My Top Plugins
The following plugins are on every site I create for myself and my clients.
Plugin Tutorials and Posts
Visit the Plugins archive page for my latest posts and video tutorials.
Most Recommended Plugins
Here you will find the plugins I use and recommend most to my clients. Some have reviews and/or video tutorials too. Most are free, some are premium, and some are my affiliate links, which is one way I support bringing all the great info on BlogAid to you free. I appreciate you using them.
Do you know of a plugin I need to check out? Contact me directly and tell me why.
Note to plugin developers – I’ll be happy to give your plugin an honest evaluation, and will only include it on this wall if it is top notch and a good fit for my readers, who trust me to tell them the truth.
◊ my top pick
◊ VaultPress Lite – it’s a premium service, not just a plugin
◊ Currently running new tests and case studies
◊ Antispam Bee – filters sans false positives
» WP Zero Spam – filters comment spam
» Akismet – filters comment spam
» G.A.S.P. – use in conjunction with Akismet
» Bad Behavior – use in conjunction with Akismet
» Subscribe to Comments – checkbox under comment field
◊ Newsletter Sign-Up – checkbox under comment field
◊ Contact Form 7 – Customize up to 4 forms (currently testing better forms)
◊ Ninja Forms – Customize forms, has add-ons for more integrations
◊ Gravity Forms – Fully customize unlimited forms, integrates with other services, advanced features
◊ TinyMCE Advanced – a better text editor, fully customizable
◊ Email Address Encoder – hides your published email address from spam bots
◊ Revision Control – limits the number of revisions stored before overwrite while creating post/page
◊ WP-Optimize – safely cleans meta comments and post revisions from the database
◊ Executable PHP Widget – allows PHP code to be placed in a widget-ready area
See the full Genesis Video Tutorial Course
◊ WishList Member – comprehensive membership plugin, integrates with other services
◊ MemberPress – comprehensive membership plugin, integrates with other services
Get help setting up your member site
PDF & Print
» Embedly – embed any file from anywhere on your site, including PDFs
» Google Docs Embedder – embed files stored on your Google Drive account using Google Docs Viewer
◊ Print Friendly – creates a Print and PDF button. Reformats page for print.
◊ Blubrry PowerPress – creates proper iTunes support, multiple players, integrates with multiple storage services
◊ Microkid’s Related Posts – allows you to select which posts or pages are marked as related
» Yet Another Related Posts Plugin – auto selects which posts or pages are marked as related (resource hog)
Social Follow / Share
◊ Simple Share Buttons Adder – company sold and is now cookie tracking!
◊ S3 Media Maestro – hides full path of videos stored on AS3, fully responsive and customizable premium player
» S3FlowShield – hides full path of videos stored on AS3, customizable premium player
» Fluid Video Embed – embed from YouTube and Vimeo. Auto resizes video on responsive themes.
» Advanced Responsive Video Embedder – embed from multiple hosts like YouTube and Vimeo. Auto resizes video on responsive themes.