Go to Plugins for WordPress sites

This is a working list of plugins that I use regularly on WordPress websites

Basics

Contact Form 7 – Just another contact form plugin. Simple but flexible.

Maintenance Mode – Adds a responsive maintenance mode page to your site that lets visitors know your site is down.

UpdraftPlus – Backup and restore: take backups locally, or backup to Amazon S3, Dropbox, Google Drive, Rackspace, (S)FTP, WebDAV & email, on automatic schedules.

White Label CMS – A plugin that allows you to brand WordPress CMS as your own

Yoast SEO – The first true all-in-one SEO solution for WordPress, including on-page content analysis, XML sitemaps and much more.

 

As  Needed

Shortcodes Ultimate – Supercharge your WordPress theme with mega pack of shortcodes

Social Media Auto Publish – Publish posts automatically from your blog to social media networks like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. The plugin supports filtering posts by post-types and categories.

UberMenu 3 – Easily create beautiful, flexible, responsive mega menus

 

Media

jQuery Colorbox – Used to overlay images on the current page. Images in one post are grouped automatically.

Responsive Gallery Grid – Converts the default wordpress gallery to a Google+ styled image gallery grid, where the images are scaled to fill the gallery container, while maintaining image aspect ratio’s.

Shopping

WooCommerce – An e-commerce toolkit that helps you sell anything. Beautifully.