I re-worked this wonderful compilation of plugins I have come across. Some of them will be old, so let me know, and I will try to keep an updated list. My favourites are among these, but I have probably test-driven all of them at some point. I have also left out some of the more obvious ones, and it’s fine to bring my attention to those as well.
So if you have a plug-in you would like to see on the list feel free to post it in the comments section below along with anything else you might have to say. This list will be changing from week to week and I will be adding new information as I get ideas of what to include, and I will be tweeting the changes so make sure you are following me on twitter.
I am also not rating which I think are best at the moment, but it is on the cards when I review this list for plugin additions, so if you see an asterisk, or other form of rating mechanism, then that means I have started doing just that. So check your twitter feed under @barbapplestudio
A really nice resource for searching for plugins based on category, downloads, votes, etc is:
“Google Trends for .org Plugins” – Simple tool to compare free WordPress.org plugins side-by-side:
Custom Post Types
- http://wordpress.org/plugins/my-content-management/ — Lesser known, not great for clients, but still powerful for developers and free.
For Managing When Plugins or Scripts Load
- http://wp-rocket.me/ (Premium — free version on it’s way soon)
Google Analytics Dashboard
Full Screen Background Sliders
- Social Sharing Toolkit http://www.blogaid.net/social-media-widget-plugin-injecting-spam Video tutorial to help folks switch from the Social Media Widget plugin over to Social Sharing Toolkit and configure it.
- iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security) http://wordpress.org/plugins/better-wp-security/
- BruteProtect http://wordpress.org/plugins/bruteprotect/
- Wordfence Security http://wordpress.org/plugins/wordfence/
- All In One WP Security and Firewall http://wordpress.org/plugins/all-in-one-wp-security-and-firewall/
RSS Aggregation / Feed to Post Import
This is by no means a definitive list but it will be growing and I will be posting it on twitter for sure.