Although there are countless places on the web from which you can purchase WordPress themes, the majority of them are very much a case of ‘buy at your own risk’. In many cases, all you’ll get are poorly constructed, feature-bloated, slow loading, non standards-compliant rubbish that will hurt your web business efforts rather than support them. The WordPress theme providers below are the only ones I use and trust to deliver the high quality WordPress themes I demand for my own sites and those of my clients.
- Yoast WordPress SEO
Yoast WordPress SEO is the most complete SEO plugin available for WordPress. It offers everything you need to optimize your site.
Backup entire WordPress sites rapidly. Move a WordPress site from one server to another easily. Produce and deploy WordPress website templates fast.
- Yoast Google Analytics
No copying of tracking codes, no issues with ‘where do I place the tracking code’, this plugin does it all for you!
- Site Offline / Coming Soon
A very useful plugin for users who want to display a “coming soon” page before their websites go live or run maintenance work by taking it offline.
WooCommerce is the most popular WordPress eCommerce plugin. And it’s available for free. Packed full of features, perfectly integrated into your self-hosted WordPress website.
- Google Maps
The easiest to use Google maps plugin! Create a custom Google map with high quality markers containing locations, categories, descriptions, images and more.
- Custom Sidebars
Custom Sidebars allows you to create all the widgetized areas you need, your own custom sidebars, configure them adding widgets, and replace the default sidebars on the posts or pages you want in just few clicks.
- User Access Manager
Allows you to manage access to your posts, pages and files. Simply create a user group, put registered users into this group and set up the rights for this group. From now on the post/page is only accessible and writable for the specified group. This plugin is useful if you need a member area or a private section at your blog or you want that other people can write at your blog but not everywhere.
BuddyPress is a powerful plugin that takes your WordPress.org powered site beyond the blog with social-network features like user profiles, activity streams, user groups, and more. Some fantastic uses might be a campus wide social network for your university, school or college, an internal communication tool for your company, a niche social network for your interest topic or a focused social network for your new product.
bbPress is forum software, made the WordPress way and which focusses on ease of integration, ease of use, web standards, and speed. This means that bbPress is lean, mean, and ready to take on any job you throw at it.
Wordfence Security is a free enterprise class security and performance plugin that makes your site up to 50 times faster and more secure. Wordfence starts by checking if your site is already infected. We do a deep server-side scan of your source code comparing it to the Official WordPress repository for core, themes and plugins.