Make it easy on yourself and use this plugin to visually edit content in a widget without knowing HTML.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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This is plugin is an updated and supported fork of an earlier version, which I had published here. Consider this plugin together with a few others I recommend for website security and protection.read more
To combine the features of this plugin with others like Hyper Cache plugin, Far Future Expiry Header plugin, I recommend WP Fastest Cache.read more
Warning: Version 0.9.5 Broken 🙁 36 people say it’s broken. (2016-09-27) WordPress Plugin Name: Plugin Author: WordPress profile: Contributors: Version: Last updated: () Compatibility (latest version): (of votes) Tested up to (WP version): WP Download count: Rating: (out of 5) Description | FAQ | Latest Change | Tags | + Jason’s comments Description FAQ Latest Change log entry: Tags: + Jason’s Comments Warning: Version 0.9.5 is Broken 🙁 36 people say it’s broken. (2016-09-27) W3 Total Cache plug-in has multiple caching & optimizing functions, including the specialized features several other plugins. For this reason it is incompatible with Falcon Engine by Wordfence, Hyper-cache plugin, Far Future Expiry Header plugin and Better WordPress Minify, which need to be disabled first. An alternative plugin is WP Fastest Cache. Combine with EWWW image optimizer, database cleanup using WP-Optimize plugin and backup with BackWPup plugin.read more
This plug-in is the full cache version and now includes the features of the simpler Lite cache plugin. You could combine the features of this plugin with others like Far Future Expiry Header plugin and Better WordPress Minify. However, I recommend all in one plugins like WP Fastest Cache.read more
This plug-in is a lite version to reduce server load and easier to setup. The full Hyper Cache plugin now includes the functions of this Lite cache plugin.read more
This plug-in modifies a special access file to inform web browsers to use their previously loaded images and files, to speed up page loading. Google Page Speed acknowledges the browser cache reminder as a faster method. Made by Tips and Tricks who have some pretty nifty premium plug-ins.read more
This plugin catches the output buffer to collect scripts. After some rendering problems, I now recommend a Better WordPress Minify plugin which collects the scripts from WordPress’s enqueueing system rather than the output buffer.read more
Set and forget, reduces server load. Combine with WP Fastest Cache plugin and EWWW Image Optimizer to speed up your site and backup with BackWPup plugin.read more
Fast loading button links for people to follow you on your social network and share your posts and pages on their social networks.read more
This plugin resizes images uploaded too large by reducing width and height. Follow resizing with optimization through compression, I recommend EWWW Image Optimizer plugin.read more
This plugin works it’s optimization magic on image sizes greater than 1Mb (Smush it plugin can’t). You can also bulk optimize via cloud servers that utilize the latest tools available in lossless or lossy mode. To resize width and height, I recommend Imsanity bulk image resizer.read more
This is the basic lite version, a no hassle slideshow with thumbnail navigation – it does the job with enough options. For a slider plugin I recommend .read more
Fast loading links to share your posts and pages on their social networks. For combined share and follow I recommend, Social Media Feather plugin.read more
For scanning of themes, I recommend for extra security, Theme Authenticity Checker plugin, which can find suspicious or malicious code and embedded outgoings links. TAC plugin found code which Wordfence security didn’t. Use WordPress Health Check for an overview of update and security issues. Read up on other WordPress security related plugins and strategies.read more