40 WordPress Community Members Share Their 5 Favorite Plugins

WPKube asked 40 members of the WordPress community what their five favorite plugins are. Within the list are the usual suspects Akismet, Jetpack, W3 Total Cache, WordPress SEO By Yoast, and Gravity Forms. I participated in the list and without further adieu, here are my five favorite WordPress plugins.

  1. Akismet – I’d be wasting a lot of time dealing with automated garbage if it were not for Akismet. It’s free, comes bundled with WordPress and it works.
  2. Blubrry Powerpress – Without this plugin, I wouldn’t be able to easily publish the WordPress Weekly podcast to iTunes. It handles everything for me after the initial setup so the only thing I need to do is apply a shortcode to a post.
  3. Edit Flow – This plugin has proved to be invaluable for WPTavern since it offers a lot of features that make running a multi-authored website much easier.
  4. Jetpack – While Jetpack has a mixed fan club, I like it because I find a lot of the stuff bundled with it useful. For example, the Widget Visibility module or the Jetpack sharing module.
  5. Simple Comment Editing – This plugin provides a simple method for anonymous and registered users to edit their comments within the first 5 minutes of them being published.

Take a look at the list of 200 plugins on WPKube. When you’re done, let me know in the comments what your absolute, favorite plugin is that you can’t live without.

4 Comments


  1. contact form 7 is a great plugin combined with really simple captcha plugin.

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  2. Jim Wang mentioned Social Locker. Great for boosting social traffic which hides content to be unlocked with a social share. I’ve used it to give access to our WordPress security ebook download link and will use this plugin more in the near future.

    For plain old simplicity I love the GASP plugin, it massively reduces spam comments with a simple checkbox “tick if you are human”.

    I know thats 2 absolute favorite plugins, forgive me Jeff:)

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  3. Hi Jeff
    “…your absolute, favorite plugin is that you can’t live without.”

    When I’m setting up client sites I have to have a contact form plugin so… contact form 7 would be the one for me.

    That reminds me that I should donate to this fabulous free plugin.

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