Advanced Custom Fields
ACF (PRO) has become a vital part of my development process allowing me to create easy to manage sites for clients through an extensive library of custom fields.
The best spam-fighting option available. So good that it comes pre-installed with every WordPress installation.
Easily pick and choose exactly where you want widgets to show up; pages, post, CPTs, archives, etc. Saves the trouble of registering a wide variety of widget areas.
The Events Calendar
The top WordPress Calendar solution available. Customization can be a little difficult, but the support team of TEC is second to none and the product is outstanding.
Google XML Sitemaps
This plugin quickly generates an XML-Sitemap for submission to many search engines including Google, Yahoo, MSN and more.
Gravity Forms is my go-to forms plugin due to it’s strong code base, great functionality and amazing flexibility to use for a variety of applications and integrations with other plugins and services.
Post Types Order
This handy plugin allows you to easily re-order any posts (custom post types included) in a simple drag-and-drop environment. Note: Do not use this plugin if you plan to have posts with orderby=”RAND”.
Simple 301 Redirects
Create, Edit or Remove simple 301 redirects without the need to use the .htaccess file. Works great for migrating sites to ensure all pages are pointed properly.
Simple Share Button Adder
A very simple-to-use plugin to attach social sharing links to any post or page.
WP Migrate DB
This plugin is a must for any developer who consistently uses a staging environment. It makes go-live much quicker with an easy database export directly from the WordPress dashboard with a built-in find and replace tool and much more.
Creative Pixels Media
Creative Pixels Media offers Managed WordPress Hosting that takes the burden of maintenance off your plate so you can focus on running your business. They handle plugin, theme and WordPress updates as well as automated backups, security monitoring and up to an hour of work on your site each month. CPM is more than a host, you can think of them as your personal website concierge service.
WPEngine is top-notch when it comes to dedicated WordPress hosting. I’ve used them for many clients with no complaints. Support is top of the line, their staging area is great for development and troubleshooting and they take care of a lot of things that you shouldn’t have to worry about!
Base Genesis Child Theme
I have developed a base child theme that acts as the starting block for all of my custom website builds. It is a child theme of the Genesis Framework. Feel free to fork and use as needed.
Core Functionality Plugin
This is a base plugin I use in each build that acts as the building block for non-theme related functionality. This includes custom post types, taxonomies, shortcodes, admin CSS and anything else that shouldn’t be theme-specific. Feel free to fork and use as needed.
Last Update: 2/28/17