WordPress, which is the best platform for creating a website for non-programmers and by installing some of the best & essential WordPress Plugins of 2020, you can make your website better.


In this post, I have shared best free WordPress Plugins and some paid WordPress plugins that are essential WordPress plugins for bloggers & business websites. The list is made based on my practical experience. I have covered all the necessary plugins whether it is a SEO, image compression, security, speed optimization plugins. Try these plugins and see yourself.

23 Essential WordPress Plugins for Bloggers & Business In 2020



Best SEO Plugin


1)  Yoast SEO ( Free/ Paid) (By Team Yoast)


Yoast SEO is one of the top WordPress plugins of 2018 for SEO. It is all in one SEO plugin which provides from on-page content analysis to XML sitemap. It also helps in verifying your website from google, bing, etc.

When we are writing any post after the completion of the post it gives suggestion on the post like about keyword density, focus keyword etc. and it also helps in creating a snippet.

You can also create and customize XML SITEMAP like you can select the pages that you want in the sitemap. For example: if you don’t want media(attachment) in your sitemap, then you can select not in sitemap option.

There is also a PREMIUM option where you can get more features like add multiple keywords, no more dead links, internal linking suggestions, social media preview etc. the price for Yoast SEO premium starts from $69.

Key features:

  • Custom meta title and description
  • Create XML sitemap
  • Set focus keyword


Best Redirection Plugin

2. All 404 Redirect to Homepage (Free) (By Fakhri Alsadi)

best redirection plugins

This plugin helps to redirect all 404 errors to the Home Page. It helps in avoiding 404 errors as it affects website SEO.

If someone has typed any wrong URL or any page or post that has been deleted, It will automatically redirect it to the homepage of the website.

Just install and activate the plugin and go to setting ~ All 404 Redirect to Homepage and save option.


Key features: 

  • Set a custom redirect Page for every 404 paths.
  • You can choose which redirect method to be used for your site.
  • Helps in maintaining your SERP ranking.


3. Safe Redirect Manager (Free) (By Taylor Lovett) 

how to redirect old url to a new Url

When you change URL of a page, then there are more chances of getting 404 error which ultimately affect your SERP ranking. But can redirect the page from old URL to the new URL using Safe Redirect Manager plugin. 

You can choose the type of redirection you want 301,302,303,307,403 or 404. After changing any page URL just click on create redirection rule and insert the old URL and On the next column Insert the new URL , choose the type of redirection you want for this page and click save.

Key Features:

  • Helps in redirection of any post or page.
  • Multiple redirection options
  • Simple and easy to use  


Best All in One Plugin

4. Jetpack (free/paid) (By Automattic)