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Favorite WordPress Plugins and Utilities


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I asked Brandon Nifong, Mike Spainhower, Craig, Evan Mattson, Nathan Knowler, and Matt Mirus for their recommendations on WordPress plugins and any relevant Composer packages they use on their sites. Here’s what our list of most frequently used WordPress plugins looks like! Free WordPress plugins Better Search Replace for performing a search/replace on the database…


This is great. We use a few of these ourselves. Is there more to come in the Paid and Utilities sections?


Got any recommendations?


Only two!

WPAllImport is free, but has a paid version that offers more ACF field support. I found this plugin crucial for migrations from Joomla, Drupal, or custom dbs to WordPress (and as Drupal winds down I expect to see more such migrations).

We use the paid Yoast SEO Premium as well, but it’s a love/hate thing and I’m definitely going to look at The SEO Framework as a replacement.

In the free category I’m pretty fond of Schema, especially for complex Schemas generation, though I see The SEO Framework handles schemas as well.


I first tried this free plugin last week and so far I really like it. They have a pro version as well.

It allows you to create an ACF field group for front-end forms with the option to save the entries as a CPT and easily display them on the front-end.


The Disable Comments has a must-use plugin version. You can forget WordPress ever had comments and it’s one less click to activate! :slight_smile:

composer require solarissmoke/disable-comments-mu