Top 10 FREE WordPress Plugins for the 2018
Having worked in WordPress for many years, I created my top 10 list of my favorite, free, must-have WordPress plugins. I always use these in my website development and they all FREE*
- Yoast SEO Premium – Yoast SEO is an all-in-one SEO plugin to optimize your site for search engine and make it rank better. I use the FREE Version. The premium version does a few more things, like suggesting pages to crosslink to.
- Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) – Web development tool, ACF adds extra fields to your WordPress editor that will let you to create highly customizable pages very easily. I use the PRO version with lifetime updates for all my sites, but it’s fully functional with the free version.
- Formidable Forms – Form builder plugin with data management system. Easy interface with drag and drop functionality that will let you create forms very easily. I use the FREE Version.
- Envira Gallery – Envira is the a responsive gallery plugin on the web. I use the PRO version with lifetime updates for all my sites, but it’s fully functional with the free version. (They also have a plugin for responsive slideshows called Soliloquo, but it’s premium only)
- UpdraftPlus – Backup/Restore – It is the most popular scheduled backup plugin. I use the FREE Version.
- WP Fastest Cache – I tried different WordPress cache plugins, but I found this the easiest plugin to configure and it works great, too. I use the FREE Version.
- Wordfence – The Wordfence is a security plugin that provides free enterprise-class WordPress security, protecting your website from hacks and malware. You will get email with threat and security issues. I use the FREE Version.
- Shortcode Ultimate – Comprehensive collection of various shortcodes to add buttons and functional elements without using complex html. I use the FREE Version.
- Meta Slider – Homepage slideshow creator. I use the FREE Version
- Better Search Replace – is a time-saving database migration plugin that makes moving WordPress easy. I use the FREE Version
*Plugins are all free but they have premium add-ons for enhanced features.