March 17, 2020
Last Updated On March 17, 2020
Every month Nathan Ingram looks over the last 30 days on the WordPress Plugin Directory and makes a list of his favorite new additions. Here are his favorite plugins, his WooCommerce recommendation and his good/bad idea WordPress plugins.
Nathan told us last month that he was concerned about some of the ways Code Canyon is handling updates to certain plugins. This is an ongoing issue that we need to be aware of with at least one plugin. It isn’t typical of Code Canyon to allow developers to limit automatic updates, but at least in this circumstance it is happening and it may be an issue in the future with other WordPress plugins.
1. WP Health
Quickly checks WordPress installation and shows a snapshot of the site showing if it is up to date, secure and healthy. See the snapshot through the tools in the admin bar. Premium features include broken image monitor, page speed graph, broken link monitoring.
- Formerly My WP Health Check
- Plugin is about the same in the free version, but premium features are easily put into a care plan.
- Premium features are dynamic and include areas that can add value to your client relationships.
- An accessibility monitor, in Beta, but watch for this feature.
2. Contextual Related Posts
With this plugin you can easily add related posts to your WordPress site. It comes with caching, short-codes, widgets and custom post types. You can even choose which types of content will show up as “related” for your site.
- One of the best related posts plugins I’ve seen in a while.
- Lots of options to customize its behavior, including with thumbnails and without.
- Available free add-on restrict related posts to the same category or tag.
- Out of the box,
This article was written by Kristen Wright and originally published on WordPress News and Updates from iThemes – iThemes.