WordPress is one of the best platforms for content creators. It is easy to use and it provides those with amazing content to share an avenue for broadcasting their thoughts and ideas to the world. You don’t need any programming skills to use WordPress and this is another reason why the platform is popular with content creators. To gain immensely from WordPress, users are advised to add WordPress plugins so as to extend the platform’s functionality. In this article, we will highlight some of the must-have WordPress plugins that will help your site soar to amazing heights.

  1. Everest Forms

Everest Forms is an advanced contact form plugin that allows site visitors to contact website administrators. When you post content on your website, the visitors to your site may want to leave feedback and this contact form is ideal for this purpose. Feedback from your site visitors will help you make necessary adjustments that will enhance the online experience and Everest Forms is the go-to contact form for modern websites. You can create beautiful contact forms for your online audience using the easy to use plug and play interface. This plugin offers 2 design options which are Default and Classic. You can use the plugin to create complex forms with advanced fields such as drop-down menu, checkboxes and radio buttons or you can opt for simple forms.


  • Unlimited forms.
  • Supports multiple layouts.
  • Drag and drop fields.
  • Multiple email recipients.

Pricing plan: FREE

  1. MonsterInsights

MonsterInsights works with Google Analytics to analyze the traffic to your website. Learning about the visitors to your site is one of the things that you need to do if you want to improve your website’s performance and this is the right tool for that purpose. MonsterInsight allows you to understand things such as where the visitors to your website are coming from and the sections on your website that are popular with visitors.


  • Simple setup.
  • Real-time stats
  • Universal tracking.
  • Popular post tracking.

Pricing plan: FREE

  1. SearchIQ

Finding information on your website should not be difficult and that is why you need a tool that will help the visitors find what they want. SearchIQ was developed for this specific purpose and it is able to deliver fast and accurate searches on your website. With this WordPress plugin, you can access statistics for the key phrases that users search in your website and this will help you re-think and adjust your content strategy so as to grow your website. This one is the best choice for health sites that contain much info about medical issues or pills.


  • Easy to set up.
  • Customizable user interface.
  • AI handles typos, fuzzy matches and synonyms.
  • Results optimized for relevant content.

Price plan: FREE

  1. Jetpack

Jetpack is a comprehensive toolkit for WordPress that allows website owners to design, secure, and grow their websites from one bundle. Jetpack WordPress plugin allows users to customize their websites with rich content such as themes and images. It also allows users to customize how their website content is shared on their social media platforms.


  • Powerful and intuitive customization tools.
  • Lots of professional themes.
  • Integration with WordPress mobile apps.
  • Lazy image loading.

Price plans: FREE.

  1. CSS & JavaScript Toolbox

CSS & JavaScript Toolbox is a WordPress plugin that allows users to improve the appearance and functionality of their websites. Users can use the toolkit to manage and inject JS, CSS, HTML and PHP code for effective website performance. Users can create and test scripts on one dashboard before launching.


  • Distraction-free editing
  • Code auto-completion.
  • Auto-backup for code blocks.
  • Powerful editing environment.

Price plan: CSS JS Toolbox PLUS – Free edition

                   CSS JS Toolbox PLUS Support – $59

                   CSS JS Toolbox PLUS Forever – $199

  1. WP Rocket

Online visitors expect the websites they visit to load up fast and when this doesn’t happen, they abandon that page immediately. As a website owner, this is the last thing you want to happen and WP Rocket is one of the for best WordPress plugins for website optimization. WP Rocket is a caching plugin for WordPress. It allows website owners and administrators to improve the speed of their WordPress sites instantly and to boost the performance even when they have no technical skills. This plugin turns on cache settings to allow DNS pre-fetching, lazy image loading, CDN support so as to improve the load times for web pages.


  • Page caching
  • Simple and easy to set up.
  • Cache preloading
  • Static files compression.
  • Images on request.

Price plan: Single – $49 (1 year support for 1 website), Plus – $99 (1 year support for 3 websites), Infinite – $249 (1 year for unlimited websites).

  1. Yoast SEO

Despite the fact that it is on the 7th place, this plugin is essential for everyone who is serious about SEO. The content on your website should be optimized for search engines so as to increase its ranking. This key plugin shows all possible issues you have and how to fix it. Even housewives who decide to earn money from home can easily handle website optimization with Yoast SEO. It will help you increase the traffic to your website by guiding your content development strategy.


  • Keyword optimization.
  • Page preview.
  • Readability check.
  • No duplicate content.

Price plan: Free, Premium – $89


To make the most of your WordPress website, you will need to leverage the power of plugins and this article highlights some of the best plugins for modern websites. These plugins improve the performance of websites and make it easy for others to locate and use the website. Anyone with a website should, therefore, find useful plugins for their website and this article will provide you with all the information that you need to know about some of these plugins.  

Sonia Bell

Sonia Bell is a freelance marketing consultant and blogger. She is interested in researching in the field of marketing psychology and artificial intelligence. Sonia is an expert writer in such topics, as marketing, company development, and blogging.

This Post Has 16 Comments

    1. John Suly

      This appears to be a contributor post, which as you point out begs the question about how much OceanWP reads or oversees. In fact, there really isn’t a single reference to the theme or the company.

      I find WPForms to do all I need with many clients, even integrating well with some CRM services. Do you use it or prefer it, too?

    2. Hi Thomas, yes, as John said, it is a contributor post, I leave the contributors posts as it simply because even if I love and use WP Forms, some other users may not like it and use other plugins.
      Every user is different, so I find interesting to talk about other plugins too and not the ones I use myself.

  1. Luke Cavanagh

    Caldera Forms is the best free form plugin, paid I really like Gravity Forms. WPForms works well though.

  2. Great plugins, I always like Yoast SEO, WordPress Rocket and MonsterInsights to save my time and improve site performance.

  3. Nazmul Hassan

    I Love OceanWP And Recommend To My Friends To Use And Alos Blog Helps a lot. The Plugin Which Mention Here I Used Most Of Them.

  4. Jetpack is bad, and it is toxic.
    It requires a connection to wordpress.com and all your website data is transferred to their servers, except for your user password. No one knows why and they are doing with your data.

    Your clients won’t like that for sure – as why in the world should your website be connected to wordpress.com in the first place?

    This whole thing is also not really GDPR compliant. So for those users, clients, companies who need to be compliant Jetpack can bring lots of trouble. For all the data processiong contracts are possible. Jetpack team would tell you otherwise, but I am from the EU, what Jetpack is doing is rarely enough. For GDPR stay away from Jetpack!

    And, almost every feature Jetpack offers has better alternative plugins available. Most modules are only offering basic features. You stuff your site with a plugin suite. This is bad practice. Only use what you REALLY need.

    In my opinion Jetpack should not be used. Period.

    1. Julian

      Could you advice on what to use instead of JetPack as it is an all in one solution.


  5. Akash Singh Chauhan

    Nice Article your content is very engaging

  6. Akash

    Cheers Sonia for the awesome listing. These plugins are very popular.. Though my choice is RankMath instead of Yoast now a days.

  7. Julian

    I am using Elementor with OceanWP and there are so many add-ons now it is getting confusing which ones you should use. There are essential add-ons, ElementsKit All in one addon for Elementor, Ultimate addons, Happy Addons, Addons PowerPack, Envato Elements, Master Addons, Exclusive Addons, Mighty Addons and the list just goes on and on. So can someone PLEASE recommend which ones I should use with OceanWP and Elemntor please.

    1. MarkoS

      Hello Julian, and welcome to OceanWP. Apologies for the delayed reply, we are really not in the position to provide support on our blog. On the other hand, you asked the question on OceanWP, so the answer would be Ocean Elementor Widgets, which are a part of our Core Extensions Bundle. Indeed, you can also use other Elementor addons per your liking, if some of those do not provide options/features you require. It would be really ungrateful for anyone to tell you what exactly to use, because what works for someone else might not work for you, and vice versa. If it were my website, I would stick to those that are compatible, I use the most, have best options/features, and eliminate everything else to avoid bloating because most of the time, those widgets overlap (have almost the same or similar functionalities). Wishing you the best of luck with your website

  8. Michael Amaral

    Thanks for sharing the Fantastic WordPress plugin list.
    I would like to suggest one more plugin which is a Blog Designer Pro WordPress Plugin. It will help you modify blog design and single page layouts with 50+ unique blog templates.

  9. Andy

    This post helped me so much. I installed too many plugins, and because of this, the speed of my site slowed down a lot. After reading your post, I realized which plugins I really need. Thanks!

  10. rating

    Thank you for the good information! I installed a lot of unnecessary plugins and from this I had problems, I hope now the site will work better.

  11. Slots

    This is a really helpful article for me. I’m new, I make my own website. It is very difficult for me to decide which plugins I really need and which are duplicates. This article answered a lot of questions, thanks!

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