Updated list of great WordPress Plugins

Introduction

We are spoiled for choice when it comes to choosing a WordPress plugin for any need. In some cases it could take a whole day to just compare and test plugins before deciding.

This list can be used as a cheat sheet – to go straight to great plugins as your starting point.

There is list assumes that you are already using Elementor Pro!

These are essentially the Snug Site “Go To” plugins.

Usually, plugins that are designed to perform the same function will differ significantly, and we can’t guarantee that the plugins listed below are perfect for a particular use-case – but it will certainly be a good place to start.

If a solution is missing from the list below, it’s probably because we haven’t road-tested enough plugins in that category to yet confirm that there is a “best option”.

Note: The ‘Paid’ option is only shown if better than the ‘Free’ option.

Advanced Form Builder

Free: Jetformbuilder

Paid: Gravity Forms

Backups

Free: UpdraftPlus

301 Redirection

Free: Redirection

Custom Taxonomy and Post Ordering

Free: Category Order and Taxonomy Terms Order

Contact Form

Free: JetFormBuilder

Paid: Gravity Forms

Custom User Avatars

Free: One User Avatar

Duplicate Posts

Free: Duplicate Page

Exclude Posts from Search

Free: Search Exclude

Header and Footer Code

Free: Header Footer Code Manager

Image Optimisation

Free: EWWW Image Optimizer

Mail Logging

Free:  WP Mail Logging

Memerships – No Payment System

Free:  Ultimate Member

Page Builder

Free: Elementor

Paid: Elementor Pro

SEO

Free: Rank Math

Security

Free: Wordfence

WooCommerce – Complicated Shipping

Paid: WooCommerce Advanced Shipping

WooCommerce – Custom Checkout Fields

Paid: Flexible Checkout Fields for WooCommerce

WooCommerce – Email Customiser

Free: Email Template Customizer for WooCommerce

WooCommerce – Filter

Free: Filter Everything

Paid: JetSmartFilters

WooCommerce – Order Exporting

Free: Advanced Order Export For WooCommerce

WooCommerce – Search

Free: Ajax Search Lite

Paid: Ajax Search Pro

WooCommerce – Wishlist

Free: YITH WooCommerce Wishlist

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