TIDY REPO The best and most reliable WordPress plugins

About Tidy Repo

What Is Tidy Repo?

Tidy Repo was borne out of my frustration with trying to find quality plugins. Being able to extend WordPress is what makes it so powerful, but wading through a sea of unmaintained, deprecated and unusable plugins is not fun. And it’s often too late that you discover a plugin conflicts with your theme or other plugins. I saw what the folks over at Unheap were doing, and I thought it might work well for WordPress plugins as well.

How Are Plugins Chosen?

The concept is pretty simple. Plugins listed on this site just plain work. They won’t muck up your code, and they won’t compete with other functions. I’m using pretty specific criteria to ensure that this remains true.

  • I’ve tested the plugin on a live WordPress install, with the wonderful WP Test loaded in, on different themes, and with other plugins also installed.
  • Plugins are run through the Plugin Performance Profiler and assessed for performance.
  •  The plugin is more or less actively maintained, and has been updated in the last six months to a year, depending on it’s functionality
  • Plugin authors provide a level of support commensurate with the complexity of the plugin

If a plugin meets this criteria, then I’ll list it here. I write up a little bit about what each plugin does, and link to as many resources for getting started as possible. I try to add at least a few a week, so make sure to check back regularly. Most plugins listed will be free, but I will list a premium plugin here and there if I’ve had enough experience with it.

If you’re on the hunt for a reliable WordPress plugin, my hope is that you’ll have to look no further then Tidy Repo.

If you have a plugin that you think fits the bill for Tidy Repo, make sure to submit it and I’ll check it out.

Who Am I?

This is site is maintained by Jay Hoffmann, a WordPress and Front-end Developer. I’m always looking for feedback, so be sure to reach out if you have something to add.

This site is built using the Inuit CSS framework, hosted on Media Temple and of course, proudly powered by WordPress.

Credit Where Credit’s Due

For each of the plugins that I feature on Tidy Repo, I like to throw together a quick design that demonstrates the purpose of this plugin. Most of the icons in these designs come from The Noun Project, a handy icon search engine. I’ve purchased any icons that I’ve used, but here is a list of designers that have icons used on this site.

Thanks and enjoy!