After years of learning & experience, here is the list of my favourite WordPress plugins, themes, tools & SAAS that I use.

WordPress Plugin

WordPress Development Plugin

Advanced Custom Fields

Advanced Custom Fields plugin to take full control of your WordPress edit screens & custom field data.

Add fields on demand. Our field builder allows you to quickly and easily add fields to WP edit screens with only the click of a few buttons!

Add them anywhere. Fields can be added all over WP including posts, users, taxonomy terms, media, comments and even custom options pages!

Show them everywhere. Load and display your custom field values in any theme template file with our hassle-free developer friendly functions!

Code snippets

Code snippets is an easy, clean and simple way to run PHP code snippets on your site. It removes the need to add custom snippets to your theme’s functions.php file.

A snippet is a small chunk of PHP code that you can use to extend the functionality of a WordPress-powered website; essentially a mini-plugin with less load on your site.

Most snippet-hosting sites tell you to add snippet code to your active theme’s functions.php file, which can get rather long and messy after a while.

Code snippets changes that by providing a GUI interface for adding snippets and actually running them on your site just as if they were in your theme’s functions.php file.

Code snippets provide a graphical interface, similar to the Plugins menu, for managing snippets. Snippets can be activated and deactivated, just like plugins. The snippet editor includes fields for a name, a visual editor-enabled description, tags to allow you to categorize snippets, and a full-featured code editor. Snippets can be exported for transfer to another site, either in JSON for later importing by the Code snippets plugin, or in PHP for creating your own plugin or theme.

You may visit these sites for code snippets

Isitwp.com

Generatewp.com

100 wordpress code snippets from across the net

WPReset

WP Reset quickly resets the site’s database to the default installation values without modifying any files. It deletes all customizations and content or just chosen parts like theme settings. WP Reset is fast and safe to use thanks to the built-in snapshots which provide 1-click restore functionality. It has multiple fail-safe mechanisms so you can never accidentally lose data. WP Reset is extremely helpful for plugin and theme developers. It speeds up testing & debugging by providing a quick way to reset settings and re-test code. It’s the only WP development tool for non-developers.

Advanced Database Cleaner

Advanced Database Cleaner Clean up database by deleting orphaned items such as ‘old revisions’, ‘spam comments’, optimize database and more…

If you have been using WordPress for a while, then you should think absolutely about a database cleanup. Indeed, your database may be full of garbage that makes your site sluggish and bloated such as old revisions, orphaned post meta, spam comments, etc. You should clean-up this unnecessary data to reduce your database size and improve website speed and performance. In addition, you will have quicker database backup since the file of your backup will be smaller.

Security Plugin

WP Security Audit Log

WP Security Audit Log Keep an activity log of everything that happens on your WordPress and WordPress multisite with the WP Security Audit Log plugin to:

  • Ensure user productivity
  • Ease troubleshooting
  • Know exactly what all your users are doing
  • Better manage & organize your WordPress site
  • Easily spot suspicious behaviour before there are security problems.

Simple History

Simple History shows recent changes made within WordPress, directly on your dashboard or on a separate page.

The plugin works as a log/history/audit log/version history of the most important events that occur in WordPress.

Malcare + Blogvault

Blogvault's dashboard
Malcare / Blogvault’s dashboard

Malcare the only WordPress security plugin that does not overload your server while ensuring a full and complete WordPress security service. The best part is now turned to the WordPress management service portal.

BlogVault WordPress backup, migration, staging, restore & management solution. See why we are the most reliable WordPress Backup plugin.

Malcare + Blogvault is the best combo I had used in a while, they have Web Application Firewall, Backup, Staging, WordPress / theme / plugin management, reporting, uptime monitor, etc, everything comes under one roof. It works way better than ManageWP.

Sucuri

A website security & protection platform that delivers peace of mind. Stop worrying about website security threats and get back to building your online brand.

Used to subscripted to Sucuri, but after using Malcare + Blogvault, there are no turning back.

WPS Hide Login

WPS Hide Login is a very light plugin that lets you easily and safely change the url of the login form page to anything you want. It doesn’t literally rename or change files in core, nor does it add rewrite rules. It simply intercepts page requests and works on any WordPress website. The wp-admin directory and wp-login.php page become inaccessible, so you should bookmark or remember the url. Deactivating this plugin brings your site back exactly to the state it was before.

Ninja Firewall

NinjaFirewall (WP Edition) is a true Web Application Firewall. Although it can be installed and configured just like a plugin, it is a stand-alone firewall that sits in front of WordPress.

It allows any blog administrator to benefit from very advanced and powerful security features that usually aren’t available at the WordPress level, but only in security applications such as the Apache ModSecurity module or the PHP Suhosin extension.

Speed & Optimization Plugin

commonWP

commonWP is a plugin that enables usage of free, public CDN (jsDelivr) for open source JavaScript and CSS files. Those files are:

  • All files from WordPress core, unless development version of WordPress is used.
  • All files from plugins hosted by WordPress.org Plugins Repository, unless author of specific plugin doesn’t use SVN tags for releasing.
  • All files from themes hosted by WordPress.org Themes Repository.
  • All files from plugins and themes hosted on GitHub that support GitHub Updater.
  • All files marked as available on npm in any type of theme, plugin, or MU plugin.

Swift Performance Pro

Swift Performance will increase the loading speed of any WordPress website and provides an intelligent, modern caching system. Had been using this plugin to optimise over 50 websites.

Short Pixel

Short Pixel Image optimization plugin, there is no better compression result than ShortPixel. It compresses images and PDFs, WebP convert and many more.

Flying Images

Enjoy free CDN with Flying Images, please note that you will need to write to request Statically to purge file, which is not advise to use on client website. For client project, I’ll suggest use Bunny CDN.

  • Free Unlimited CDN – Flying Images uses Statically to provide free CDN. Statically is powered by Cloudflare, Bunny CDN, Fastly and CDN77. No hidden charges or upsell.
  • On the fly Image Compression – Compress images on the fly via CDN. You can also set the desired quality needed.
  • On the fly WebP conversion – Convert and deliver images as Webp via CDN if the browser supports it.
  • Responsive/Adaptive Images – Creates srcset to deliver resized images based on device. Supports external images too.
  • Native/JavaScript lazy loading – Load images using the browser’s native lazy loading if available (currently supported in Chrome) or via JavaScript. JavaScript only lazy load is also available. Also supports lazy loading inlined background images.
  • Tiny JavaScript – Only 0.7KB, gzipped, minified.
  • Rewrites entire HTML – Never miss an image from lazy loading or adding CDN, even the ones injected by gallery plugins.

Flying Pages

Flying Pages injects a tiny JavaScript code (1KB gzipped), waits until the browser becomes idle. Then it detects pages in the viewport and on mouse hover and preloads them.

Flying Pages is intelligent to make sure preloading doesn’t crash your server or make it slow.

Flying Scripts

Flying Scripts delay the execution of JavaScript until there is no user activity. You can specify keywords to include JavaScripts to be delayed. There is also a timeout which executes JavaScript when there is no user activity.

Autoptimize

Autoptimize makes optimizing your site really easy. It can aggregate, minify and cache scripts and styles, injects CSS in the page head by default but can also inline critical CSS and defer the aggregated full CSS, moves and defers scripts to the footer and minifies HTML. You can optimize and lazy-load images, optimize Google Fonts, async non-aggregated JavaScript, remove WordPress core emoji cruft and more. As such it can improve your site’s performance even when already on HTTP/2! There is extensive API available to enable you to tailor Autoptimize to each and every site’s specific needs.
If you consider performance important, you really should use one of the many caching plugins to do page caching. Some good candidates to complement Autoptimize that way are e.g. KeyCDN’s Cache Enabler or WP Super Cache.

Elementor Page Builder

Elementor Pro

Pionet Addons

Elementor Extras

Crocoblock

SEO Plugin

Google Site kit

Google Site kit is the official WordPress plugin from Google for insights about how people find and use your site. Site Kit is the one-stop solution to deploy, manage, and get insights from critical Google tools to make the site successful on the web. It provides authoritative, up-to-date insights from multiple Google products directly on the WordPress dashboard for easy access, all for free.

SEOPress Pro

SEOPress Pro is a powerful WordPress SEO plugin to optimize your SEO, boost your traffic, improve social sharing, build custom HTML and XML Sitemaps, create optimized breadcrumbs, add schemas / Google Structured data types, manage redirections 301 and so much more.

Others & Utilities

Ninja Table Pro

WP Fluent Form Pro

Migrate Guru

All in One Migration

Multilingual

WPML

WPML makes it easy to build multilingual sites and run them. It’s powerful enough for corporate sites, yet simple for blogs.

DNS Management

Cloudflare 

Hosting & Management

Plesk

Malcare + Blogvault

Manage WP

Gridpane

Runcloud

Cloudways

SEO

Google Analytics

Google Analytics get a deeper understanding of your customers. Google Analytics gives you the free tools you need to analyze data for your business in one place.

Google Tag Manager

Google Tag Manager manage all your website tags without editing code. Google Tag Manager delivers simple, reliable, easily integrated tag management solutions— for free.

Google Search Console

Google Search Console Track your site’s search performance with Google Search Console and browse around for more webmaster resources.

Ubersuggest

Ubersuggest helps you generate keyword ideas for your content marketing strategy and production. With Ubersuggest’s free keyword tool, generate an unlimited number of suggestions for free and take your content creation to the next level while increasing your website’s chances of ranking against the competition.

Mangools SERP simulator

Mangools SERP simulator Use our free SERP simulator to create stunning title tags and meta descriptions. Boost the CTR and bring visitors to your website!

Speed Test

GTMetrix

GTMetrix is a free tool that analyzes your page’s speed performance.  

Pingdom

Pingdom test the page load time, analyze it and find bottlenecks. 

WebPageTest

WebPageTest offers free website speed test from multiple locations around the globe using real browsers (IE and Chrome) and at real consumer connection speeds. You can run simple tests or perform advanced testing including multi-step transactions, video capture, content blocking and much more. Your results will provide rich diagnostic information including resource loading waterfall charts, Page Speed optimization checks and suggestions for improvements.

Security Test

GeekFlare

GeekFlare Tools for Webmaster, Web Engineer, Security Analyst, and SEO Expert

Email delivery Platform

Mailgun

Mailgun Powerful Transactional Email APIs that enable you to send, receive, and track emails, built with developers in mind.

SendGrid

SendGrid Delivering your transactional and marketing emails through the world’s largest cloud-based email delivery platform. 

Free account sends 40,000 emails for the first 30 days, then 100 emails/day.

Sendinblue

Sendinblue Take your business to new heights with the complete all-in-one digital marketing toolbox that’s built to scale and adapt with you as you grow.

Free account sends 300 emails/day.

Emailer Marketing Service

MailerLite

MailerLite Create advanced email marketing campaigns with features like automation, landing pages and surveys

Mailchimp

Mailchimp All‑in‑one Marketing Platform. Email marketing, ads, landing pages, and CRM tools to grow your business on your terms. 

SAAS (Save $$$)

Koofr

Koofr Cloud Storage, it can connect your Dropbox, Google Drive and OneDrive accounts, automatically backup your phones and synchronise files from computers. Most important is Koofr DO NOT track your activities and protects your privacy.

Koofr offers up to 10GB of free safe storage for your files with affordable upgrades and options to connect multiple cloud accounts.

Appsumo

Yes, I save tons of money through Appsumo. They offers some AWESOME SAAS products like Malcare, Social Media Management Tool Social Bee or WordPress Plugin in ONE TIME COST / Life Time Deal, means you only need to paid once and use for lifetime.

SAAS Mantra

SAAS Mantra A platform which offers the best deals on SaaS products. Just like Appsumo

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