Tribe Events

A great plugin for the handling of events. The base plugin is free and can be upgraded with various add-ons. These add-ons include the ability to to recurring events and community submitted events. The system will also allow for the purchasing of tickets to events.

All in One SEO/SEO by Yoast

These two plugins are really useful for SEO. They allow you to adjust the title tag and the meta information for each post/page. It will help you adhere to best practices when it comes to length of each.

Revolution Slider

A very flexible slider plugin for use at the top of the homepage or really anywhere else on the site. Options can easily be set for a caption, the type of fade you want and the size of the slider itself.

Gravity Forms/Formidable

These two plugins allow for the creation of forms without a lot of coding effort. Gravity forms has more features but is a paid plugin.

WP Supercache/W3 Total Cache

Instead of the website loading from the database every single load, the website is cached for quicker loading. This also reduces the strain on the server.

Simple Retail Menus

A plugin perfect for restaurant menus. Menus can include photographs of items and be designed to look and feel like the print menu of the restaurant.


A plugin that gives tutorials and step by step directions on how to use wordpress. The directions show up right on the screen.

Nextgen Galleries/Lightbox Plus

Two gallery options for Wordpress. Nextgen gallery is more of a traditional next/previous slideshow while Lightbox Plus will darken down the background of the site and the images will pop up on top.