Top Twenty WP Plugins


Last week I attended the first Word Camp WordPress Conference in Brisbane. It was a great weekend full of inspiration and ideas. Selina Power, creative director and principal of Super Power Digital gave us her top twenty WordPress plugins recommendations. Check to see how many of these you have on your website:

1. WordFence for security. There’s a free version with basic features, but support comes with a price.

2. Updraft Plus for backups, recovery and cloning.

3. WordPress SEO by Yoast helps you write better for improved search engine optimization.

4. Google Analytics See who’s looking at your site.

5. Popular Posts Bar Widget, $9 (AUD) helps streamline your posting process.

6. W3 Total Cache improves site performance.

7. Floating Social Bar encourages easy sharing of blogs.

8. Contact Form 7 is simple and flexible, while Gravity Forms is full-featured and advanced.

9. Login Lockdown is another way to safeguard your site against hackers.

10. Google XML Sitemap helps search engines to index your site.

11. Broken Link Checker makes sure you’ve written your code correctly.

12. Custom Login  is nice if you have a membership login and want to coordinate the page with your brand.

13. Pinterest Pin It button encourages people to pin your posts.

14. CPO Shortcodes is a pack of shortcodes to help you design quality content.

15. Shortcodes Ultimate helps you create boxes, buttons, sliders, etc.

16. Helloify Contact Form is essentially a pop-up window asking visitors to your site if they need assistance.

17. Feed Them Social creates a social feed of people you follow.

18. Advance Client Manager, $20, is similar to Basecamp so you can organize your client work.

19. Easy Digital Downloads is an ecommerce plugin to help you sell your digital products.

20 Microtheme, $49, helps you customize the appearance of any theme or plugin content, such as forms.


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