Akismet – A plugin that protects your website from spam comments.
BuddyPress – A plugin that allows you to build a community website using WP.
Contact Form 7 – A plugin that allows you to create and maintain multiple forms.
Divi – A premium WordPress theme that features a drag and drop builder.
Editorial Calendar – A plugin that allows you to see an overview of your blog and when each post will be scheduled. You can drag and drop to move posts and even edit posts right in the calendar.
Google Analytics – This plugin allows you to integrate Google Analytics on your website.
Hongkiat – A blog for designers, bloggers and tech users that includes useful tools & tutorials. While targeted towards designers, this site can still be very helpful for website DIYers.
iThemes Security – A plugin that secures and protects your website.
Jetpack – A plugin from WordPress.com that has multiple capabilities including traffic & SEO tools, security and backup services as well as content creation.
Lynda.com – This website is a site that has courses on many different topics. Searching for WordPress comes up with over 2,000 results!
MailChimp – This is an e-mail marketing software (with a free level) that you can use to grow your list.
NextGEN Gallery – WordPress Gallery Plugin – A plugin that allows you to create galleries on your website.
Pretty Links – This is a plugin that allows you to shorten links using your domain name. You can also track click on each link.
Quiroz.co – This website has a huge library of Divi tutorials, layouts, tips & tricks.
Restrict Content Pro – This plugin is a full featured, powerful membership solution for WP.
Siteground – This is a highly recommended hosting provider for your website. We have worked with quite a few differenet hosting providers and this is by far our favorite.
Typeform – Create custom forms to collect information from your website visitors.
Use Any Font – This plugin allows you to use custom fonts on your website.
VaultPress – This plugin covers two of the most essential functions on a WP site, backup and security. And for a very low price monthly!
WooCommerce – This plugin allows you to add e-commerce to your website. You can sell physical products, digital products or subscriptions.
Yoast SEO – This plugin allows you to optimize your content to improve your website’s SEO.
Okay, you caught us. Some letters are missing from here because it’s super hard to find plugins that start with K or Z. Instead, we have a few bonus plugins that start with W because let’s face it, a lot of plugins start with WP or WordPress.
WPMU Dev – This is a suite of plugins that includes backup, security, membership, google analytics, and so much more!
WordFence Security – This plugin secures your website for FREE (although you can upgrade to a paid subscription).
WP Social Sharing – This plugin allows you to easily add sharing buttons for 6 of the main social networks.