I think it’s fair to say I love WordPress. If you are looking to host your own blog, get thee to and download the latest version. It’s free, and it’s fabulous.

One of my favorite aspects of WordPress is the ability to extend its functionality through plugins. This blog currently relies on a large number of amazing plugins written by a large variety of authors (and some modified by yours truly). I’d like to take the opportunity to tell you what they are, and how to get them for yourself, if you are so inclined.

(The descriptions of each plugin are written in the respective authors’ own words)

Admin Commenters Comments Count 1.9.2  Admin Commenters Comments Count 1.9.2
» Scott Reilly (url)
Displays a count of each commenter’s total number of comments (linked to those comments) next to their name on any admin page.

AdRotate 5.7.1  AdRotate 5.7.1
» Arnan de Gans (url)
Monetise your website with adverts while keeping things simple. Start making money today!

Akismet Anti-Spam 4.1.4  Akismet Anti-Spam 4.1.4
» Automattic (url)
Used by millions, Akismet is quite possibly the best way in the world to protect your blog from spam. It keeps your site protected even while you sleep. To get started: activate the Akismet plugin and then go to your Akismet Settings page to set up your API key.

AMP 1.4.4  AMP 1.4.4
» AMP Project Contributors (url)
Enable AMP on your WordPress site, the WordPress way.

Around this date in the past, Polka Dot Cottage edition 0.8  Around this date in the past, Polka Dot Cottage edition 0.8
» Lisa Clarke (url)
Widget that shows entries/posts around this date in the past (if they exist)

Classic Editor 1.5  Classic Editor 1.5
» WordPress Contributors (url)
Enables the WordPress classic editor and the old-style Edit Post screen with TinyMCE, Meta Boxes, etc. Supports the older plugins that extend this screen.

Duplicate Post 3.2.4  Duplicate Post 3.2.4
» Enrico Battocchi (url)
Clone posts and pages.

Facebook for WooCommerce 1.10.2  Facebook for WooCommerce 1.10.2
» Facebook (url)
Grow your business on Facebook! Use this official plugin to help sell more of your products using Facebook. After completing the setup, you’ll be ready to create ads that promote your products and you can also create a shop section on your Page where customers can browse your products on Facebook.

Glue for Yoast SEO & AMP 0.6  Glue for Yoast SEO & AMP 0.6
» Joost de Valk (url)
Makes sure the default WordPress AMP plugin uses the proper Yoast SEO metadata

Google Tag Manager for Wordpress 1.11.4  Google Tag Manager for Wordpress 1.11.4
» Thomas Geiger (url)
The first Google Tag Manager plugin for WordPress with business goals in mind

Health Check & Troubleshooting 1.4.2  Health Check & Troubleshooting 1.4.2
» The community (url)
Checks the health of your WordPress install.

Jetpack by 8.3  Jetpack by 8.3
» Automattic (url)
Bring the power of the cloud to your self-hosted WordPress. Jetpack enables you to connect your blog to a account to use the powerful features normally only available to users.

LiteSpeed Cache  LiteSpeed Cache
» LiteSpeed Technologies (url)
High-performance page caching and site optimization from LiteSpeed

Mailchimp for WooCommerce 2.3.5  Mailchimp for WooCommerce 2.3.5
» Mailchimp (url)
Connects WooCommerce to Mailchimp to sync your store data, send targeted campaigns to your customers, and sell more stuff.

OneSignal Push Notifications 2.1.1  OneSignal Push Notifications 2.1.1
» OneSignal (url)
Free web push notifications.

Open External Links in a New Window 1.4  Open External Links in a New Window 1.4
» WebFactory Ltd (url)
Opens all external links in a new window. XHTML Strict compliant and search engine optimized (SEO).

Variation Swatches for WooCommerce 1.0.78  Variation Swatches for WooCommerce 1.0.78
» Emran Ahmed (url)
Beautiful colors, images and buttons variation swatches for woocommerce product attributes. Requires WooCommerce 3.2+

VaultPress 2.1.1  VaultPress 2.1.1
» Automattic (url)
Protect your content, themes, plugins, and settings with realtime backup and automated security scanning from VaultPress. Activate, enter your registration key, and never worry again. Need some help?

WooCommerce 3.9.3  WooCommerce 3.9.3
» Automattic (url)
An eCommerce toolkit that helps you sell anything. Beautifully.

WooCommerce Admin 1.0.3  WooCommerce Admin 1.0.3
» WooCommerce (url)
A new JavaScript-driven interface for managing your store. The plugin includes new and improved reports, and a dashboard to monitor all the important key metrics of your site.

WooCommerce Blocks 2.5.14  WooCommerce Blocks 2.5.14
» Automattic (url)
WooCommerce blocks for the Gutenberg editor.

WooCommerce Services 1.22.5  WooCommerce Services 1.22.5
» Automattic (url)
Hosted services for WooCommerce: automated tax calculation, shipping label printing, and smoother payment setup.

WooCommerce Stripe Gateway 4.3.2  WooCommerce Stripe Gateway 4.3.2
» WooCommerce (url)
Take credit card payments on your store using Stripe.

Wordfence Security 7.4.6  Wordfence Security 7.4.6
» Wordfence (url)
Wordfence Security – Anti-virus, Firewall and Malware Scan

WP-PluginsUsed 1.50.1  WP-PluginsUsed 1.50.1
» Lester 'GaMerZ' Chan (url)
Display WordPress plugins that you currently have (both active and inactive) onto a post/page.

Yoast SEO: WooCommerce 12.6.2  Yoast SEO: WooCommerce 12.6.2
» Team Yoast (url)
This extension to WooCommerce and Yoast SEO makes sure there’s perfect communication between the two plugins.

Yoast SEO Premium 13.3  Yoast SEO Premium 13.3
» Team Yoast (url)
The first true all-in-one SEO solution for WordPress, including on-page content analysis, XML sitemaps and much more.