UPDATE: September 2nd, 2017 – Please note that this post is a few years old and some of these plugins may not be suitable. I will be posting a new blog post soon on this topic.
Finding the best plugins to use can be quite a time consuming task. Especially if you don’t know what will or will not work with OptimizePress 2. Here, we will look at some plugins that are essential for security and also for adding functionality to your site.
BruteProtect (plugin no longer recommended)
This plugin really brings in the power of prevention by combining resources with other sites who also use this plugin to block would be hack attempts. Basically, once one WordPress site using this plugin blocks an IP, then that IP address is added to the database for the plugin, and then protects your site against any IP address on that list. Using this has drastically cut down on the number of login attempts for a lot of my sites.
WordFence is a great security plugin and is also easy to use. It will not interfere with OptimizePress and the plugin is well maintained by its authors to keep up with the latest threats. I really like how they keep me in the loop on all things with security.
Global Content Blocks (plugin no longer available)
I just love this plugin. There are a lot of times where you’ll need to use some pretty advanced code, such as FlipBooks, Wistia, Infusionsoft, just to name a few. OptimizePress does have a few limitations with regards to these advanced codes. What this plugin does is lets you paste your custom code and then re-use that anywhere on your site by turning it into a custom shortcode. Pretty nifty if you ask me.
Everyone needs a contact form and it really doesn’t get any simpler than this. Of course if you want to add extra fields, then you’re out of luck here, but as this plugin causes literally zero conflicts with other OptimizePress features, it can be quite handy to have. It’s well worth looking into.
Do you know of some plugins that work well with OptimizePress that would go nice with this list? Send me a message through the contact link at the top of this page. I would love to hear from you!