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
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 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
This is an in post / page content scheduler, start and finish dates & times.read more
Spam comments are attracted to the same posts over and over again, if they are not moderated. One site attracted 17,000 spam comments before I stepped in disabled comments and deleted them with ease using this plugin. By removing the comments, the database was reduced from 5mb to 100kb.read more
This plugin helps when moving or converting a page in to a category with posts. WordPress can help redirect old URL, when changed but won’t know you have moved a page to a category or post, and vice versa. Besides manual input of source and destination, the plugin logs 404 (missing page) visits and provides a redirection (301 permanent) option.read more
This plugin has been superseeded by Popup Maker. The free version takes a little bit of effort to create theme and create first modal layout, but then it’s easy to clone.read more
I’ll apply my affiliate commission to support you, if you use my Meta Slider affiliate link to upgrade to Meta Slider Pro – Single Site License which adds support for YouTube & Vimeo slides, HTML slides, Layer slides with CSS3 animations, Dynamic Post Feed/Featured Image Slides (content slider), Custom Themes, Thumbnail Navigation, Premium Support.read more