20 Essential WordPress Plugins for Your Website

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Plugins are a very important part of a WordPress website and that is why we selected these 20 essential WordPress plugins for you.

Whether you want them for SEO, page builders or even more unusual features, you can find almost any plugin you wish for and add additional functionality to your site!

In this list we gathered some essential WordPress plugins which can be used for easily building pages, creating sliders, designing mega menus with ease, making grid galleries for your portfolio, adding events, popups, social share tools, and more.

We even added some useful WooCommerce plugins in this list, just in case you want to upgrade your online store with some cool features.

Here they are:

Visual Composer: Page Builder for WordPress


Slider Revolution Responsive WordPress Plugin


LayerSlider Responsive WordPress Slider Plugin


Ultimate Addons for Visual Composer


UberMenu – WordPress Mega Menu Plugin


Essential Grid WordPress Plugin


Master Slider – WordPress Responsive Touch Slider


EventOn – WordPress Event Calendar Plugin


Ninja Popups for WordPress


Easy Social Share Buttons for WordPress


Hide My WP – No one can know you use WordPress!


Booked – Appointment Booking for WordPress


Table Rate Shipping for WooCommerce


UserPro – User Profiles with Social Login


Bookly – Appointment Booking and Scheduling Plugin


WooCommerce Extra Product Options


FormCraft – Premium WordPress Form Builder


WooCommerce Amazon Affiliates – WordPress Plugin


WooCommerce Dynamic Pricing & Discounts


MyMail – Email Newsletter Plugin for WordPress


Do you have any other essential WordPress plugins you’d like to add in the list? Please leave a comment and let us know.

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Written by Iggy

Iggy is a designer who loves experimenting with new web design techniques collating creative website designs. You can follow Iggy on Twitter.


  1. Jon Ewing says:

    Quite a few here that I’ve never tried so I will be investigating. However, a couple of points on the ones I do know. First, the jury’s still out on Visual Composer, as far as I’m concerned. It’s not all that client-friendly and it makes the content a lot less portable if you think you might ever want to redesign the site.

    As for Slider Revolution, my only niggle is that it gives you a space to insert image alt tags but in all the examples I’ve seen, those alt tags do not appear. I give the thumbs-up to Layerslider, though.

    I haven’t used MyMail but MailPoet (formerly known as “Wysija”, and wisely renamed) has an impressive set of features for a freebie.

  2. Madalin says:

    I recommend you also “Revive old post” plugin

    With this plugin you can share all your old posts from Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn

  3. Francis Kim says:

    Thanks for the comprehensive list, there’s a few I want to try out :)

  4. Arbaz Khan says:

    I personally think that Visual Composer and Easy Social Share plugin are necessary for every blog, but other WordPress plugins have its own uses and not needed by everyone.

  5. Azizul Yusof says:

    My must use plugins are:

    Visual Composer
    and maybe few more others…

  6. Thanks. I can Really use this LayerSlider Responsive Plugin

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