Craft CMS has a large and rapidly expanding ecosystem of plugins that enable developers to easily extend and enhance the functionality of the system. Here are some of our favourites that we use often!
1. Freeform: Freeform is a popular form builder plugin for Craft CMS that allows developers to create complex forms with custom fields, advanced validation, and integrations with popular email marketing and CRM tools. Freeform PRO is the paid version of Freeform that offers additional features like file uploads, conditional logic, and more.
2. SEOmatic: SEOmatic is a powerful SEO plugin for Craft CMS that helps optimize websites for search engines. It provides advanced meta tags, structured data, sitemaps, social media tags, and other SEO-related features to improve website visibility and search engine rankings.
3. Retour: Retour is a redirect management plugin for Craft CMS that helps manage redirects, 404 errors, and other URL-related issues. It provides a simple and intuitive UI for creating and managing redirects, tracking analytics, and improving website navigation.
4. Feed Me: Feed Me is a data import plugin for Craft CMS that allows developers to import data from various sources, including RSS feeds, CSV files, and XML files. It provides a simple mapping interface and support for complex data structures, making it easy to import content into Craft CMS.
5. Craft Commerce: Craft Commerce is a powerful e-commerce plugin for Craft CMS that allows developers to build custom online stores. It provides a wide range of features, including product management, cart and checkout functionality, and integrations with popular payment gateways, making it a popular choice for e-commerce websites built with Craft CMS.
6. Imager X: Imager X is an advanced image manipulation plugin for Craft CMS that allows developers to resize, crop, and optimize images on the fly. It provides support for custom transforms, lazy loading, responsive images, and other image-related optimizations, making it a popular choice for managing images in Craft CMS.
7. Super Table: Super Table is a versatile table field plugin for Craft CMS that allows developers to create complex and flexible matrix-style fields with nested tables, repeatable rows, and various data types. It provides a simple and intuitive UI for managing structured data in Craft CMS.
8. Asset Rev: Asset Rev is a simple asset versioning plugin for Craft CMS that helps manage versioning and cache-busting of static assets. It provides a simple Twig filter that automatically appends a version number to asset URLs, helping to improve caching and performance of a Craft CMS site.
9. Blitz: Blitz is a powerful static site caching plugin for Craft CMS that generates static HTML files for pages, entries, and other content, and serves them directly to visitors for faster performance and reduced server load. It provides options for cache warming, invalidation, and more.
10. Sprig: Sprig is a dynamic template engine plugin for Craft CMS that allows developers to create reusable and flexible templates using Twig syntax. It provides a simple and efficient way to build dynamic templates without the need for complex custom field setups.
11. Knock Knock: Knock Knock is a security plugin for Craft CMS that helps protect against brute force attacks by limiting the number of login attempts, providing email notifications, and allowing developers to configure security settings like IP blocking and custom login URLs.
These plugins are highly regarded in the Craft CMS community and are known for their reliability, functionality, and ease of use. However, it's always important to thoroughly evaluate and test any plugins before using them in production websites to ensure they meet the specific requirements and standards of your project.
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