WordPress is one of the more popular Content Management Systems and it’s estimated that approx. 30% of the world’s websites are using the platform.

You can add additional functionality to your website by using Plugins. At the time of writing it’s estimated that WordPress has over 29,000 plugins, so getting started can be tricky.

This blog post will help you find out about some of the best plugins for WordPress which are available for your website.

  • Akismet

Akismet is one of the default plugins of WordPress that comes with every new core installation. It is basically an anti-spam plugin which checks all comments and filters out the spam comments.

The plugin is free for the personal site and blogs, for commercial sites, there is a monthly plan which offers more features.

  • Yoast SEO

Yoast SEO is one of the most popular WordPress plugins and it’s certainly the number one Search Engine Optimisation plugin for WordPress. No matter what type of site you are running on WordPress, Yoast is a powerful tool that can help you make your site as search-engine-friendly as possible.

Again, the plugin is free, although you can pay for a premium version, which offers more features.

3. W3 Total Cache

4. WP Smush

5. Wordfence Security

6. Broken Link Checker