WordPress is one of the most popular CMS on the web. I am in love with WordPress since 2009 and still enjoying my time working with it. WordPress plugin are an amazing piece of code that can extend your WordPress site into your dream project. 2013 bring some new and exciting changes to the WordPress community, In this post i am sharing my experience of must have 10 WordPress plugin in 2013. Enjoy the run!

WP Super Cache


This plugin generates static html files from your dynamic WordPress blog. After a html file is generated your webserver will serve that file instead of processing the comparatively heavier and more expensive WordPress PHP scripts.

Hotfix


This unofficial plugin provides fixes for selected WordPress bugs, so you don’t have to wait for the next WordPress core release. This does not mean you can stop updating WordPress! It just means that you’ll get a few selected fixes more quickly.

Theme Check


The theme check plugin is an easy way to test your theme and make sure it’s up to spec with the latest theme review standards. With it, you can run all the same automated testing tools on your theme that WordPress.org uses for theme submissions.

Tumblr Importer


Imports a Tumblr blog into a WordPress blog:

  • Correctly handles post formats
  • Background importing: start it up, then come back later to see how far it’s gotten
  • Duplicate checking, will not create duplicate imported posts
  • Imports posts, drafts, and pages
  • Media Side loading (for audio, video, and image posts)

BackWPup


The backup files can be used to save your whole installation including /wp-content/ and push them to an external Backup Service, if you don’t want to save the backups on the same server. With the single backup .zip file you are able to restore an installation.

WP Smush.it


Reduce image file sizes and improve performance using the Smush.it API within WordPress. Every image you add to a page or post will be automatically run through Smush.it behind the scenes. You don’t have to do anything different.

Options Framework


The Options Framework Plugin makes it easy to include an options panel in any WordPress theme. It was built so developers can concentrate on making the actual theme rather than spending time creating an options panel from scratch. It’s free to use in both commercial and personal projects, just like WordPress itself.

NextScripts


Automatically re-publishes blogposts to Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Blogger, Tumblr, Delicious, Plurk, etc profiles and/or pages.

ManageWP Worker


ManageWP Worker plugin allows you to remotely manage your WordPress sites from one dashboard.

WP Maintenance Mode


Adds a maintenance page to your blog that lets visitors know your blog is down for maintenancetime. User with rights for theme options get full access to the blog including the frontend.