We have used many WordPress plugins throughout various websites we’ve had the pleasure working with. Each site has its’ own requirements for features, which often means plugins. However, there are a good number of tried-and-true plugins you may want to consider for your WordPress installs and developments.
What can we say except, thanks to SiteOrigin! They’ve released a site building plugin that rivals any. This plugin works fine when using a premium purchased theme, or for those DIY’ers out there, working from a base template or framework. Page Builder (along with the Widgets Bundle Plugin) fits right into any page or post creation, by allowing you to easily add rows, columns, or even widgets! That’s right, add widgets directly to your page or post! Whether you use a carousel or other slider, fancy text and icon widgets, or even custom widgets; they’ll fit right in! Click to Visit Page Builder at SiteOrigin
Alternative To: Visual Composer for WordPress – Premium, Visual Shortcodes – Premium
Meta Slider is a great plugin to add sliders to your WordPress site. Meta Slider offers a free and various premium models, with upgrades for most users at $19. A great bargain for a feature-rich slider. With Meta Slider you can choose from four different sliders: Flex Slider, Responsive Slides, Nivo Slider & Coin Slider. With the PRO version you can create layered drag-n-drop slides, video slides, and more; so it’s worth looking into the upgrade. Click to Learn More and Download Meta Slider
Alternative To: Slider Revolution – Premium, Royal Slider – Premium
WordPress SEO by Yoast is the essential search engine readiness plugin. Take control of all meta data, keywords, titles and more on a global or per-post, per-page basis. WordPress SEO has robots meta, breadcrumbs, and xml sitemaps. You can even edit your Robots.txt or .htaccess via the plugin. Click to Learn More and Download WordPress SEO by Yoast
Alternative To: SEO Plus (Woocommerce Support) – Premium, SEO Ultimate
So you upload an image to a few posts, pages, etc. However, it’s the wrong photo… or it’s a tad off. Not a problem, just use Enable Media Replace. It ties right in to your WordPress Media manager so you don’t have to go to a separate admin location to use it. Just click Replace Media when editing any media item (photos & vids). Click to Learn More and Download Enable Media Replace
Similar To: WP PRO Image Editor – Premium
Need eCommerce but you run a WordPress website? No problem. There are plenty of ecomm solutions out there, both standalone and as wordpress plugins. However, one wordpress plugin stands out and has weathered the test of time. Woocommerce. From the folks at Woothemes, Woocommerce brings all the simple elements, along with advanced product options to the table, for free. Products may be simple, or advanced with product variations and attributes. Click to Learn More and Download Woocommerce. Download Premium Plugins / Add-Ons for Woocommerce
Similar To: Jigoshop – Free, WP eCommerce
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