One of the reason to love wordpress site is the availability of wordpress plugins. A lot of wordpress plugins are available for different purpose. Most are free and some may be paid. Have you missing any plugin? Here are some of best free wordpress plugins for 2013.

Top 10 Plugins for WordPress

1. Jetpack

jetpack by wordpress plugin

Jetpack is a WordPress plugin have so much features. Jetpack is collection of some plugins. Some will automatically activate after installing. You need a wordpress account to use this plugin, so u need to register at One of the useful feature is that, you can view your website stats. How much visitors a day, how visitors are coming from,search queries and more. So no need to use Google Analytics (recommended) or something like that. Here are some features of Jetpack.

  • Social networking enabled comment system
  • Automatic posting to your favorite social networks
  • Email subscriptions
  • Hovercard popup for Gravatar
  • CSS editor
  • Mobile theme to make website mobile friendly

I cant tel all features of Jetpack, you should try this great plugin.

2. Akismet

akismet wordpress plugin

A plugin to make your site or blog spam free. This plugin will automatically detect spam comments and then move it to spam page. You can also view stats that Akismet blocked.

3. W3 Total Cache

w3 total cache wordpress plugin

Top WordPress plugin to speed up your website. W3 Total Cache include Page cache, Minify CSS/JS , Browser cache, Database & object cache, content delivery network and much more. Moreover W3 Total Cache have CloudFlare protection.

4. Contact Form 7

Contact form 7 wordpress plugin

Create a contact form using this plugin. No coding, just paste a shortcode in a page. Also you can customize it. Contact Form 7 supports CAPTCHA, Ajax powered submitting, Akismet spam filtering and more.

5. WP-PageNavi

wp-pagenavi wordpress plugin

This is one of the most essential wordpress plugin. Pagination is an important thing for every dynamic websites or blogs. WP-PageNavi is an easy way to use pagination with custom styles.

6. Adminimize

Adminimize wordpress plugin

Customize your wordpress dashboard. Setup wordpress dashboard differently to different role authors, contributors, subscribers etc. Customize menus,admin bar,import and export themes and more.

7. Breadcrumb NavXT

Breadcrumb NavXT

A simple and easy breadcrumb plugin. Internal links are really important for SEO, Breadcrumb will increase your internal linking. Also users can easily navigate a website. Breadcrumb NavXT is highly customizable wordpress plugin.

8. GD Star Rating

gd star rating plugin

A rating system with so much options. Star rating and thumb ratings are included in this plugin. This rating system can be put in post, pages, comments and also customize size and icons. WP-PostRatings plugin is recommended for basic users.

9. PHP Code Widget

PHP Code Widget

This is a valuable plugin for PHP programers. Normal widgets supports only text and HTML. Using PHP Code Widget, PHP code can be directly insert to widget. It is easy and simple.

10. WP-DBManager

wp dbmanager wordpress plugin

WP-DBManager can backup,restore, optimize and repair your database. Automatic scheduling of backing up is a great feature of WP-DBManager. Also you can drop tables from database and run query from WordPress admin panel.

I know i am missing more plugins. These wordpress plugins will be helpful for your blog or website to perform better. Don’t forget to check out Best SEO wordpress plugins.