At JumpStart Matrix we have WordPress plugins that are on our ‘S.O.P List’ (Standard Operating Procedures)
This means that we have a core group of plug ins that we always install on a WordPress site.
We have others that we use as optional or Add ons, depending on the site & niche.

See some of our plugins list below:

  • SEO by Yoast ( Note: VS ‘All in One SEO’)
  • WordPress Duplicator
  • White Label CMS
  • Limit Login Attempts
  • Intuitive Custom Post Order
  • Really Simple CAPTCHA
  • Orbisius Child Theme Creator
  • Sticky Clicky star
  • WP Customer Reviews
  • Flamingo
  • Contact Form 7- Takayoshi Myoshi
  • Enable Media Replace- Mars Johansson
  • Broken Link Checker – Janis Elsts
  • Google XML Sitemaps – Aren Brachold ( now redundant IF you have Yoast SEO installed)
  • Exclude Pages from Navigation -Simon Wheatley
  • Duplicate Post- Enrico Battachi
  • Google Analytics for WordPress
  • Auto Excerpt Everywhere

We regularly check these plug ins as from time to time, with a new ‘updated’ version (or one that has NOT been updated) things can go haywire!
We also trial others- particularly Security and Back up Plugins.

Examples :
‘Tool Tips’ . The original version that we have used and liked recently caused 2 of our clients Home Pages to ‘break’.
We had to uninstall it.
‘Sweet Captcha’ was allowing malware advertising.
We stopped using it.

Many WP (WordPress) site owners still do not realise that plug ins can also conflict with one another.
This conflict causes issues that are often only resolved by literally going through the installed Plug ins, one by one, deactivating them, then going to check if that has fixed the problem.

JumpStart Matrix consultants are going to try to keep you abreast of the of the problems we have faced and fixed with Plug Ins – and we would love to have you comment below on any horror stories ( or successes!) YOU have had with Plug ins personally.
Remember- IF you are updating or changing plugins- BACK UP YOUR SITE FIRST.
IF you have any issues now with Plugins, Sites, themes, Book some Consulting Time with the experts at JumpStart- NO problem too small or BIG.