15 Essential WordPress Plugins to Turbocharge your blog in 2013

WordPress is on over 60% of websites around the world which makes it the most widely used and popular content management system (CMS) currently in existence.There are thousands of plugins freely available in the WordPress Plugin Directory which are responsible for millions of plugin downloads.
A little while back, we published our 10 Social Media WordPress Plugins and Most Valuable Seo Plugins For WordPress posts and had much success, including having to add new plugins that were shared by users. This is the follow-up and therefore, does not contain the plugins in the 1st article (check both for a full list). So here we are presenting 15 essential WordPress Plugins to Turbocharge your blog in 2013.If we’re missing some, please let us know.

1. The Slide WordPress Plugin :

SimpleReach Slide WordPress Plugin
The Slide recommends related posts from within your site on a widget that “slides” in at the bottom of the page.
Some Benefits of Slide WordPress Pluginare :
> Increased pageviews and time on site
> Increased sharing on Twitter and Facebook via social buttons
> Recommends posts most likely to be shared on social networks
> Allow readers to opt-out

2. upPrev WordPress Plugin :

upPrev WordPress Plugin
Previous Post Animated Notification.upPrev is a fantastic tool for keeping readers on your site.

3. WP Touch WordPress Plugin :

WP Touch WordPress Plugin
WPtouch automatically transforms your WordPress website for mobile devices, complete with ajax loading articles and smooth effects when viewed from popular mobile web browsing devices like the iPhone, iPod touch, Android mobile phones, BlackBerry OS6+ mobile devices, and more!

4. W3 Total Cache WordPress Plugin :

W3 Total Cache WordPress Plugin
Recommended by web hosts like: MediaTemple, Host Gator, Page.ly and WP Engine and countless more. The plugin boosts load times and improves user experience via caching.

5. Social Slider WordPress Plugin :

Social Slider WordPress Plugin
The Social Slider plugin display on your blog an expandable box, that has links to your profiles in different social sites.


6. bbPress WordPress Plugin :

bbPress WordPress Plugin
bbPress is focused on ease of integration, ease of use, web standards, and speed.Simple to install and even easier to use, bbPress lets users assign admins, moderate forum posts, and more.

7. Hotfix WordPress Plugin :

Hotfix WordPress Plugin
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.

8. All in One SEO Pack WordPress Plugin :

All in One SEO Pack WordPress Plugin

All in One SEO Pack Pro version is a simple to use, yet massively powerful SEO plugin for your WordPress site or blog.With well over 12 million downloads, the All in One SEO Pack currently holds the title for most popular WordPress plugin

9. StatCounter WordPress Plugin- Free Real Time Visitor Stats :

StatCounter WordPress Plugin
The Official StatCounter WordPress Plugin brings you all the powerful StatCounter features to your wordpress blog.

10. Captcha WordPress Plugin:

Captcha WordPress Plugin
Plugin simply asks the visitor to answer a math question to determine whether the visitor is a human being and not a spam robot when posting a comment and when logging into the dashboard.

11. Adsense Made Easy WordPress Plugin :

Adsense Made Easy WordPress Plugin
Creates a widget that allows you to add Google AdSense to any widget sidebar or area of your theme.

12. Ultimate Google Analytics WordPress Plugin :

 Ultimate Google Analytics WordPress Plugin
Plugin to add Google Analytics JavaScript to each page on your weblog without making any changes to your template.

13. WP-DB-Backup WordPress Plugin :

WP-DB-Backup WordPress Plugin
WP-DB-Backup allows you easily to backup your core WordPress database tables. You may also backup other tables in the same database.

14. Google XML Sitemaps WordPress Plugin :

Google XML Sitemaps WordPress Plugin

XML Sitemaps makes it easier for search engine crawlers to see the complete structure of your site, which will help you rank higher for keywords and help boost the amount of traffic coming to your site.

15. Akismet WordPress Plugin:

Akismet WordPress Plugin

Akismet is meant to prevent these bots from posting on your site – giving you more time to focus on improving your site, rather than wasting time deleting comments.
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.
Major new features in Akismet 2.5 include:
> A comment status history, so you can easily see which comments were caught or cleared by Akismet, and which were spammed or unspammed by a moderator
> Links are highlighted in the comment body, to reveal hidden or misleading links
> If your web host is unable to reach Akismet’s servers, the plugin will automatically retry when your connection is back up
> Moderators can see the number of approved comments for each user
>Spam and Unspam reports now include more information, to help improve accuracy

What do you think of our best WordPress plugins list? Did we miss something? Let us know in the comments below.