Recommended WordPress Plugins

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Here are some recommended wordpress plugins. Plugins in Bold are highly recommended.

last update: 2014-08-28


  • iThemes Security
  • Limit Login Attempts
  • WP htaccess Control – Interface to customize the permalinks
  • Akismet (default install)

Basic plugin

  • Link Manager – Enables the Link Manager that existed in WordPress until version 3.5.
  • All in one Favicon – Easily add a Favicon to your site and the WordPress admin pages.
  • WP-PageNavi – Adds a more advanced paging navigation to your WordPress blog
  • Crayon Syntax Highlighter – Supports multiple languages, themes, highlighting from a URL, local file or post text.
  • Lightbox Plus ColorBox – Lightbox Plus ColorBox implements ColorBox as a lightbox image overlay tool for WordPress.
  • Download Manager – Manage, track and control file download from your wordpress site


  • WP Cleaner – delete posts which don’t need any more,keep database clean and fast.
  • WP Super Cache – Very fast caching plugin for WordPress.

Social share

  • AddThis Social Bookmarking Widget
  • JiaThis分享工具


  • WP SlimStat – The most accurate real-time statistics plugin for WordPress
  • All In One SEO Pack
  • Google XML Sitemaps

About Posts

  • Disqus Comment System – The Disqus comment system replaces your WordPress comment system with your comments hosted and powered by Disqus.
  • Efficient Related Posts – A related posts plugin that works quickly even with thousands of posts and tags
  • WP-PostRatings – Adds an AJAX rating system for your WordPress blog’s post/page.
  • KK I Like It – Plugin gives users or guest an option to like an article or a page.
  • Static Random Posts Widget
  • WP-PostViews Plus – Enables You To Display How Many Times A Post Had Been Viewed By User Or Bot.

Rich format

  • TablePress – TablePress enables you to create and manage tables in your posts and pages
  • Yop Poll Plugin – Use a full option polling functionality to get the answers you need.
  • Vanilla-pdf-embed – To embed a PDF you’ve uploaded to your WordPress site’s media library

Open Source

  • WP Reposidget (GitHub 项目挂件) – Insert GitHub repository widget into you posts/pages.
  • Github Ribbon – Adds “Fork me on Github” ribbons to your WordPress post