Favorite WordPress Plugins

We tend to have a pretty conservative view toward WordPress plugins and prefer installing as few plugins as possible for our clients. We often code functionality ourselves rather than installing a plugin to do the work. Despite this philosophy, we’ve noticed a tendency to use most of the same plugins for our projects. The list below is not a curated list of the best WordPress plugins (Tidy Repo does a good job of that), but a list of favored plugins that we find useful for our client development.

  1. Advanced Custom Fields
  2. AJAX Thumbnail Rebuild
  3. Akismet
  4. All In One SEO Pack
  5. BWP Google XML Sitemaps
  6. CMS Tree Page View
  7. Codepress Admin Columns
  8. Custom Post Type UI
  9. Duplicate Post
  10. Enable Media Replace
  11. Force Strong Passwords
  12. Google Analytics
  13. Gravity Forms
  14. Limit Login Attempts
  15. WP Migrate DB
  16. WP Smush.it