List of Most Common WordPress Plugins for Developers

Most Common WordPress Plugins

Really Simple SSL:

The plugin automatically detects your settings and configures your website to run over https.

Cloudflare Flexible SSL:

This plugin forms an integral part to enabling Flexible SSL on WordPress and prevents infinite redirect loops when loading WordPress sites under Cloudflare’s Flexible SSL system.

SSL Insecure Content Fixer:

Installing the SSL Insecure Content Fixer plugin will solve most insecure content warnings with little or no effort

Disable Gutenberg:

This plugin disables the new Gutenberg Editor and replaces it with the Classic Editor.

Custom Post Types:

The plugin provides an easy way to use its interface for registering and managing custom post types and taxonomies for your website.

Advanced Custom Fields:

The plugin to take full control of your WordPress edit screens & custom field data.

Contact Form 7:

The plugin allows to setup Ajax-powered form with ability to create multiple contact forms, plus you can customize the form and the mail contents flexibly with simple markup.

Contact Form 7 DB:

The plugin saves contact form 7 submissions to your WordPress database. Allows you to export the data to a CSV file.

Contact Form 7 DB to Mailchimp:

The plugin integrate Contact Form 7 with MailChimp.


A very popular open-source eCommerce solution built on WordPress.

PHP Code Widget:

The parses any PHP code in the text widget and executes it.

Remove Category URL:

This plugin will completely remove the ‘/category/’ from your permalinks.

Widget Shortcode:

The plugin helps generate a shortcode for the widget.

All in One Migration:

This plugin helps exports/import your WordPress website including the database, media files, plugins and themes.

Easy Load More:

Easy Load More enables ajax content loading.

WordPress Extended Search:

Control WordPress default search to search in Post Meta, Categories, Tags or Custom Taxonomies via admin settings.

Add to Any:

The AddToAny Share Buttons plugin for WordPress increases traffic & engagement by helping people share your posts and pages to any service.


Super fast, light-weight plugin for adding structured data markup in recommended JSON-LD format automatically to WordPress sites.

Google Sitemap:

The plugin helps improve SEO to create special XML sitemaps which will help search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo and to better index your site.

Yoast SEO:

It is one of the most widely popular WordPress SEO plugin. Its a powerful tool that can help make your site search engine-friendly.


A popular redirect manager for WordPress. One can use this plugin to manage 301 redirections, keep track of 404 errors, and generally tidy up any loose ends your site.

W3 Total Cache:

A widely used cache plugin that helps improves the SEO and user experience of your site by increasing website performance.

Page Builder Site Origin:

A popular free page creation plugin for WordPress.


WP Mail SMTP fixes your email deliverability by reconfiguring the wp_mail() PHP function to use a proper SMTP provider.

Code Snippets:

Code Snippets is an easy, clean and simple way to run PHP code snippets on your site. It removes the need to add custom snippets to your theme theme’s functions.php file.

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