Useful Plugin Categories Archive: Utility

Admin Columns

Manage and organize columns in the posts, users, comments and media lists in the WordPress admin panel. Transform the WordPress admin screens into beautiful, clear overviews. (Manual Summary)

Admin Menu Editor

Simple and perfect for reorganizing admin menu items. I use it for many sites now: sorting alpha. (Manual Summary)

Advanced Editor Tools

Allows accessing custom styles in Classic and Block editor. AKA TinyMCE Advanced.

Auto Post Scheduler

Bulk scheduling of posts, especially good after importing a bunch of posts from another blog.

Better Search Replace

Bulk Page Creator

Allows you to create multiple pages in a batch/bulk manner saving time when initially setting up your WordPress site. This plugin will give you a startup screen in which you can add as many pages in a quick manner and …
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CMP – Coming Soon & Maintenance Plugin by NiteoThemes

Simple — and supports user role management (i.e., bypassing for any role(s). Especially good for a membership site where we need to test different membership levels. Most MM plugins allow only ADMINS to view the site, which doesn’t allow membership testing. (Manual Summary)

Coming Soon Page & Maintenance Mode

Protects site while under maintenance. (Manual Summary)

Disable Admin Notices Individually

Free version allows you to hide notices. Done from the respective screens. Very nice. (Manual Summary)

Duplicate Post

Duplicate Post Page Menu & Custom Post Type

multiple duplicate entries of a single post, page, menu and custom posts (Manual Summary)


Creates dummy content, including featured images.Recommended by Sridhar Katakam. (Manual Summary)

Gravity Forms Zero Spam

Discovered 5/1/23, in FB forum. I should check it out.

Members – User Role Editor by Members

Originally by Justin Tadlock, known as Members.

Post Type Switcher

This plugin adds a simple post-type drop-down to the post editor interface, allowing you to reassign any post to a new post type. It allows you to switch post’s type while editing your post. (Manual Summary)

Reveal IDs

Shows IDs of posts in admin listing. (Manual Summary)

Term Management Tools

Used this long ago, and it was quite good, but it isn’t being maintained.

Under Contruction

Create an Under Construction Page, Maintenance Mode Page, Coming Soon Page or a Landing Page that takes less than a minute to install & configure. Under Construction won’t waste your time! It’s simple, fast, efficient & user-friendly with great templates …
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User Role Editor

Like Members by Justin Tadlock/ MemberPress (Manual Summary)

WP Auto Terms

Generates simple Privacy Policy and Terms of Use pages via simple interface. (Manual Summary)

WP Custom Admin Interface

Just decided to test it out as alternative to Admin Menu Editor After some playing around, I deactivated the plugin because drag & drop — arguably the most important feature for me — doesn’t work well, or even at all. …
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WP Optimize

Made by the makers of UpdraftPlus, this is the free version of an optimization/caching plugin. Lots of top rankings at repository. (Manual Summary)

WP Security Audit Log

Plugin author told me that WordFence recommends this plugin for peeps looking for more audit data.

Yoast Duplicate Post