Some of my Favourite Tools
Without a doubt the web’s leading e-commerce plugin for WordPress. Need a shopping cart extension for WordPress? Look no further. The team behind WooCommerce are committing huge resources to the continual development of WooCommerce as well as complimentary plugins. The community behind WooCommerce is massive and their dedication can be seen in the quality of this free product.
Not just a contact form plugin, this premium forms plugin has a fantastic hooks, action and filter setup to allow developers plenty of control of how data is collected and shared. Well worth the premium fee!
Advanced Custom Fields
This is *the* most important WordPress plugin to have ever been created. The move from blogging tool to CMS was one of the major turns in the lifecycle of WordPress and this could not have been as successful without this fantastic plugin.
WordPress SEO by Yoast
It frustrates me when theme developers include SEO features within their themes. Not only is this not the remit of a theme – but there is no need. WordPress SEO does it all. This is my preferred SEO tool for WordPress and I make sure all my projects use this by default.
If you’re not already using BackupBuddy, check it out today. It is a must for all WordPress website owners. Scheduled backups, backups to Dropbox, full and database only backups are just some of the features on offer. BackupBuddy is the starting place for any robust backup policy.
WP Super Cache & W3 Total Cache
Two great plugins to help with website performance. Super Cache is an easy to use option while W3 Total Cache offers much more functionality and optimization.
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