Recommended Plugins

A list of the most recommended plugins for use alongside our themes.
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Must-have WordPress Plugins

When creating a WordPress site, there is always a need for some functionality. Regardless of whether you will create a non-profit, a corporation, or an agency site, you might find the following list very useful.

Layout

Custom Sidebars. A utility that lets you add any number of sidebars to your site. Pick a specific set of pages, and you will be able to choose which widgets to display on them. Our themes are fully compatible with this plugin.

Content

Contact Form 7. Create contact forms easily and embed them anywhere on your WordPress site. Our themes will provide the necessary styling for your forms, so they will look consistent.

WordPress Related Posts. Adds a set of related posts at the bottom of each of your blog articles, enhancing visitors’ time on site and providing great internal linking.

Visual composer. Build completely custom page layouts with this page builder, making use of shortcodes to construct complete landing pages using drag & drop interfaces. We fully support this plugin and let you create blank pages for a completely custom look.

WPShards Extensions. A utility pack with shortcodes, widgets, and a fully functional portfolio. While a standalone plugin, it integrates with Visual Composer and lets you use its 25+ shortcodes with its drag & drop interface.

Revolution Slider. Lets you create fully featured slideshows full of animated elements. Each slideshow can be placed anywhere on your site, giving you great flexibility. Our themes let you add a specific slider to each page, which will make it appear on the header.

WPML. A multilingual WordPress plugin that lets you translate your WordPress site to any number of languages. Our themes are fully compatible and provide the necessary tools to translate your site. Spanish translation is already included.

E-Commerce

WooCommerce. The most complete plugin for WordPress eCommerce, which lets you sell any kind of product online. Our themes integrate and provide support for the store pages, so you can start selling upon plugin activation.

Easy Digital Downloads. A lightweight eCommerce plugin for selling digital products. Provides great functionality while staying simple and easy to use. Our themes provide pre-styled product pages with a clean layout.

Security

Akismet. Protect yourself against spam comments, which can come in the hundreds everyday.

iThemes security. Harden the security of your WordPress installation by blocking some of the most vulnerable parts of your server, and taking measures to avoid 90% of malware attacks.

SEO

WordPress SEO by yoast. Lets you handle all the metadata that search engines look out for, and gives you all the necessary tools to optimize your on-page SEO. Our themes integrate with this plugin’s breadcrumb navigation system, letting you swap the default one.

Performance

W3 Total Cache. A cache plugin that will accelerate load times of your WordPress site while minimizing the load on your server. Highly recommended for any site that needs to load fast.

Utility

Redirection. Create redirects by specifying any URL within your site and sending visitors to a different location. Great for fixing broken links and managing affiliates.