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Must Have WordPress Plugins

Updated: October 8, 2014

Must Have WordPress Plugins

I have tried and tested many themes and wordpress plugins, but here’s my list of must have, can’t blog without, WordPress plugins!

If you have any questions about anything, send me a message and I’ll get back to you ASAP.

  • Previously used themes will be listed but crossed out
  • All themes I have used are premium (paid)
  • Premium plugins will be marked and have the price I paid for them listed.
  • Everything will be linked to the current download or purchase page


  • Media Temple
  • BlueHost
  • GoDaddy

Blog Themes:

  • Total – $58
  • WordPress Canvas – $50
  • Black Olive – $70
  • Mary Kate – $70
  • Modular – $35
  • Dejavu – $35
  • Echelon – $35
  • Elegance – $35
  • InFocus – $35

Blog Plugins:

Plugin Description Price
Amazon Web Services Includes the Amazon Web Services PHP libraries, stores access keys, and allows other plugins to hook into it. Free
CoSchedule Schedule social media messages alongside your blog posts in WordPress, and then view them on a Google Calendar interface. $15 per month
Custom Permalinks Set custom permalinks on a per-post basis Free
Easy Social Share Buttons for WordPress Easy Social Share Buttons automatically adds share bar to your post or pages with support of Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Digg, StumbleUpon, VKontakte, Tumblr, Reddit, Print, E-mail. Easy Social Share Buttons for WordPress is compatible with WooCommerce, bbPress and BuddyPress $14
Enable Media Replace Enable replacing media files by uploading a new file in the “Edit Media” section of the WordPress Media Library. Free
Image Cleanup Checks all attachment images against the current image sizes (default and custom sizes) and removes files which no are no longer represented. Free
Instagram Feed Pro Add a customizable Instagram feed to your website $39
Media File Renamer Renames media files based on their titles and updates the associated posts links. Free
One Signal Push Notifications Free web push notifications. Free
Pretty Links Blogger Edition Shrink, track and share any URL on the Internet from your WordPress website! $57
WP Offload S3 Speed up your WordPress site by offloading your media and assets to Amazon S3 & CloudFront. $59
WP Recipe Maker The easy and user-friendly recipe plugin for everyone. Automatic JSON-LD metadata for better SEO will get you more visitors! Free
WP Rocket The best WordPress performance plugin. $39
WP-Sweep WP-Sweep allows you to clean up unused, orphaned and duplicated data in your WordPress. It cleans up revisions, auto drafts, unapproved comments, spam comments, trashed comments, orphan post meta, orphan comment meta, orphan user meta, orphan term relationships, unused terms, duplicated post meta, duplicated comment meta, duplicated user meta and transient options. It also optimizes your database tables. Free
WP Bakery Visual Composer Drag and drop page builder for WordPress. Take full control over your WordPress site, build any layout you can imagine – no programming knowledge required. $34
Yoast SEO The first true all-in-one SEO solution for WordPress, including on-page content analysis, XML sitemaps and much more. Free
This post is part of a Blogging Tools & How-To series. Check out all the series posts below!
  • 1Must Have WordPress Plugins -
  • 2Must Have Blog Tools |
  • 3Must Have (Free) Blog Tools |
  • 4How to Add Images to Your RSS Feeds |
  • 5How to Add a Hidden Pinnable Image for Pinterest -
  • 6Quick Way to Set Up Rich Pins on Pinterest -
  • 7How to Replace Media Files in WordPress -
  • 8Rename Media Files In WordPress --

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