My essential WordPress plugins

I use WordPress on a daily basis and there are a lot of great WordPress plugins out there but here are the ones I use most regularly and nearly on every project – I consider them close to essential for any WordPress website.

Advanced Custom Fields Pro

Advanced Custom Fields Pro (ACF) is a WordPress plugin that allows you to create custom fields quickily and easily on posts, pages, page templates – almost anything – ACF can help you add custom fields.


Autoptimize is a lightweight plugin which help to optimise your website.  It compresses HTML, CSS & Javascript

Contact Form 7

A simple FREE lightweight form for WordPress. Allows you to manage multiple contact forms, plus you can customise the form and send emails to your email address.