Credits

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)

Admin Commenters Comments Count 1.9.6  Admin Commenters Comments Count 1.9.6
» 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.

Akismet Anti-Spam 4.2.1  Akismet Anti-Spam 4.2.1
» 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 2.1.4  AMP 2.1.4
» AMP Project Contributors (url)
An easier path to great Page Experience for everyone. Powered by AMP.

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 1.6.2  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 0.2  Classic Widgets 0.2
» 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 2.6.7  Facebook for WooCommerce 2.6.7
» 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 Tag Manager for Wordpress 1.13.1  Google Tag Manager for Wordpress 1.13.1
» Thomas Geiger (url)
The first Google Tag Manager plugin for WordPress with business goals in mind

Jetpack 10.3  Jetpack 10.3
» Automattic (url)
Security, performance, and marketing tools made by WordPress experts. Jetpack keeps your site protected so you can focus on more important things.

LiteSpeed Cache 4.4.3  LiteSpeed Cache 4.4.3
» LiteSpeed Technologies (url)
High-performance page caching and site optimization from LiteSpeed

MailPoet 3 (New) 3.74.2  MailPoet 3 (New) 3.74.2
» MailPoet (url)
Create and send newsletters, post notifications and welcome emails from your WordPress.

MailPoet 3 Premium (New) 3.74.0  MailPoet 3 Premium (New) 3.74.0
» MailPoet (url)
This plugin adds Premium features to the free version of MailPoet and unlocks the limit of 1,000 subscribers. Enjoy!

OneSignal Push Notifications 2.2.2  OneSignal Push Notifications 2.2.2
» OneSignal (url)
Free web push notifications.

Open External Links in a New Window 1.42  Open External Links in a New Window 1.42
» WebFactory Ltd (url)
Opens all external links in a new window. XHTML Strict compliant and search engine optimized (SEO).

Smash Balloon Instagram Feed 2.9.7  Smash Balloon Instagram Feed 2.9.7
» Smash Balloon (url)
Display beautifully clean, customizable, and responsive Instagram feeds.

Variation Swatches for WooCommerce 1.1.19  Variation Swatches for WooCommerce 1.1.19
» Emran Ahmed (url)
Beautiful colors, images and buttons variation swatches for woocommerce product attributes. Requires WooCommerce 3.2+

Variation Swatches for WooCommerce - Pro 1.1.18  Variation Swatches for WooCommerce - Pro 1.1.18
» Emran Ahmed (url)
WooCommerce Variation Swatches Pro features

VaultPress 2.2.0  VaultPress 2.2.0
» 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 5.9.0  WooCommerce 5.9.0
» Automattic (url)
An eCommerce toolkit that helps you sell anything. Beautifully.

WooCommerce PayPal Payments 1.6.1  WooCommerce PayPal Payments 1.6.1
» 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 4.3.0  WooCommerce Product Add-ons 4.3.0
» 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.

WooCommerce Shipping & Tax 1.25.20  WooCommerce Shipping & Tax 1.25.20
» WooCommerce (url)
Hosted services for WooCommerce: automated tax calculation, shipping label printing, and smoother payment setup.

WooCommerce Stripe Gateway 5.8.1  WooCommerce Stripe Gateway 5.8.1
» WooCommerce (url)
Take credit card payments on your store using Stripe.

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.

WP Recipe Maker 7.7.2  WP Recipe Maker 7.7.2
» Bootstrapped Ventures (url)
The easy and user-friendly recipe plugin for everyone. Automatic JSON-LD metadata for better SEO will get you more visitors!

Yoast Duplicate Post 4.2  Yoast Duplicate Post 4.2
» Enrico Battocchi & Team Yoast (url)
The go-to tool for cloning posts and pages, including the powerful Rewrite & Republish feature.

Yoast SEO 17.7  Yoast SEO 17.7
» Team Yoast (url)
The first true all-in-one SEO solution for WordPress, including on-page content analysis, XML sitemaps and much more.

Yoast SEO: WooCommerce 14.4  Yoast SEO: WooCommerce 14.4
» Team Yoast (url)
This extension to WooCommerce and Yoast SEO makes sure there’s perfect communication between the two plugins.

Yoast SEO Premium 17.4  Yoast SEO Premium 17.4
» Team Yoast (url)
The first true all-in-one SEO solution for WordPress, including on-page content analysis, XML sitemaps and much more.