I’m using this plugin to create css rules specific for the page and recently used it for custom page backgrounds after searching for a solution.read more
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Another great behind the scene plugin to improve your site maintenance. Without something like this how would you know when a link is broken? I recommend this plugin to become a “core” WordPress plugin.read more
If spam is a problem in comments try this combination: Require login to comment (in WP discussion settings), allow Social connect (through a registered profile) and this plugin to limit login attempts.read more
WordPress Plugin Name: Wordfence Security – Firewall & Malware Scan Plugin URL:https://wordpress.org/plugins/wordfence/ Plugin Author: Wordfence WordPress profile: Wordfence Plugin version: 7.0.5 Last updated: February 14, 2018 (4 days ago) Tested up to (WP version): WP 4.9.4 Downloaded: 62,324,478 Rating: 5 (out of 5) Description | FAQ | Screenshots | Other notes | Latest Change | Tags | + Jason’s comments Description THE MOST POPULAR WORDPRESS FIREWALL & SECURITY SCANNER Wordfence includes an endpoint firewall and malware scanner that were built from the ground up to protect WordPress. Our Threat Defense Feed arms Wordfence with the newest firewall rules, malware signatures and malicious IP addresses it needs to keep your website safe. Rounded out by a suite of additional features, Wordfence is the most comprehensive WordPress security solution available. WORDPRESS FIREWALL Web Application Firewall identifies and blocks malicious traffic. Built and maintained by a large team focused 100% on WordPress security.read more
This was a great solution to retrieve form results from the Contact Form 7 plugin. However, I have started using Flamingo plugin in it’s place.read more
I now prefer this plugin in place of Shutter Reloaded.read more
This is an easier option than installing a full cart system. If you don’t need catalog, stock control and sales reporting. If you only need PayPal payment gateway with these options: – Currency and language settings – add to cart buttons (transfers to PayPal website) – product name – product sku – product extra info (customer input field) – product weight – product price – shipping cost – additional item shipping cost – check out / view cart button (transfers to PayPal website). Note: this plugin has not been updated in a while (see above). I also recommend WordPress Simple PayPal Shopping Cart plugin which includes an on site cart.read more
Needs a little styling to fully integrate.read more
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 | Screenshots | Other notes | Latest Change | Tags | Jason’s comments Description Screenshots: Other notes: Latest Change log entry: Tags: Jason’s Comments: I have installed the plugin in order to allow comments on this site.read more
Useful for re-using template components in similar posts with editing all in one place. Works well with titled expandable content boxes, see Collapse-O-Matic NOTE: August 2016 – This plugin has been removed from the WordPress repository for security reasons. An alternative plugin is Reusable Text Blocks. Another alternative is using a page builder such as from SiteOrigin or Divi by Elegant themes and saving the re-usable sections to the library.read more
This plugin “WordPress Database Backup (WP-DB-Backup)” works great as a simple database backup. For full site backup I recommend BackWPup which allows for files and database optimization as well.read more
By the same plugin authors as BackWPup website backup plugin. The older and more popular Maintenance Mode 5.4 plugin had not been updated in over two years and was causing conflicts with the BackWPup Plugin.read more
Very popular, it is kept up-to-date and is easy to manage. I add Flamingo plugin to record submits to database and Really Simple CAPTCHA or WP ReCaptcha and Contact Form 7 Honeypot for bot and spam blocking.read more
Requires careful use to maintain page / post content style.read more