I use this for full screen responsive backgrounds.read more
WordPress has evolved. Once the bloggers platform of choice, WordPress has become the website platform of choice. WordPress powers over half of the top million websites (March 2014).
With over 30,000 free plugins, you can do almost anything. I recommend about 50 plugins and I usually install about a dozen WordPress plugins by default. Read more about WordPress website security, protection, prevention.
There are thousands of Themes available for free and premium. I recommend these Themes & theme markets.
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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Premium WordPress Theme market: themeforest.net Recommended: King Size Author: OWMLabs Price: US$54 single site Purchases: 18,171 4.53 av. (out of 5), 1681 ratings Last Update: 19 June 2016 Responsive, fullscreen Photography theme for WordPress. Create unlimited galleries and sliders to showcase your work. Ecommerce ready and fully supported! Fullscreen image and video backgrounds Custom Backgrounds, Sliders and Videos as Backgrounds (unique to each post) Custom Layouts (with or without sidebars) Contact Page Template & Shortcodes Widget ready Sidebars and Footers Custom Twitter Widget Custom Contact Widget Custom Gallery Widget Hide / Show menu options Includes Google Web Fonts Themeforest Premium WordPress Themes – View the Galleryread more
This is a basic on site shopping cart. To more easily insert the buy now button with an easy form for adding product details combine with the User Interface plugin.read more
I’m now using MailChimp for WordPress. WARNING: Nmedia MailChimp Widget version 4.0 does not connect to the previous version options settings – please check the changelog. A popular solution for use with a free mailchimp.com account. An alternative to Mailchimp is a fully WordPress integrated solution is MailPoet Newsletters plugin.read more
TablePress makes managing a big listing easier and searchable.read more
MailPoet Newsletters – Wysija Newsletters integrates collecting and sending to email subscriptions (mail-list) with your website / blog – no need for any external mail-list service. You can see an example of this plugin at the Eco-Parenting Blog. The popular alternative is to use a mailchimp.com account with a mailchimp subscription plugin.read more
Expandable content boxes are great for FAQ pages and managing reusable content, providing further onsite content and links. Expandable sections work well when repeating content using Global Content Blocks.read more
After years of inserting the Facebook social plugin code by hand, I thought to make it easy on myself. Too simple. If you are looking for a more full featured Facebook custom feed, try the Custom Facebook Feed plugin.read more
I recommend the Donate Extra plugin as a simple solution to receiving donations via PayPal on your website. Donate Extra is a forked plugin to replace Donate Plus which had an PayPal IPN issue and was not updated since 2011. Donate Extra plugin was published at the WP Library on 19th October, 2012 and has resolved the IPN and also other issues since.read more
Installation and Setup ServiceI install and setup these plugins with my WordPress installation service, Website packages, Website Maintenance Service and Website Page Speed Optimization service. Follow the plugin links below to learn more about these plugins and make sure to read Jason’s comments for more information as to why I choose these plugins and discover my recommended complementary plugins. Website Security & Protection Wordfence Security Theme Authenticity Checker WP ReCaptcha Integration Read more about WordPress Website Security. Website Maintenance BackWPup Broken Link Checker WP Maintenance Mode Read more Website Maintenance Search Engine Optimisation All in One SEO Pack Google XML Sitemaps Read more about SEO Website and Page Speed Optimisation WP-Optimize database WP Fastest Cache EWWW Image Optimizer Read more about Website Page Speed Optimization Contact Management Contact Form 7 Really Simple CAPTCHA Flamingo Address Book Option: Mailchimp newsletter Social Share & Follow Social Media Feather Facebook Like Box Option:read more
This plugin is by the author of Contact Form 7 and Really Simple CAPTCHA, which I recommend. Besides collecting users in to a more friendly exportable address book, this plugin can replace Contact Form 7 to Database Extension, to save CF7 submits to database.read more
Warning: this plugin has been removed from the WordPress repository. (see note) Update to version 3.0.3 for safe version. I have now replaced this plugin with WP ReCaptcha Integration, which is an anti bot tick box, an easier alternative for users than to decode a captcha image.read more
This plugin “Spam Free WordPress” adds a required password click before permitting a user to make comment. Use this as a more user friendly alternative to answering a quiz or decoding a captcha image. For login security I recommended combining “SI CAPTCHA Anti-Spam” to add a captcha image for added security on the login page together with “Wordfence Security” to limit login attempts or an alternative dedicated plugin called “limit login attempts“. For custom form security I recommend “Contact Form 7” with a Quiz field and a Captcha image using “Really Simple CAPTCHA“.read more