Top 12 Underrated WordPress Plugins for Commercial Sites


pageMash is a great visual drag-and-drop plugin for managing the ordering and visibility of published pages on your site.

Viper’s Video Quicktags

Adding hosted videos from YouTube and other services doesn’t get any easier! With simple to use TinyMCE integration embedding a clip is as easy as the click of a button, pasting your video URL and publishing the item.

Flexible Upload

Having to open any images and altering their dimensions prior to uploading quickly becomes a nuisance, Flexible Upload takes the stress out by dynamically resizing any images you specify to your required sizes.


Links to supplemental files change, pages get renamed or removed and showing “404 – Page not found” errors just isn’t cool. Redirection monitors changes in links and does its best to ensure links remain working, you can intervene and even create your own redirections.

Sub Pages Widget

Add the Sub Pages Widget to your sidebar and links to sub pages of the current parent page are displayed, can be customised through WordPress widget settings.

NextGEN Gallery

NextGEN Gallery is the ultimate image gallery solution for WordPress, by separating itself from the WordPress core image manager custom albums and slideshows can be embedded into posts and pages.

Breadcrumb Navigation XT

Easy to setup breadcrumb-style navigation for user assistance, this is a requirement for most commercial installations.

Table of Contents Generator

Takes a summary of headers within the post or page and displays a list of links to jump to each of these topics.

Ultimate Google Analytics

A requirement for all WordPress sites, sign up for a Google Analytics account and plug in the site account ID provided.

All in One SEO Pack

The name of this WordPress plugin should say enough, I use this plugin for all commercial sites as part of SEO-orientated solutions for optimised on-page optimisation.


The best form management solution for WordPress, suitable for basic dynamic contact forms as well as complex criteria based validation prior to form submission.


Easy to configure feed aggregator for WordPress, provide the URL of an RSS feed and future updates will be published as posts on your blog.

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