For quick reference, here is a list of the plugins I am using on my site. I will update it as it changes.
Keep in mind, I have compiled this list after much searching to find the free or freemium (free with paid version) plugins that work for me. Sometimes, number of installs of a particular plugin was the deciding factor. I mean, hey, can 1+ million people be wrong?
Most of the plugins don't require anything beyond install and activation. Some, especially the security, anti-spam, and backup, may need an API key.
|Category||Plugin Name||License Type||Price|
|Comment Spam||Antispam Bee||Free||$0|
|Utility||Default featured image||Free||$0|
|Analytics||Google Analytics Dashboard for WP (GADWP)||Free||$0|
|Page Builder||Page Builder by SiteOrigin||Freemium||$29|
|Link Cloaking||ThirstyAffiliates||Freemium||$57 - $197 /yr|
|CSS||SiteOrigin CSS||Free||Upgraded w/SiteOrigin Premium|
|Widgets||SiteOrigin Widgets Bundle||Free||Upgraded w/SiteOrigin Premium|
|Social Buttons||SumoMe||Free/Subscription||$24 /mo annually|
|Theme Import||ThemeGrill Demo Importer||Free||$0|
|Backup/Restore||UpdraftPlus - Backup/Restore||Freemium||$70 - $295|
|Security||Wordfence Security||Freemium||$99 /yr for 1 site|
|SEO||Yoast SEO||Freemium||$89 for 1 site|
Those are the plugins I am currently using on this site. I am still looking for the right list building and contact form plugin. Do I need a contact form? Let me know in the comments.
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