Plugins are the lifeblood of WordPress — and there's no shortage of them!
Most of us stick to a stack of the big-name plugins that make WordPress the behemoth it is.
Popular plugins are great, but one of the best feelings you can have as a WordPress developer is finding a little niche plugin that does exactly what you need right when you need it.
Unfortunately, with nearly 60,000 plugins in the repository, and only the most popular at the top of the list, it's impossible to know what you're missing.
I recently asked my friends in The Admin Bar community about their favorite “lesser-known” plugins in the repo — and they delivered!
Below is a list of all the plugins community members suggested, along with a link to the listing on the repo, the plugin author, the name of the community member who suggested it, and a short description.
The only qualifications for these plugins are:
- They must be the in WordPress repository
- They can't require another 3rd party software or subscription
- They must have fewer than 5,000 active installs (at the time of this publication)
I guarantee you'll find a few hidden gems in here!
Here's to all the WordPress plugin developers making our lives a little easier! Enjoy!
Do you have a plugin that you think would be great for this list? Join our community and drop your comment in this thread.
Our friend Paul C over the WPTuts YouTube channel loved this thread and dedicated a video to his top 10 on this list and why he thinks you should check them out!