(Note: some of these TOOL links are affiliate, NMG will receive a commission, but it does not affect your pricing. We only recommend the proven plugins we use on my our own sites and the sites we build)
BLUEHOST HELP DESK (Call BLUEHOST 888-401-4678, Customer Support is Good)
WORDPRESS (Good Reference)
GENESIS FRAMEWORK (Do not spend much time here)
LASTPASS Recover Video (Forget your other password but never your LastPass password)
HEADWAY Videos (Currently we testing Headway)
WORDPRESS TRAINING (Great Free Resource)
WORDPRESS ADVANCE CMS (There is a lot here and it takes some time to get through this information).
LASTPASS (Security Tool) My Number One Tool Productivity Tool to keep your passwords organized and safe. Start with the free version and add the mobile app later for $12 per year.
NAME THAT COLOR (Design Tool)
INTROMAKER.NET (Design Tool)
PABLO (Social Media Tool)
SLIDE SHARE (Design Tool)
CANVA (Design Tool)
FAVICOMATIC (Design Tool – Makes a Favicon)
VALUE ADDON (Membership Site)
AUDACITY (Podcast Editing Tool) This a good free program. We use Adobe Audition
HAIKU DECK ZURU (Design)
GOOGLE FORMS – Easy way to build a list.
CLOUDFLARE This is a must to speed up your website
PROFORMANCE MEASUREMENT TOOLS
PINGDOM Check speed and performance of your website
GOOGLE TOOLS SPEED TEST AND ANALYSIS (Scans Website and Makes Recommendations)
Akismet by Automatic (Utility) Akismet is the first plugin we install. It is advanced hosted anti-spam service which fights off spammers. When you register, you will get a code. Keep and use it on all your sites to activate Akismet (standard install with NNG).
WordPress SEO by Yoast (Optimizer) SEO by Yoast is a must for SEO (standard install with NNG).
Jetpack by Automatic (Multi Utility) Jetpack is a powerful. It does everything. Recommend you install this plugin on a test site and learn to use it before adding it to your main site.
Gravity Forms by RocketGenius (Infrastructure) (standard install with NNG).
Pretty Link Lite and Pro (Optimizer) by Blair Williams
TESTING THESE PLUGINS:
BackupBuddy by iThemes – One of the original WordPress backup plugins that backups up, restores, and moves your WordPress site. We consider this a good but “expensive”.
UpdaftePlus by Updraft Plus Backup and restore: take backups locally, or backup to Amazon S3, Dropbox, Google Drive
Kaken.io by Nekkra Kaken will optimize your images and accelerate your websites
SECOND TIER PLUGINS (Not Proven, Not Enough Dowloads)
Add Widget After Content by Arelthia Phillips