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Tidy Repo

The best & most reliable WordPress plugins

About Tidy Repo

What Is Tidy Repo?

Tidy Repo was borne out of our 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 that make a good chunk of 55,000 plugins on the WordPress repo is not fun. And it’s often too late that you discover a plugin conflicts with your theme or other plugins. We set out to create a site that helped users early on so that plugins are easy to find.

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. We’re using pretty specific criteria to ensure that this remains true.

  • We’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 its functionality
  • Plugin authors provide a level of support commensurate with the complexity of the plugin

If a plugin meets these criteria, then we’ll list it here. We’ll write up a little bit about what each plugin does, and link to as many resources for getting started as possible. We add new plugins several times a week, so make sure to check back regularly. Most plugins listed are free, but freemium and paid-only plugins make the list too.

If you’re on the hunt for a reliable WordPress plugin, our 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 we’ll check it out.

Who are we?

The site was created and initially maintained by Jay Hoffmann, a WordPress and Front-end Developer together with Jack McConnell, a WordPress designer and developer and owner of Voltronik. In May of 2018 WebFactory joined the team and handles all reviews and other day-to-day activities. Jay remains involved in the project as a consultant. We’re always looking for feedback, so be sure to reach out if you have something to add.

Tidy Repo is hosted on Media Temple and of course, proudly powered by WordPress.

Thanks, and enjoy!