

Main Features:

  • Product, Cart, and Checkout pages
  • Secure payments by credit card and alternatives
  • Configurable shipping options, including flat rates and label printing
  • Integrate content and commerce across your site via modular blocks
  • Automated tax calculations
  • Google Analytics, MailChimp, and Facebook integration
  • Central store dashboard with key metrics
  • Easy to customize to suit your brand and industry
  • Tons of plugins and extensions to enhance your store
  • Leverage hooks and filters to modify functions
  • Build on top of the REST API and webhooks

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3. Contact Form 7

Contact Form 7

Total downloads: 5,000,000+

Five Star Ratings: 1,200+

This is the best WordPress contact form plugin I have ever used.

The Contact Form 7 plugin makes it easier to create flexible, customizable, and professional contact forms for any use. The form supports Ajax-powered submitting, CAPTCHA, Akismet spam filtering and so on.

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4. Jetpack by WordPress.com

Jetpack by WordPress.com

Total downloads: 5,000,000+

Five Star Ratings: 900+

An all-in-one solution to manage and enhance your WordPress websites & blogs without any PHP skills.

Main Features:

  • Site state
  • Image Accelerator
  • Site & account connections
  • Anti-spam
  • Downtime monitor
  • Brute force attack protection
  • Image lazy loader
  • Auto CDN for medias
  • Infinite scroll
  • Mobile theme
  • Fullscreen content carousel
  • Extra sidebar widgets
  • Auto social sharing
  • Social & like buttons
  • Advanced comment form
  • Related posts
  • Sitemap
  • Shortlinks
  • And much more

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5. Akismet Anti-Spam

Akismet Anti-Spam

Total downloads: 5,000,000+

Five Star Ratings: 840+

This plugin might be the most essential anti-spam tool to protect your website against spam comments. Just install, activate and the plugin will take care of the rest.

Main Features:

  • Automatically checks all comments and filters out the ones that look like spam.
  • Each comment has a status history, so you can easily see which comments were caught or cleared by Akismet and which were spammed or unspammed by a moderator.
  • URLs are shown in the comment body to reveal hidden or misleading links.
  • Moderators can see the number of approved comments for each user.
  • A discard feature that outright blocks the worst spam, saving you disk space and speeding up your site.

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6. Classic Editor

Classic Editor

Total downloads: 5,000,000+

Five Star Ratings: 750+

Do you hate the new Gutenberg editor introduced in WordPress 5+?

The Gutenberg provides a fresh new editing experience for modern writing, however, however, not everyone likes this plugin, including me.

Obviously, the WordPress team has noticed this and released a plugin that automatically disables the Gutenberg editor and brings this classic rich text editor back on the latest WordPress.

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7. WordPress Importer

WordPress Importer

Total downloads: 4,000,000+

Five Star Ratings: 280+

If you want to migrate or merge a WordPress website, you may need this plugin.

The WordPress Importer plugin allows WordPress admin to import any content type from a WordPress export file.

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8. Wordfence Security

Wordfence Security

Total downloads: 3,000,000+

Five Star Ratings: 3,400+

A powerful and performant WordPress security plugin to protect your WordPress website against hackers.

Main Features:

  • Website firewall.
  • Malware Scan.
  • Login protect.
  • User/IP/Country blockers.

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9. Really Simple SSL

Really Simple SSL-min

Total downloads: 3,000,000+

Five Star Ratings: 3,100+

A WordPress plugin to protect your website, encrypt your data and boost search rankings using SSL.

The plugin automatically detects SSL links and fix mixed content when you apply an SSL Certificate to your WordPress website.

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10. Duplicate Post

Duplicate Post

Total downloads: 3,000,000+

Five Star Ratings: 420+

Duplicate Post is a simple WordPress plugin that allows admin to (bulk) clone posts of any type (posts, pages, custom post types) with one click.

The plugin automatically detects SSL links and fix mixed content when you apply an SSL Certificate to your WordPress website.

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Thanks for reading! This is a recap of the most popular and free WordPress plugins downloaded in 2019.

Looking for more free plugins? Stay tuned to our website and you will find more useful free plugins in the coming year.

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