Finalizing your WordPress theme, done with checking on all the development and designing stuffs, almost in process to knock now the final door but oops, wait something still missing. You haven’t installed the plugins yet. The question here strikes top your head that among the 26,205 plugins available with WordPress, which one you choose? Well, to help you out here and to give answer to your this question, I had compiled a list containing all the most downloaded WordPress plugins. These plugins – in actual – are the core plugins which every WordPress blog or website requires at first place.


The plugin checks your comments against the Akismet web service to see if they look like spam or not.

Downloads: 15,883,148 | More Info | Download

All in One SEO Pack

The plugin automatically optimize your WordPress blog for Search Engines.

Downloads: 15,021,171 | More Info | Download

WordPress SEO by Yoast

The plugin lets you improve your WordPress SEO. It lets you write better content and have a fully optimized WordPress site.

Downloads: 5,572,278 | More Info | Download

Jetpack by

The plugin supercharges your self-hosted WordPress site with the awesome cloud power of

Downloads: 6,127,523 | More Info | Download


The plugin is a powerful, extendable eCommerce plugin that helps you sell anything.

Downloads: 1,223,064 | More Info | Download

WordPress Importer

The plugin will import posts, pages, comments, custom fields, categories, tags and more from a WordPress export file.

Downloads: 5,240,704 | More Info | Download

NextGEN Gallery

The plugin provides a powerful engine for uploading and managing galleries of images, with the ability to batch upload, import Meta data, add/delete/rearrange/sort images, edit thumbnails, group galleries into albums, and more.

Downloads: 7,682,049 | More Info | Download

Google XML Sitemaps

The plugin will generate a special XML sitemap which will help search engines to better index your blog.

Downloads: 10,560,055 | More Info | Download

Better WP Security

The plugin is an easiest, most effective way to secure WordPress. Improve the security of any WordPress site in seconds.

Downloads: 934,663 | More Info | Download

Wordfence Security

The plugin is a free enterprise class security plugin that includes a firewall, anti-virus scanning, cellphone sign-in (two factor authentication), malicious URL scanning and live traffic including crawlers. The plugin can verify and repair your core, theme and plugin files, even if you don’t have backups.

Downloads: 675,348 | More Info | Download


The plugin allows you to implement super security captcha form into web forms.

Downloads: 795,781 | More Info | Download

Fast Secure Contact Form

A super customizable contact form that lets your visitors send you email. The form blocks all automated spammers.

Downloads: 3,823,059 | More Info | Download

Contact Form 7

The plugin can manage multiple contact forms, plus you can customize the form and the mail contents flexibly with simple markup. The form supports Ajax-powered submitting, CAPTCHA, Akismet spam filtering and more.

Downloads: 11,932,701 | More Info | Download


The plugin will let you social charge your content and include features Social Analytics, CopyNShare, Open Graph Sharing, and the Hovering Bar.

Downloads: 1,397,350 | More Info | Download

Ultimate TinyMCE

The plugin beefs up your visual tinymce editor with a plethora of advanced options.

Downloads: 1,656,993 | More Info | Download

Contact Form

The plugin will add Contact Form to your WordPress website.

Downloads: 1,043,753 | More Info | Download

WP Super Cache

The plugin generates static html files from your dynamic WordPress blog. After a html file is generated your webserver will serve that file instead of processing the comparatively heavier and more expensive WordPress PHP scripts.

Downloads: 4,798,360 | More Info | Download

Suggested Reading: WP Super Cache Vs W3 Total Cache – Which One You Choose?

W3 Total Cache

The plugin designed to improve user experience and page speed with having an easy Web Performance Optimization (WPO) using caching your browser, page, object, database, minify and content delivery network support.

Downloads: 2,436,836 | More Info | Download

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