Favorite WordPress Plugins


When setting up a WordPress site, the following types of plugins are often useful to install:

  • Forms Plugin: Gravity Forms is quite good. Depending on one’s requirements, it can be made even more powerful with It is especially powerful when paired with Gravity Forms + Custom Post Types and GravityView.
  • Security: Locks users out after a specified number of unauthorized attempts
  • SEO Plugin: Yoast is very good.
  • Calendar Plugin: The Events Calendar
  • Back-up Plugin
  • Caching Plugin
  • Maintenance Mode Plugin

Additional favorites:

Be sure to also look at integrating one’s site with a newsletter service (example: Mailchimp).