Here’s the list of plugins discussed across my tutorials with the link to the corresponding tutorial, download page and plugin slug. If your WordPress installation is set-up with Composer as described here, you can simply type

composer install wpackagist-plugin/plugin-slug

to install these plugins easily.

  • Perfmatters – allows you to improve overall performance of WooCommerce and WordPress, brings a Script Manager which is handy when it comes to joining and compressing scripts and styles with Gulp or Grunt. Tutorial, Purchase, Plugin Code on Github
  • Disable JSON-API Download Page
  • WP Super Cache – caches your dynamic PHP pages into static HTML and improves page load times. Tutorial, Download Page
  • WP Crontrol – let’s you monitor, delete and add cron schedules and events to WordPress internal cron system. Tutorial, Download)
  • Memcached Object Cache – allows you to store to and retrieve WordPress Object Cache from memory. Tutorial, Download (Note you only need one of Memcached or Redis)
  • Redis Object Cache – allows you to store to and retrieve WordPress Object Cache from memory. Tutorial, Download (Note you only need one of Memcached or Redis)
  • WebP Express – up until WordPress 5.7 this plugin implemented WebP support Plugin Download. Starting with WordPress 5.8, WebP support has been implemented into the core, a plugin is no longer needed. Read more about this here: WebP Support in WordPress and image conversion
  • DO Spaces Sync Tutorial, Download) or S3 Spaces Sync (Download Page)
  • WP Theme Test – ideal for domain and locale based theme switching to avoid using WordPress gettext internationalisation (i18n) and localization (l10n) functions. Tutorial, Download Page
  • Manage Notification E-mails – by reducing the Emails WordPress sends out, one can speed up many different pages/contexts. Tutorial, Download Page
  • ElasticPress – implements Elasticsearch into WordPress which speeds up and improves search results pages and catgeory views (and filtered) category views.

Other useful Plugins and recommendations for everyday-improvement of your work with WordPress

  • Yoast Duplicate Post – allows content editors to duplicate posts, pages and products with one click. Download Page
  • Classic Editor – allows you to predefine a preferred content editor, and allows editors to switch and choose their own preference. Download Page
  • Advanced Custom Fields – allows you create different types of inputs for different type of posts. Download Page