WordPress plugins and widgets. Here is a starter-upper collection that you might find useful. Click on Plugins – Add New and search for the plugin name. Install and activate. Go to the plugin details to see setup.
The plugin that lets you hide ‘unnecessary’ items from the WordPress administration menu, for all roles of your install. You can also hide post meta controls on the edit-area to simplify the interface. It is possible to simplify the admin in different for all roles. In other words, you can hide items on your member dashboards.
Responsive Frontend Login and Registration plugin. A plugin for displaying login, register, editor and restore password forms through shortcodes.
Add your login form in the frontend easily (page or post). And also the registration and the lost password form. If user is logged in, the user will see a custom profile and will be able to edit his/her data in another front-end form. One shortcode per form, you only need to create a page or post and apply this shortcode to create each form you want.
Contact Form 7
Contact Form 7 can manage multiple contact forms, plus you can customize the form and the mail contents flexibly with simple markup. The form supports Ajax-powered submitting, CAPTCHA, Akismet spam filtering and so on.
Contact Form 7 Honeypot
This simple addition to the wonderful Contact Form 7 (CF7) plugin adds basic honeypot anti-spam functionality to thwart spambots without the need for an ugly captcha.
Cookie Consent is one of the simplest and most popular cookie notification plugins out there.
Default featured image
Add a default featured image to the media settings page. This featured image will show up if no featured image is set. Simple as that.
The external links plugin for WordPress lets you process outgoing links differently from internal links.
Hide Admin Bar From Front End
This plugin provides feature to hide/show admin bar from front end.
Display tailored menu items to each visitor, based on visibility rules. Here are a few examples:
- Display a menu item only if current
User is logged in
- Hide menu items if
Device is mobile
- Display menu items for
Admins and Editors
- Hide Login or Register links for
Logged in Users
Insert Headers and Footers
Insert Headers and Footers is a simple plugin that lets you insert code like Google Analytics, custom CSS, Facebook Pixel, and more to your WordPress site header and footer. No need to edit your theme files!
Q2W3 Fixed Widgets
Enable “Fixed widget” option in the widget settings and it will be always in sight when page is scrolled down or up. There is no problem to “fix” or “stick” more than one widget even located in different sidebars!
Recent Posts Widget Extended
This plugin will enable a custom, flexible and super advanced recent posts, you can display it via shortcode or widget. Allows you to display a list of the most recent posts with thumbnail, excerpt and post date, also you can display it from all or specific or multiple taxonomy, post type and much more!
Responsive Lightbox by dFactory
Responsive Lightbox allows users to view larger versions of images and galleries in a lightbox (overlay) effect optimized for mobile devices.
Restrict the categories that users can view, add, and edit in the admin panel.
Restrict Widgets is all in one solution for widget management in WordPress. It lets you easily control the pages that each widget will appear on and avoid creating multiple sidebars and duplicating widgets. You can also set who can manage widgets, which sidebars and widgets will be available to selected users, which widget options will be available and how it will be displayed.
Sassy Social Share
Sassy Social Share enables your website users to share the content over Facebook, Twitter, Google, LinkedIn, Whatsapp, Tumblr, Pinterest, Reddit and over 100 more social sharing and bookmarking services.
A combination of frame-breaker and scraper protection. Protect your website content from both frames and server-side scraping techniques. If either happens, visitors will be redirected to the original content.
Simple Exclude Categories
Hide posts in categories on WordPress homepage.
Smush Image Compression and Optimization
Resize, optimize, optimise and compress all of your images with the incredibly powerful and 100% free WordPress image smusher, brought to you by the superteam at WPMU DEV!
Stop Spammers is an aggressive website defence against comment spam and login attempts. It is capable of performing more than 20 different checks for spam and malicious events and can block spam from over 100 different countries. Stop Spammers uses multiple methods for detecting spam and may be too aggressive for some websites. Stop Spammers log every IP that register or login.
SwiftThemes Dynamic Thumbnails
By default WordPress generates images of all intermediate sizes registered by themes/plugins for every image uploaded, flooding your uploads folder with images you will never be using. In most cases you need the images of all dimensions only for the one set as featured image. This plugin prevents WordPress from generating thumbnails registered by themes and plugins, and generates them dynamically when required.
View Own Posts Media Only
This plugin allows to restrict user with Author and Contributor roles to view their own Posts and Media Library items only at admin back-end.
XML Multilanguage Sitemap Generator
Creates for you a wonderful sitemap which follow all the Google’s instructions.
Need an SEO plugin that helps you reach for the stars? Yoast SEO is the original WordPress SEO plugin since 2008. It is the favorite tool of millions of users, ranging from the bakery around the corner to some of the most popular sites on the planet. With Yoast SEO, you get a solid toolset that helps you aim for that number one spot in the search results. Yoast: SEO for everyone.
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