WordPress offers thousands of powerful plugins that provide multiple ways to extend your websites functionality. Multiple essential plugins can be found on the WordPress Plugin Directory page. I have selected some of the most powerful plugins that helps you to enhance the website performance.


Security / Spam Protection

* Akismet
* WordPress Firewall
* WordPress Database Backup

Google / Seo Friendly

* All In One Seo
* Seo Friendly Images
* Broken Link Checker
* Google XML Sitemaps
* Google Analytics 360*
* Google Analytics For WordPress

Functionality / Performance

* Sociable
* Wp Touch
* W3 Total Catche
* Contact Form
* Feedburner FeedSmith
* Subscribe To Comments

Listed above are the most essential WordPress plugins for any WordPress site I believe. Each of them has decidedly given my blog a huge boost. I hope some of them will be helpful for you too.