We’ve spent years working on WordPress, developing WordPress themes, and working with hundreds of clients. So if you’re looking for a list of recommended plugins for your website, here are our top picks:

WordPress Free Plugins

nRelate: A related posts plugin that displays display related content: Thumbnails or Text, on all your pages.

Akismet: Akismet checks your comments against the Akismet web service to see if they look like spam or not and lets you review the spam it catches under your blog’s “Comments” admin screen.

W3 Total Cache: Improve site performance and user experience via caching: browser, page, object, database, minify and content delivery network support.

WordPress SEO: Yoast’s all in one WordPress SEO solution for your WordPress site: SEO titles, meta descriptions, XML sitemaps, breadcrumbs & more.

WordPress Premium Plugins

WPML: WPML makes it easy to run a multilingual website with a single WordPress install. Choose languages for your site and start translating content.

BackupBuddy: Backup your entire Single or Multisite WordPress install. Including the widgets, themes and plugins.

Gravity Forms: Quick and easy form-building. Select your fields, configure your options and easily embed forms on your WordPress powered site using the built-in tools.

OIO Publisher: OIO is an ad manager that enables you to maximise your revenue, save time, and keep you in complete control of your ad space.