Best WordPress Plugins and More


best wordpress pluginsFollowing is a list of what CourseVector has found to some of the best WordPress plugins. Although we have not deployed “all” of these, we have, indeed, used many of them. Please keep in mind that this list has been compiled over many years and the plugins are those we have used or considered in the development of thousands of WordPress websites.

Our list of Best WordPress Plugins is dynamic and as we use, test or evaluate new plugins, we will attempt to keep this list updated. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us.

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Backup Plugins


BackWPup
BackUpWordPress
Updraft
VaultPress
WordPress Backup to Dropbox

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Boards, Forums and Membership


Besocial
Buddy
Cinematix
CommunityJunction
Disputo
ForumPress
Gwangi
Job Board
Kleo
Lynk
Membership Plugin WP eMember WordPress eMember is a powerful WordPress Membership Plugin that can turn your existing or new WordPress site into a fully featured membership site.
Olympus
Participants Database
Restrict Content Pro Restrict Content Pro is a complete membership and premium content manager plugin for WordPress.
Simple Membership
Socialize
User Pro UserPro offers beautiful front-end profiles, login and registration for WordPress.
Users Ultra Creates user communities.

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Calendars, Scheduling and Bookings


Amelia
Appointy Online Appointment Scheduling
Birchpress Scheduler
Booking Calendar
Booking & Appointment Plugin for WooCommerce
Booking System Plugin
Calendarize it!
Calendar plugin with enough options to keep even the most demanding webmaster happy.
Easy Online Scheduling
Events Calendar Ultimate
Pinpoint Booking System
EventOn WordPress highly customizable events calendar.
The Events Calendar
WP Simple Booking Calendar

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Calculators


Loan Calculator Pro

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Crypto Currency


Customer Support


Design


Custom HTML Widget
Navigation Menu Widget
SimpleTiles SimpleTiles makes it a breeze to create Windows 8 Metro-style tiles for your blog.
Simple Full Screen Background Image Creates full screen backgrounds for WordPress. It is recommended that you use an image that is at least 1600×1200 px.
Simple Full Screen Background Image Pro Adds many useful features to the above free version.
Special Text Boxes Highlights any portion of text as text in the colored boxes
Team Showcase Display a set of pictures and information in different layouts. The main purpose of the plugin is to display team/staff/council members.
Testimonials Plugin Testimonials by Aihrus lets you randomly slide or list selected portfolios, quotes, reviews, or text with images or videos on your WordPress site.
Use Any Font

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Directories


Business Directory Listings Build local directories, business provider listings, Yellow-Pages directories, Yelp-like review sections and much more.
Classiera Classified Ads WordPress Theme
ListingPro Directory listing

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eCommerce


Email Marketing


Galley


Multipurpose Before After Slider
Essential Grid
The Grid
WP Portfolio
Media Grid
Go Portfolio
Fat Portfolio

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Government


WP Congress: Legislative Scorecard

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Landing Page Creation


Learning Management System (LMS)


Marketing Pop Ups


Bloom
ConvertPlus
Elementor Pro
Icegram
Layered Popups
Ninja Popups
Popups by OptinMonster
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Media


3D Flipbook 3D page turner.
Amazon S3 Media Upload
Background Image to Full Screen
Bookshelf Slider
CoolText CoolText WordPress Plugin allows you to use complex text animations.
Delete Unused Images Helps to remove left over media files.
Flip Builder
PDF Embedder PDF Magazine Plugin
Smush Image compression plugin
Image Map HotSpot
Image Map Selector
Media Library Helper Helps to remove left over media files.
WPSolver Video gallery plugin.

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Membership


aMember
s2Member
MemberMouse
MemberPress
OptimizePress
Paid Memberships Pro
Restrict Content Pro
Ultimate Member
Ultimate Membership Pro
Wishlist Member
WooCommerce Memberships================================

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Miscellaneous


Accessibility Plugin
FAQPlus A complete Frequently Asked Question plugin for WordPress which has customizable CSS for every FAQ group with 25+ easing animation effect.
Intense Plugin Intense lets you easily create websites using shortcodes, custom post types, templates, snippets, and more.
Posts Table Pro Document Management System
Query Monitor View debugging and performance information on database queries, hooks, conditionals, HTTP requests, redirects and more.
Relivanssi A Better Search
Resume Plugin The Digital Business Card
Top Posts and Pages Widget 
WP Clever FAQ Builder – Smart support tool for WordPress
Weglot Makes your website multilingual (language Translator)
What the File Find out what template parts are used to display the page you’re currently viewing!

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Parallax


Advanced WordPress Backgrounds
D.ex
Element Pack
Gocha Focuson Parallax Responsive Gallery
Hero Slider
JetParallax
LayerSlider
Parallax Image
Parallax One Page Builder
Parallax Scroll We do not recommend Parallax if you intend to optimize your site for search engines, however, for brochure type sites, it can creating some interesting effects.
The Parallaxer WP
Scenic 3D Photo Parallax
Scroll Magic WordPress
Slider Revolution
Video And Parallax Backgrounds WPBakery Page Builder

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Paypal


Pod Casting


Pepper+
Music
Podcaster
Monochrome
Castilo

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Productivity


Posts Table Pro

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Promotion


Announcer
Featured Page Widget This neat plugin allows you to add a page as a featured page in your WordPress sidebar. It allows you to display a page title, featured image, and excerpt.
Follow My Blog Post Allows your users to follow changes on a particular post/page for your WordPress site.
Foobar A WordPress plugin for adding great looking notification bars to your site.
Popular Posts Allows you to display your website’s most popular posts in a nice widget.
Promo Bar
What Would Seth Godin Do By default, new visitors to your website will see a small box above each post containing a customized message. You can customize this message, its lifespan, and its location. The message can be excluded from certain pages if desired.
WordPress Notification Bar A quick and easy notification bar and call to action for your site.

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Realty


IDX Realty Pro (allows integration with IDX systems)
Real Estate Pro
WP Real Estate (allows integration with IDX systems)

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Recipe


Get Me Cooking Recipe Template
Recipe Card
Recipe Hero
WP Ultimate Recipe

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Religion


Easy Sermon Hub

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Restaurant


Accura Food Menu WP
Food and Drink Menu
Food and Drink Plugin Menu Create a restaurant menu for cafes, bars and eateries, and display it in templates, posts, pages and widgets.
Food Press
Quick Restaurant Menu
Restaurant Menu Manager
Visual Restaurant Reservation – WordPress Booking System
WPPizza

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SEO (search engine optimization)


Crazy Egg Heat Map
Redirection 301 Redirect Plugin
Social Icons Widget
Yoast SEO

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Security


Social Media


Follow Blog Widget This widget would require additional security considerations.  Please check with CourseVector before using it.
MircroBlog Poster Auto publish to social networks.
SimpleShare Simple Share Buttons allows your visitors to share your content with ease.

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Speed and Caching


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Tools


Classic Editor 

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Translation


Video


Generate Videos From Links Pro A wordpress plugin that generates video players from links.
WP Playlist Video Gallery With this wordpress plugin you can create any number of YouTube playlists, add as many videos as you want and display them on your site.

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