Mainly for my own reference, but I thought others might find this useful: these are the WordPress plugins I use often and/or rely on. Last updated: 13th August, 2012
- Elegant Themes – A huge selection of great-looking themes. Premium, so they’ll cost you, but well worth it.
- Thesis - The Thesis Theme framework is a premium template system for WordPress that is designed to serve as the rock-solid foundation beneath any kind of website.
- Bootstrap - A WordPress Theme based on Bootstrap, from Twitter. It features a 100% responsive layout, a superb gallery and image handling with a custom image meta widget and carousel for gallery post-formats.
- Better WP Security - The easiest, most effective way to secure WordPress. Improve the security of any WordPress site in seconds.
- WordPress Firewall 2 - This WordPress plugin monitors web requests to identify and stop the most obvious attacks.
- Exploit Scanner - Search the files and database of your WordPress install for signs that may indicate that it has fallen victim to malicious hackers.
- BackWPup – Schedule comprehensive WordPress backups to Dropbox, Amazon S3, e-mail, FTP and more…
- Private Only - Redirects all non-logged in users to login form.
- Maintenance Mode - Adds a splash page to your blog that lets visitors know your blog is down for maintenance.
- WP Super Cache - A very fast caching engine for WordPress that produces static html files.
- Cron View - Allows you to view all WP Cron events. Handy for development.
- Active Plugins - Generates a list of plugins that are currently in use, on Multisite.
- Events Manager - Fully featured event registration management including recurring events, locations management, calendar, Google map integration, booking management.
- ©Feed - Extends the feed at copyright, a digital fingerprint, IP of feed-reader, comments, related posts! Search for content theft and many more features.
- Admin Menu Editor - Lets you edit the WordPress admin menu. You can re-order, hide or rename menus, add custom menus and more.
- Members - A user, role, and content management plugin that makes WordPress a more powerful CMS.
- DoFollow - The dofollow plugin for WordPress lets you remove the evil nofollow attribute from your comments. Because nofollow will not work.
- Fancy Gallery - Fancy Gallery associates linked images and galleries with the jQuery Fancybox.
- Geo Tag - This plugin adds location information to your posts and pages.
- Gravity Forms - Easily create web forms and manage form entries within the WordPress admin.
- Subscribe to Comments - Subscribe to Comments allows commenters on an entry to subscribe to e-mail notifications for subsequent comments.
- TBM Pretty Tables – A nice plugin for creating attractive tables with little effort.
- Disable Pointers - Disable the pointers (tooltips) introduced to admin screens in WordPress 3.3.
- Widget Logic - Widget Logic lets you control on which pages widgets appear using WP’s conditional tags. It also adds a ‘widget_content’ filter.
- Moderation stop words – A list of words that you can use to force pre-moderation of potentially spam/offensive comments.
- Moderation blacklist words – A list of words that will trigger a comment to be immediately marked as spam.