Useful Plugins

Here’s a list of useful WordPress plugins:

  • Affiliate – A toolbox for Affiliate Marketers.
  • Affiliates – The Affiliates system provides powerful tools to maintain an Affiliate Marketing Program.
  • Antispam Bee – Say Goodbye to Spam on your blog.
  • Captcha – The Captcha plugin allows you to protect your website from spam using math logic which can be used for login, registration, reseting password, comments forms.
  • Custom Post Widget – This plugin enables you to display the content of a custom post type called Content Block in a sidebar widget. It’s really useful, check it out!
  • Export User Data – Export users data, metadata and buddypress xprofile data to a csv or Excel file – this plugin allows to include user meta which is very useful.
  • Groups – Groups is an efficient and powerful solution, providing group-based user membership management, group-based capabilities and content access control.
  • Import Users from CSV – Import users from a CSV file into WordPress
  • Peter’s Login Redirect – Redirect users to different locations after logging in and logging out.
  • Profile Builder – Simple to use profile plugin allowing front-end login, registration and edit profile by using shortcodes.
  • Ultimate Maintenance Mode – Work on your website behind the scenes while you display a Maintenance Mode page to your visitors.
  • W3 Total Cache – Easy Web Performance Optimization (WPO) using caching: browser, page, object, database, minify and content delivery network support.
  • Search Live – Search Live supplies integrated live search facilities and advanced search features.
  • SB Welcome Email Editor – A Plugin to provide an interface for the WordPress Welcome/Forgot Password Emails. Helps to customize the emails that new users receive after signing up.
  • Widgets Control – A Widget toolbox that adds visibility management and helps to control where widgets are shown efficiently.
  • WP Mail SMTP – Reconfigures the wp_mail() function to use SMTP instead of mail() and creates an options page to manage the settings. The plugin allows you to specify the from name and email address for outgoing email along with other SMTP settings. See also Callum Macdonald’s plugin page.

Other free extensions: