Always good to make sure your WordPress website is healthy – a quick check up today could prevent headaches tomorrow. Read up on other WordPress security related plugins and strategies.read more
Some of the best free WordPress plugins from the official open source wordpress.org plugin library.
These are my personal recommendations from experience, all installed, tried & tested. I keep an eye on them and remove any plugins if they are not updated for over two years, as they lack sufficient support, as software needs to be kept up to date. Full plugin details are pulled in automatically from the official library, including: Last updated, Compatibility (latest version), Tested up to (WP version), Download count and Rating.
See “Jason’s comments” after plugin details, for tips & suggestions related to the plugin.
I’ve listed about 50 recommended plugins here, for various solutions. I usually install about a dozen WordPress plugins by default.
Read more about WordPress website security, protection, prevention, where I list a few good plugins to assist.
I’ve expanded my recommendations to the Premium WordPress market which has exploded over the last few years to provide some quality standalone products and worthwhile upgrades.
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Simple – just activate for smooth transitions to all on page links and a scroll to top button lower right.read more
I recommend upgrading to The Custom Facebook Feed Pro for more features: post images, likes, shares and comments. If you don’t need custom feed, I recommend a Simple Facebook Like Box.read more
This plugin superseeds the earlier version Easy Modal. First create a theme layout, but then it’s easy to the create pop-ups.read more
I have switched to an alternative Search and Replace plugin which gives more details of the search result.read more
I use this plugin to integrate with Contact Form 7, giving people the option to subscribe to the Mailchimp mail-list, when filling out a form. If you have more than one list and more than one CF7 form, you need to read Knowlegde Base for Mailchimp plugin to know how to assign the sign up checkbox for a specific mail-list.read more
Google have provided a new style of anti bot check box – “No Captcha” – just click a button. I use this plugin to integrate “No Captcha” for the login forms, post comments and for Contact Form 7 (replaces Really Simple CAPTCHA).read more
These widgets work in any widget area – created by Site Origin which makes a Page Builder.read more
Page Builder by Site Origin makes content layout so easy. Add various blocks or widgets into your page. An easy responsive solution for managing page content. Check out Site Origin Widget Bundle too. A simple theme to use with this plugin is SiteOrigin’s Vantage theme. I can provide installation, setup and premium upgrade for SiteOrigin Vantage Theme and Page Builder. Contact me. Check out some other Page Builders made especially for certain themes, such as Themify and Elegantthemes.read more
I prefer the floating format provided by this particular AddThis plugin. The responsive layout places the follow and share at the bottom when viewed in a narrow browser. For an alternative social plugin, try the fast loading Social Media Feather plugin.read more
If you can’t find the font family you want from regular web fonts or google fonts, then this plugin allows you to upload a font from your computer, to display on your website. You select various rules to show the font. Nifty!read more
I prefer slider but can show thumbnail grid. Works for widgets and provides a shortcode for placing in pages / posts.read more
This is the big list of icons automatically kept up to date. For a smaller list try Genericon’d.read more
Basic icons to make text look more eye catching. For a larger set of icons try Better Font Awesome.read more
Make it easy on yourself and use this plugin to visually edit content in a widget without knowing HTML.read more