21. Event Organiser
A great plugin for to create, host and manage events in WordPress. Ideal for event management businesses or practically anyone looking to create an online event. The pro version includes features such as Stripe payment gateway, discount coupons, iCal sync and more.
If you’ve used WordPress’ search functionality – you’d agree that it’s not the best. Relevanssi is a great search plugin alternative for WordPress. Features include exact phrase match, typo suggestions, and highlighted search keywords. SearchWP is another notable premium plugin in this genre.
23. Neilo A/B Testing
Split testing or A/B testing your post titles, theme, typography and other components is a powerful tool to increase your conversions. This free plugin enables you to do that.
An excellent free plugin to backup your WordPress site data (media files and database) into cloud services like Dropox, FTP, Amazon S3, etc. It supports incremental backups (to preserve space) and lets you schedule backups with auto-notifications. BackupBuddy ($49/yr) by iThemes and VaultPress by Automattic ($5/month) are other notable mentions.
SumoMe is a suite of awesome free marketing plugins for WordPress lead generation, audience retention and analytics. Noah Kagan, the man behind SumoMe is somewhat of a superstar and his story is a great source of inspiration.
WordPress grows slow with prolonged use when there’s multiple “feature-filled” themes and plugins installed, or with a ton of incoming of spam comments. WP-Optimize cleans up your WordPress database and speeds up your site. It’s like machine oil to your vehicle.
27. Google Places Reviews
This freemium plugin that enables you to display Google reviews on your WordPress website. It can automatically pull in reviews from Google and display them anywhere on your site. It gives you a range of options for displaying the reviews, including the ability to filter out negative feedback. The benefit of displaying these user generated reviews directly on your website is that they provide essential social proof, which establishes your business’ credibility.
OptinMonster is one of the best premium lead generation plugins with tons of customizable features. Its most interesting feature displays an email subscription box right when the user is about to close the browser window. This feature is called the exit-intent technology and it dramatically boosted conversion rates for every website that used it. Bloom is an alternative which is another social media plugin developed by ElegantThemes.
29. Proofread Bot
English isn’t the first language for a lot of bloggers and grammar can be a real pain at times. This plugin connects to a free online proofreading service designed to help you out with your grammar woes.
Other notable alternatives include Jetpack proofreading module (which needs to separately activated after installing the Jetpack plugin). Grammarly is another great alternative without a WordPress plugin, which can function via a powerful Chrome plugin.