15 Best WordPress Plugins 2017 – Essential Plugins for Professional WordPress Websites

Every new Blogger and Techie should know how to make use of some highly recommended WordPress plugins to design and speed up their website.

There are a number of popular and recommended WordPress plugins around the internet but among them these below mentioned 15 plugins are very essential to every new website, They are:

1. Jetpack

The Jetpack plugin takes care of your website’s performance, security, image optimization, traffic growth and appearance of your website and many more.

2. Akismet

The Akismet plugin removes the spam and suspicious links in your comments box. Though it has premium membership, the basic membership which is completely free was also works very effectively.

3. Yoast SEO

The Yoast SEO plugin improves your website’s optimization in the search engines like Google by focusing on certain keywords and by showing your readability status etc,.

4. Google XML Sitemaps

This plugin helps the search engines like Google, Yahoo to better index your site with a special XML sitemap.

5. All In One Rich Snippets

This plugin provides the extra beauty to the appearance of your website in the search engine result pages. They provides ratings, reviews, images etc, below the search page results.

6. W3 Total Cache

Cache is a place to store something temporarily in the computing environment. This plugin stores the website data temporarily in the cache so that it loads faster the next time the user opens the same page.

7. WP Smush

This plugin reduces the extra storage burden on your website by compressing and optimizing the images without reducing the quality of the images.

8. WP-Optimize

This plugin automatically removes the unnecessary data from the WordPress without manual queries and keeps your WordPress database clean and optimized for best performance.

9. BJ Lazy Load

This plugin make your website load faster with lots of images in the page and reduces the bounce rate of your site.

10. Wordfence Security

This plugin features Firewall protection, malware scan, blocking, login security, live traffic monitoring and a lot more to your website.

11. Broken Link Checker

This plugin will monitor your website for all the broken links. This plugin checks all your posts, comments and other content for broken links and instantly notifies you if any are found. In addition, it reports on the missing images as well so that you fix them quickly.

12. WP Quads

WP Quads is the best plugin to inject Ads of Google Adsense in your website. You can also choose the places where you want to place the Ads in your site by this plugin.

13. MailChimp for WordPress

MailChimp is one of the most popular email marketing services to manage subscribers, send emails and track results in the bulk.

14. Social Icons

This plugin provides you to display the most popular social media icons on your website. You can add these icons to your posts, pages via widgets.

15. Disable Comments

The name of this plugin itself says that it disables the comments on your website. This plugin provides an easy solution for disabling comments on post types, pages.


These plugins are completely free to install and activate on your website. They helps in boosting the speed of your website’s SEO (Search Engine Optimization) strategy, strengthens the security and optimizes speed of your website in many more circumstances.

Among the above mentioned list of WordPress plugins each and every plugin has its genuine feature and every plugin has a very unique strategy to boost your website.

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Written by Tharun Jarugula

I'm a Professional Blogger and Web Designer.

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