Recommended WordPress Plugins

INN Labs Plugins

INN Labs provides direct support for the plugins we build. Contact us at support@inn.org with any questions!

Advertising

  • Super Cool Ad Manager - A Gutenberg-friendly integration with Google Ad Manager.
  • Super Cool Ad Inserter - Automatically insert ads, signup forms, donation calls to action, etc. within the body of a post/page at preset intervals. For example, show an in-house advertisement after every 3 paragraphs in all of your latest articles.

Content

  • Link Roundups - Curate links from around the web, turn them into roundup posts (or display in a saved links widget) and then send them out as MailChimp campaigns.
  • Term Debt Consolidator - Helps sites clean up tags and categories by algorithmically suggesting duplicate/similar tags and categories for consolidation.
  • Google Analytics Popular Posts - Show your most popular posts in a widget based on Google Analytics data. 
  • Disclaimers - Set site-wide or per-post disclaimers (such as funding or collaborations), and display them using a widget. 

Storytelling 

  • Pym.js Embeds - Responsively embed iframes within post content. Perfect for interactive graphics and compatible with Gutenberg!
  • Storytelling Tools - Integrates The Knight Lab's Storytelling Tools into WordPress (Timeline, StoryMap, Juxtapose, and Soundcite).

Donations and Newsletter Sign-up

  • NewsMatch Donation Shortcode - Creates a donation form compatible with the News Revenue Hub and News Match donation systems.
  • NewsMatch Popup Basics - Integrates with the free Popup Maker plugin to create a default popup with preconfigured, recommended settings based upon best practices.

Google Analytics

Third-party plugins

NOTE: INN Labs cannot provide support for third-party plugins as this is only available directly from the plugin developers. Please see their documentation or support centers for more information.

  • Jetpack - Design, marketing, and security.

Search Engine Optimization and Social Media

  • Better WordPress Google XML Sitemaps - Create and manage sitemaps for submission to Google and Google News.
  • Yoast SEO - Search Engine Optimization for WordPress, including per-post optimizations. Also includes sitemap creation and management.
  • Tweetable Text - Make your posts more shareable. Add a Tweet and Buffer button to key sentences right inside each blog post with a simple [tweetable] tag.

Security and Spam Prevention

  • Akismet - Spam prevention for comments. A must-use with WordPress's built-in commenting system.

CRM

Donations

  • GiveWP - A free donation plugin that allows you to accept one-time and recurring donations through customizable donation forms. You can also manage your donors, view donation reports, and integrate with many third-party gateways and services.

Publishing Workflow and Editing

  • Edit Flow - Adds better editorial workflow options to the WordPress admin.
  • Co-Authors Plus - Allows multiple authors to be assigned to a post.
  • Slack - Adds Slack notifications when you publish posts, receive new comments, etc.
  • DocumentCloud - Embed DocumentCloud documents that won’t be eaten by the visual editor.
  • TablePress - TablePress enables you to create and manage tables in your posts and pages, without having to write HTML code. Also installed are the DataTables Counter Column, DataTables Sorting plugins, and Pagination Length Change “All” entry extensions.
  • Liveblog  - A simple way to add live blogs to your site.

For Developers and Site Managers

  • Redirection - Manage all your 301 redirects and monitor 404 errors.
  • Insert Headers and Footers - Easily insert code like Google Analytics, custom CSS, Facebook Pixel, and more to your WordPress site header and footer – without editing your theme files.
  • Categories to Tags Converter - Convert existing categories to tags or tags to categories, selectively.
  • CodeStyling Localization - a utility for generating translation files from within the WordPress dashboard.
  • Empty Tags Remover - Removes the empty tags, tags with no posts attached.
  • Regenerate Thumbnails - Allows you to regenerate all thumbnails after changing the thumbnail sizes.
  • Taxonomy Converter - Copy or convert terms between taxonomies.
  • Term Management Tools - Allows you to merge terms and set term parents in bulk.
  • Vice Versa - Convert Pages to Posts and Vice Versa.
  • Theme Check - A simple and easy way to test your theme for all the latest WordPress standards and practices.
  • WordPress Importer - Import posts, pages, comments, custom fields, categories, tags and more from a WordPress export file.
  • WP Maintenance Mode - Adds a splash page to your site that lets visitors know your site is down for maintenance.

Web Forms

  • Gravity Forms - Easily create web forms and manage form entries within the WordPress admin. INN has a license for the Gravity Forms PayPal Add-On which we can provide to INN members.

Jobs and Events

  • WP Job Manager - A lightweight job listing plugin for adding job-board like functionality to your WordPress site. Being shortcode based, it can work with any theme (given a bit of CSS styling) and is really simple to   setup  .
  • The Events Calendar Pro - The Events Calendar PRO, a premium add-on to the open source The Events Calendar plugin (required), enables recurring events, custom attributes, venue pages, new widgets and a host of other premium features.

Analytics

  • Chartbeat - Adds Chartbeat pinging to WordPress

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