Plugins can take your WordPress.org website from ordinary to extraordinary with a variety of content enhancements. Behind the scenes, plugins can simplify, streamline, and secure the process of managing your site. With thousands of plugins to choose from, the main challenge is choosing the right ones for your site.
In this appendix, I offer a roundup of my favorite plugins, including many that I use on my own WordPress sites. Unless otherwise noted, these plugins are free.