WordPress Plugins

One of our most popular categories, you’ll find everything to do with WordPress plugins here. Most often you’ll find us reviewing free plugins and keeping people up to date with the latest trends. But we also occasionally review premium plugins if we think our readers might be interested. We’ll also do more comprehensive posts such as
Top 100 WordPress Plugins
. Our reviews consist of posts such as 10 Instagram Plugins for WordPress, Top 5 Forum Plugins for WordPress, Best Font Plugins for WordPress, Top 10 WordPress Plugins for Front End Posting, Editing, and Uploading, and many, many more.

Top WordPress CMS Plugins Compared and Reviewed

If you’re developing WordPress sites for clients, or if you want to make the user interface a bit easier to work with for yourself or add custom content without writing code, you may well need a CMS plugin.

CMS plugins give WordPress additional Content Management System functionality and appearance. The way in which they do this varies between plugins, but they tend to give you one or more of the following:

The ability to add your own branding;
The option to remove elements form the admin screens such as dashboard widgets and metaboxes;
Improvements to the user interface, making screens easier to work with;

Compare and review

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Catch MailChimp Updates in WordPress Using Webhooks

Do you want to be able to track your WordPress users as they subscribe and unsubscribe from your MailChimp lists?

Of course you do, but your MailChimp plugin is probably no help beyond generating that subscribe form. What you need is MailChimp webhooks.

In this article, I’ll show you how to build a simple plugin to update your WordPress site with all your MailChimp list activity.

MailChimp webhooks

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8 Flexible WordPress Recent Post Plugins

These 8 flexible WordPress plugins for displaying recent post lists in the sidebars and other widget areas of your website give you lots more control over which content is displayed, and how it is presented, compared to the default WordPress recent posts widget.

If you want to include custom post types, filter content by categories, tags, and custom taxonomies, and display featured images, these plugins will allow you to do so.

Advanced Random Posts Widget

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7 Free WordPress Plugins to Make Quick Work of Tedious Tasks

If you run your own WordPress site – or even a bunch of sites – let’s face it, managing it can become time consuming as you add new features, new users, and your content becomes more complex.

Luckily, there are some great tools available – and all free! – that can help you with daily tasks.

For today’s post I’ve put together a collection of my favorite plugins and apps that make boring tasks like installing plugins, updating your blacklist and sorting through spam comments effortless.

WP Custom Bulk Actions plugin

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Securing Your WordPress Site: iThemes Free Security Plugin Review

No doubt you spend a lot of time and money on your website. You’re happy with the end result, and rightfully so; it’s easy to see why most people opt for extra security measures to protect what they have worked hard to create.

Finding a reliable security plugin sounds easy in practice, yet it can be a difficult task. After all, you’re leaving your peace of mind and security in someone else’s hands so it’s important you take the time to test what’s available and ensure it suits your site and skill level.

iThemes Security plugin

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15+ Must-Have Tools For Every WordPress Admin

The WordPress ecosystem is as colorful and varied as it is large. From the smallest personal blogs to directories of impressive size and complexity, the full spectrum is indeed a diverse one indeed.

Managing our site can be a hassle, though, especially as they become more and more complex. Luckily there are great tools that can help us in our daily administrative tasks.

WordPress Mobile

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10 Must-Have Plugins for Every New WordPress Blog

It’s easy to get started with WordPress since it’s packed with so many useful features right out of the box. However, there are still some essential plugins worth installing from the get-go to ensure that you and your visitors get the most from your website.

In this post we’ll look at 10 essential free and premium plugins covering 10 different categories, from security and SEO to social media and image optimization.

WP Smush

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10+ Free WordPress Plugins to Add Christmas Cheer to Your Site

The countdown to Christmas has begun! As stores crank up the Christmas carols and homes are decorated with beautiful Christmas trees covered in lights, baubles and tinsel, there’s no reason why you can’t deck out your website with boughs of holly.

To help you get into the Christmas spirit, I’ve put together a fun list of free Christmas plugins – all tried and tested with the upcoming version of WordPress 4.1 and the new default Twenty Fifteen theme. All of these plugins are available in the WordPress Plugin Repository.

Christmas Ball on Branch

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