For a small change in your website, you need to hire a developer and pay him. But with the WordPress plugins, you don’t need to hire a developer for other tasks like implementing contact form, meta tags updation, event tracking, installing social icons, and more. For every such task, a plugin is available.
Top 50 WordPress Plugins for Your Blog or Site.
Akismet checks your comments against the Akismet web service to see if they look like spam or not.
2) All in One SEO Pack
Plugin to automatically optimize your WordPress blog for Search Engines such as Google.
3) Broken Link Checker
This plugin will check your posts, comments and other content for broken links and missing images, and notify you if any are found.
This plugin will build a social network for your company, school, sports team, or niche community.
5) Digg Digg
Add a floating bar with share buttons to your blog. Just like Mashable!
6) Display Widgets
Simply hide widgets on specified pages. Adds checkboxes to each widget to either show or hide it on every site page.
7) FD Feedburner Plugin
Redirects the main feed and optionally the comments feed seamlessly and transparently to Feedburner.com.
8) FitVids for WordPress
This plugin makes videos responsive using the FitVids jQuery plugin on WordPress.
9) Hyper Cache
Hyper Cache is flexible and easy to configure cache system for WordPress.
10) Juiz Smart Mobile Admin
Used with the default administration theme, this plugin offers you a smartphone support for your dashboard.
11) List category posts
List Category Posts allows you to list posts from a category into a post/page using the [catlist] shortcode.
12) Livefyre Comments 3
Livefyre Comments 3 replaces your default comments with real-time conversations. Our social integration features make it easy to capture all the conve
Make your site social by integrating Gigya’s Social Infrastructure into your WordPress site.
14) nrelate Related Content
The best way to display related content: Thumbnails or Text, on all your pages.
15) Quick Cache (Speed Without Compromise)
Speed up your site (BIG time!) — Quick Cache provides reliable page caching for WordPress. Easy-to-use (very simple installation).
16) Raw HTML Snippets
Create a library of raw HTML snippets that you can easily insert into any page/post content using a shortcode.
17) Search and Replace
A simple search for find strings in your database and replace the string.
Sharebar adds a dynamic and fully customizable vertical box to the left of a blog post that contains links/buttons to popular social networking sites.
19) Social Media Widget
Adds links to all of your social media and sharing site profiles. Tons of icons come in 3 sizes, 4 icon styles, and 4 animations.
20) Social Metrics
Track how’s your blog doing across the leading social networking websites and services.
21) Style My Gallery
Style galleries using popular scripts – currently only FlexSlider. Supports multiple galleries per page.
22) Tumblr Importer
Import posts from a Tumblr blog.
23) Ultimate Coming Soon Page
Creates a Coming Soon page or Launch page for your Website while it’s under construction and collects emails from your visitors.
24) W3 Total Cache
Easy Web Performance Optimization (WPO) using caching: browser, page, object, database, minify and content delivery network support.
25) Wapple Architect Mobile Plugin for WordPress
Wapple Architect Mobile Plugin for WordPress is a plugin that allows you to mobilize your blog in minutes.
26) Widget Logic
Widget Logic lets you control on which pages widgets appear using WP’s conditional tags. It also adds a ‘widget_content’ filter.
27) Download Monitor
Download Monitor is a plugin for uploading and managing downloads, tracking downloads, and displaying links.
28) WordPress Mobile Pack
The WordPress Mobile Pack is a complete toolkit to help mobilize your WordPress site. It has a mobile switcher, themes, widgets, and mobile admin pane
This plugin automatically shares posts to facebook and twitter with predefined messages and grabs the facebook comments.
WP-DB-Backup allows you easily to backup your core WordPress database tables. You may also backup other tables in the same database.
Allows you to optimize database, repair database, backup database, restore database, delete backup database , drop/empty tables and run selected queries. Supports automatic scheduling of backing up, optimizing and repairing of database.
32) WP HTTP Compression
This plugin allows your WordPress blog to output pages compressed in gzip format if a browser supports compression.
33) WP Minify
This plugin integrates the Minify engine into your WordPress blog. Once enabled, this plugin will combine and compress JS and CSS files to improve page load time.
34) WP Mobile Detector Mobile Plugin
The WP Mobile Detector mobile plugin automatically detects over 5,000 mobile devices and displays a compatible mobile theme.
35) WP Smush.it
Reduce image file sizes and improve performance using the Smush.it API within WordPress.
36) WP Super Cache
This plugin generates static html files from your dynamic WordPress blog. After a html file is generated your webserver will serve that file instead of processing the comparatively heavier and more expensive WordPress PHP scripts.
37) WPtouch Mobile Plugin
WPtouch is a mobile plugin for WordPress that automatically enables a simple and elegant mobile theme for mobile visitors of your WordPress website.
Plugin to embed WordPress Blog into Facebook Platform. Requires PHP 5. Requires ability to access your WordPress blog via HTTPS (SSL).
39) Youtube shortcode
A really simple and very lightweight plugin to embed customized Youtube videos & playlists anywhere in your blog or website using wordpress shortcodes.
40) WordPress SEO by Yoast
Improve your WordPress SEO: Write better content and have a fully optimized WordPress site using the WordPress SEO plugin by Yoast.
41) Contact Form 7
Contact Form 7 can manage multiple contact forms, plus you can customize the form and the mail contents flexibly with simple markup. The form supports Ajax-powered submitting, CAPTCHA, Akismet spam filtering and so on.
42) Google XML Sitemaps
This plugin will generate a special XML sitemap which will help search engines to better index your blog.
43) Google Analyticator
44) WP Greet Box
Display a different greeting message to your visitor depending on which site they are coming from.
eShop is an accessible shopping cart plugin for WordPress, packed with various features.
46) WP Mail SMTP
Reconfigures the wp_mail() function to use SMTP instead of mail() and creates an options page to manage the settings.
47) WP to Twitter
Auto-posts a Twitter update when you update your WordPress blog or blogroll, with your chosen URL shortening service.
48) Breadcrumb NavXT
Adds breadcrumb navigation showing the visitor’s path to their current location.
49) WP No Category Base
As the name suggests this plugin will completely remove the mandatory ‘Category Base’ from your category permalinks ( e.g. myblog.com/category/my-category/ to myblog.com/my-category/ ).
50) User Access Manager
With the “User Access Manager”-plugin you can manage the access to your posts, pages and files.
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