List of Plugins


Here is a list of some interesting WordPress plugins. Some of them may be of use to your WordPress website

  1. NextGEN Gallery
  2. Slideshow
  3. Maintenance Mode by Lukas Juhas
  4. A5 Custom Login Page by Stefan Cramer
  5. Sidebar Login
  6. Theme My Login
  7. Contact Form 7
  8. TDO Mini Forms
  9. Pods
  10. No Self Pings
  11. WordPress Download Monitor
  12. More Fields, More Taxonomies, More Types
  13. Members Only
  14. Syntax Highlighter Evolved
  15. Widget Logic
  16. Query Posts

Plugins work differently when you have a network site as this is. You need to go to the Network Admin Dashboard to install plugins. You can then go to each of the sites and activate the plugins you need for that site. Avoid the link Network Activate unless you are sure that the plugin can be safely network activated, otherwise you may beak one or more of your sites!

Mark’s top 7 plugins – Youtube video.

8 Must Have WordPress Plugins – YouTube video.

Here is another list of interesting WordPress plugins

Child Theme Configurator
Contact Form DB
Countdown Timer
Enhanced Media Library
Floating Social Bar
Foo Gallery
FooBox Free Image Lightbox
Limit Login Attempts
Magic Action Box
Mike Fun Lib (a custom-made site-specific plugin)
Post Types Order
Quick and Easy FAQs
SyntaxHighlighter Evolved
Theme My Login
WordPress Importer
WP Dashboard Notes
QuickLaTeX

Site-Specific Plugin

wpBeginner.com has an article on the creation of a site-specific plugin which is a specific place to add snippets of code that you find on the web that performs functions that are not theme related. Normally these code pieces are added to your child theme’s functions.php file. This works fine until you change your theme. A site-specific plugin will serve as the same purpose of your theme‚Äôs functions.php file, but it will allow you to retain all these functionality when you are changing themes.