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Recommended Plugins

Below are several WordPress plugins that our team has found to be high quality and useful, organized into some popular categories. We don’t have any affiliation with these plugins, and it’s certainly not an exhaustive list… there are thousands of WordPress plugins out there!

If you find another plugin that you think is uniquely useful in the SlickStack environment please feel free to share it on our anonymous forums.

SEO plugins (use sparingly):

  • SEO Framework
  • SEOPress
  • Slim SEO

301 / redirection plugins:

E-Commerce / shopping cart plugins:

  • WooCommerce
  • Easy Digital Downloads

WooCommerce management:

  • Metorik

Backup / migration plugins:

  • All-In-One Migration
  • Duplicator
  • UpdraftPlus
  • WPVivid

Database cleanup plugins:

  • Better Search Replace

Custom fields and post data:

  • Advanced Custom Fields
  • Metabox

Custom post types:

Page builder plugins (better to not use, but if you insist then choose carefully):

  • Gutenberg
  • SiteOrigin Builder
  • Elementor
  • Beaver Builder

Cache plugins:

  • none (do not use cache plugins with SlickStack)

Forms plugins:

  • Contact Form 7

DevOps / Git / versioning plugins:

  • WP Pusher
  • VersionPress

HTML / tables plugins:

Email API plugins (do not use SMTP with SlickStack):

  • Mailgun plugin
  • WP Mail SMTP

Web hosting management:

  • WP Ultimo


Find a complete overview of WordPress plugins, themes, and services on WP Directory.

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