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BuddyPress

Rated 4.4
#ratings 346 ratings
Download  5,238,735 times
Updated 15 Feb 2017  
BuddyPress helps site builders and WordPress developers add community features to their websites, with user profile fields, activity streams, messagin
Version: 2.8.0   Added: 23 Apr 2009
Tested with WP version: 4.7.2  

Yoast SEO

Rated 4.8
#ratings 9450 ratings
Download  8,388,607 times
Updated 14 Feb 2017  
Improve your WordPress SEO: Write better content and have a fully optimized WordPress site using the Yoast SEO plugin.
Version: 4.3   Added: 11 Oct 2010
Tested with WP version: 4.7.2  
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WPSSO - Complete Meta Tags and Schema Markup for Social Sharing Optimization & SEO

Rated 4.5
#ratings 80 ratings
Download  1,626,644 times
Updated 14 Feb 2017  
Automatically create complete and accurate meta tags and Schema markup for Social Sharing Optimization (SSO) and SEO.
Version: 3.39.8-1   Added: 29 Dec 2013
Tested with WP version: 4.7.2  

Gallery

Rated 4.6
#ratings 734 ratings
Download  4,062,878 times
Updated 13 Feb 2017  
Gallery is an advanced plugin with a list of tools and options for adding and editing images for different views. It is fully responsive.
Version: 1.3.29   Added: 30 Jan 2014
Tested with WP version: 4.7.2  

Slider

Rated 4.4
#ratings 294 ratings
Download  1,583,387 times
Updated 13 Feb 2017  
Slider Huge-IT is an awesome WordPress Slider Plugin with many nice features. Just need to install and build slider in a few minutes.
Version: 3.2.3   Added: 29 Mar 2014
Tested with WP version: 4.7.2  

Fast Secure Contact Form

Rated 4.7
#ratings 543 ratings
Download  6,898,947 times
Updated 12 Feb 2017  
An easy and powerful form builder that lets your visitors send you email. Blocks all automated spammers. No templates to mess with.
Version: 4.0.49   Added: 27 Aug 2009
Tested with WP version: 4.7.2  
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EWWW Image Optimizer

Rated 4.5
#ratings 304 ratings
Download  4,309,611 times
Updated 10 Feb 2017  
Reduce image sizes in WordPress including NextGEN, GRAND FlAGallery, FooGallery and more using lossless/lossy methods and image format conversion.
Version: 3.2.6   Added: 07 Jun 2012
Tested with WP version: 4.7.2  

iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security)

Rated 4.7
#ratings 3799 ratings
Download  8,388,607 times
Updated 9 Feb 2017  
Take the guesswork out of WordPress security. iThemes Security offers 30+ ways to lock down WordPress in an easy-to-use WordPress security plugin.
Version: 6.1.1   Added: 23 Oct 2010
Tested with WP version: 4.7.2  

WP-SpamShield Anti-Spam - All-in-One Spam Protection

Rated 4.8
#ratings 783 ratings
Download  2,486,697 times
Updated 9 Feb 2017  
All-in-one WordPress spam protection, with NO CAPTCHAs, challenge questions or other inconvenience to site visitors.
Version: 1.9.9.9   Added: 18 Mar 2014
Tested with WP version: 4.7.2  

Google Analytics Dashboard for WP

Rated 4.5
#ratings 294 ratings
Download  6,909,571 times
Updated 8 Feb 2017  
Displays Google Analytics stats in your WordPress Dashboard. Inserts the latest Google Analytics tracking code in your pages.
Version: 4.9.6.1   Added: 12 Mar 2013
Tested with WP version: 4.7.2  
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