1. Performance & Security
  2. Page Design & Layout
  3. Mobile Compatibility
  4. Communication
  5. Search Engine Optimisation
  6. Site Analytics
  7. Social Media
  8. User Accounts
  9. E-commerce
  10. Event Calendars
  11. Newsletters
  12. Blogging
  13. Affiliate Marketing
  14. Programming

 

Performance & Security


Anti-spam


Images


WordPress Updates

  • Disable All WordPress Updates — prevents unwanted changes when themes, plugins and core updates occur.
  • WP Rollback — roll back any plugin or theme to a previous version. Because newer isn’t always better!

Website Migration


Broken Links


SSL

  • Really Simple SSL — setup SSL on your website in one click (you will however need the SSL certificates setup by your host beforehand).

 

Page Design & Layout


Custom Pages


Widgets


Search Functionality

  • Ajax Search Lite — add a live search form to your site with filters (it’s used on this site).

Menu

  • Menu Icons — add pretty icons to your navigation menus.
  • Menu Items Visibility Control — set conditions for when certain menu items display (e.g. don’t display “home” on the home page).

Image Galleries


Map Selector

  • HTML5 Maps — a map depicts regions (countries, counties etc) which takes the user to a unique URL when clicked. Very simple, but works well.
  • WP Google Maps — create custom Google Maps with high-quality markers containing locations, descriptions, images, and links.

 

Mobile Compatibility


App Creation


 

Communication


Comment Sections

  • Disqus for WordPress — it has poor reviews, but I personally think it’s very neat.
  • Comments – wpDiscuz — light-weight and reliable. Recommended if your site is subjected to unwanted ads from Disqus.
  • Rich Reviews — show your ratings/reviews as rich snippets in SERPs.

Contact Forms

  • Contact Form 7 — simple functionality. Very popular plugin.
  • WPForms Lite — drag & drop form builder. Equally as good as the above plugin.

 

Search Engine Optimisation


Writing Tools

  • Yoast SEO — write better content and full optimise your entire WordPress site.

 

Site Analytics


Google


WordPress

  • Jetpack by WordPress.com — amongst many of Jetpack’s features, is the ability to show WordPress statics on your dashboard.

 

Social Media


Twitter Feed


Instagram Feed


Sharing Buttons

  • WPUpper Share Buttons — enable your site visitors to share your content on all major social networks. Easy to customise.

 

User Accounts


Profile & Membership

  • Ultimate Member — users can sign-up and become member of your website. User profiles and other social media elements (e.g. friend requests, newsfeeds, private messaging) are supported.

 

E-commerce


Shopping Carts

  • WooCommerce — the main shopping cart plugin for WordPress. Highly configurable.

Additional Features


Amazon

  • Amazon Link Engine — automatically localise and affiliate Amazon product links (i.e. send users to the correct Amazon site for their country).

 

Event Calendars


Listings

  • Events Manager — list upcoming events with Google map integration, booking management, and calendar functionality. Requires customisation using shortcodes and HTML (PHP in some cases).

 

Newsletters


Connectivity


Opt-in Forms


 

Blogging


Copy Pages

  • Duplicate Page — duplicate posts, pages and custom posts in one click (no, WordPress doesn’t already do this as standard).

Anchors

  • Scroll to Anchor — jump to any section of the page, with a smooth scrolling animation.

Pullquotes

  • Perfect Pullquotes — display striking quotes in your posts (looks much better than the standard ones).

Tooltips


Collapsing Sections

  • Collapse-O-Matic — will wrap any content, including other shortcodes, into a jQuery expanding and collapsing div.
  • Accordions — fully responsive, mobile ready grids.

Graphs


 

Affiliate Marketing


URL Shortener

  • Pretty Links — create, short custom links using your own domain name.

External URLs

  • External Links — process outgoing links differently to internal links (e.g. they open in new tab)

 

Programming


Coming Soon Page


PHP Code


Head & Footer

  • Head & Footer Code — add site-wide and/or article specific custom code before the </head> or </body>

Page Redirects

  • Redirection — easily create 301 redirects, and keep track of 404 errors.

XML & CSV

  • WP All Import — makes complicated import tasks simple and fast. You can import any XML or CSV file.