20 Must Have WordPress CMS Plugins

WordPress was build to be used for blogging only but with the use of many valuable plugins you can extend it to a full content management system. I don’t think so if anything is left out which you can’t find in Plugins, means you can turn your WordPress into whatever you want.

Here i have collected 20 useful WordPress Plug-ins that will add up more functionality to your WordPress site.

1. Relevanssi

The matching engine Relevanssi uses is a fairly simple and in some ways limited, but it is a significant improvement over basic WordPress search and offers the necessary functionality for .


2. Ultimate CMS

This is an Easy to use Plugin to Create, Customize, Manage Custom Post Type,Custom Page Type, Custom Archives, Custom Taxonomies.


Ultimate CMS Plugin

3. WP-CMS Post Control

Post Control from WordPress CMS Modifications builds upon the new controls in WordPress 2.7 to give you complete control over your write options.


4. White Label CMS

Allows complete customization of dashboard panels and logos, removal of menus, giving editors access to widgets and a lot more.

White Label CMS


5. User Access Manager

With the “User Access Manager”-plugin you can manage the access to your posts, pages and files. You only create a user group, put registered users to this and set up the rights for this group.


6. More Fields

More Fields is a WordPress plugin that adds boxes to the Write/Edit page. These boxes contains input fields, so that additional (more) fields can be added to a post.


7. WordPress Navigation List

The WordPress Navigation Tool (NAVT) plugin is a powerful tool designed to provide you with complete control over the creation, styling and contents of your web site’s navigation.


8. WPML Multilingual CMS Plugin

WPML makes multilingual content management easy, just like running a site in one language.

WPML Multilingual CMS Plugin


9. MailPress

Allows you to send beautiful and styled html and plain text mails based on dedicated themes and templates.

MailPress WordPress CMS Plugin


10. PageMash

Customise the order your pages are listed in and manage the parent structure with this simple ajax drag-and-drop administrative interface with an option to toggle the page to be hidden from output. Great tool to quickly re-arrange your page menus.


11. Flexi Pages Widget

Flexi Pages Widget is a highly configurable WordPress sidebar widget to list pages and sub-pages. Can be used as an alternative to the default ‘Pages’ widget.

Flexi WordPress CMS Plugin


12. Role Scoper

Role Scoper is a comprehensive access control solution, giving you CMS-like control of reading and editing permissions. Assign restrictions and roles to specific pages, posts or categories.

Role Scoper WordPress CMS Plugin


13. Yoast Breadcrumbs

Easily add breadcrumbs to your template. If you’re using one of the supported WordPress frameworks, it’s as easy as enabling the plugin and checking the “Try to add automatically box”, if you’re not using one of those, adding it is as simple as adding one line of code to your template!


14. WP eCommerce

The WP e-Commerce shopping cart plugin for WordPress is an elegant easy to use fully featured shopping cart application suitable for selling your products, services, and or fees online.


15. Single Post Templates

The Single Post Template plugin adds the ability for your theme to include “Post Templates” in much the same way you can add “Page Templates”, allowing you to choose (via a simple dropdown) which post template you want to use, on a per-post basis.


16. cForm II

cforms is a highly customizable, flexible and powerful form builder plugin, covering a variety of use cases and features from attachments to multi form management, you can even have multiple forms on the same page!

cForm II WordPress CMS Plugin


17. Idealien Category Enhancements

This plugin makes category templates be selectable by drop-down list from the manage > categories screen of the admin console. It makes the selection / use of category and post templates as easy as page templates.


18. WP Super Cache

This plugin generates static html files from your dynamic WordPress blog. After a html file is generated your webserver will serve that file instead of processing the comparatively heavier and more expensive WordPress PHP scripts.


19. Permalinks Moved Permanently

If you just migrated your WordPress blog from one permalink structure to another, and you don’t want to lose Pagerank or traffic that accesses your blog through the old permalinks, this is for you.


20. Pods CMS

Pods is a CMS framework for WordPress. It allows you to add and display your own content types.


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