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All Things WordPress: The Essential WordPress Plugins that You Need to be Using


With nearly 50,000 plugins available at (and thousands of other premium plugins out there), it can be hard to sift through the junk to find the gems. During this Meetup, we discussed some of our favorite plugins in various categories and how to properly vet and test a new plugin to know if it’s any good.

In case you missed it, below are the listed plugins and from the presentation. We look forward to seeing you at the next All Things WordPress Meetup!

List of Plugins:

Akismet –

All in One SEO Pack –


Beaver Builder –

Blank Slate –

Coming Soon –

Envira Gallery –

EventsManager –

Facet –

Genesis Simple stuff –

GM Block Bots –

Google Analytics –

iThemes Security –

Jetpack –

ManageWP –

Ninja Forms –

Page Links To –

PuSHPress –

Redirection –

Regenerate Thumbnails –

Relevanssi –

Simple Social Icons –

Social Warfare –

Soliloquy –

Sucuri Scanner –

TablePress –

TinyMCE Advanced –

UberMenu –

Velvet Blues –

Widget CSS Classes –

Wordfence –

WP Fastest Cache –

WP Rocket –

Yoast SEO –

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