WordPress Plugins I Use

One of strengths of WordPress are it’s plugins. The ability to add so much functionality into a website from forums, event managers to e-commerce to name but a few in a simple manner  is quite mind boggling. Here are some of the plugins I use fairly regularly. You might find some of them useful.

  • Akismet. Exceptionally good spam killer. If it weren’t for this, my sites would be crippled with spam and would cost me alot of time to maintain.
  • Woo Commerce. My go to e-commerce plugin for WordPress. Very easy to work with and you can have a basic shop up and running in no time.
  • InfiniteWP. One central location to manage multiple WordPress installs. This has changed my whole workflow for managing my WordPress sites.
  • Advanced Excerpt. Tons of options for better output of the excerpt.
  • Yoast SEO. Hands down, the best SEO plugin I have used. Includes a trove of valuable functionality from built-in breadcrumbs to sitemaps.
  • Woo Sidebars. This is a widget area generator. You can have different widget areas on your site with this.
  • WP Pagenavi. Instead of the default older/newer links that comes with WordPress, this plugin produces numbered links.
  • Theme My Login. Creates a login page that integrates more seamlessly into your site than the standard wp-login.php. Also includes a login widget.
  • Limit Login Attempts. This little baby blocks access to your login page if you enter the wrong password a numbers of times. A great way of stopping brute force attacks.
  • Regenerate Thumbnails. Very handy plugin if you have altered any of you image sizes and need to generate the new ones.
  • FD Feedburner. Redirects the main feed to your feedburner feed so you can track your subscriber count.
  • GD Star Ratings. Advanced plugin that allow users to rate posts.
  • jQuery Evolution Slider. A premium ‘slider’ that I have started using and alot of effects and options.

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