WordPress is probably the world’s most commonly used blogging engine. Because it is so versatile and has so many additional features available it’s used by everyone from the top online industry giants to the newcomer or small personal blogger alike.
There are several ways that you can download and install WordPress – most good hosting companies these days have some form of auto-installer for WordPress ready for instant installations.
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Not only is WordPress itself a brilliant blogging engine, the tens of thousands of add ons (plugins) available make WordPress perhaps THE most versatile platform used by anyone online.
We use, or have used, all of the plugins listed below to give us all of the functionality you see here at this site, including our GHClub Membership Platform.
Advanced Woo Search – powerful live search plugin for WooCommerce. Just start typing and you will immediately see the products that you search.
Out-of-the-box SEO for your WordPress blog. Features like XML Sitemaps, SEO for custom post types, SEO for blogs or business sites, SEO for ecommerce sites, and much more. More than 30 million downloads since 2007.
Contact Form 7 can manage multiple contact forms, plus you can customize the form and the mail contents flexibly with simple markup. The form supports Ajax-powered submitting, CAPTCHA, Akismet spam filtering and so on.
This plugin provides multiple cryptocurrency features:
- displaying prices and exchange rates,
- cryptocurrency calculator,
- list of all cryptocurrencies,
- displaying candlestick price charts,
- accepting donations,
- counterparty asset explorer.
EU Cookie Law is a light, elegant and powerful solution that allows your website to comply the european cookie law by informing users that your site has cookies, with a popup for more information and option to lock scripts before acceptance (as required by Italian Law – Garante della Privacy dispositions).
You can customise the style to perfectly fit your website and you have many options to control cookies behaviour after and before acceptance.
This plugin will generate a special XML sitemap which will help search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo and Ask.com to better index your blog. With such a sitemap, it’s much easier for the crawlers to see the complete structure of your site and retrieve it more efficiently. The plugin supports all kinds of WordPress generated pages as well as custom URLs. Additionally it notifies all major search engines every time you create a post about the new content.
Supported since over 9 years and rated as the best WordPress plugin, it will do exactly what it’s supposed to do – providing a complete XML sitemap for search engines. It will not break your site, slow it down or annoy you. Guaranteed!
Using Kirki theme developers can create rich experiences for the WordPress Customizer using best coding practices.
Included are 30 custom control types ranging from simple sliders to complex typography controls with Google-Fonts integration, automatic CSS generation, postmessage scripts automatically generated, tooltips and a lot of extras that make developing themes a lot faster for developers and meaningful for users.
MailPoet is a free newsletter and post notification plugin for WordPress that makes it really simple to send out email newsletters to your subscription lists. This plugin integrates Contact Form 7 with MailPoet by providing an option for your customers to signup for your newsletter lists while submitting a form.
Create newsletters, automated emails, post notifications and autoresponders. Capture subscribers with our signup widget. Drop your posts, images, social icons in your newsletter. Change fonts and colors on the fly. A simple newsletter solution for WordPress. Finally!
Built with the idea that newsletters in WordPress should be easy.
Easy to use drag & drop WordPress Mega Menu plugin. Create stunning & professional Mega Menus using Widgets. Responsive, retina & touch ready.
This plugin creates a profile of your WordPress site’s plugins’ performance by measuring their impact on your site’s load time. Often times, WordPress sites load slowly because of poorly configured plugins or because there are so many of them. By using the P3 plugin, you can narrow down anything causing slowness on your site.
Supercharge your WordPress theme with mega pack of shortcodes – Shortcode = shortcut.
- 40+ amazing shortcodes
- Power of CSS3 transitions
- Handy shortcodes generator
- Documented API
What is a shortcode? Shortcode is a WordPress-specific code that lets you do nifty things with very little effort.
Shortcodes can embed files or create objects that would normally require lots of complicated, ugly code in just one line.
An easy to use, with intuitive interface, WordPress plugin that gives you the ability to add a “Scroll to Top” button to your website in a simple and elegant way. This button appears at the bottom-right of the website once the visitors scrolls down a page on your website. It appears only when visitors scroll down the webpage. As a result, your website visitors can easily scroll smoothly back to the very top of a page with one click of the button. This can be particularly handy for pages with a lot of text/content, or in cases wherever a browser’s scrollbar is just not good enough (or not present at all, like on tablets) to enable one-click, one-screen scrolling. This gives your website better navigation and also adds a more professional look to your website.
Great easy to use plugin to add your social media accounts to your Ultimate Member profile.
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Xing, Renren, Google+, Whatsapp, Tumblr
A Simple WordPress Social Media Widget Plugin Which Allow You To Add Widgets Which Links Social Media Buttons to Your Social Network Profiles Twitter,Facebook,Pinterest,Instagram,Youtube,Linkedin,Google plus…
Display Social Media Icons Using Widgets, on your sidebar
Theme Tweaker displays the existing colors from your current theme, and gives you a color picker to replace them. It also lets you change them in bulk, like invert all colors, use grey scale etc.
Furthermore, Theme Tweaker allows you to preview or activate your changes. Finally, you can save the modified stylesheet locally and upload it into your blog server to deploy your new color scheme.
Theme Tweaker will now generate a fully functional child theme for you! Using child themes, you leave your original (parent) theme untouched, so that it can be updated independently without losing your tweaks.
Ultimate Member is the #1 user profile & membership plugin for WordPress. The plugin makes it a breeze for users to sign-up and become members of your website. The plugin allows you to add beautiful user profiles to your site and is perfect for creating advanced online communities and membership sites. Lightweight and highly extendable, Ultimate Member will enable you to create almost any type of site where users can join and become members with absolute ease.
This plugin adds a navigation menu into the admin bar for Ultimate Member components. Also provides option to include Ultimate Member nav items into your theme’s menus.
Add custom profile tabs to your Ultimate Member site with content area and privacy settings.
The best social media plugin on the market. And 100% FREE. Allows you to add social media & share icons to your blog (esp. Facebook, Twitter, Email, RSS, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+, LinkedIn, Share-button). It offers a wide range of design options and other features.
WooCommerce is a free eCommerce plugin that allows you to sell anything, beautifully. Built to integrate seamlessly with WordPress, WooCommerce is the world’s favorite eCommerce solution that gives both store owners and developers complete control.
With endless flexibility and access to hundreds of free and premium WordPress extensions, WooCommerce now powers 30% of all online stores — more than any other platform.
This is a PayPal Express Payment Gateway for WooCommerce.
PayPal Express allows you to securely sell your products and subscriptions online using In-Context Checkout to help you meet security requirements without causing your theme to suffer. In-Context Checkout uses a modal iFrame, hosted on PayPal’s servers, that overlays the checkout form and provides a secure means for your customers to enter their account information.
This plugin provides a TinyMCE dropdown button for you use all WooCommerce shortcodes.
See list of shortcodes in Shortcodes included with WooCommerce.
Starting WooCommerce 2.2, this TinyMCE button will no longer be part of WooCommerce and will only be available by using this plugin.
Finally, take control of the default WordPress editor and unlock the power of additional editor tools. Arrange buttons into toolbars the way you want; to ease your workflow. WP Edit adds dozens of additional custom options to the WordPress editor.
NEW Custom Buttons API
WP Edit now uses a custom buttons API which allows other plugin/theme developers to add their editor buttons into the WP Edit button configuration; allowing a WP Edit user to place the plugin/theme buttons into any desired location.
Implement the Social Share and Follow Us Widget of the major social networks, including the WhatsApp on your website or blog. The buttons are inserted automatically or can be called via shortcode or PHP method.
This plugin generates static html files from your dynamic WordPress blog. After a html file is generated your webserver will serve that file instead of processing the comparatively heavier and more expensive WordPress PHP scripts.
Have you’ve got a great WordPress plugin that you use? Do let us know in the comments box below. We’d love to hear from you.
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