Recommended Plugins & Themes

Here is our list of Recommended Plugins based on many years of using WordPress, building websites, and evaluating & cataloging over 3,500 plugins.We’d appreciate if you would use our affiliate links for any commercial plugins. smileNOTE: Most all of the commercial plugins listed here are available for FREE with most month-to-month Maintenance & Support subscription plans from SiteSubscribe.

Layout & Widgets:

Shortcodes UI
Visual Composer
Genesis Extender (also see Dynamik Theme for Genesis)
Genesis Simple Hooks
Widgets On Pages
MaxButtons Pro
Sidebar Widget Manager for WordPress
Premise Landing Pages
Advanced Text Widget Pro
WP-UI
Embed Posts
Dynamic Widgets
Widget Saver
Duplicate Widget
Types & Views

Posts & Post Listings:

Special Recent Posts Pro
Duplicate Post
Query Posts
Blog-in-Blog
Smart Post Lists

CSS:

WordPress.com Custom CSS
JetPack
Browser Specific CSS

Images & Galleries:

Enable Media Replace
Auto Post Thumbnails
File Gallery
WP-Retina 2x

Contact Forms:

Gravity Forms (hands down the best!)

Sliders:

WooSlider
SlideDeck2
Dynamik Nivo Slider
Slider Pro WordPress Premium Slider Plugin
Genesis Responsive Slider
Pointelle Slider
Verticalis Slider
Pinwheel Slider
iCarousel WordPress
jQuery Carousel Evolution for WordPress
Dynamic Content Gallery

Social Media:

JetPack
DiggDigg
Social Sharing Toolkit
Social Media Widget

Dashboard & SEO:

WordPress SEO (or All In One SEO as 2nd choice)
BackupBuddy
WP Super Cache
Quick PagePost Redirect Plugin
CMS Tree Page View
SeedProd Coming Soon Page
ScribeSEO

Ecommerce:

WooCommerce

Membership Websites:

S2 Member
WishList Member

Themes / Theme Frameworks:

Studio Press Genesis
Dynamik Theme for Genesis
Catalyst
WooThemes
Headway Themes

Hosting:

SiteSubscribe – Managed WordPress Services (Maintenance & Support On Your Web Host or Use Our FREE Hosting)
HostGator
BlueHost

NOTE: Most all of the commercial plugins listed here are available for FREE with most month-to-month Maintenance & Support subscription plans from SiteSubscribe.

 

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