9 Awesome Free WordPress Plugins To Watch For [2019]

Did you finish installing WordPress with your favorite theme for your blog? Now power up your blog with the amazing free WordPress plugins, used by most of the renewed bloggers globally. These plugins let you to charged up your blog immensely.

WordPress offers you lots of features but still, it misses functionality which makes your blog more powerful. Installing free WordPress plugins makes your blog or website more optimized and better than before.

I have tried and tested many WordPress plugins and based on my usage, I have created a list of plugins. I will be sharing this exclusive list of plugins with you today. These are the amazing free WordPress plugins which power my blog too.

Yoast SEO – Site Optimization (Free WordPress Plugins)

Yoast SEO free WordPress plugins let you optimize on Site SEO, On-page SEO & Social SEO of the blog. So, you must install this plugin on your WordPress blog.

It provides you best features on Search Engine Optimization so that you get more visitors from Google, Bing and other search engines. You can also attract more visitors from social media networks and increase your readers’ engagement

Yoast SEO will take care of your blog’s robots.txt, .htaccess files, clean permalink URLs, and sitemaps. In addition, you can optimize up to 5 keywords for each page.

It also analyzes the readability of the copy you wrote and calculate the Flesch Reading Ease score. Even it easily redirects old URLs to new ones. So you don’t lose visitors because of broken links.

SumoMe – List Builder (Free WordPress Plugins)

Sumo is one of the best free WordPress plugins for list building with proven tools to increase your blog’s traffic. Furthermore, you can make it up and run in just 37 seconds to start converting your visitors into lifelong customers. Even you don’t require to know coding and it is also free to use.

With List Builder tools, you can create awesome pop-ups that appear on clicks, timers and before people leave. SumoMe lets you use its advanced drag-and-drop functionality, which is an email capture tool on the internet.

This free WordPress plugins gives you total control of the background and button color, text color, text font, and more so you can completely match your popup to the theme of your blog.

Its Pro version is for people who are serious and very professional to grow their email list. Pro version includes the more powerful features of A/B testing, drag-and-drop creation and also lots of exciting templates. You have complete display controls over where your popup shows, conversion tracking and multiple popups.

Even you can show different popups for different visitors. SumoMe lets you get a lot of visitors from Facebook? You can easily connect your email service provider like AWeber, MailChimp etc. to SumoMe list builder tool.

A-Kis-met – Anti Spam

Akismet Anti Spam is a superb free WordPress Plugins which checks your blog’s comments and contact form submissions to prevent your site from malicious content.

It automatically inspects all comments and filters out the ones that look like spam. You can easily check 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. Akismet blocks the worst spam, saving your disk space and speeding up your site.

You can now focus on more important stuff while Akismet filtering out comment spam. Spam hurts your site’s credibility and performance and filtering it manually is confusing and time-consuming.

Jetpack – Traffic & SEO Tool

Jetpack is another WordPress Plugins yet very powerful which keeps your site or blog secure, increase traffic, and engage your readers.

Traffic is the lifeline of your blog and it includes free Site stats and analytics, automate post sharing on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Reddit, and WhatsApp.

With Jetpack, you don’t need to worry about data loss, downtime and hacking as it protects your site from brute force attack. You can also set secured logins and two-factor authentication.

Jetpack provides you free high-speed CDN for your images and other free blog’s customization tools like Carousels, slideshows, and tiled galleries. You can embed on YouTube, Google Documents, Spotify. 

Moreover, you can even provide free Sidebar customization including Facebook, Twitter, and RSS feeds. It also has extra sidebar widgets including blog stats, calendar, and author widgets absolutely free.

Most of Jetpack’s features and services are free and it also provides you with advanced security. Furthermore, you can also avail of its backup services, site monetization, and SEO tools too.

Paid services include Search engine optimization tools for Google, Bing, Twitter, Facebook, and WordPress.com. It has an advertising program that includes the best of AdSense, Facebook Ads, AOL, Amazon, Google AdX, and Yahoo.

You can check malware scanning, code scanning, and threat resolution in paid versions. Paid versions also include site backups, restores, and migrations.

AddToAny – Social Sharing

AddToAny free WordPress plugins let you share your posts and pages to social networks. You can share your content through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google Plus, WhatsApp, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Reddit, and more.

You can add responsive & customizable floating share buttons to your blog. It provides you Universal Share Button and Smart Menu and Individual share links and custom share icons.

In addition, you can choose from over 100 services and 3rd party buttons. It includes Facebook Like Button, Twitter Tweet Button, Pinterest Pin It Button, Google+ Share Button and Google +1 Button.

Universal email sharing makes it easy for you to share via Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, Outlook.com (Hotmail), AOL Mail, and any other web and native apps

You can place it before content or after content or as a shortcode, or a widget within a theme’s layout. It lets you track shared links with Bitly, Google URL Shortener, and custom URL shorteners.

AddToAny also automates sharing analytics using Google Analytics integration and display share counts on posts and pages.

This plugin is one of the best WordPress plugins for sharing.

W3 Total Cache – Cache Site

W3 Total Cache free WordPress Plugins improves the SEO and user experience of your site. Furthermore, it also helps you by increasing website performance, reducing download times via features like a content delivery network (CDN) integration.

It enhances dramatically in search engine result page rankings, especially for responsive websites. Using W3 Total Cache, you can improve conversion rates and site performance which affect your site’s rank on Search Engines.

You can reduce page load time and increased more visitor to your site. It is compatible with shared hosting, virtual private and dedicated servers.

You can improve the user experience for your readers without having to change your WordPress theme, plugins or how you produce your content. Great plugin!

ShortPixel – Image Optimizer

ShortPixel enhance your website’s SEO ranking, increase visitors and finally your sales by optimizing an image or PDF document on your website.

It is easy to use, lightweight image optimization plugin which can compress all your past images and PDF documents with a single click.

New images are automatically resized, even rescaled and optimized in the background. This free WordPress Plugins uses minimal resources and works well with any shared, cloud, VPS or dedicated web hosting.

Optimized images bring a better user experience, better PageSpeed Insights or GTmetrix results, better Google PageRank and lots of visitors.

BackupGuard – Backup Sites

BackupGuard is one of the complete site back-ups and restores free WordPress plugins. You can very easily Backup, Restore and Migrate your website as many times as you want.

In Pro backup features, you can migrate a site from one domain to another and scheduled automatic site backups. You can even upload your backup to SFTP, FTP, Dropbox, Google Drive & Amazon S3.

Get email notification as soon as when the backup or restore gets finished. Backup Guard Pro lets you migrate sites in the smoothest possible way. You just have to Backup your site and Restore it to the new location.

The issues most of the users always deal with are wrong site URL, images don’t load, dashboard not accessible, permalinks don’t work and more. Backup Guard Pro will help you to skip all these problems, because of its advanced tools.

MailChimp For WordPress – Email Marketing

MailChimp WordPress plugins let you add more subscribers to your MailChimp lists using various methods. It also lets you create good looking opt-in forms or integrate with any other form on your sites, like your comment, contact or checkout form.

You can connect MailChimp for WordPress with your MailChimp account in seconds. In addition, you will have complete control over the form fields and can send anything you like to MailChimp.

MailChimp for WordPress has a Premium add-on which comes with several additional benefits. You can have multiple forms (with AJAX) and advanced MailChimp e-commerce integration for WooCommerce with email notifications. It powers you in an easy way to style your forms with detailed reports and statistics.

I keep updating the post whenever I add or remove WordPress plugins on my blog. So, keep visiting or bookmark this post. 

Do you have a favorite plugin from this list? Read more about WordPress plugin:

5 Top WordPress Email Subscription Plugins For List Building and

5 Best Rich Snippets WordPress Plugins For More Traffic

Did I miss any plugin which you think is absolutely essential for every WordPress site? Let us also know in the comments below. Don’t forget to share this post with your friends.

Published on: June 15, 2017

Ratan Kumar

Passionate about web & development, I blog about creating & managing a blog, WordPress, SMM, SEO and Making Money online.

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