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 quickly and easily on posts, pages, page templates – almost anything – ACF can help you add custom fields.

I use ACF pro to create page editors by building up custom ACF components.


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.

About Fraser Clark

I've been a professional developer for over 10 years. I've been consulting and developing websites & software for small businesses, multi-nationals & governments.

I'm an expert in WordPress, Drupal, Laravel & a whole host of other platforms.

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