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Mariella S.
user 71563522
Ruskin, FL
Post #: 2
Here are the plugins I shared at tonight's Meetup:

Backup Buddy (premium - get discount coupons at retailmenot.com)
ithemes.com/purchase/backupbuddy­
Easy backup, migration; rewrites URLs throughout site to match new destination. Schedule auto-backups. Search & replace within database.

Formidable (free & premium)
Free: wordpress.org/plugins/formidable­
Premium: formidablepro.com
Form builder. Saves entries to database. Mailchimp & PayPal integration, etc. Free lifetime updates even with pro version, pro support renewable at 50%

Ultimate Maintenance Mode (free & premium)
wordpress.org/plugins/ultimate-maintenance-mode­
Automatically makes a dimmed version of screenshot, adds customizable text message on top for "down for maintenance" or "coming soon." Meanwhile, logged-in user has access to site, while visitors to any page get maintenance page.

Simple Image Sizes (free)
wordpress.org/plugins/simple-image-sizes­
Customize image sizes, create more image sizes to show in post insert-image dialog, choose to crop or not.

Use Google Libraries (free)
wordpress.org/plugins/use-google-libraries­
Makes it simple to serve javascript libraries like jQuery etc. from Google's servers instead of your own host.
Alison F.
user 4342293
Group Organizer
Tampa, FL
Post #: 4
Here's mine.

WordPress SEO by Yoast (free)
Gravity Forms (premium & add-ons)
WooSidebars (free)
Advanced Custom Fields (free & add-ons)
WP Migrate DB Pro (free & premium)

Oh, and the three I added at the end were:

AddThis (free)
Disqus (free)
Custom Post Type UI (free)
Alphonso M.
user 14574486
Dover, FL
Post #: 1
Here's some plugins I use:


  • WP Mail SMTP (free)
    Reconfigures the wp_mail() function to use SMTP instead of mail()
  • Advance Access Manager (free & pro version)
    Graphic interface to manage Access control to your Front-end and Back-end
  • User Switching (free)
    Instant switching between user accounts in WordPress.
  • Simple Social Icons (free)
    This plugin allows you to insert social icons in any widget area.
  • Fast Secure Contact Forms (free)
    An easy and powerful form builder that lets your visitors send you email. Blocks all automated spammers. No templates to mess with.
  • Members by Justin Tadlock (free)
    Basic Membership funstion, a user, role, and content management plugin that makes WordPress a more powerful CMS.

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