35 Must have BEST FREE WordPress plugins 2013

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  1. 61 Designs Drawer Plugin

    Adds a fully customizeable widget area and sliding drawer to the top of your theme.

  2. AddToAny: Subscribe Button

    Help readers subscribe to your blog using any feed reader or feed service.
    Add a subscribe button as widget, in a page or directly in the code.
    Let your users subscribe to your sites feed, support many accounts providers.

    You can see this plug in action in this blog, under the site header.

  3. Add to Head

    Adds any content (CSS, Javascript, meta, etc…) to the head section of every page of your WordPress site. You control the content by editing a text file, “headContent.php”, located at the root level of this plugin’s directory. The easiest way to edit the contents of that file is to go to the Editor in the Plugins menu, select the “Add to Head” plugin, and then click to edit the “headContent.php” file. Yep. That should do it.

  4. Akismet

    Used by millions, Akismet is quite possibly the best way in the world to protect your blog from comment and trackback spam. It keeps your site protected from spam even while you sleep. To get started: 1) Click the “Activate” link to the left of this description, 2) Sign up for an Akismet API key, and 3) Go to your Akismet configuration page, and save your API key.

  5. Alexa Claim and Certify

    The official Alexa plugin for WordPress.

  6. All in One Webmaster

    Sitemap Submission option to Google, Bing. Options to add Google, Bing, Alexa, Facebook Insights, Facebook, Blogcatalog Webmaster Meta Tag. Options to add Google, Quantcast.com, GetClicky.com, Compete.com Analytics scripts for your blogs.

  7. Better WordPress Syntax

    Adding code to your blog posts? Making tutorial on HTML? Java? Good plugin, supports many languages: PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby, C, Java, Javascript, CSS, VBscript, XML, HTML4, Bash, CSharp, Apache, ActionScript, ActionScript3, and MySQL. .

  8. Contact Form 7

    Just another contact form plugin. Simple but flexible.

  9. Count Per Day

    Counter, shows reads per page; today, yesterday, last week, last months … on dashboard, per shortcode or in widget.
    Add statistics to your dashboard:

  10. Download Button Shortcode

    Add a shortcode to your wordpress for a nice downloadbutton.

  11. ADrop Shadow Boxes

    Drop Shadow Boxes provides an easy way to highlight important content on your posts and pages. Includes a shortcode builder with a preview so you can test your box before adding it.

  12. Easy Review Builder

    Creates a customizable star-based review summary table from a shortcode
    Doing reviews? Great solution for you!
    visit plugin site.

    An (optional) title goes here
    Create up to 8 rating categories, more than enough to accomplish most review formats.
    While voiceovers were charming, the game really lacked in the variety of sounds, and the music was repetitive.
    Where the sound and graphics faltered at times the gameplay is outstanding.
    This optional summary is automatically calculated. You just provide the text.
  13. Facebook Page Photo Gallery

    Show your public facebook album in your blog. Nice design.

  14. Follow

    Adds a floating Follow Button at the bottom right corner of WordPress.ORG sites (like in this site!)

  15. Google+ Plugin

    Integrate with Google+ Pages and add the Google +1 button to your site so your visitors can vote to tell the world how great your site is, exactly like in this post header!

  16. Google Analytics for WordPress

    This plugin makes it simple to add Google Analytics to your WordPress blog, adding lots of features, eg. custom variables and automatic clickout and download tracking.

  17. Hana Code Insert

    Easily insert any complicated HTML and JAVASCRIPT code or even custom PHP output in your WordPress article. Useful for adding AdSense and Paypal donation code in the middle of the WP article.

  18. Jetpack by WordPress.com

    Bring the power of the WordPress.com cloud to your self-hosted WordPress. Jetpack enables you to connect your blog to a WordPress.com account to use the powerful features normally only available to WordPress.com users.

  19. kk Star Ratings

    A clean, animated and sweat ratings feature for your blog With kk Star Ratings, you can allow your blog posts to be rated by your blog visitors. It also includes a widget which you can add to your sidebar to show the top rated post. There are some useful options you can set to customize this plugin.
    exactly like in this post header!

  20. Share Buttons by Lockerz / AddToAny

    Help people share, bookmark, and email your posts & pages using any service, such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, StumbleUpon, LinkedIn and many more.

    this blog uses this plugin, and you can watch it at this post footer.

  21. Sociable

    Automatically add links on your posts, pages and RSS feed to your favorite social bookmarking sites.

    this blog uses this plugin, and you can watch it at this post footer.

  22. Social Slider

    This plugin adds links to your social networking sites’ profiles in a box floating at the left side of the screen. you can see it in action in this blog.

  23. Subscribe to Comments Reloaded

    Subscribe to Comments Reloaded is a robust plugin that enables commenters to sign up for e-mail notifications. It includes a full-featured subscription manager that your commenters can use to unsubscribe to certain posts or suspend all notifications.

  24. Table of Contents Plus

    A powerful yet user friendly plugin that automatically creates a table of contents. Can also output a sitemap listing all pages and categories.

  25. Theme-Check

    A simple and easy way to test your theme for all the latest WordPress standards and practices. A great theme development tool!

  26. TinyMCE Advanced

    Enables advanced features and plugins in TinyMCE, the visual editor in WordPress.

  27. Ultimate TinyMCE

    Beef up your visual tinymce editor with a plethora of advanced options.

  28. Use Google Libraries

    Allows your site to use common javascript libraries from Google’s AJAX Libraries CDN, rather than from WordPress’s own copies.

  29. WordPress SEO by Yoast

    WordPress out of the box is already technically quite a good platform for SEO, this was true when I wrote my original WordPress SEO article in 2008 and it’s still true today, but that doesn’t mean you can’t improve it further! This plugin is written from the ground up by WordPress SEO consultant and WordPress developer Joost de Valk to improve your site’s SEO on all needed aspects.

  30. WP Carousel

    A great carousel manager for WordPress

  31. WP-reCAPTCHA

    Integrates reCAPTCHA anti-spam solutions with wordpress

  32. WP Google Fonts

    The WordPress Google Fonts Plugin makes it even easier to add and customize Google fonts on your site through WordPress.

  33. WP Remote

    Manage your WordPress site with WP Remote. Deactivate to clear your API Key.

  34. Xavin’s Review Ratings

    Adds a shortcode tag to display a rating.

    Rating: ★★★★☆ 

  35. Yet Another Related Posts Plugin

    Returns a list of related entries based on a unique algorithm for display on your blog and RSS feeds. Now with Now with thumbnail support built-in!


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