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I think it’s fair to say I love WordPress. If you are looking to host your own blog, get thee to wordpress.org 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)
Akismet Anti-Spam 5.0 » 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 2.3.0 » AMP Project Contributors (url) An easier path to great Page Experience for everyone. Powered by AMP. Uninstall Note: To control whether all data from this plugin is deleted at uninstallation, first activate the plugin, go to the Other section on the Settings screen, and set the “Delete plugin data at uninstall” toggle.
Classic Editor 1.6.2 » 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.
Classic Widgets 0.3 » WordPress Contributors (url) Enables the classic widgets settings screens in Appearance – Widgets and the Customizer. Disables the block editor from managing widgets.
Facebook for WooCommerce 2.6.21 » 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.
Google Listings and Ads 2.0.4 » WooCommerce (url) Native integration with Google that allows merchants to easily display their products across Google’s network.
GTM4WP 1.16.1 » Thomas Geiger (url) The first Google Tag Manager plugin for WordPress with business goals in mind
Jetpack 11.2 » Automattic (url) Security, performance, and marketing tools made by WordPress experts. Jetpack keeps your site protected so you can focus on more important things.
Limit Login Attempts Reloaded 2.25.4 » Limit Login Attempts Reloaded (url) Block excessive login attempts and protect your site against brute force attacks. Simple, yet powerful tools to improve site performance.
LiteSpeed Cache 5.0 » LiteSpeed Technologies (url) High-performance page caching and site optimization from LiteSpeed
VaultPress 2.2.2 » 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 6.8.0 » Automattic (url) An eCommerce toolkit that helps you sell anything. Beautifully.
WooCommerce PayPal Payments 1.9.2 » WooCommerce (url) PayPal’s latest complete payments processing solution. Accept PayPal, Pay Later, credit/debit cards, alternative digital wallets local payment types and bank accounts. Turn on only PayPal options or process a full suite of payment methods. Enable global transaction with extensive currency and country coverage.
WooCommerce Product Add-ons 5.0.0 » WooCommerce (url) Add extra options to products which your customers can select from, when adding to the cart, with an optional fee for each extra option. Add-ons can be checkboxes, a select box, or custom text input.