Greate Plugins for ALL sites

  • Duplicator – Life in the Grid
    • Provides a backup mechanism
    • Provides a means to move prototypes to active domain
  • Weaver Extreme Theme Support
    • Support for the most flexible theme I have found
  • WP Edit – Josh Lobe
    • Good graphical editor
  • Nav Menu Roles – Kathy Darling
    • Allows for menus that are private to those logged on
  • Yoast SEO – Team Yoast
    • Good search engine optimizer
  • Max Buttons – MaxFundry
    • Good buttons,
    • good control over appearance
    • reusable at multiple locations
  • Theme My Login
    • Login, logoff, password recovery screens look like they belong to the site
  • WordFence
    • Widely used, highly regarded security
    • I saw details of an attempted breach within the first 24 hours of my first installation

 

Pretty Good

  • Remove Dashboard Access
    • Removes Dashboard from all but key people
    • Really needed in Word Press
    • Comes up short
      • Only certain roles can be exempted
      • Feature to still show custom menus disappears if you implement this

Unsure

  • W3 Total Cache –
    • In Motion likes this
  • WP Retina 2X – Used on Wine Fest
    • Claims it makes graphics look best on all devices
  • Weaver Show Posts
    • I don’t think I need this

 

Good plugins, depending on the needs of the site.

  • Google Maps Easy – Supsystic
    • Easy to use
    • Allows for multiple maps
  • Form Maker – Web Dorado
    • Good looking forms
    • EMail notifications
    • Database of Entries
  • Participants Database
    • Participants can submit info
    • Participants don’t have to have logins
    • Participants can get code to edit their submission
    • Shortcodes allow listing of groupings of submissions
  • User Role Editor – Vladimir Garagulya
    • Lets you customize new user roles
  • Tablepress  – Tobias Bathge
    • Database interface to edit contents of HTML tables
  • Slideshow – Stefan Boonstra
  • PDF Embedder – Dan Lester
    • When you do “add media” to a PDF, it normally only inserts a link to the PDF.   If you want the PDF inline, install this, and use the same standard “add media” function