WordPress Plugin Selection Criteria

Here are a few of my selection criteria for using WordPress Plugins for myself and for clients.

You may occasionally see strange things on this site as I frequently test plugins and themes.

  • What is the latest version of WordPress it supports?
  • Does it have market penetration?
  • Is it consistently updated?
  • How long has it been around and how long is it anticipated to remain?
  • Are there free and paid modules?
    • Paid plugins have the appearance of being maintained over time and are theoretically better for the end user
  • Does it interfere with other plugins?
  • Is it responsive (where applicable)
  • Is it secure?
  • Can it be easily modified by the end user (client) once it is in their hands?
  • Can the end user easily break the site using it?

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