Best Free & Paid WordPress Plugins by Category in 2014

Best Free & Paid WordPress Plugins by Category in 2014

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Best WordPress Plugins

These best free & paid WordPress plugins were hand-picked because they were deemed the most flexible, usable, stable and just plain useful for a wide array of use cases. Most of them are relevant to almost any type of WordPress website.

I have tested out the vast majority of them myself and for the ones I have not tested personally I relied on popularity and average ratings to determine inclusion. Only the best made the list. I hope you find this well-researched list useful.

Best WordPress Plugin Categories

Best Author Biography WordPress Plugins

Best Free: Sexy Author Bio


Sexy Author Bio Best Free Author Biography WordPress Plugin
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Best Paid: Fanciest Author Box


Fanciest Author Box Best Paid Author Biography WordPress Plugin
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Best Custom Admin Theme WordPress Plugins

Best Free: Helios Solutions Custom Admin Theme


Helios Solutions Custom Admin Theme Best Free Custom Admin Theme WordPress Plugin
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Best Paid: Modern Admin


Modern Admin Best Paid Custom Admin Theme WordPress Plugin
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Best Custom Login WordPress Plugins

Best Free: Custom Login


Custom Login Best Free Custom Login WordPress Plugin
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Best Paid: Pathway - Custom WordPress Login Page


Pathway - Custom WordPress Login Page Best Paid Custom Login WordPress Plugin
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Best Email Opt-in WordPress Plugins

Best Free: Optin Forms


Optin Forms Best Free Email Opt-in WordPress Plugin
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Best Paid: OptinMonster


OptinMonster Best Paid Email Opt-in WordPress Plugin
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Best Forms WordPress Plugins

Best Free: Contact Form 7


Contact Form 7 Best Free Forms WordPress Plugin
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Best Paid: Gravity Forms


Gravity Forms Best Paid Forms WordPress Plugin
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Best Google Maps WordPress Plugins

Best Free: Comprehensive Google Map Plugin


Comprehensive Google Map Plugin Best Free Google Maps WordPress Plugin
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Best Paid: Interactive World Maps


Interactive World Maps Best Paid Google Maps WordPress Plugin
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Best Live Chat WordPress Plugins

Best Free: WP Live Chat Support


WP Live Chat Support Best Free Live Chat WordPress Plugin
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Best Paid: WordPress Live Chat


WordPress Live Chat Best Paid Live Chat WordPress Plugin
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Best Logos WordPress Plugins

Best Free: Logo Slider


Logo Slider Best Free Logos WordPress Plugin
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Best Paid: Logos WordPress Plugin


Logos WordPress Plugin Best Paid Logos WordPress Plugin
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Best Navigation Menu WordPress Plugins

Best Free: Responsive Menu


Responsive Menu Best Free Navigation Menu WordPress Plugin
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Best Paid: UberMenu - WordPress Mega Menu Plugin


UberMenu - WordPress Mega Menu Plugin Best Paid Navigation Menu WordPress Plugin
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Best Notification Bar WordPress Plugins

Best Free: GC Message Bar


GC Message Bar Best Free Notification Bar WordPress Plugin
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Best Paid: Foobar - WordPress Notification Bars


Foobar - WordPress Notification Bars Best Paid Notification Bar WordPress Plugin
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Best Popular Posts WordPress Plugins

Best Free: WordPress Popular Posts


WordPress Popular Posts Best Free Popular Posts WordPress Plugin
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Best Paid: Popular Posts Bar Widget


Popular Posts Bar Widget Best Paid Popular Posts WordPress Plugin
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Best Pricing Tables WordPress Plugins

Best Free: Easy Pricing Tables


Easy Pricing Tables Best Free Pricing Tables WordPress Plugin
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Best Paid: CSS3 Responsive Web Pricing Tables Grids


CSS3 Responsive Web Pricing Tables Grids Best Paid Pricing Tables WordPress Plugin
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Best Question & Answer WordPress Plugins

Best Free: DQ Question & Answer


DQ Question & Answer Best Free Question & Answer WordPress Plugin
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Best Paid: SabaiDiscuss for WordPress


SabaiDiscuss for WordPress Best Paid Question & Answer WordPress Plugin
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Best Ready-to-use Shortcodes WordPress Plugins

Best Free: Shortcodes Ultimate


Shortcodes Ultimate Best Free Ready-to-use Shortcodes WordPress Plugin
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Best Paid: Intense Shortcodes


Intense Shortcodes Best Paid Ready-to-use Shortcodes WordPress Plugin
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Best Redirection WordPress Plugins

Best Free: Permalink Finder Plugin


Permalink Finder Plugin Best Free Redirection WordPress Plugin
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Best Paid: 5sec Redirect


5sec Redirect Best Paid Redirection WordPress Plugin
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Best Reviews WordPress Plugins

Best Free: WP Product Review


WP Product Review Best Free Reviews WordPress Plugin
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Best Paid: Taqyeem - WordPress Review Plugin


Taqyeem - WordPress Review Plugin Best Paid Reviews WordPress Plugin
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Best SEO WordPress Plugins

Best Free: WordPress SEO by Yoast


WordPress SEO by Yoast Best Free SEO WordPress Plugin
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Best Paid: Premium SEO Pack


Premium SEO Pack Best Paid SEO WordPress Plugin
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Best Social Counts WordPress Plugins

Best Free: Social Count Plus


Social Count Plus Best Free Social Counts WordPress Plugin
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Best Paid: Easy Social Share Buttons for WordPress


Easy Social Share Buttons for WordPress Best Paid Social Counts WordPress Plugin
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Best Social Locking WordPress Plugins

Best Free: OnePress Social Locker


OnePress Social Locker Best Free Social Locking WordPress Plugin
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Best Paid: Social Locker for WordPress


Social Locker for WordPress Best Paid Social Locking WordPress Plugin
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Best Social Sharing WordPress Plugins

Best Free: Simple Share Buttons Adder


Simple Share Buttons Adder Best Free Social Sharing WordPress Plugin
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Best Paid: Easy Social Share Buttons for WordPress


Easy Social Share Buttons for WordPress Best Paid Social Sharing WordPress Plugin
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Best Testimonials WordPress Plugins

Best Free: Easy Testimonials


Easy Testimonials Best Free Testimonials WordPress Plugin
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Best Paid: Testimonials Showcase


Testimonials Showcase Best Paid Testimonials WordPress Plugin
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Best Visual Builder WordPress Plugins

Best Free: Page Builder by SiteOrigin


Page Builder by SiteOrigin Best Free Visual Builder WordPress Plugin
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Best Paid: Visual Composer: Page Builder for WordPress


Visual Composer: Page Builder for WordPress Best Paid Visual Builder WordPress Plugin
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Best WordPress Management WordPress Plugins

Best Free: InfiniteWP Client


InfiniteWP Client Best Free WordPress Management WordPress Plugin
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Best Paid: ManageWP Worker


ManageWP Worker Best Paid WordPress Management WordPress Plugin
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Did I miss any of the best free and/or paid WordPress plugins?

If so, feel free to share any of the best free and/or paid WordPress plugins I missed in the comments down below!

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