Arjunan KS
January 24, 2019

Webmasters who manage WordPress websites often ask me, “What are the best-paid plugins used by top WordPress websites?.” Since WordPress has become a repository of thousands of free plugins, website owners install multiple free plugins to customize their site’s functionality. Unfortunately, many of them don’t know about a few premium paid plugins that can serve multiple purposes in one installation.

In this blog post, “Top 8 Paid Plugins you Must Install on a WordPress Website,” we list out some of the feature-rich plugins that website owners must have to take their websites to the next level.

WP Rocket

After Google pulled down the keyword positions of websites with slow load time, webmasters began optimizing sites for better speed. The role played by cache plugins is critical in reducing the load time of a page. Even though there are plenty of plugs that offer cache feature, a few stand above the crowd. According to webmasters, they have found WP Rocket as the most reliable cache plugin. It delivers the pre-rendered version of your website to the users in the least possible time.

When most of the other WordPress cache plugins take time to set up, WP Rocket has a plug and play installation process. Once you activate it, you can sit and relax as it will start delivering pages to your users in lightning speed. Site owners with advanced knowledge about PHP and caching can customize the functionality of WP Rocket.

WP Rocket has three packages:

  1. Single – $39 for 1 website
  2. Plus – $99 for 3 websites
  3. Infinite – $199 for unlimited sites


It is imperative that site owners maintain a backup of their website. Websites are prone to outage due to various reasons including:

  • Accidental deletion of content
  • Deletion of the database itself
  • Security issues such as hacking

So a great backup plugin is essential.

Even though there are free plugins that offer backup, many of them lack some of the features that have been integrated into BackupBuddy.

The paid version of BackupBuddy comes with a price tag of $80/year. It provides the best backup solution among other plugins. With a click of a button, users can retrieve all files and even the database. In addition to this, the same backup can be used to migrate the website into a new server with a different domain address.

BackupBuddy has three different pricing:

  1. Gold – $129: Backup for unlimited sites
  2. Freelancer – $83: Backup for 10 sites
  3. Blogger – $52: Backup for 1 sites


We all know that Spam comments are on a rise. Website owners across the world are figuring out ways to protect their sites from bot-commenting. If you are facing this problem, consider using Akismet.

Many WordPress developers consider Akismet as one of the best plugins currently available in the WordPress repository. Most new WordPress installations come with Akismet preinstalled. The plugin is free to download from WordPress repository for beginner-level bloggers. However, if you are considering using Akismet in a business or eCommerce website, it is ideal to go for their premium versions. The choices cost $5 and $50 per month.

The $5 package comes with support for commercial sites, advanced stats and priority support for one website. While the $50 package sports the same features, it can be used for blocking spams in multiple sites.


If you are somebody who keeps in touch of the latest news in WordPress arena, you may have already come across WPBeginner. According to many WordPress webmasters, WPBeginner is one of the best WordPress resource sites for beginners. The tutorials and insightful blog posts help even laymen understand WordPress and master the basics and beyond.

OptinMonster is a paid plugin owned by the WPBeginner team. It helps users to get more subscriptions by integrating forms of many types and size. According to SEO’s, OptinMonster is one of the best Conversion Optimization tools currently available for WordPress websites. User navigation-based popups – the ones that jumps as soon as the user moves to the close button, are one of the most appreciated features of this plugin. It is available $49/year.

Gravity Forms

 Unlike many other premium WordPress plugins that offer a trial version for users, Gravity form has only a paid version. This plugin best exemplifies the term “feature-rich”. Webmasters can free up server space by uninstalling a bunch of auxiliary plugins. Gravity Form gives users unlimited form setup options. It can function anywhere from a simple email sourcing application to a complex scheduling application.

Some of the advanced features of Gravity Forms include auto-responding, reCaptcha, payment integration, advanced fields, pricing fields and above all, conditional logic. This web form generating plugin is available for yearly subscriptions ranging from $59/year for one site up to $259 for unlimited sites.

Restrict Content Pro

 If you own a WordPress blog with a business perspective, it is highly recommended to install Restrict Content Pro. This plugin comes handy for website owners who want to sell their content online. The plugin works on the simple idea: pay and access premium quality content.

This plugin allows you to set up different levels of membership access depending upon the package signed up by different users. The makers of Restrict Content Pro also offer 30 days free trial for its initial users.

Restrict Content Pro has 4 packages:

  1. Ultimate – $499: This is a one-time payment
  2. Professional – $249/ Per year
  3. Plus – $149/ Per year
  4. Personal – $99/ Per year

Ultimate Affiliate Pro WordPress Plugin

 If you are planning or already running an affiliate program as a way to increase the sales and explode your profits when selling products or services online, then Ultimate Affiliate Pro plugin is what you need to install on your WordPress website.

The Ultimate Affiliate Pro WordPress plugin will turn your WordPress website into the best affiliate campaign management platform. This plugin can make affiliate advertising campaign automated and can promote your products or services round the clock.

Here are the main Features of this plugin:

  1. It classifies your affiliates based on achievements and assigns a different commission level
  2. An unlimited number of affiliates that can promote your products and services
  3. A custom amount can be assigned based on the rank and achievements
  4. Can assign special offers for affiliates
  5. This plugin helps to turn your Affiliate platform into MLM system

This is available for $49.

Easy Social Share Buttons for WordPress

This plugin makes sharing of the content easy, fast and beautiful. It can add lightweight and fast social share buttons, follow buttons and subscribe to email list forms to blogs and websites.

Integrating social sharing button on your blog or website is quick and easy that is one reason why this plugin has become popular among website owners who wish to share content online.

Here are some of the features that this plugin can give you:

  1. Network Buttons
  2. Like, Print and Email Buttons
  3. Templates
  4. Easy Template Customizer
  5. Display Locations
  6. Simple Shortcodes
  7. Button Styles
  8. Counter Styles

This plugin is $20.

Your Turn

Are there any great plugins you feel worth a mention? Please share them with your fellow readers. Thanks!

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Arjunan is a creative content writer and an SEO specialist working currently at Stan Ventures, a popular White Label Blog Management Services Provider. You can reach him online through LinkedIn for a quick response. Tweet Arjunan @stanventures



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