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Better Plugin Recommendations


With over 49,000 plugins in the repo it can be hard for new users to know where to start. Yeah there is search but what if you don’t know what you are looking for. What Better Plugin Recommendations does is remove the default featured and recommendations tab and instead adds a new recommendations tab which only included plugins that I’ve hand selected. These are plugins that I feel are appropriate for every new user and are ones that are great examples of why WordPress is awesome.

The only purpose of this plugin is to help WordPress users find the plugins they need. There is no branding or ads. It’s integrated perfectly into the Plugin -> New screen.

Saying that these are the “best” WordPress plugins isn’t really helpful. Best is so subjective. I thought it would help if you knew the criteria I used in selecting these plugins, so I’ve included it below. I’m also trying to only include plugins that I think the majority of people will use. There are definitely some great niche plugins that I think are wonderful but not useful enough for everyone to include.

Here is the criteria I used:

Price (Free)
Numbers of users
Average Rating
Last Updated
Support Given

This plugin uses a web service to serve up the plugin results. The service is located at


  • It looks and acts exactly like the default "Recommended" tab (just with better recommendations).


March 21, 2018
A lot of designers & developers produce websites for paying clients, and for the main part each of these sites need the same core tools. At Code Clinic we've even gone to the extent of creating a suite of modular plugins that take care of all the things that are missing from a clean WP install. We also have a number of go to plugins that we use regularly. Like others in the industry, we'd love to ensure our clients use the best tools for the job, rather than a random collection of plugins of varying quality and performance. So, being able to firmly guide our clients in the direction of plugins that we know work well not only means that we help our clients keep their WP site in top condition, we can also help support our clients because they are using plugins that we have a lot of experience with, rather than some previously unheard off alternative. Thanks for making this.
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Contributors & Developers

“Better Plugin Recommendations” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Initial Release