plugins

just some wordpress plugins that I like and use

Anti-spam, used for contact forms.

https://wordpress.org/plugins/akismet/

Allows you to set update logic or disable individually, per plugin or theme.

https://wordpress.org/plugins/stops-core-theme-and-plugin-updates/

For conveniently updating assets in the Media Library.

https://wordpress.org/plugins/enable-media-replace/

A great companion to Gravity Forms; allows you to set up complex routing and conditional workflows with your forms.

https://gravityflow.io/

The best forms package around; my favorite plugin due to its extensibility.

https://www.gravityforms.com/

This and Wordfence are both good, but I like the interface for iThemes Security better.

https://wordpress.org/plugins/better-wp-security/

Free analytics alternative to Google.

https://wordpress.org/plugins/matomo/

Very useful for debugging and testing new code.

https://wordpress.org/plugins/prevent-browser-caching/

Automatic code formatting for displaying to the front-end.

https://wordpress.org/plugins/prismatic/

Allows the uploading of SVG files to the media library.

https://wordpress.org/plugins/svg-support/