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Better Plugin Recommendations

Contributors: jkudish secretpizzaparty
Donate link:
Tags: plugins
Requires at least: 3.7
Tested up to: 4.7.3
Stable tag: 1.0
License: GPLv2 or later
License URI:

There are so many plugins out there. Knowing which ones to choose can be really hard. Let us help.


With over 45,000 plugins in the repo it can be hard for new users to know where to start. Yeah there is search but what if you don’t know what you are looking for. What Better Plugin Recommendations does is remove the default featured and recommendations tab and instead adds a new recommendations tab which only included plugins that I've hand selected. These are plugins that I feel are appropriate for every new user and are ones that great examples of why WordPress is awesome.

The only purpose of this plugin is to help WordPress users find the plugins they need. There is no branding or ads. It’s integrated perfectly into Plugin -> New screen.

Saying that these are the "best" WordPress plugins isn't really helpful. Best is so subjective. I thought it would help if you knew the criteria I used in selecting these plugins, so I've included it below. I'm also trying to only include plugins that I think the majority of people will use. There are definitely some great niche plugins that I think are wonderful but not useful enough for everyone to include.

Here is the criteria I used:

  • Price (Free)
  • Numbers of users
  • Average Rating
  • Last Updated
  • Support Given

If you are looking to create your own recommedations server to use with better plugin recommendations please see thisrepo.



  • Initial Release


Handpicked by humans. This plugin gives you hand selected WordPress plugins recommendations providing a better experience for new users.







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