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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Best Social Login / Registration WordPress Plugins

Best Free: Nextend Social Connect Plugins for WordPress


Nextend Social Connect Plugins for WordPress Best Free Social Login / Registration WordPress Plugin
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Best Paid: UserPro


UserPro Best Paid Social Login / Registration WordPress Plugin
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Best Feedback / Polling / Survey WordPress Plugins

Best Free: Feedweb


Feedweb Best Free Feedback / Polling / Survey WordPress Plugin
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Best Paid: WP Form Builder Feedback Survey Quiz Manager Pro


WP Form Builder Feedback Survey Quiz Manager Pro Best Paid Feedback / Polling / Survey WordPress Plugin
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Best Slider WordPress Plugins

Best Free: Cyclone Slider 2


Cyclone Slider 2 Best Free Slider WordPress Plugin
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Best Paid: Slider Revolution


Slider Revolution Best Paid Slider WordPress Plugin
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Best Portfolio / Grid WordPress Plugins

Best Free: Nimble Portfolio


Nimble Portfolio Best Free Portfolio / Grid WordPress Plugin
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Best Paid: Essential Grid


Essential Grid Best Paid Portfolio / Grid 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!




6 COMMENTS

  1. Hi Andy,
    This is really a great list of Best Free and Paid WordPress Plugins. Find some awesome and new plugins and hope those will help me to get more traffic in my blog.
    Thanks for sharing this informative post.

  2. Hi Andy, thanks a lot for this great list. It just has one little flaw: we’re not on there ;-)

    We’ve built a 100% free, innovative (!), so-easy-that-my-granny-can-use-it-plugin which allows bloggers to add social & share icons to their blogs, give them counts, add pop-ups and many other features. Please have a look: https://wordpress.org/plugins/ultimate-social-media-icons/. Your feedback as expert-reviewer would be highly appreciated – we’ll build it into the plugin!

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