Top WordPress Plugins I Can’t Do Without

There are countless wordpress plugins that help add functionality to your website, such as SEO, contact forms, fixing 404’s, etc. This post is a work in progress, but I’ll be adding my absolute favorite wordpress plugins here.


Broken Links and 404’s

Plugin: Broken Link Checker Learn More…

Plugin Description: This plugin will check your posts, comments and other content for broken links and missing images, and notify you if any are found.

Why I Love This WordPress Plugin: This plugin allows you to view and address 404’s on an individual basis, which is good if you don’t have too many.

Plugin: WP 404 Auto Redirect to Similar Post Learn More…

Plugin Description: This plugin automatically redirect all your 404 requests to similar posts based on Title & Post Types. If nothing similar is found, it will redirect to the homepage.

Why I Love This WordPress Plugin: If a site has links to old posts on external websites, I like to install this plugin so that it doesn’t lose link juice.


Fix for Non-Secure Content on WordPress

Plugin: HTTP / HTTPS Remover: SSL Mixed Content Fix Learn More…

Plugin Description: A fix for mixed content! This Plugin creates protocol relative urls by removing http + https from links. Works in Front- and Backend!

Why I Love This WordPress Plugin: Sometimes, when I move a site to SSL, there are old images that reference http:// instead of https://. This plugin strips the http and https, which fixes the non-secure content errors.

Social Media

Plugin: Simple Facebook Page Widget & Shortcode Learn More…

Plugin Description: Easily display a Facebook Page’s feed using a customizable widget or shortcode – now supports Page tabs & CTA!

Why I Love This WordPress Plugin: If you have a Facebook page with lots of likes, you can display a widget with your page cover.