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2021 Fall: Must-Activate Plugins

Top 10-15 must-activate plugins that will help you organize your posts/pages and power your site.


Gutenberg Collection

Watch the video tutorial below. Also, consider activating Atomic Blocks and Kadence Blocks, both from Gutenberg, which expand your blocks library


Require Post Category

Require Feature Image; these 2 plugins will only allow you to publish your post until you have selected a category, uploaded a feature image


Add Categories to Pages

Our Final Essay project lives on our site as a Page. This plugin allows us to categorize it as if it were a post which might help us keep our work organized


Academic Citations

It recognizes our in-text citations, endnotes, & footnotes as academic citations and automatically generates a hyperlinked list

WordPress Gutenberg Tutorial: How to Easily Work With the Block Editor

Are you looking for an easy tutorial on how to use WordPress Gutenberg editor? We’ll show you how to use Gutenberg to create your posts in WordPress. And we’ll cover some of the most popular blocks like the paragraph, image, and link block.


Advanced Excerpt

And Page Excerpt allow you to control how your posts (& pages) are previewed. Change settings from your Dashboard. I suggest you select title and feature image only


Embed Any Document

And Embedly allow you to embed PDFs, linked images, YouTube videos, other websites, and so much more. Alternatively, try PDF Embedder



Gives you more selections to make your site mobile friendly, even when the theme you’ve selected is not



Stops insanely large image uploads, which can slow down your website


Spam Free

Helps you keep spam out of your comments and your contact sheet if you have one


WP Accessibility

Adds accessibility features with minimal setup, ie long address links will not be spelled out

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