Useful Plugin Tags Archive: Fave

Admin Columns

ME: 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.

Admin Menu Editor

ME: Simple and perfect for reorganizing admin menu items. I use it for many sites now: sorting alpha.

Advanced Custom Fields

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

Advanced Sidebar Menu

Discovered this in the FB WP Plugin Suggestions group.

All In One Event Calendar

As of 4/24/19, this is my absolute favorite plugin for basic event calendars. I have not tested it with booking/reservations …
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amr shortcode any widget

ME: This plugin allows assigning a shortcode to any widget so that it can be inserted anywhere (provided the element supports shortcodes).

BE Subpages Widget

My goto subpages/nav plugin, even though Bill not keeping it updated.

Better Notifications for WP

Better Notifications for WP is a simple but powerful plugin for beginners to advanced users that allows you to customise …
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ME: Using at Really nice. Simpler than Echo Knowledgebase


ME: Syndicates content across sites in WordPress MultiSite network

Bulk Page Creator

Allows you to create multiple pages in a batch/bulk manner saving time when initially setting up your WordPress site. This …
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CMP – Coming Soon & Maintenance Plugin by NiteoThemes

ME: 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.

Coming Soon Page & Maintenance Mode

ME: Protects site while under maintenance.

Custom Block Patterns

ME: Crazy easy way to create custom block patterns. Simple. Intuitive.

Display All Image Sizes

From the plugin site at WordPress: When you upload an image to your WordPress site, WordPress auto-generates lots of sizes …
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Dynamic Widgets

ME: Allows you to conditionally display/hide widgets based on a large set of parameters. I have been using this forever on most sites. It is somewhat esoteric, in that civilians might have difficulty using it.

Enhanced Media Library

ME: Adds taxonomies to media for improved management – the paid version is well worth it.

Genesis Featured Page Advanced

If you build Web sites with Genesis, it’s an absolute no-brainer to install and use this plugin, which is a …
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Genesis Featured Widget Amplified

*** Added it to GaryO RWD site today, 12/14/18, on Home Page, for Keynote Presentation CPT. Nice! Found in Facebook …
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List Custom Taxonomy Widget

ME: Creates a listing of custom taxonmy in sidebar.

Nav Menu Roles

ME: Allows showing/hiding nav menu items by logged-in/logged-out and user (WP) roles. Perfect for MemberPress.


Using a robust set of shortcode options, this plugin displays pages on your site. Formerly known as sitemap. It’s all …
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Popup Maker

ME: Definitely my FAVE free Popups plugin at 11/20/2020 – after I was able to customize Date-Window condition!

Quick and Easy FAQs

Arconix FAQ appears to be abandoned at 1/2023. [faqs] Display all FAQs in simple list style. [faqs order=”ASC” orderby=”title”] Display …
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Resize Image After Upload

From the Web site: A free, fast, easy to use, stable and frequently updated plugin to resize your images after …
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Responsive Lightbox & Gallery

At some point in 2018 – I think in September – Responsive Lightbox by dFactory became Responsive Lightbox & Gallery …
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Reveal IDs

ME: Shows IDs of posts in admin listing.


ME: Shortcoder plugin allows to create a custom shortcodes for HTML, JavaScript, CSS and other code snippets. Now the shortcodes can be used in posts/pages and the snippet will be replaced in place. I’m giving it 5 stars based on the fact that it works in contexts where other similar plugins do not.

Strong Testimonials

From the plugin site: In just a few steps, you will be collecting and publishing your testimonials or reviews. Beginners …
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Ultimate FAQs

ME: Maybe a little better than Arconix FAQ (b/c it supports permalinks), but too much upgrade-prompting. Maybe stay with Arconix – or make your own, Jeff!
Update at 5/28/22: I like it a lot. Nagging has gone away, I think.

Widget CSS Classes

(From the Repo:) Widget CSS Classes gives you the ability to add custom classes and ids to your WordPress widgets …
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Widget Options

ME: My new GO-TO now! It works with MEPR and hiding widgets based on membership, using simple MEPR conditional.
Lots of 5-star ratings. But a quick test on OTT tells me it’s not as robust as Dynamic Widgets.
At 10/25/2020, it looks as if there has been a takeover by another dev. I should give it another chance. Liking it at 9/29/21 (installed on FTO).


Having problems with your WordPress site not sending emails? You’re not alone. Over 3 million websites use WP Mail SMTP …
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WP Testimonials with rotator widget

ME: After tiring of trying to find a good testimonials plugin among all the Gutenberg block plugins, this was a fantastic find.