Wordpress is the most popular content management systems available right now, which is used by 18.9% of the websites on the web. WordPress includes plugins, because not everything you want is included in a single package, so there are extra modules called plugins for wordpress which you can download from wordpress.org or from Plugins->Add New.



Because of its extreme popularity developers are always making best plugins for the users of wordpress. Here is the list of top 5 must have plugins.

5. WP Smush

WP Smush is a great plugin for optimizing and compressing your images automatically. It is offered by WPMU DEV and has two variants one is free and other requires WPMU DEV membership. By reducing the size of images they will require a less time to load which will improve your site`s speed.

4. WP OPTIMIZE

wp-optimize

WP Optimize is also an important plugin as it cleans your database with just one click. Cleaning your database can reduce your site`s loading time. It will clean everything from within your wordpress dashboard without going to PhpMyAdmin.

3. Yoast SEO

yoast seo

Yoast SEO is the best SEO plugin for wordpress that includes all the essential features required for your presence on the search engines. It is made by Joost de Valk and his fellow members at Yoast. While creating a post it shows in-depth analysis of the post content and the things required to make it SEO-friendly.

2. Wordfence Security

Wordfence

As the number of websites powered by wordpress are growing so is the number of hackers who are trying to hack your websites. Wordfence is one of the best security plugins for protecting your blog against the hacks and malware.

1. W3 Total Cache

W3 Total Cache

WordPress is a blogging software so it constantly connects with database whenever a user requests something from your blog. But there are some objects which are static, means they are loaded again and again from your database which causes a huge load on a shared server, that is why we need a caching plugin which caches the static content automatically and loads them faster without the need of connecting to the database. There are many caching plugins available for wordpress but W3 Total Cache is the best one among them.