It’s a little bittersweet that there are so many different WordPress plugins available to us. On one hand, it’s great that there is a variety of options out there; if one plugin doesn’t work out you can just find another. But on the other hand, it can be time consuming and frustrating to search, install, activate, test and deactivate what seems like an endless amount of plugins. Even with their plugin description and 5-star rating system, it’s sometimes difficult to know if a WordPress plugin will be fully functional with your website. Then there’s the question of which plugins do you really need? Yes, there is a plugin for everything but if you literally use a plugin for everything you run the risk of slowing down your website and possibly a headache from dealing with miscellaneous issues that arise from conflicting plugins. So what are some of the best plugins to use when getting started in WordPress? Use this list to discover the best free WordPress plugins for your website.