People seem to love to know what plugins I am using. I talk about a lot of plugins in the videos and articles of the Blog Marketing Academy, but I’ve never just outright listed every single one of them.
At this time, I am currently running 53 active plugins. Is that a lot? Well, for some… yes. But, when you have good hosting and run well-supported plugins, it isn’t a problem. More on that here.
OK, let’s just run down the list of all the plugins which are currently active on my site:
Admin Columns Pro. This plugin is awesome. Allows me to customize the admin screens of WordPress with new columns, filters, formatting, etc. Incredibly handy.
Advanced Custom Fields Pro. My favorite way to do custom fields, custom post types.
bbp style pack. A plugin for taking control of BBPress and avoids a lot of code hacking.
bbPress. This is what powers the forums now that I’ve ditched BuddyBoss on my own site.
bbPress – Private Replies. A way to allow me to reply to members in the forums directly, but only the original poster can see the reply. Good for private stuff that doesn’t need to be indexed publicly.
Beamer. This integrates the Beamer web app into my site for site notifications.
Block Visibility. Allows you to set conditions to show/hide any block anywhere in the content or design of the site.
CartFlows (and CartFlows Pro). Works with WooCommerce to enable full sales funnels and a lot more control over all pages within sales funnels.
Code Snippets. Manage code snippets across the site. I have the Pro version, but honestly, not sure I needed that. Free works well.
Disable Admin Notices Individually. A way to attempt to hide all the annoying notifications within the WP admin.
Edit Author Slug. A way to take control over the URL to member profiles. Not quite as needed now that I’m not using BuddyBoss, but it is still there.
Fathom Analytics. Integrates Fathom Analytics (my preferred alternative to Google Analytics) into my site.
FileBird. Allows me to organize my media library into folders.
Fluent Forms. By far, my favorite forms plugin for WordPress. So handy for a number of applications.
FluentCRM. My email list manager, of course. Best thing since sliced bread.
FluentSMTP. Uses to route all outgoing email through my email provider (Amazon in my case)
GPLVault Update Manager. Handy plugin for updates for a few things I use GPLVault for.
Kadence Blocks. Adds all of the Kadence blocks to the block editor and I use this all the time (with Kadence Theme) to build my pages.
Kadence Conversions. Popups and slide-ins I can design with Kadence. A little like having ConvertBox built into my site.
Kadence Pro – The pro add-on that unlocks the pro stuff in Kadence Theme.
LearnDash. For my online courses. Also includes their licensing plugin and their course grid plugin.
PDF Embedder – Easily embed PDFs into your pages. I use this for the Document Library.
PDF Thumbnails Premium – When I upload a PDF, this plugin auto-generates a thumbnail of the cover I can use as the featured image.
Presto Player. I still use this for some videos across the site, but mostly still use Vimeo Pro for my course videos as I find it easier.
Pretty Links Beginner Edition. The link shortener I use for affiliate links, mainly. See my review.
RankMath SEO. I know there are several good SEO plugins out there, but RankMath is the one I prefer.
Remove Dashboard Access. A “just in case” plugin I put in there to make sure members never had a chance to accidently end up in the WP Admin, even if with limited access.
Reusable Blocks Extended. Handy plugin for being able to manage reusable blocks built with the blocks editor. I use it mainly to control global calls to action. Change in one spot, affect everywhere that block is used anywhere on the site.
Spectra. Adds more handy blocks to the blocks editor.
UpdraftPlus. What I use for site backups.
User Menus. A simple little plugin for being able to add user info (like name) right into the menus of WordPress, as well as granular control over when menu items are displayed.
Widget Disable. Disable widgets you’re not using and save on loadtime.
WooCommerce. Of course.
WooCommerce Name Your Price. A way to have a “pay what you want” option in WooCommerce. I use it so people can pay an invoice via the site if the need arises.
WooCommerce Order Status Control. Set the default order status. “Processing” is default, but I prefer to just mark them completed right away.
WooCommerce Paypal Payments.
WooCommerce Stripe Gateway
WooCommerce Subscriptions. For setting up payment plans and recurring membership plans.
Yoast Duplicate Post. Just a handy way to clone content when the need arises.
Obviously, over time, this list changes. But, as of this morning, that’s what is active in terms of plugins on BMA.